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The Political Gabfest: The May I Introduce You to...07/11/14
Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. This week: A new round of violence between Israel and Hamas, Millennials may lean right politically, and Warren G. Harding named his penis. Show...
The Gist: This Guy Killed Hitler. All He Wants Is a Thank-You.
Today on the show, writer Mike Sacks explains how its easier than ever to begin a career in comedy. In his book Poking a Dead Frog, Sacks asks comedians to explain their process without killing their humor. Plus, Dru Johnston reads his essay I Think I...
The Gist: Inside the Principal’s Office
For what was Mikes most enjoyable visit to the principals office, todays Gist assembled a panel of educators to discuss teacher tenure. Were joined by Alisa Algava, former director of the Randolph School, Ada Rosario Dolch, retired high school...
Double X Gabfest: Babies, Books, and Beaches Edition
June Thomas, Noreen Malone and Jessica Winter discuss gays winning while women lose, surrogacy, and beach reading.
The Culture Gabfest: Babbling Brooks Edition
Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and guest June Thomas discuss the action blockbuster and political allegory film Snowpiercer, the campy and catty British TV import Vicious, and David Brooks tells us that we should all strive to be deep.
The Gist: Warren G. Harding in Love
Today on The Gist we discuss a new cache of steamy missives from Warren G. Harding to his mistress. The bootleg microfilms were first uncovered by James D. Robenalt, author of The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage During the Great War. But first, was...
The Gist: Today, It’s a Pot-Cast
As Washington States recreational marijuana law goes into effect on Tuesday, Steve Elliot of Toke Signals explains the problems recreational and medical users should anticipate. Then, how do you set boundaries with a toxic family member when beginning...
Hang Up and Listen: The Going Mouth to Mouth Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Neymar, Messi, penalties, and other World Cup matters. The New York Times Ben Rothenberg also joins to talk Wimbledon, and Major League Eating CEO George Shea chews over the state of competitive...
Techno Sapiens: The Ghost in the Data Edition
Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori debate the pros and cons of big data with A.C.L.U. legislative counsel Chris Calabrese. The panelists consider whether people who have nothing to hide really have nothing to fear.
WeigelCast: Mayday PAC's Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon
Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon, founders of Mayday PAC, the Super PAC to end all Super PACs.
Slate Money: The 'Monetizing Others' Episode
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Healthcare's Big Data impact, secretive buyers of New York apartments, and how General Motors is compensating its victims.
The Political Gabfest: The You're a Facebook Lab Rat Edition
Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The High Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the impasse over immigration reform, and Facebook's ethically ambiguous research. Show notes at...
The Gist: Emotions Are Contagious, but Probably Not on Facebook
On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig famously told Yankee Stadium, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Author Jonathan Eig explains why soon after that speech Gehrig took a job as a parole officer. Then, Maria Konnikovia joins us for a...
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Magic Beer Fridge Edition
Slate's Dan Kois and guest host Emily Yoffe (Slate's Dear Prudence columnist) discuss preparing your kids for peer pressure, talking with girls about their first period, and more.
The Gist: Philly, in Black and White
Today on The Gist, Mike talks with Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Goffman, whos white, lived in a black Philadelphia neighborhood while attending the University of Pennsylvania and chronicled how differently...
The Culture Gabfest: Grief Sandwich Edition
Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and guest John Swansburg discuss the rom com spoof They Came Together, the rapturously dark HBO show "The Leftovers," and The Onion's new clickbait parody website Clickhole.
The Gist: What Happens on Amish Spring Break Stays in Florida
As Alan Mulally packs up his desk, Bryce Hoffman explains how the outgoing Ford CEO harnessed talent and led a cultural change from within the company. Then, Jen Banbury explains what happens when the Amish start learning how to make and invest...
The Gist: Taking (a Fake) One for the Team
An obscure U.S. government agency called the Export-Import Bank is under fire from the GOP. Rana Foroohar of Time explains why politicians gunning for this credit agency could hurt the export market. Also, flop analyst Geoff Foster explains why so...
Hang Up and Listen: The Soft Rock and Salary Caps Edition
Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss the end of the group stage and the beginning of the knockout round at the World Cup. They also talk about team-building in the NBA and MLB and debate the strategies of the 76ers, Astros, and As. Show...
WeigelCast: Former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader
Slate political reporter speaks with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Nader talks about his new book, 'Unstoppable', how and why politics on the left and right should converge, and why Bernie Sanders couldn't be president.
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