Best Gabfest podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Culture Gabfest
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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
 
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Political Gabfest
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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.
 
Mexican-born journalist, broadcaster, and writer León Krauze, hosts Slate's first Spanish-language podcast, a weekly discussion of U.S. politics and current events, international news, pop culture, and of course fútbol! Joining him every week are journalists Fernando Pizarro, Ariel Moutsatsos, Janet Rodriguez, Dori Toribio, and other guests from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and beyond.
 
Ever feel that you are alone in the world, talking to yourself about the television phenomenon that is CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND? Are you desperate to find your fellow Paula patrons , Darryl devotees, and believers in all things Bunch? Friend, prepare to meet-cute with your television soulmates, Crazy Ex-GirlFans. We at CXGFans explore all things CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, the CW series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. Join us CXGFans we go episode-by-episode and experience everything We ...
 
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Records & Riffs
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A gabfest podcast on all things music-related. This listener-interactive pod encompasses the ever-expanding universe of popular music and touches on everything from interviews with well-known musicians to episodes debating the legacies of bands spanning dozens of genres. For any fan of music, it's a must-listen.
 
John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.
 
The Waves, formerly known as the Double X Gabfest, is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every Thursday, join the hosts—including Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine's Noreen Malone, Slate Podcasts' June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Topic's Anna Holmes, and audio producer Veralyn Williams—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from ...
 
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Slate Daily Feed
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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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What's Your Sign?
Weekly
 
A comedy podcast for astrology lovers AND haters. With your hosts Julia Loken, Stevie Anderson, & Lisa Chanoux.
 
TWO GUYS TALKIN' ABOUT MOVIES, MUSIC, TV, AND POP CULTURE
 
A podcast focused on current events in the information security space from Digital Guardian.
 
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Review Podcasts
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Various podcasts involving reviews of film, tv etc
 
Michael and Sarah begin their journey discussing the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman as well as the television adaptation on Starz.Be sure to write into the podcast at:- americangodspod@gmail.com- freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.comDon't forget to check out our other podcasts!- The Freaking Geeks Podcast- The Friday Night Mics Podcast- The Tennis Addict Podcast- The Hungry For Hannibal Podcast
 
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Do you like horses? How about dancing horses? If those words sound fun to you, you’ll be delighted to meet Amanda Kenny, the head horse trainer at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst New Jersey, where a surprisingly large chunk of the show focuses on elaborate dressage routines (that’s horse ballet, for you non-equestrians out there). Amanda tells Jord ...…
 
Timing is how the ever so humble Lisa Kron explains how she revolutionized theater, first with Well, and then with Fun Home. Both of these plays went to Broadway and re-invented how we think about what qualifies as a “Broadway show.” Since Donald Trump was elected, Kron has become involved in activism. She discovered that protests require bette ...…
 
This episode is brought to you by Simplisafe. Start protecting your home today at simplisafe.com/amicus. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice-Dean Leslie Kenrick of the University of Virginia School of Law. Together, they tackle issues of race in government, gender in the law, plus religion and reproductive rights in the cou ...…
 
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss lower tax refunds, Finland’s income experiment, and labor’s current strengths. In the Slate Plus segment: the weird labor market in...baseball. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Max Jacobs. This episode is brought to you by ...…
 
How many innocent people should we be allowed to arrest and jail in order to prevent a single dangerous person from being free? The Supreme Court has refused to answer this question, but algorithms have, and many courts across the country are going with the algorithm. At different stages of the criminal justice system, computerized risk-assessm ...…
 
In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.…
 
In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more abou ...…
 
Hit Parade, the music history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of The Bridge. In this monthly mini-episode, Host Chris Molanphy reflects on the previous full length episode of the show, and invites one Slate Plus member to play some music trivia related to an upcoming episode. This month, Molanphy is joined at the mic by T. J. Rap ...…
 
The Green New Deal brought attention back to the idea of high-speed rail in America. This week California squandered it. What lessons should Americans be taking from the failed high-speed rail project in California? Guest: Henry Grabar, staff writer at Slate. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to wh ...…
 
We're diving into the Oscar-nominated documentaries and foreign languagefilms. We'll tell you which ones to watch and where to find them, which mightmake you the star of your Oscar party.
 
