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Amicus: Cameras in the Courtroom02/01/15
Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Sonja West and RonNell Anderson Jones, two Supreme Court experts who don’t buy the justices’ arguments against allowing cameras in the courtroom.
Gist: Caffeine, Shot by Shot
Fellow dads Mike Pesca and Adam Davidsonof NPR are saving up to send their kids to college and are taking advantage of so-called 529 plans. Today on The Gist, why they think these plans shouldn’t exist as a public policy. Plus, journalist Murray...
The Koch brothers will be spending almost a billion dollars on the 2016 elections. Why don’t centrist billionaires try to influence elections in the same ways? Today on The Gist, Darrell West from the Brookings Institution describes what he’s learned...
Gist: Microsoft’s Imperfect 10
Does the GOP’s 2016 candidate need to figuratively lose the primaries to win the general? On The Gist, Slate’s Reihan Salam shares which Republican candidates stood out at the Iowa Freedom Summit, and which ones decided not to show. Plus, Slate’s Lily...
Money: The Davos Edition
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion travels to Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. He and special guest Jenny Anderson of the New York Times chat with co-hosts Cathy O'Neil of...
Political: The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Culture Gabfest: Whiteout Conditions Edition
Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film American Sniper, Jonathan Chait's article "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say," and get a report from Sundance from Slate's Forrest Wickman and Aisha Harris.
The Downton Abbey Spoiler Special, Ep. 4
Each week, Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will join frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson discuss Miss...
Amicus: Thank You No Please
Dahlia Lithwick talks to Andrew Pincus, the lawyer who brought a Supreme Court challenge this week to a law banning fundraising by judicial candidates. And she hears from the NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill on the latest challenge to the Fair Housing Act.
Gist: Fraunces Tavern Bombing
Before the Revolutionary War, the tavern founded by Samuel Fraunces in lower Manhattan was the meeting place for the Sons of Liberty. During the Revolutionary War, the tavern took a cannonball through the roof, and after the war’s end, it’s where...
Gist: The One-Man Beautification Plan
Today on The Gist: a visual avenger for the beauty of Woodside, Queens. His canvas? FDNY fire call boxes, many dating back the 1920s. With a fresh coat of glossy paint (that’s also urine-proof and barf-resistant), they look beautiful. We speak with...
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: If I Only Had a Girl Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss free range parenting and how children watch movies.
Gist: The Passion of the Christie
Do Chris Christie’s outbursts make him impossible to elect as president or beloved for candor? Today on The Gist, WNYC reporter Matt Katz explains his complicated relationship with the New Jersey governor. Katz is the host of the new podcast The...
Lexicon: The Many Lives of Anna Karenina
Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to journalist and author Masha Gessen about translating Tolstoy.
Political: The "Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the...
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Obama's State of the Union address, the Supreme Court's next (final?) marriage equality case, and the controversy over the movie Selma. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Gist: Learning Styles Over Substance
After elementary school, who will cater to your learning style? Today on The Gist, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of The New Yorker if learning styles are bulls---. She’s the author of Mastermind, and her learning style is best described as “give me the...
Gist: Bull in a Vagina Shop
When it comes to international monetary shockers, you’d be remiss to dismiss the Swiss. Today on The Gist, Felix Salmon from Fusion explains the currency flux in Switzerland. You can hear more from Felix on the Slate Money podcast. Plus, University of...
Gist: Should You Buy the Fitbit?
On The Gist, Slate’s Reihan Salam shares the Republicans he’d like to see consider a run for the presidency. Plus, efficiency expert Jill Duffy from PC magazine joins us armed with biometric tracking devices for your wrists. Did Mike write off the...
Hang Up: The Football Move Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NFL playoffs and Dez Bryant’s disputed catch. ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh joins to assess the NBA’s Hawks and Pistons and Andrew Bisharat talks about the first free ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall....
DoubleX Gabfest: Raping Rape Culture Edition
Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss free range parenting, whether you can will someone to love, and Broad City
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