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What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, David Epstein (bestselling author of Range and The Sports Gene)) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
 
The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.
 
The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present? The first season of One Year focuses on 1977, a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.
 
What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
 
The Relentless is a podcast from Century21 Real Estate and Slate Studios that rethinks business, redefines success, and reimagines customer experiences. In Season 2, podcast host, author, and entrepreneur Kristen Meinzer talks to experts and thought leaders from a variety of industries about surprising ways businesses and entrepreneurs are redefining hospitality and delivering extraordinary experiences to customers. Be sure to check out Season 1 to hear host Dr. Julie Gurner and inspiring bu ...
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one ...
 
The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present? The first season of One Year focuses on 1977, a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.
 
Legendary sports shock jock Scott Ferrall takes the gaming world by storm with his "in your face" style preview the evening slate of games going over lines, totals and props, keeping you out of harms way and on the right side of the line.Legendary sports shock jock Scott Ferrall takes the gaming world by storm with his "in your face" style preview the evening slate of games going over lines, totals and props, keeping you out of harms way and on the right side of the line.
 
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.
 
Chewie, Mike, Brian, and Dirk have been talking about Magic: The Gathering on the internet for almost 10 years (at the time of this writing). Since there are so many shows about strategy and tournaments, these dorks focus on all the fun you can have with the game outside of that, from flavor to philosophy to game design to history to whatever else we can come up with. We're funny, we're serious about what we do, and we love it!
 
Navigating the marketplace is the original choose-your-own adventure. Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism takes a company in the news, and looks at its history to figure out why it finds itself in its present circumstances. Host Seth Stevenson brings you stories you may not have heard about the brands that shape how you live and work. And whether they’ve succeeded or failed, these companies have been on more of an adventure than you may have imagined.
 
Real Leaders. Real Life. Stories Podcast is your place to listen in to, and discuss how you can navigate the workplace (your real workplace).We discuss some of your most pressing workplace problems and what you may be able to do about it.While some of these situations are shocking, they're all real; which means we should be talking about it so that you don't have to guess anymore.Learn more at bareslate.ca
 
"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlan ...
 
Listen to all things football through the eyes of two rivals. Steelers fan Nick Angelo and Browns fan Simon Siegel make their picks for the entire slate of NFL games every week as well as give you fantasy football advice, and give a "2 Minute Drill" on their respective teams. Enjoy the comedy and debates as the two friends argue, laugh, and have a good time being rivals!
 
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Gun violence kills thousands of Americans every year, and that pain is especially sharp in the nation’s Black communities. And during the last year of the Trump Administration, Black gun purchases surged. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by Kenn Blanchard, a minister and gun rights activist who has branded himself as a “Black M…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world’s most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for…
 
This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, are joined by Cezary Podkul of ProPublica to talk about his in-depth article on unemployment insurance fraud, Robinhood’s IPO and ambitions of being a “super app,” and everything that’s going on with private companies in China and the stock market in Hong Kong. In the Plus segment: Payment for order flow. Mentio…
 
On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Jamilah discuss how we should be talking to our kids about Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the Olympics. Then, they answer a question from a listener who is wondering how to deal with their bad babysitter. The problem is, the babysitter is grandma. In Slate Plus: Is it a faux pas to request no gif…
 
Medical authorities said that Laetrile was dangerous quackery. It became a sensation anyway. Diana Green saw this drug made from apricot pits as her son Chad’s best chance to survive leukemia. Her shocking actions, and the little boy affected by them, became the focus of a heated national debate over freedom of medical choice. One Year is produced …
 
This week Superhero Slate has got MCU Cameo Rumors, General Thrawn might have an actor, Michael B. Jordan is doing his own Superman, and more! Space Jam: A New Legacy, Rutherford Falls, Sliders, Ted Lasso, Masters of the Universe News Dune (17:15) Official Main Trailer released Showcases characters and action scenes Atreides Family to take over and…
 
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate’s senior editor Allegra Frank is joined by Slate staff writer, Karen Han, to spoil Space Jam: A New Legacy, the long-awaited sequel to the original 1997 Space Jam starring M…
 
A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan look back at all the times we did not get to share our milestones -- good, bad, or just big -- with other queers. If a queer comes out in the forest where no one can hear them are they still queer? Yes, but perhaps less joyfully than if they had been in community. The hosts then spea…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world’s most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world’s most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for…
 
Continuing Amicus’ summer season of deep dives into books, films, and ideas beyond the confines of the Supreme Court chamber, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by historian and chair of African American studies at Emory University professor Carol Anderson to talk about her book The Second. They discuss the long anti-Black history of gun laws in the United …
 
On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s all about the Olympics. Amira Rose Davis, assistant professor of history and African American studies at Penn State University and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn it All Down, is joined by Slate’s gymnastics reporter Rebecca Schuman. The pair start with a discussion of the racial and gender ineq…
 
Continuing Amicus’ summer season of deep dives into books, films, and ideas beyond the confines of the Supreme Court chamber, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by historian and chair of African American studies at Emory University professor Carol Anderson to talk about her book The Second. They discuss the long anti-Black history of gun laws in the United …
 
On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison call up an ex-Mormon listener, who provides some further insight into our previous investigation of the BYU Virginity Club and explains why she thinks it’s clear that the person behind the account is unaware of Mormon culture. Then, it’s another round of High Speed Downloads. Rachelle speeds through the cont…
 
