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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
Welcome to Meditations & Affirmations | Fuelled by Bare Slate.Each day is a gift, and we believe that it can be joyful, peaceful and allow us to reach our full potential.These meditation and affirmation exercises help to maintain a growth mindset, help to craft an optimistic future, and centre the mind so that it can get more out of each day.May you find what you need.
 
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.
 
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What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Amanda Ripley (bestselling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Unthinkable, and The Smartest Kids in the World) 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 problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
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 ...
 
Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. We then seek answers with the help of academics and philosophers. The show is produced and hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College.
 
Dive deep into the world of whitetails with leading expert Mark Kenyon. Each episode covers specific and actionable strategies for the next generation of whitetail hunting addicts. Get your fix through the stories of Mark’s learning experiences as a whitetail hunter and valuable insights provided by a weekly slate of expert guests. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.
 
Every Tuesday and Thursday this NFL season, Action Network’s Chief Content Officer Chad Millman welcomes his colleague, professional sports gambler Simon Hunter, as they analyze every matchup and select their best bets from the NFL slate. Utilizing Action Network's data-driven analysis, the latest injury news and insider info from Simon's network of professional bettors, together they craft their best bets of the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much ...
 
America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having ... the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock, to empty promises, to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race … ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word With Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring hi ...
 
Every other Monday, we pluck teams from across the sports history continuum and pit them against one another. Each week your hosts will break down what there is to love about two of the greatest teams in history and then match them up against one another. From the all-time greats, to the pros, and to the underclassmen, Ultimate Sports Mashup will bring you it all. Who do you think will be the Ultimate Champion?
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
"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 ...
 
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Is it a bones day or a no bones day? That’s the question that’s swept across TikTok, thanks to Noodle the pug. Each morning, owner Jonathan Graziano wakes up and checks if his geriatric pug has bones or not, a helpful way of predicting what sort of day we’re all going to have. On today’s episode, Madison and Rachelle interview Jonathan (and Noodle)…
 
Virginia’s gubernatorial election is just weeks away, with former Virginia governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, vying against newcomer Republican Glenn Youngkin. Many polls show a slim margin between the two candidates, as they spar over issues like critical race theory and Trump’s legacy in an election seen as a bellwether for the upcoming midterm …
 
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For the series premier, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Janine Gibson, assistant editor of Financial Times to talk about Geri's glass cliff…
 
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For the series premier, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Janine Gibson, assistant editor of Financial Times to talk about Geri's glass cliff…
 
This week on Superhero Slate we have guest host Patrick for DC Fandome with looks at Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, The Flash, and so much more! Guest Host: Patrick Foster What We’re Watching: Squid Game, DC’s Injustice Games We're Playing: Marvel Dice Throne News Eternals (19:00) Tickets NOW on sale; IMAX available Film runtime is 156 minutes confir…
 
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 senior editor Sam Adams is joined by Laura Miller, a books and culture columnist for Slate, to spoil the new Mike Flanagan miniseries Midnight Mass. Riley Flynn returns to h…
 
Over the last month, the domain company Epik and the streaming service Twitch have fallen prey to massive-scale hacks. The hackers revealed not just email addresses, but detailed personal information too. For Twitch, it was the entire source code for their site. But the attackers aren’t holding this data for ransom. In fact, they don’t seem to want…
 
On this week’s episode: Aymann, Jamilah, and Elizabeth tackle a desperate dispatch from a parent who just wants their kid to go to bed. Instead he is pooping in the closet. Then they take on the case of the threenage temper tantrums. How can you calm a kid who is being completely irrational? In Slate Plus: They’re talkin’ tech. Specifically, the ga…
 
Listen to this guided affirmation each day to calm the subconscious and appreciate the joy found in boredom. Mindfulness Guided Affirmations - Turn Boredom into Joy Distraction is everywhere. We are so open to distraction now more than at any other time in history. Distraction takes us away from the present moment, leaving no space to feel contentm…
 
Jordan Cooper spends time discussing strategy for DFS contests, and takes questions from chat on Wednesday, 10/20/21. 🚨 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 🚨 Theory of Daily Fantasy Spor…
 
This is the 10/20/21 episode of Rut Fresh Radio! In each show, Spencer interviews hunters across the country to get the latest intel on whitetail buck movement. This week he talks to whitetailers from Iowa, Tennessee, Michigan, and Louisiana. They discuss trends like weather patterns, moon phases, crop status, hunting pressure, sign making, and mor…
 
This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Karen Han. First, Slate’s music critic Carl Wilson chimes in to discuss Todd Haynes’s new The Velvet Underground documentary, which he wrote beautifully about for Slate. Next, the panel (minus Dana) is joined by Slate staff writer Rebecca Onion to review Mike Flanagan’s newest Netflix horror series, Midnight …
 
This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Karen Han. First, Slate’s music critic Carl Wilson chimes in to discuss Todd Haynes’s new The Velvet Underground documentary, which he wrote beautifully about for Slate. Next, the panel (minus Dana) is joined by Slate staff writer Rebecca Onion to review Mike Flanagan’s newest Netflix horror series, Midnight …
 
Virginia’s gubernatorial election is just weeks away, with former Virginia governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, vying against newcomer Republican Glenn Youngkin. Many polls show a slim margin between the two candidates, as they spar over issues like critical race theory and Trump’s legacy in an election seen as a bellwether for the upcoming midterm …
 
Greg recaps both of Tuesday's MLB Postseason games, talks to VSIN host Ben Wilson on the outlook on the NLCS & ALCS and both of Wednesday's games & Greg picks & analyzes both Wednesday's MLB Postseason games! Podcast Highlights 2:06-Recap of Tuesday's MLB Postseason Games 8:18-Interview with Ben Wilson 25:16-Picks & analysis for Astros vs Red Sox G…
 
