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Episodes

The Waves: Was the Women’s March Successful?

1/22/2022
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci looks back to the first Women’s March that took place on Jan. 21, 2017. She talks to New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister about what the march accomplished for progressive organizing and the role protests can have going forward. Then she sits down with Angela Peoples, an activist and organizer who went to the march with a sign saying “White Women Voted for Trump”—and went viral. In Slate Plus, Christina and Angela...

Duration:00:45:10

What Next TBD: Why Does Matt Damon Want Me to Buy Crypto?

1/21/2022
A recent advertisement for crypto.com, featuring Matt Damon, was met with widespread mockery online. But Damon’s ad is only the most visible example of a much broader—and more insidious—trend of celebrity cryptocurrency endorsements. Is the partnership between crypto and Hollywood really dangerous? And what separates the trend from run-of-the-mill salesmanship? Guests: Jacob Silverman, staff writer for the New Republic and Ben McKenzie, actor, writer, and director. Host: Lizzie O’Leary Learn...

Duration:00:18:28

What Next: Is Biden Flunking COVID?

1/20/2022
President Biden, unlike his predecessor, was able to spend some time planning his COVID-19 response. One year in, is the plan working? Guest: Dan Diamond, national health reporter for the Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to...

Duration:00:28:40

What Next: The Supreme Court, Unmasked

1/19/2022
The Supreme Court heard two challenges to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates this month. It blocked one mandate and upheld another, giving some observers whiplash. How did the court come to such different rulings on similar workplace mandates, and what do the rulings say about how the court views the federal government as a whole? Guest: Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer covering courts and the law for Slate. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate...

Duration:00:30:20

What Next: The New King of Conservative Media

1/18/2022
Conservative talk radio host Dan Bongino sits atop a media ecosystem that is fueling the fervor behind Trump and his big lie. Guest: Evan Osnos is staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institute. He’s also the author of Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be...

Duration:00:27:46

A Word: Biden: Fighting or Failing on Voting Rights?

1/16/2022
President Biden and Vice President Harris made impassioned speeches in Georgia this week, calling voting rights a top political priority. But the grassroots organizers who helped turn Georgia in 2020 want more than words, and many refused to attend the president’s event. One of those people is Nsé Ufot, the CEO of the New Georgia Project voting rights group. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson talks with Ufot about dangers to voting rights, frustrations with Biden, and the dire...

Duration:00:23:55

The Waves: What's Different About Women's Brains?

1/15/2022
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by author Emily Willingham. Emily’s new book The Tailored Brain: Feeling Better and Thinking Smarter is all about how our brains work and whether gender plays a role in brain enhancement. They talk about how to be more empathetic and the ways empathy can boost your brain, the importance of using a feminist lens in brain science, and the old theory that brains are made of sperm. In the Slate Plus segment, Emily...

Duration:00:36:13

What Next: Should Democrats Compromise on Election Reform?

1/13/2022
For the past year, Democrats have been touting the importance of passing two huge federal voting protections bills. If those plans can’t pass, should the party tackle straight-up election subversion? Guest: Rick Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California–Irvine School of Law and author of Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get...

Duration:00:20:42

What Next: Greg Abbott’s PR Play at the Border

1/12/2022
Back in March, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a couple hundred members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to counteract what he called President Biden’s “open border policies.” Almost a year later, around 10,000 troops are stationed there at Abbott’s command. Many guardsmen have had to upend their lives for a mission that seems to have little purpose. Guest: Davis Winkie, staff reporter for Army Times. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus....

Duration:00:24:44

What Next: Chicago’s Public School Meltdown

1/11/2022
Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for three consecutive days this year, following a vote by the teachers union to defy in-person teaching orders amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. The union wants additional safety measures in place as teachers and students return to school. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the union’s actions are “illegal,” and the public schools system said the refusal to teach in-person amounted to a strike. How will the showdown end? And when will students...

Duration:00:20:18

What Next: J.D. Vance’s Long Game

1/10/2022
J.D. Vance became a sought-after cultural translator when he published Hillbilly Elegy. Now, he’s a rhetorical bomb-thrower running for the Republican nomination for Senate in Ohio. But underneath Vance’s transformation is a relatively consistent appreciation for a new strain of conservatism still in the process of defining itself. Could Vance’s candidacy advance this intellectual movement on the political right? Guest: Simon van Zuylen-Wood, who wrote about J.D. Vance for the Washington...