On The Gist, racy names for missiles. In the interview, Chris Molanphy is here to talk about the Billboard hits of 1979, disco’s last hurrah, and how the year prepares for the coming wave of pop. Molanphy is the host of Hit Parade and writes the column Why Is This Song No. 1? In the Spiel, Amazon leaving New York City is a big loss but people d ...…
 
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the deal to avoid a second shutdown, Jeff Bezos claims of sextortion, and Ilhan Omar’s tweets about Israel. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Me ...…
 
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the deal to avoid a second shutdown, Jeff Bezos claims of sextortion, and Ilhan Omar’s tweets about Israel. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Me ...…
 
As Cupid takes aim this week, a look at how sex and sexuality are handled — and mishandled — on-screen. Kurt Andersen speaks with Slate’s Jeffrey Bloomer on depictions of first-time sex. Intimacy-scene consultant Alicia Rodis describes how she helps actors who are virtual strangers seem like they are deeply and lustilly in love during sex scene ...…
 
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a trio of parenting fails, a really tough question about telling your kid that her dad isn't her biological dad, and another about a kid that has to be winning at all times. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Start your free trial today at blinkist.com/momanddad.…
 
This week on The Waves, Christina is joined by Refinery29 Senior Politics Editor Ashley Edwards and Slate Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton to discuss the recent depictions of Ted Bundy in the media, Amy Klobuchar's alleged workplace abuses and finally, sex trafficking and citizen surveillance. In Slate Plus: Is modern plumbing sexist? Podca ...…
 
This week on The Waves, Christina is joined by Refinery29 Senior Politics Editor Ashley Edwards and Slate Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton to discuss the recent depictions of Ted Bundy in the media, Amy Klobuchar's alleged workplace abuses and finally, sex trafficking and citizen surveillance. In Slate Plus: Is modern plumbing sexist? Podca ...…
 
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, we saw a group of students speed through the stages of grief and go directly to action. One year later, have they made any lasting changes to the gun control debate? Guest: Dave Cullen, author of Parkland. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to whatnext ...…
 
This episode of Whistlestop travels to the spring of 1787 when fifty-five men of property and elite status argued in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention for what President John Adams called "the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen,” and soon the American Presidency was born. Whistlestop is Slat ...…
 
This episode of Whistlestop travels to the spring of 1787 when fifty-five men of property and elite status argued in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention for what President John Adams called "the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen,” and soon the American Presidency was born. Whistlestop is Slat ...…
 
On The Gist, sometimes Howard Stern is helpful.? In the interview, stand-up comedian and podcaster Matt Braunger is here to discuss his new special Finally Live in Portland, his podcast Advice From a Dipshit, and whether or not he would eat racist fudge. In the Spiel, the human tragedy of losing animals.…
 
In this Plus preview, Leon Krauze talks to Vox’s German Lopez about the severe state of the opioid crisis, drug smuggling, a response ot the State of the Union, and how to effectively stop the flow of drugs into the U.S.
 
On today’s show, hosts April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about the implications from last week’s bizarre, but also serious, showdown between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and American Media INC, the owner of the Trump-friendly National Enquirer. Bezos claimed the Enquirer was blackmailing him by threatening to release private and quite racy photos betw ...…
 
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Cory Doctorow, science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing, about measures we can take to preserve the freedom of the Net - while preserving our own. Email: thegoodfight@newamerica.org Twitter:@Yascha_Mounk Podcast production by John T. Williams. This episode br ...…
 
President Donald Trump called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign after her anti-Semitic remarks this past weekend. She has since apologized, but the episode revealed a bigger problem that is bound to keep rearing its head for the Democratic Party: its stance on Israel. Guest: Joshua Keating, Slate's International Affairs Writer. Tell us what you thin ...…
 
Suzanne and Tonya welcome back co-host fave Karly to talk cough boys, squirrel stickers, and chasing your dreams in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode 413, "I Have To Get Out." What kind of loosey-goosey quarantine program is this hospital running? Who else will Little Cough Boy infect? How will Madison and Chloe get home? Who is watching Hebecca? And ...…
 
Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the film If Beale Street Could Talk, the TV phenomenon The Masked Singer with The Gist's Mike Pesca, and finally they deconstruct "The Stew"—the viral recipe that's seemingly everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the film If Beale Street Could Talk, the TV phenomenon The Masked Singer with The Gist's Mike Pesca, and finally they deconstruct "The Stew"—the viral recipe that's seemingly everywhere.
 
Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the film If BealeStreet Could Talk, the TV phenomenon The Masked Singer with The Gist's MikePesca, and finally they deconstruct "The Stew"the viral recipe that'sseemingly everywhere. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses the plagiarismaccusations against Jill Abramson and her new book.…
 
On The Gist, Democratic leaders should slow down the next time a Virginia-sized fiasco comes along. In the interview, podcasters can storm off a set too—even if it’s their own. Words Matter host Adam Levine pressed his colleague Steve Schmidt on details about his advising gig for 2020 hopeful Howard Schultz. And it wasn’t just because that pose ...…
 
Enjoy our live show, recorded Feb. 7 at the Ace Hotel Theater in downtown Los Angeles and featuring a conversation with Virginia Heffernan, Leon Krauze, and Jamelle Bouie. Special guests: Comedians Andy Kindler and Jake Johannsen, and our very own Trump impersonator John Di Domenico.
 
