Facing the News Like a Poker Champ
Guest host Maria Konnikova speaks with Annie Duke about how champion card players stay calm during hard times
Andy Zaltzman Is Back at Exactly the Right TimeThe British satirist reboots his influential comedy show The Bugle, just in time for Brexit and a Trump White House.
A Late Show for Grown-UpsChris Licht is helping to turn The Late Show With Stephen Colbert into the heir-apparent of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show.
David Frum Beseeches You to FocusThe Atlantic’s David Frum says Never Trumpers can’t afford to splinter apart now.
Elvis Costello’s High-Fidelity LifeIn his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the English legend reflects on his place in music history.
An Obamacare Architect Speaks OutFormer HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Affordable Care Act and the right-ward tumble of politics in Kansas.
He Left the Hold Steady for MongoliaJourneyman musician Franz Nicolay had done the big-band thing. He wanted to go solo. And he wanted to see Ulaanbaatar.
Up in the AirImmigration lawyers are struggling to interpret the Trump White House’s travel ban. They’re flying blind.
Deregulation NationFighting red tape is a winning political strategy for Republicans. How did that happen? Author Jacob Hacker explains.
The Problem With Tracking HateHate crimes are among the most undercounted offenses in the U.S. The Southern Poverty Law Center is trying to firm up a shoddy data set.
A Bet Against RealityNone of the conventions of politics stuck to President Donald Trump during his campaign. Will that change now that he’s in office?
Trial by Firing LineHow conservative champion William F. Buckley Jr. argued with his friends, how he argued with his foes, and why he thought there should be no argument about Donald Trump.
Jamelle Bouie on the Trump CabinetSlate’s chief political correspondent on Trump’s picks, from the mildly acceptable to the downright disturbing.
Twenty-Four Grueling Hours in TrumplandSlate’s Fred Kaplan on Rex Tillerson’s hearing and the unverified dossier connecting Trump and Russia.
Would a Narcissist Do This?The good news is the president doesn’t have narcissistic personality disorder. The bad news is he seems to be inured to distress.
John Darnielle Talks About Words and SnakesThe Mountain Goats’ lead singer on his horror novel, Universal Harvester, and accidental creative inspiration.
Oh, How This Feels Like MoscowThe Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe and BuzzFeed’s Miriam Elder pour out the contents of their reporters’ notebooks from Russia.
Plus Jamais Le Fake NewsSlate’s Will Oremus on how Facebook is tackling fake news ahead of the European elections.
The Business of Corporate ProtestAdi Ignatius, editor of the Harvard Business Review, on how different business leaders are responding to the Trump presidency.
The Case of the Frozen TruckerEmily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine breaks down the decisions and philosophy of SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch.
The New Queens of SatireThe founders of Reductress imagine their latest project as a feminist’s how-to manual—written by the most ignorant feminists ever.
Yeah, We’re Scared TooGeorge W. Bush appointee Eliot Cohen told other conservatives to work with Trump’s State Department. One conversation changed his mind.
Don’t Mind Us, We’re Just CollapsingThere’s never been a greater time to be alive. Does that mean we’re overdue for a downturn?
The Truth About Vitamin CThe New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova returns to discuss a vexing health question: How much vitamin C is actually good for you?
The 12-Step Program of Highly Effective PeopleHow comedian Nick Thune survived Alcoholics Anonymous, black-market therapy, and Seattle.
Can the Democrats Obstruct Everything for Four Years?The Atlantic’s Norm Ornstein on the best way forward for congressional Democrats facing Trump.
How Should We Talk About Whiteness? Professor Marc Lamont Hill on how to have a real conversation about identity politics in the Trump era.
Would the Onion’s “Diamond” Joe Biden Support Trump?Head writer Chad Nackers on the veep’s alter ego and how to satirize the Trump administration.