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Political: The "Why Isn't Everyone Rioting?" Edition08/22/14
Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Mike Pesca. This week: The aftermath of Ferguson, a grisly provocation by ISIS, and a proposed lottery to spur voter turnout. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Gist: Is Infidelity Still a Third Rail for TV?
We bet you an Andrew Jackson that youll like our show on fractions and Faxon. First up, Nat Faxon, star of the FX show Married, explains why being leading man doesnt have to mean being boring-man. Then, Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong,...
DoubleX: Daddy's Little Princess Edition
June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Jessica Winter discuss social media sexism and what tools are available to counter misogyny online with Slate's Amanda Hess; just-in-time scheduling software and how it affects the lives of low-income workers,...
Gist: Dude, on the Set of the Big Lebowski
In preparation for Lebowski Fest, writer Alex Belth shares his story about working with the Coen brothers as a personal assistant. His Kindle single is The Dudes Abide. Then, Georgetown professor Bruce Hoffman explains how the beheading of James Foley...
The Precision of Language Edition
On this week's Slate Culture Gabfest,Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and guest Dan Kois discuss the film The Giver, ironic misandry, and the makings of a memorable movie soundtrack.
Hillary’s Early Primary Polling
Today on the Gist, Rolfe Winkler from the Wall Street Journal explains how the Google IPO has changed the stock market. Then, political writer Harry Enten from FiveThirtyEight breaks down early polling data for contested Senate elections, and even...
Baby Panda vs. George Washington
On The Gist, Slate editors and special guest Brooke Gladstone from NPRs On the Media debate American icons from the Smithsonian Summer Showdown contest. Slates Culture Editor Dan Kois speaks on behalf of Bao Bao, Slates Deputy Editor John Swansburg...
The "Are the Kids Alright?" Edition
Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca discuss the election of Rob Manfred as the new MLB head. They also speak with author Mark Hyman about Little League baseball and talk to ESPN's Bonnie Ford about Canadas bid to host the Womens World Cup on turf fields....
Techno Sapiens: The End of Serendipity Edition
Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss online rankings with Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic. The panelists consider whether rating everything from restaurants to books online is undermining expertise, intuition, and...
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition
Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood independence and talk to Slate TV Critic Willa Paskin about Bravo's new show "Extreme Guide to Parenting".
The Payday Edition
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: when payday loans become usurious, why Buzzfeeds latest valuation is so high, and the big paychecks of data scientists.
The Gist: Is That Ferguson or Selma?
The visuals coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, evoke memories of a much uglier time in our history. On the Gist, Slates Jamelle Bouie shares observations from his recent visit to the protests. Plus, author Megan Abbot explains why high school mass...
The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice Edition
Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon with Vesla Weaver and James Forman, both of Yale University. This week: The deaths, at the hands of police, of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Also, a discussion of On the Run, by sociologist Alice...
The Gist: In Ukraine, Even the Flags Are Clashing
President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can often be heard speaking proudly about diplomatic progress in Burma. Today on The Gist, RAND Corp. political scientist Jonah Blank puts the success story in context. Plus, Ted Kaye joins...
The Gist: Would You Report a Creepy Correspondence?
When a bored copy-shop employee spotted a chilling letter on the copy machine, he was left with an ethical dilemma. On The Gist, Emily Yoffe of Slates Dear Prudence column explains when its your duty to report discussions of sexual conduct with...
The Culture Gabfest: Good Night, Robin Williams Edition
Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and guest John Swansburg discuss the inestimable actor and comedian Robin Williams' career, Cinemax's the turn-of-the-century hospital drama The Knick, and the weather.
The Gist: The Pursuit of Happiness Studies
Can gathering happiness data help countries evaluate the success of public policies? For our regular segment Is This Bulls--t, we examine the value of happiness studies with Maria Konnikova of The New Yorker. Also, Arab studies professor Justin...
The Gist: The Vin Scully of Horseracing Retires
Today on The Gist, Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy offers insight into the threat of ISIS in Iraq and President Obamas selective humanitarian efforts. Then, famed horserace announcer Tom Durkin takes a partial break...
Lexicon Valley No. 40: The Manic Pixie and the Magical Negro
Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to arts critic Nathan Rabin and journalist Christopher John Farley about the phrases they coined to identify two of Hollywood's most pernicious tropes. Show notes at www.slate.com/lexiconvalley.
WeigelCast: Former White House Counsel John Dean
Slate senior political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with John Dean, the former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon. Forty years ago, Dean resigned from his post over Watergate, even testifying against the President. Dean has written his...
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