Duration:00:26:06

One Year: Ann Arbor's DNA Dragnet

1/9/2022
This week, we’re bringing you an episode from another show we think you’ll like. Slate's history podcast One Year introduces you to people and ideas that changed American history, one year at a time. The new season of One Year covers 1995, a year when homegrown terrorists attacked Oklahoma City, America went online, and the Macarena took over nightclubs. When a serial rapist struck Ann Arbor, Michigan, the police turned to drastic measures, based on the promise and power of DNA. For law...

Duration:00:47:58

The Waves: Middle-Aged Women Are Getting Their Due on TV

1/8/2022
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate managing producer Asha Saluja and Slate senior editor Shannon Palus discuss women and aging on television. Through two seemingly unrelated shows—HBO Max’s And Just Like That and Showtime’s Yellowjackets—they dig into how these shows portray their protagonists for better and worse, and what makes the relationships between women compelling in both shows. In Slate Plus: Was it feminist that Carrie was an anti-hero in the original series of Sex and the...

Duration:00:37:37

What Next: Rapid Test Blues

1/6/2022
Back in March of 2020, a scientist working at MIT developed a rapid test for the novel coronavirus. It wasn’t quite as accurate as a PCR, but would have gone a long way in detecting infectious cases during the emerging pandemic. But her test was never approved—and today, the U.S. is still behind other developed countries in our mass testing scheme. Guest: Lydia Depillis, reporter for ProPublica. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get...

Duration:00:22:51

What Next: Is the Pandemic Getting Better... Or Worse?

1/5/2022
It's easy to look at the latest pandemic-related disruptions and assume we're careening into another full-blown COVID crisis. But in many ways, we’re getting better at combating this coronavirus. Guest: Dan Diamond, national health reporter for the Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we...

Duration:00:21:53

What Next: The Coup Next Time

1/4/2022
Months before the attack on the Capitol, Bart Gellman predicted that the 2020 election would usher in a make-or-break year for American democracy. He was correct. Now, he’s trying to sound the alarm again. This time he says American democratic institutions and systems are being broken before our eyes, and the people in power aren’t doing enough to stop it. Guest: Barton Gellman, staff writer at The Atlantic. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus...

Duration:00:23:40

What Next: The Capitol Rioters, A Year Later

1/3/2022
The Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the January 6th insurrection is unprecedented. More than 700 rioters face charges, and federal prosecutors are still adding names to the pile. As cases work their way through the courts, judges are sparring over the proper approach to sentencing rioters. How do you hold an individual responsible for a collective event? Guest: Zoe Tillman, senior legal reporter with BuzzFeed News. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate...

Duration:00:26:49

A Word: Get Facts, Get Free: The Emancipator

1/2/2022
Should journalists work to end American racism, not just report on it? That’s what the Boston Globe’s new project, The Emancipator, is making its mission. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by its co-editor-in-chief, Amber Payne. They discuss The Emancipator’s history, and its vision for an anti-racist American future. Guest: Amber Payne, co-editor in chief of The Emancipator at the Boston Globe Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis You can skip all the ads in A Word by...

Duration:00:26:36

The Waves: “It Was and Is Horrible”

1/1/2022
On this week’s episode of The Waves, former hosts Christina Cauterucci, Nichole Perkins and Marcia Chatelain return for a special reunion. They haven't been on the microphones together since the pandemic started, and they have a lot to discuss. They cover the nighttime doula Twitter fight, thoughts on the generational battles that are raging, how race plays a role in nostalgia, and the horrors of dating during the pandemic. In Slate Plus: Is gift giving sexist? Recommendations: Christina:...

Duration:00:49:22

What Next: Best of 2021 | When Your Town Burns Down

12/30/2021
We’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the past year. This episode originally aired in August 2021. Last week, the northern California mountain town of Greenville was wiped out by the Dixie Fire, which lasted for two months and is now the second largest wildfire in California history. As Greenville residents assess the damage to their homes and businesses, is it safe to rebuild? Is it even ethical, when wildfires are expected to only get worse? Guest: Margaret Garcia, also known...

Duration:00:28:59