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Money: The Migration Edition08/29/15
On this episode of Slate Money, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs economistSuresh Naidu joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to talk about the economics of...
Gist: The Year Disco Became a Dirty Word
On The Gist, our regular guest Chris Molanphyreturns to explore Billboard chart hits from 1980, including rock songs, adult contemporary tracks, and lots of elements stolen from disco. It was a great year for dentists’ offices. For the Spiel, we name...
Political: The "Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby!"...
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Jeb Bush's evolving stance on immigration, talk to David Leonhardt of the New York Times about the recently erratic global markets, and take up the controversy over topless women in Times Square....
Gist: The “March to Zero” Veers Off Course in Kansas
On The Gist, a look at how Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and fellow Republicans are scrambling to preserve the state’s troubled zero-tax policy. Our guest Chris Suellentrop made politics personal in hisNew York Times Magazinefeature "The Kansas...
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Back to School Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss parental math anxiety and back-to-school from the teacher's perspective.
Gist: Raising a Trans Kid
On The Gist, Mike responds to the tragic news of the WDBJ7 shooting. Then, we debut a new segment we call Analogy Emergency. Can you help? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Plus, Dr. Robert Garofalo joins us to discuss the difficult decisions...
Podcast for America: Ladies and Gentlemen, Candidate Deez...
Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey and Alex Wagner discuss Joe Biden’s potential presidential bid, how Chinese market turmoil will impact the primaries, and if the primary’s newest third party candidate can out-trump Trump. His name: Deez Nuts.
The Culture Gabfest: "Will There Be a Zombie Around the...
Julia Turner and June Thomas discuss the film Diary of a Teenage Girl with Slate's Laura Miller, the Walking Dead pre-quel, Fear of Walking Dead with Slate's Mike Vuolo, and the Ashley Madison hack with Slate's Amanda Hess.
Gist: Garlic, The Secret to a Long Life With No Friends
On The Gist, Maria Konnikovaof theNew Yorkerpresses her knife down on a clove of wisdom and minces apart the research. Should we believe the hype about garlic, the miracle food? For the Spiel, a story of slobs vs. snobs as told through the Karate Kid....
The Moment - Jerome Charyn: 8/25/15
Jerome Charyn, the highly regarded author of books such as I Am Abraham and Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins, joins Brian this week to discuss his love of language, ping-pong, and his latest book of stories, Bitter Bronx. Also, Brian draws a parallel...
Gist: My Disease Became Your Fad Diet
On The Gist, Slate’sLaura Bennettexplains what it’s like to be gluten-free since the ’90s. She recently wrote “I Was Gluten-Free Before It Was Cool.” Plus, what should we do with all our RadioShack gift cards? We speak with our “gift card...
Hang Up: The Drop Kick Me Jesus Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Usain Bolt’s win over Justin Gatlin at the track and field world championships. They also discuss Baylor’s handling of football player Sam Ukwuachu’s sexual assault and the place of religion in...
Lexicon: Why Do Latin Americans Call Us Gringos?
Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the origin of a Spanish-language pejorative with lexicographer Ben Zimmer. Lexicon Valley is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like "Great...
Amicus: Sock the Vote
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Dahlia sits down with The Nation’s Ari Berman to discuss the decades-long campaign to roll back the achievements of the landmark 1965 legislation. ************************* Please let us know what...
Money: The White Collar Whine Edition
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: Hitting the wall, and then climbing the wall, at Amazon The state of unpaid internships If a Yale...
Gist: Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer Ride the Glass Bus
On The Gist, we debut a new financial news segment called MarketScope with correspondent Sebastian Sinclair. Plus, comedians Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer explain why they paid $400 million to bring a bus from New York City’s Times Square to Los Angeles...
Political: The Amabots and Amholes Edition
Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and author Jack Hitt discuss Donald Trump's immigration policy, the impact of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the New York Times piece about working conditions at Amazon. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored...
Gist: A Horse Is a Horse, Unless It’s a Nazi
On The Gist, the latest chapter in Germany’s ongoing struggle with the legacy of the Third Reich. The Wall Street Journal’sMary M. Lane tells us about the outcry over a Nazi-era bronze horse that stands outside a boarding school in Bavaria. Then, on...
The DoubleX Gabfest: The Call-in Show Edition
Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone and June Thomas answer listeners' questions about upspeak, princess culture, male feminism,hyphenated names, and more. Slate's DoubleX Gabfest is sponsored by Ring, the video doorbell that allows you to see and talk to...
Gist: When Comedy Podcasts Were Still in Beta
On The Gist, comedian Jimmy Pardo recalls lessons learned from the dawn of podcasting and alt-comedy, and takes pride in the complexity of his new game show inspired by theroom-escape zeitgeist. He hosts thepodcast Never Not Funny and the new Science...
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