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Gist: The Serial Podcast Ending Is TBD10/20/14
Today on The Gist, an interview from the new podcast Amicus,[MK1] hosted by Slates Dahlia Lithwick. In the excerpt, Dahlia talks withUniversity of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock, who argued the case of Holt v. Hobbs. Plus, Sarah Koenig from...
Hang Up: The Whimsy Watch Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Grantlands Jonah Keri about the Royals-Giants World Series. They also discuss the ethics of NBA teams tracking their players biometric data, and Bob Ryan joins to talk about his new book Scribe. Show...
Lexicon: LinguaFile IV
Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer. Show notes at www.slate.com/lexiconvalley.
Amicus: Let's Salsa with Sotomayor
On Ep. 2 of Amicus, Slates Dahlia Lithwick and former acting solicitor general Walter Dellinger discuss the Surpreme Courts recent non-decisions about abortion and voter I.D. laws. Then Dahlia talks with Joan Biskupic, author of a new biography of...
The "Read These Books" Edition
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Mathbabe.org and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: The group hosts authors John Lanchester and Jake Halpern to chat about their newly released books.
Gist: Norman Lear, Thanks for TV
Like TV? Then you owe a debt to our guest on The Gist, Norman Lear. Hes the author of Even This I Get to Experience, and responsible for TV shows including All in the Family, Maude, and Good Times. For the Spiel, a chance to issue corrections from the...
Political: The "Is Amazon Evil?" Edition
David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Annie Lowrey discuss the political response to Ebola, ponder the presumptive 2015 Congress, and debate whether Amazon is a monopoly. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Gist: Thanks Bro, Now Get the Hell Out of Feminism
This election season has been full of court fights over voter access laws. Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, explains why the problem has more to do with a partisan divide in the judiciary than voter fraud. Also on...
Working: Stephen Colbert
On Ep. 1 of Working, Slate's David Plotz talks with Stephen Colbert on how he puts his show together and turns himself from Stephen Colbert into the character Stephen Colbert.
DoubleX Gabfest: Collection of Body Parts Edition
Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Amanda Hess discuss teen sexting, Gone Girl and the psychobitch, and the plight of the male feminist.
Gist: The Eight-Glasses-of-Water-a-Day Myth
Today on The Gist, a new message of mercy emerges from the Vaticans synod meetings this year. Joshua McElwee from the National Catholic Reporter joins us from Rome. Then, in our regular segment Is This Bulls---?, we ask Maria Konnikova of the New...
The Culture Gabfest: Find Your Biatch Edition
Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss This American Life's wildly popular spinoff show Serial, talk with Dan Pashman about his book Eat More Better, and debate Zadie Smith's essay about New York.
Gist: Working On Our Night Moves
Are Apple and Google beyond the law? Today on The Gist, Hanni Fakhoury from the Electronic Frontier Foundation responds to the FBI directors comments. Plus, artist Stephanie Barber explains the story told by YouTube comments on Bob Segers Night Moves....
Gist: George Carlin Gets His Way
Today on The Gist, why has Turkey seemed strangely ambivalent about beating back the forces of ISIS? We speak with Kemal Kirişci, director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings. Then, comedian Kevin Bartini...
Hang Up: The Flaccid Hagiographic Concatenation Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Fox Sports 1s sabermetric-friendly NLCS broadcast and debate Georgia football player Todd Gurleys suspension. They also talk to Dvora Meyers about superstar gymnast Simone Biles. Show notes at...
ABC: Cheryl Strayed's Wild
Slate critics Dan Kois, Parul Sehgal, and Katy Waldman discuss Cheryl Strayed's memoir.
Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
On Ep. 1 of Amicus, Slates Dahlia Lithwick discusses the opening of the Surpreme Courts new term with Tom Goldstein, publisher of SCOTUSblog. Dahlia also welcomes Douglas Laycock, who argued the case of a Muslim prisoner who wants to grow a beard.
Money: The "Bad Advice" Edition
On this weeks episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salman of Fusion, Cathy ONeil of Mathbabe.org, and old-school blogger and ThinkUp founder Anil Dash talk about why tech companies break up, the ongoing AIG trial, and how to invest your non-retirement...
Gist: My Friend Became a Staunch Anti-Vaxxer. Now What?
Should we be more concerned about black juror exclusion in capital trials? Today on The Gist, the Virginia Quarterly Reviewinvestigation Bias in the Box, by Dax-Devlon Ross. Then, should you ever attend a childs birthday party in a hazmat suit? Slates...
Gabfest: The Live in San Francisco Superfest Edition
With MC Mike Pesca, the Political and Culture Gabfests team up to discuss California's recent "Yes Means Yes" legislation and the new wave of political TV shows. They also debate the merits of the Silicon Valley ethos and play a few rounds of...
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