Prudence is joined this week by Favianna Rodriguez, an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist based in Oakland, California. Her art addresses migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. She is also the Executive Director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers a ...…
 
Nogales is the biggest port in Arizona and its wall just became the symbol of Trump’s aggressive tactics on the border. How is the city's mayor dealing with a newly weaponized border wall? Guest: Mayor of Nogales Arturo Garino. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to whatnext@slate.com. Follow us on I ...…
 
On The Gist, if president Trump wanted to denounce bullying, he could have done better than inviting a boy named Trump (no relation) to the State of the Union address. In 2001, Congress gave president Bush a nearly blank check for command of an American military bent on punishing the terrorist groups directly (and not so directly) responsible f ...…
 
Josh Levin, NPR’s Gene Demby, and the New Yorker’s Vinson Cunninham discuss the big moves and non-moves at the NBA trade deadline. They also talk about Steven Soderbergh’s new NBA lockout movie High Flying Bird and the nascent Alliance of American Football. NBA trades (1:25): Anthony Davis isn’t going to the Lakers (yet) and Markelle Fultz is l ...…
 
On Feb 15, 2018 herstory was made and a little Aquarian podcast was born! Your astro hosts Julia (@julialoken), Stevie (@spaghetti_witch), & Lisa (@asilnoux) reflect on a year of podcasting, past episode topics, revelations, and all things WYS? Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who listens, follows, subscribes, or has come to live events. Its been ...…
 
Richard Wright's Native Son has been called a "pamphlet" or "protest novel" bywriters like James Baldwin, and while there are sections of the book thatjustify the label, Bigger Thomas and his deeds and motivations defy easysummation.
 
This year's awards were a big night for Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves.It was also a night of strong performances from artists like Janelle Monae andCardi B. And don't forget Diana Ross, who wished herself a happy birthday amonth and a half early.
 
Reporters in South Carolina schlepped to all 46 courthouses in the state to document every civil asset forfeiture case in a three-year period. What they found was an impossibly flawed law that rewards bad police-work. Guests: Anna Lee, reporter for the Greenville News. Read the paper’s series, TAKEN. David Smith, a lawyer and defender of civil ...…
 
The first episode of Working’s brand new season takes you back in time...and to Lyndhurst, New Jersey. This season, Jordan will be talking to the various employees of Medieval Times, the popular dinner theater experience that appeals to kids and adults alike. Even if you’ve never been yourself, you probably have some idea of what the show entai ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Anthony Cormier from BuzzFeed News about the chain of bombshell news stories his team has published this month and the Mueller team’s response to his reporting.
 
Three-time Employee of the Month winner, Reggie Watts, returns to discuss his latest, greatest project Runnin’, which expands the cathartically original, prolific, and mischievously wry comedian, musician, and dancer’s oeuvre. Catie Lazarus spoke with Watts about burn out, why he can’t quit his night job, and his recent foray into VR with Runni ...…
 
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss Spotify buying the podcast company Gimlet, the wild labor expectations for women in Japan, and what your savings account might be earning. To hear the episode referenced with Alex Blumberg, check out the March 28, 2015 episode of Slate Money entitled "The Podcast Podcast." The moment Felix ...…
 
On The Gist, wise words from the mouth of Jeff Bezos… by way of Amazon’s Alexa. In the interview, green energy may be clean, but that doesn’t mean its infrastructure is any less garish. Energy reporter Amy Harder reminds us that one of the lesser-discussed obstacles to a Green New Deal is good old-fashioned nimbyism: “A lot of people don’t like ...…
 
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Forrest Wickman discuss Lego Movie 2:The Second Part. Is there any logic to the Lego universe? What does the movie have to say about toxic masculinity? And what was WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes doing there? Listen to them discuss below. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn mor ...…
 
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Forrest Wickman discuss Lego Movie 2:The Second Part. Is there any logic to the Lego universe? What does the movie have to say about toxic masculinity? And what was WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes doing there? Listen to them discuss below. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.…
 
Virginia is in chaos as racist stunts and allegations of sexual assault threaten to upend the political careers of four top state officials. How did we get here? It all started with a debate over an abortion bill. Guest: Anna North, senior reporter for Vox. Read her story on what the nasty politicking has to do with abortion rights. Tell us wha ...…
 
The Lego Movie was a surprise commercial and critical hit. It starred ChrisPratt as an every-man construction worker named Emmet and Elizabeth Banks as arugged bad ass called Wyldstyle. Together, they saved the Lego world. Now, fiveyears later, Emmet is back and so is the fusillade of cameos, bothsurprising and not so surprising to take on a ne ...…
 
On The Gist, don’t lick people you work with. In the interview, reading a whole book is great, but sometimes all you need is the introduction. Author Elisa Gabbert thinks so, and joins us to talk about intros and other “front matter”; a novel that unfolds over the course of an escalator ride; and how sitcoms have thrown our beauty barometers ou ...…
 
On The Gist, don’t lick people you work with. In the interview, reading a whole book is great, but sometimes all you need is the introduction. Author Elisa Gabbert thinks so, and joins us to talk about intros and other “front matter”; a novel that unfolds over the course of an escalator ride; and how sitcoms have thrown our beauty barometers ou ...…
 
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