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Political: The Spanking Edition09/19/14
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the apparent desire for a progressive presidential candidate. They also talk about the growing Ebola epidemic and the controversy over corporal punishment. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Gist: The Police’s Stewart Copeland Scores a Silent Film
Today on The Gist, Police drummer Stewart Copeland talks about creating a new score for the 1925 silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Then, Slates Emily Bazelon sizes up childrens books about bullying written by professional athletes. The...
DoubleX Gabfest: Real Women Edition
Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Amanda Hess discuss if corporeal punishment is ever acceptable, whether feminism has conquered the culture, and ask what it means to be a "Real Man."
Gist: Comedian Jen Kirkman Doesn’t Want Kids. Cue Outrage.
Today on The Gist, comedian Jen Kirkman explains what its like to defend her decision not to have kids. Shes the host of the I Seem Fun podcast and author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. Plus, Ted Kaye joins us for a vexillology corner about the...
The Culture Gabfest: "Oh, Grow Up!" Edition
Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss A.O Scott's article which asks, "Who or what killed adulthood?", fingerprint words, and whether Apple Watch is the beginning of our wearable future.
Gist: Ken Follett’s Case for Long Novels
Today on The Gist, Riveted author Jim Davies explains the cognitive science behind what we find compelling. Plus, author Ken Follett explains his methods for holding interest through thousand-plus-page novels. His latest is Edge of Eternity. In both...
Hang Up: The Will Goodell Go? Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NFLs continued failures and whether Roger Goodell will go. They also examine the U.S. teams dominant win at the FIBA World Cup and interview SB Nations Jon Bois about his Breaking Madden series....
Techno: The Tacocopter Edition
Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss private drone use with Nabiha Syed, a media lawyer and visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and the co-founder of DroneU.org.
ABC: The Bad Feminist
Slate's Audio Book Club take on Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay's book of essays on gender, race and her messy life.
Money: The Regional Episode
On this weeks episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's Jordan Weissmann discuss the economic illogic of Scotlands independence vote, how a federal banking regulation could impact infrastructure...
Gist: Why Do I Keep Accidentally Dating Swingers?
Today on The Gist, Adam Davidson from Planet Money explains why dollar stores are way less evil than Wal-Mart. Plus, Slates Emily Yoffe joins us for a Post-Prudence Impact Statement with past letter writer Swinger Ex-Boyfriend. And in the Spiel, Ira...
Political: The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never Take Our...
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's plans to defeat the Islamic State. They also talk about the war for women voters in the upcoming midterm elections and Scotland's move toward independence from the United...
Gist: Did You See Obama Pull a John Wayne?
How did the office of the president work with TV networks to make Obamas ISIS address visually stunning? Today on The Gist, Josh King from Polioptics explains how the White House can be used as a Hollywood soundstage. Plus, professional wrestler Shawn...
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: "The Porn Talk" Edition
Listen to Slates parenting podcast on talking to your children about porn and whether the tradition of the family meal is overrated.
Gist: Tips for Prosecuting Ray Rice
How appropriate were the measures taken against Ray Rice? Today on The Gist, learn why lethality indicators are essential for prosecutors trying domestic abuse. Attorney adviser Christopher Mallios from AEquitas explains how prosecutors approach...
The Culture Gabfest: Talk of Shame Edition
Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens answer listeners calls from the Slate retreat at Mohonk Mountain.
Gist: Reductio Ad Hitlerum
Today on the first archive edition of The Gist, a collection of our favorite Hitler material. First, Mike asks Ron Rosenbaum about how a genocidal monster is formed and if the Holocaust would have happened without him. Rons the author of Explaining...
Hang Up: The Ravens Cut Rice Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Ravens decision to cut Ray Rice. Slates Jamelle Bouie also joins to discuss the Atlanta Hawks owners racist email. Finally, Josh interviews Josh Keefe, the worst high school quarterback ever. Show...
Gist: Dan Carlin on the Art of the Retreat
Taking a note from Mikes hairline (zing!), Slate is on retreat today. On The Gist, popular podcast host and historian Dan Carlin tells us about greatest retreats in history from Genghis Khan to Napoleon. Then we revisit a segment with comedian Gary...
Lexicon: Demonstratively Speaking
Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss Sarah Palin's use of demonstrative pronouns. Show notes at www.slate.com/lexiconvalley.
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