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Gist: He Stared Down the Soviets03/05/15
Before he was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Leslie H. Gelb negotiated with the Soviet Union as a senior official in the Pentagon and State Department. Today on The Gist, Mike asks Gelb about...
Better Call Saul S:1 | E:5 Alpine Shepherd Boy | Slate TV Club
This week, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap "Alpine Shepherd Boy," the fifth episode of Better Call Saul. They discuss the ongoing development of characters like Mike, Howard, and Kim – and a few memorable oddballs that we may never see...
The Culture Gabfest: There is No Wrong Way to Use a Margarita Pool...
Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss FOX's new TV show The Last Man on Earth, Knausgaard's travel writing, and the fuss about the dress.
Whistlestop: George Romney's "Ghetto Tour"
In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recalls Michigan Gov. George Romney's 1967 listening tour of America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Recommended for...
Gist: One Condiment to Rule Them All
The New York outpost of France’s famed Maille mustard empire features myriad varieties of the spicy condiment, including some on tap. Today on The Gist, mustard sommelier Pierette Huttner gives Mike a tour. Plus, the financial side of the...
Downton Abbey S:5 | E:9 | Slate TV Club
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 the...
Walking DeadS:5 | E:12 Remember | Slate TV Club
Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 12 ofThe Walking Dead,“Remember.” Mike is the host ofSlate'sLexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Videoteam. Slate Plusmembers can downloadSlate’s...
The Gist: Smell The Roses
The Affordable Care Act faces another Supreme Court challenge this week in King v. Burwell. Today on The Gist, Slate's legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick discusses whether the suit’s plaintiffs have the legal standing to sue. (Her recent Amicus...
Hang Up: The Good News for People Who Love Stat News Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton to talk about the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. They also discuss Larry Sanders’ decision to leave the NBA and Ben Rothenberg joins to examine match-fixing in tennis....
The Checkup: Scary Food Stories
From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news you and your family can use. You’ll hear about the pleasures and perils of sugar, the viral vegetable kale, and whether kale devotees can have too much of a...
Gist: World Saved by Jet-Skiing Comedian
Jet skis look like a horse running and defecating at the same time on the water. Today on The Gist,Kurt Braunohlerbattles Asian carp and electrified waters for his new Comedy Central Web seriesRoustabout. For the Spiel, weexplainaubiquitous preamble,...
Political: The "Bibi, Vidi, Vici" Edition
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court's ObamaCare case, Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress, and whether Chris Christie's presidential campaign has already fizzled. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Gist: The Quiet Dignity of Bears
On the day when the Internet turns to llamas, we keep our focus on the important thing, the dangerous thing: bears. Today on The Gist, the latest bear news with wildlife biologist Rae Wynn-Grant from Columbia University. Plus, Slate’s Will Oremus...
The Americans S:3 | E:5 Salang Pass | Slate TV Club
Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of TheAmericans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the fifth episode, “Salang Pass,” Matthew Rhys, who...
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Call Your Mom Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss raising charitable kids with Ron Lieber and then give our moms a call.
Gist: Get Happier
Today on The Gist,Gretchen Rubinexplains what self-mastery has to do with happiness. She’s the author ofThe Happiness Project. Her newpodcast,Happier,is part of Slate’s just-launched Panoply network. For the Spiel, Mike and Veterans Affairs...
Better Call Saul S:1 | E:4 Hero | Slate TV Club
Slate's TV Club recaps "Hero," the fourth episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Hosted by June Thomas and Seth Stevenson. Our sponsor this week is ABC, presenting the new drama American Crime from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave."...
The Culture Gabfest: Decapitated Swan Dress Edition
Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens along with Carl Wilson review the Oscars, Bjork's latest album, and weigh in on the audiophile debate.
Gist: Is “Illegal Immigrant” Offensive, Accurate or Both?
With 100 inches of snow landing on Boston this winter, the issue of cars and parking has inspired calumny and tire-slashing in the Boston area. On The Gist, Jennifer Peter, local editor for The Boston Globe, quietly admits that she’s a parking-space...
Walking DeadS:5 | E:11 The Distance | Slate TV Club
Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 11 ofThe Walking Dead, "The Distance.” Mike is a senior producer and the host ofSlate'sLexicon Valley podcast, and Chris is aSlatevideo producer. Slate Plusmembers can downloadSlate’sWalking Deadpodcast...
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