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Slate Money: Babies and Burgers08/02/14
On this week's episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's Jordan Weissman discuss the shady business of international surrogacy, the National Labor Relations Board's landmark ruling on who counts as...
The Gist: Sioux Falls Has a New Flag, and It’s Quite Fetching
The Committee to Establish a Suitable Flying Banner for the City of Sioux Falls has elected their first city flag. On The Gist, CESFBCSF President Hugh Weber and celebrity vexillologist Ted Kaye explains why Sioux Falls should raise the new banner...
The Political Gabfest: The "What Does Congress Do All Day?" Edition
Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz with special guests Jamelle Bouie and Annie Lowrey. This week: Continued violence in the Middle East, a potential lawsuit against Obama, and a small victory for the pro-choice contingent in the South....
The Gist: What Poker Has to Teach Us About Missile Defense Systems
When is it best to know when our privacy has been violated? Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA passes around nude photographs. A doctor in Maryland may have photographed thousands of women during their gynecological exams. Aaron Zimmerman from...
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Slate Staff Call-In Extravaganza Edition
Slate's Dan Kois answers listeners' parenting questions with Hanna Rosin, Katy Waldman, Jordan Weissmann, Amanda Hess, Julia Turner and Troy Patterson.
The Gist: Urban Biking: A Love Story
With only two days left before August recess, whats left on Congress agenda? Slates senior political reporter David Weigel explains why Republicans are sitting on their hands. Plus, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay talks about his...
The Culture Gabfest: The Dumb Culture Gabfest Edition
Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Dan Kois discuss the Nathan Fielder's absurd advice on his Comedy Central TV show "Nathan For You," Blake Lively's lifestyle website Preserve, and the surprising literary power of children's books.
The Gist: We’re Terrible at Reading Online
Today on The Gist, Canadian human rights worker Diana Buttu joins us from Nazareth to share her perspective on the conflict in Gaza. Plus, Maria Konnikova from The New Yorker shares what the physiology of reading screens means for our brains. For the...
The Gist: Why Does Tomato Juice Taste Better on an Airplane?
The world used to be full of empires. Is it time for an imperial resurgence? On today's Gist, Robert D. Kaplan, national correspondent for the Atlantic, makes the argument for something that looks a lot like a modern empire, although with a less...
Hang Up and Listen: The Suspension and Disbelief Edition
Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Jason Gay discuss the NFLs suspension of Ray Rice. They also break down the Astros failure to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, and Kathryn Bertine joins to discuss her push to get women in the Tour de...
Lexicon Valley No. 39: LinguaFile I
Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss a mystery word or phrase with Vocabulary.com executive producer Ben Zimmer. Show notes at www.slate.com/lexiconvalley. Follow @lexiconvalley.
WeigelCast: Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)
In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) about his upcoming primary against Brian Ellis, accusations that he is "Al Qaeda's best friend," and the need for national surveillance reform.
Lucy: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam McDougle discuss Lucy. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
Slate Money: The Of Course, Of Course Edition
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: the state of business journalism, a hedge-fund billionaire's struggle against Herbalife, and the corporate income tax.
The Gist: Would You Let Your Husband Road Trip With an Ex?
Today on The Gist, where do you draw the line with your husbands close female friends? Emily Yoffe of Slates Dear Prudence column joins us for a post-Prudie impact statement concerning a husbands proposed road trip with an ex. Then, Susan Crawford,...
The Political Gabfest: The Joe Biden's White Teeth Edition
Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Julia Ioffe. This week: The chaotic war in Ukraine, the continued fight over Obamacare, and profiling Joe Biden. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
The Gist: Who’s Better Off: A Roman Emperor, or You?
How good did the Roman emperors have it? The Gist asks UCLA history professor Ronald Mellor to compare a rulers bounty in the ancient world with life in modern America. Plus, Kashmir Hill from Forbes explains the latest tarnish on Facebooks reputation...
Double X Gabfest: The Kim K. Skills Edition
Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Jessica Winter discuss dating while mentally ill with guest Molly Pohlig, "happy" sleepaway camps, and the iPhone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
The Gist: Should Clothing Ever Be Optional?
Today on The Gist, writer Dave Hill tells us about what its like to go on a naked cruise. Then, Mike explains why investor Bill Ackmans high-profile accusations against Herbalife failed to make the company go the way of Enron. Michael Regan, the...
The Culture Gabfest: Ape Not Kill Ape Edition
Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the dark and violent sequel Dawn of the Apes, whether potato salad caused Kickstarter to jump the shark, and the timelessness of Weird Al Yankovic.
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