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The Culture Gabfest: "How Could You?" Edition11/26/14
Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Cosby scandal with Grantland writer Wesley Morris, the legacy of director Mike Nichols, and the cultural things the Gabbers are thankful for this year.
Gist: Demons and Spirits
Today on The Gist, Mike begins the show with his Spiel about the Ferguson decision. Well discuss whats unusual (and totally expected) about the grand jury proceedings with Jami Floyd from Al Jazeera America and David Feige, author of Indefensible. To...
Hang Up and Listen: The Beckham Doesn’t Need Stickum Edition DISABLE...
Slates sports podcast on Odell Beckham Jr.s amazing catch, painkiller usage in the NFL, and Adrian Petersons extended suspension.
Gist: The Moist Birdie Debate
How come Scandinavians are always the international good guys when it comes to diplomatic relation? Today on The Gist, RAND political scientist Jonah Blank explains the necessity of a Swedish go-between for U.S. relations. Plus, Dan Pashman from The...
Serial Spoiler Special: Sarah Koenig on The Gist
With Serial on hiatus this week, Mike Pesca of The Gist reflects on the success of the investigative podcast. Plus: Hear a longer version of Mike's interview with Serial host Sarah Koenig, recorded just before the release of episode 5, "Route Talk."
Working: The "How Does An Appliance Repairman Work?" Edition
On this episode of Slate's Working, David Plotz talks to appliance repairman John Lefever about learning to fix new appliances and what it's like to work in a stranger's home five times a day.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin discuss The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
Amicus: Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
With an execution looming, Dahlia Lithwick revisits Panetti v. Quarterman, a case involving mental illness and the death penalty. Her guests are Scott Panettis lawyer Kathryn Kase and Brandon Garrett of the University of Virginia.
Gist: The Buck Starts Here
Today on The Gist, Chuck Todd from NBCs Meet the Press shares insight into the character of the president, as recounted in his new book The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House. For the Spiel, Mike concerns himself with easy questions like, How...
Political: The "Is Thanksgiving Red or Blue?" Edition
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's immigration overhaul, the politics of the Keystone Pipeline, and whether Thanksgiving is a liberal or a conservative holiday. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
Gist: The Kitsch of Death
If it bleed, it leads, but today on The Gist we discuss the bloodless. Our guest Caitlin Doughty is the author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory and host of the popular series Ask a Mortician. Plus, Eric Fine from Van...
Serial Ep. 9: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Willa Paskin discuss To Be Suspected, the ninth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: Enjoy this spoiler special after you listen to the episode.
Working: The “How Does A Hospice Nurse Work?” Edition
Slates podcast about work explores how a hospice nurse prepares patients for a dignified death.
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Disdaingate Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss stay-at-home parenting and unpack Dan Kois' complicated feelings about it.
Gist: Afghanistan, 13 Years and Counting
When our feelings about Hamid Karzai cooled, did we miss out on the Afghan president's vision for his country? Today on The Gist, Middle East correspondent Jack Fairweather of Bloomberg News sketches a broad history of Afghanistan from his book The...
Culture: The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition
Culturefest joins the Political Gabfest and Hang Up and Listen, onstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with emcee Dan Kois, for a blockbuster show in front of a live audience. Show notes at www.slate.com/culturefest.
Gist: Don’t Call It a Comeback
Today on The Gist, Chicagos Joshua Sebastian tells a story of parking ticket injustice. Then, in our regular segment Is This Bulls---?, we ask Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker what to make of Jonah Lehrers new books, and the mark he left on popular...
Hang Up: The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition
Hang Up and Listen joins the Political and Culture Gabfests, onstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with emcee Dan Kois, for a blockbuster show in front of a live audience. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.
Working: The "How Does A Porn Star Work?" Edition
On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with porn star Jessica Drake about how she selects her scene partners and what it's like to be on the set.
Gist: Pumpkin Spice in July? That’s Too Soon.
Today on The Gist, Philip Galewitz from Kaiser Health News explains how the health care shopping experience has improved since Obamacare. Plus, Dan Pashman from The Sporkful explains how artificial scarcity is the real selling point behind food fads...
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