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The Gist: For Dana Gould, Editing Is No Laughing Matter12/18/14
All this week on The Gist, we’re down with O.P.P.: Other People’s Podcasts. In this episode, Dana Gould explains why he’s decided to make a tightly edited comedy podcast: “I didn’t want to do my version of Marc Maron’s podcast. I thought: Marc’s doing...
The Culture Gabfest: I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK Edition
Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and David Haglund discuss Chris Rock's latest movie Top Five, the Seven Wonders of the Modern World with Slate's Daniel Gross, and what the lumbersexual says about masculinity.
Gist: Ten Years To 'StartUp'
All this week on the The Gist, we’re down with O.P.P.: Other People’s Podcasts. One of our favorites is Alex Blumberg’s StartUp, which tells the story of his startup, Gimlet Media. Blumberg explains the anxiety involved in pulling back the curtain...
Gist: Marc Maron on the Best Podcast Episode Ever
All this week on the The Gist, we’re down with O.P.P.: Other People’s Podcasts. First up: Marc Maron explains the role of empathy in his interviews on WTF: “I don’t know what happens in here, man, but I’m very open in an emotional way, more so than I...
Hang Up: The I Love It When a Plan Comes Together Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Kobe Bryant’s legacy and the NBA’s conference imbalance. They also talk to Baseball Prospectus’ Sam Miller about MLB’s winter meetings and interview attorney Sharon Vinick about NFL cheerleader...
Working: The "How Does A Google Coder Work?" Edition
Slate's podcast about work explores the world of a software engineer and her quest to write good code and good poetry.
Lexicon: LinguaFile VI
Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Money: The Let's Kill All the Lawyers Edition
On this week's episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate discuss U.S. attorney Preet Bharara's overturned convictions for insider trading, customer service dust-ups, and marriage...
Gist: Cut Off From a Sex Life Too Soon
When your husband dies, must your sex life die too? Today on The Gist, Emily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column joins us for a post-Prudie impact statement with past letter writer “Cut Off From a Sex Life Too Soon.” But first, understanding the...
Political: The America's National Shame Edition
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called "torture report," the unraveling Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape at UVA, and the satirical performance art that was the Colbert Report. Show...
Should America be the world police? Today on The Gist, columnist Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal suggests applying a “broken windows” model to foreign policy. He’s the author of America in Retreat. Plus, Josh Hyman, Adam Thomas Smith, Scott...
Serial Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Grantland's Wesley Morris react to "Rumors," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, they talk with Mark Phillips, the musician and sound designer who composes most of the show's score.
Working: The “How Does A Lexicographer Work?” Edition
Slate’s podcast about work explores how a Merriam-Webster lexicographer defined the work “take.”
Gist: Is “Mother’s Intuition” Real?
While campus sexual assault is a real and serious problem, on The Gist we’ll explore how studies, including one particular statistic, are being used to inflate the dimension of the problem and inform bad policy. We’re joined by Slate’s Emily Yoffe to...
The Culture Gabfest: Rock, Paper, Scissors Edition
Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens take a field trip to MoMA to see the Henri Matisse exhibit, discuss the film Wild, and reveal the best second novels you'll read this year.
Gist: Goodness Gracious, Great Bio of Fire
Today on The Gist, Mike comes out with his prediction for Time’s person of the year. Plus, Rick Bragg brings the greatest rock pianist of all time to life in his new biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. As Bragg tells us, “When you talk about...
Gist: The Uruguayan in Chief
Today on The Gist, Slate’s Jacob Weisberg offers a brief eulogy to the New Republic. Plus, Michael Hobbes explains how his experiences with international development informed his feature in, oddly enough, the New Republic (RIP). Also: the legacy of...
Hang Up: The Transactions vs. Transgressions Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the pairings for the inaugural College Football Playoff and look at UAB’s decision to drop its football program. They also interview legendary journalist Robert Lipsyte about his tenure as ESPN...
Working: The "How Does A Farmer Work?" Edition
David Plotz talks to fruit farmer Eddie Rankin about growing the perfect GoldRush apple and how farmers' markets in Washington, D.C. help him stay in business.
ABC: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Karen Joy Fowler's novel about an all-too-human family.
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