After NFL favorites (and the betting public) feasted last weekend, professional bettor Simon Hunter and Chad Millman of The Action Network circle back to preview every game on the NFL slate this week from a betting perspective. Together they discuss a juicy opportunity for the ugly Houston Texans, a terrific spot to back the Pack, a bad price on th…
 
Danny Lavery welcomes Uli Beutter Cohen, a New York City–based documentarian, artist, and the creator of Subway Book Review. Her first book, Between the Lines: Stories from the Underground, will be published on October 26th. Lavery and Beutter Cohen tackle two letters: First, from a letter writer who is wondering how to trust a once close friend wh…
 
Jordan Cooper spends time discussing strategy for DFS contests, and take questions from chat on Tuesday, 10/19/21. 🚨 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 🚨 Theory of Daily Fantasy Sports:…
 
Grace and Nikki both need more friends. Grace is an ICU nurse whose best friends have moved away. Nikki is an electrical engineer who worked remotely for the last year and is now moving to a new city. Making friends as an adult is hard, but not impossible. You just have to do things differently than when you were in 6th grade. On this episode of Ho…
 
Colin Powell, known as a “trailblazer” and “pathbreaker” in his military career, leaves behind a complicated legacy. The four-star general became a household name during the first Gulf War as the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later the first Black secretary of state. Thirty years after his rise to national prominence, Powell…
 
On today’s episode of Wired To Hunt Foundations, Tony explores a topic that gets a lot of bowhunters into trouble—thinking that the rut is going to happen long before it actually does. Connect with Wired To Hunt and MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your…
 
Colin Powell, known as a “trailblazer” and “pathbreaker” in his military career, leaves behind a complicated legacy. The four-star general became a household name during the first Gulf War as the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later the first Black secretary of state. Thirty years after his rise to national prominence, Powell…
 
Greg recaps Game 3 of the ALCS between the Red Sox vs Astros, talks to handicapper & host Ariel Epstein to chat about how she's been playing player props this postseason & get the outlook on the NLCS & ALCS & Greg picks & analyzes both Tuesday MLB Postseason games! Podcast Highlights 2:20-Recap of Astros vs Red Sox Game 3 6:10-Interview with Ariel …
 
Joel Anderson and Josh Levin talk with Slate’s Alex Kirshner about the split between LSU and its coach Ed Orgeron. They’re also joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports for a preview of the 2021-22 NBA season. Finally, Stefan Fatsis speaks with Dave Zirin about his book The Kaepernick Effect. Orgeron (4:20): Why did LSU part ways with a champions…
 
Jordan Cooper and James McCool spend time discussing strategy for DFS contests, and take questions from chat on Monday, 10/18/21. 🚨 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 🚨 Theory of Daily …
 
The dorks take a look at movies based on video games! Yes, we are reliving the horror, although there are a lot more that aren't absolutely terrible than you might think at first. After we draw some conclusions about why the movies were bad but have been improving over the years, we dive into the future! We're each trying to find games that we thin…
 
Democrats spent months fretting last year about the Postal Service and the fate of democracy. Now the Democrats are in charge. So why is the mail slowing down? And could planned changes fix what ails the Postal Service? Guest: Jacob Bogage, business reporter for the Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus.…
 
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For the series premier, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Janine Gibson, assistant editor of Financial Times to talk about Geri's glass cliff…
 
Democrats spent months fretting last year about the Postal Service and the fate of democracy. Now the Democrats are in charge. So why is the mail slowing down? And could planned changes fix what ails the Postal Service? Guest: Jacob Bogage, business reporter for the Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus.…
 
Democrats spent months fretting last year about the Postal Service and the fate of democracy. Now the Democrats are in charge. So why is the mail slowing down? And could planned changes fix what ails the Postal Service? Guest: Jacob Bogage, business reporter for the Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus.…
 
Greg recaps Game 2 of the NLCS between the Dodgers & Braves, talks to Dan Lifshatz of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston to look forward to Red Sox vs Astros Game 3 & get the outlook on the NLCS series & Greg picks & analyzes Game Three of the ALCS! Podcast Highlights 2:05-Recap of Dodgers vs Braves Game 2 5:46-Interview with Dan Lifshatz 20:32-NY Post …
 
California’s Governor Newsom recently signed legislation to return Bruce’s Beach, beachfront property that had been seized from a Black family after a campaign of racist violence and intimidation. But it’s only one of thousands of cases where African American families lost property to everything from extra legal land seizures, to systematic lending…
 
This week, Stoya and Rich answer a letter from a woman who feels terrible about what turns her on the most. Then they advise another woman who’s suffering from a problem that people usually think only men have. Slate Plus members get another episode of the How to Do It podcast every Monday. Sign up for Slate Plus now and get $25 off your first year…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to actor Alessandro Nivola, who recently starred in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark. In the interview, Alessandro discusses his early career as a theater actor and shares a piece of wisdom he got from Robert De Niro about memorizing lines. Then he digs into the process of becoming a believable 1970’…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to actor Alessandro Nivola, who recently starred in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark. In the interview, Alessandro discusses his early career as a theater actor and shares a piece of wisdom he got from Robert De Niro about memorizing lines. Then he digs into the process of becoming a believable 1970’…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to actor Alessandro Nivola, who recently starred in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark. In the interview, Alessandro discusses his early career as a theater actor and shares a piece of wisdom he got from Robert De Niro about memorizing lines. Then he digs into the process of becoming a believable 1970’…
 
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