On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison call up an ex-Mormon listener, who provides some further insight into our previous investigation of the BYU Virginity Club and explains why she thinks it’s clear that the person behind the account is unaware of Mormon culture. Then, it’s another round of High Speed Downloads. Rachelle speeds through the cont…
 
This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, are joined by Cezary Podkul of ProPublica to talk about his in-depth article on unemployment insurance fraud, Robinhood’s IPO and ambitions of being a “super app,” and everything that’s going on with private companies in China and the stock market in Hong Kong. In the Plus segment: Payment for order flow. Mentio…
 
Carver and Dane are finishing the week strong, and there is a TON to break down. Today the two of them talk about the Carson Wentz injury, White Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel, Mets acquire Javy Baez, Blue Jays acquire Jose Berrios, Dodgers acquire Max Scherzer & Trea Turner, Yankees trade for Anthony Rizzo, UFC Fight Night & Bellator preview, Mike McCa…
 
Carver and Dane are finishing the week strong, and there is a TON to break down. Today the two of them talk about the Carson Wentz injury, White Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel, Mets acquire Javy Baez, Blue Jays acquire Jose Berrios, Dodgers acquire Max Scherzer & Trea Turner, Yankees trade for Anthony Rizzo, UFC Fight Night & Bellator preview, Mike McCa…
 
Jordan Cooper reviews last night’s MLB DFS slate and gives you a first look at picks and strategy for today’s MLB lineups on Friday, 7/30/21. 🚨 You can get access to RotoGrinders Premium for a discount! ➜ Use this link to get $10 off your first month of a Single Sport or Combo Premium subscription: https://rotogrinders.com/media/grinderslive 🚨 Theo…
 
In Part 2 of this episode of Hit Parade, Chris Molanphy continues his analysis of the career and legacy of the legendary and sometimes-misunderstood Bruce Springsteen. In his second decade, Springsteen wasn’t just a hitmaker—he was the archetype: the symbol of flag-waving American rock, even when the song was less patriotism than protest. Advertise…
 
In Part 2 of this episode of Hit Parade, Chris Molanphy continues his analysis of the career and legacy of the legendary and sometimes-misunderstood Bruce Springsteen. In his second decade, Springsteen wasn’t just a hitmaker—he was the archetype: the symbol of flag-waving American rock, even when the song was less patriotism than protest. Advertise…
 
In Part 2 of this episode of Hit Parade, Chris Molanphy continues his analysis of the career and legacy of the legendary and sometimes-misunderstood Bruce Springsteen. In his second decade, Springsteen wasn’t just a hitmaker—he was the archetype: the symbol of flag-waving American rock, even when the song was less patriotism than protest. Advertise…
 
Gun violence kills thousands of Americans every year, and that pain is especially sharp in the nation’s Black communities. And during the last year of the Trump Administration, Black gun purchases surged. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by Kenn Blanchard, a minister and gun rights activist who has branded himself as a “Black M…
 
Whether it’s a phone screen or a coffee machine, why is it so hard to fix our own stuff? And what can we do to make it a bit easier? Guest: Jason Koebler, editor-in-chief of Motherboard and contributor to the CYBER podcast Host Lizzie O’Leary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Originally aired in our first year (2011). You know her from films such as Anchorman, Step Brothers, How Do You Know and A Lot Like Love. Funny, nice and self-deprecating, @KathrynHahnoffical opens up to Paul about her difficulty in saying what she means and asking for what she wants. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp on…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/when-does-worrying-about-things-trade On yesterday’s post, some people tried to steelman Acemoglu’s argument into something like this: There’s a limited amount of public interest in AI. The more gets used up on the long-term risk of superintelligent AI, the less is left for near-term AI risks like unemployment …
 
There is a flurry of breaking news stories to get to today, and Carver and Dane have got you covered on ALL OF THEM. Today the two talk about the Padres nearing a deal to acquire Max Scherzer, the Lakers nearing a deal to acquire Russell Westbrook, the Joey Gallo trade to the Yankees, the Dodgers trade for Danny Duffy, Brian Gutekunst discusses Ran…
 
There is a flurry of breaking news stories to get to today, and Carver and Dane have got you covered on ALL OF THEM. Today the two talk about the Padres nearing a deal to acquire Max Scherzer, the Lakers nearing a deal to acquire Russell Westbrook, the Joey Gallo trade to the Yankees, the Dodgers trade for Danny Duffy, Brian Gutekunst discusses Ran…
 
Emily, John and David discuss the January 6th Commission, the return of masks and they are joined by guest Annie Lowrey to talk about the "time tax." Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Annie Lowrey for The Atlantic: “The Time Tax: Why is so much American bureaucracy left to average citizens?” Here’s this week’s chatter: John:…
 
Emily, John and David discuss the January 6th Commission, the return of masks and they are joined by guest Annie Lowrey to talk about the "time tax." Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Annie Lowrey for The Atlantic: “The Time Tax: Why is so much American bureaucracy left to average citizens?” Here’s this week’s chatter: John:…
 
Mary Shane made history with the Chicago White Sox, becoming the first woman hired as a legitimate major-league baseball announcer. But in 1977, she had to fight to be taken seriously in one of America’s most sexist industries. One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To support this show, subs…
 
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