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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.
 
A rotating cast of local hosts from the Locked On NHL Network guide you through the week in the National Hockey League with a collection of themed shows. Sarah Avampato gets started on Mondays by checking in with three of the network's local experts to chat about the biggest stories going on league-wide. Tuesday sees Mike DiStefano and Joe DiBiase take stock of the Eastern Conference, followed by a Western Conference check-in on Wednesdays with Avampato and Justin Morissette. Morissette take ...
 
Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.
 
The Relentless is a podcast about finding new ways to approach business, sales, and success. Join host Dr. Julie Gurner as she talks to business leaders across industries about the mindsets and behaviors that set them apart and drive their success. Whether you work in sales or are simply interested in what it takes to close a deal, The Relentless will inspire you to think about success differently. This paid podcast is produced by Slate Studios and Century 21 Real Estate.
 
Fire was our first true piece of technology. Around its warming glow, we would tell stories, share our thoughts, and bond with the people we love. Centuries later, our fires have been digitized, and thrown into everyone's pocket. They are infinitely more powerful. This is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, from two writers connected by circuits, wires and a passion for writing.
 
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Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the difficulties in getting the 2020 CFB season off the mark (0:17), the Big Ten getting “bullied” into playing (9:21), the commitment of coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (25:42), Southern University’s band and Spencer’s time playing in the Florida band (34:44) as well as revisiting the Jake Garcia high school tr…
 
Chris Micieli from Locked on Avalanche and Adam Denker from Locked on Lightning host this episode of Locked on NHL as they discuss the most recent Tampa Bay Lightning win in the Stanley Cup giving them a 2-1 series lead over the Dallas Stars. Chris and Adam also take a look at the recent NHL Awards and have some bones to pick with the outcomes. Tun…
 
Summary The key to winning in DFS is finding the best value and DFS MVP covers the top plays at each position. Which games are the best to attack? Is there an under-the-radar team that stands out? Who are some contrarian plays to add to your player portfolio? Is there a lineup construction that works best this week? Get all these questions answered…
 
Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) and Tom Gazzola (TSN 1260) catch you up on the latest Stanley Cup action, with the Dallas Stars coming close to sending Game Two to overtime. Veteran players like Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn are coming up big for the Stars as they look to regain the series lead tonight. Plus, we look at the winners of the last batch…
 
Bomani calls another meeting for the support group of fans of “sorry teams” (0:55), shares why he doesn’t need to apologize for Anthony Davis’ success in the WCF (21:40) and wonders whether or not Michael Jordan is going to try and play cards with Bubba Wallace for his paycheck now that they are joining forces (35:40). Plus, an IYHH with feral pigs…
 
This week Superhero Slate is talking about rumored Flash cameos, WandaVision is on track for a 2020 release, Miles Morales is getting a shocking new video game, and more! Quaran-Stream PSAs: The Social Dilemma, Parks & Rec, Golden Girls, Great British Bake Off News She-Hulk (21:30) Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) cast as Jennifer Walters Kat Cairo (…
 
Lots of things are happening in the NHL! Joe DiBiase and Tom Gazzola discuss reports of Alex Pietrangelo likely hitting free agency next month, the Sabres trading for Eric Staal, and the status of many teams implementing an internal salary cap. The guys also preview the Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning! Learn more …
 
This week on Superhero Slate, DC is renewing several of its shows, Wonder Woman delays again, Chris Hemsworth wants to be Thor forever, and more! Vicky Shout Out! News Thor: Love and Thunder (18:30) Will use same technology as The Mandalorian for filming Keeping sets safe, and faster filming schedule Chris Hemsworth says he’ll be staying on as Thor…
 
This month marks 35 years of Super Mario™ games, so to babble about his favorite bros., host Chris Slate called up three Mario maniacs from Nintendo Treehouse: Nate Bihldorff, Reiko Ninomiya and Tim O’Leary! The group talks about the new Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, their first experiences with the original Super Mario Bros.™ game and many …
 
Hit Parade is back for non-Slate Plus listeners! Upcoming episodes will be split into two parts, released two weeks apart. For the full episode right now, sign up for Slate Plus and you'll also get The Bridge, our Trivia show and deep dive into our subjects. slate.com/hitparadeplus. “One-hit wonder” is a popular term in our culture—and not just in …
 
Bomani chats with friends Desus and Mero about the vacation they went on together to Amsterdam (1:42), cultural overlap with rap music knowledge (10:41), their new book “GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX” (16:40) as well as the perks of being with Showtime and how it differs from their previous work (38:07). Plus, their thought…
 
Summary The key to winning in DFS is finding the best value and DFS MVP covers the top plays at each position. Which games are the best to attack? Is there an under-the-radar team that stands out? Who are some contrarian plays to add to your player portfolio? Is there a lineup construction that works best this week? Get all these questions answered…
 
Chris Micieli from Locked on Avalanche and Adam Denker from Locked on Lightning take the mics for this episode of Locked on NHL! Chris and Adam discuss the trade between the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres as well as the Washington Capitals hiring of Peter Laviolette. Adam discusses the Lightning and what they need to do in Game 6 to punch their …
 
Hosts Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) and Tom Gazzola (TSN 1260) take a look at the Dallas Stars' surprising win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Plus, Tom gives his perspective on the chirping going on between the teams and how the current Zoom press conference environment isn't helping to get stories straight. After taking a look at how Dallas sta…
 
The Dallas Stars have surprisingly advanced to the Stanley Cup Final! Joe DiBiase and Mike Distefano discuss whether Dallas defenseman Miro Heiskanen should be the Conn Smythe favorite? Also, with Peter Laviolette being hired in Washington, Joe quizzes Mike on active coaches with more career wins! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
Bomani Jones weighs in on Cam Newton’s debut with the Patriots, including him almost getting his “chain snatched” in a postgame scuffle (1:05). Bo turns up the heat on old quarterbacks across the NFL (15:17) and has a PSA for fans of "sorry" teams (29:15). Plus, an IYHH with orange skies up-and-down the west coast (42:07) and your voicemails from t…
 
Host Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) is joined from experts across the Locked On network to discuss the latest NHL news. Locked On Lightning host Adam Denker joins to talk about the Tampa Bay Lightning's Game Four win over the New York Islanders, and what the Lightning need to do in their next game to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final. T…
 
Bomani and former “The Right Time” producer Shannon Penn discuss the impact of the NFL playing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” prior to games this season alongside the rise of black quarterbacks across the league (8:02), the state of Shannon’s misery surrounding the prospects for the Giants (26:07), how Cam Newton’s first season with the Patriots will …
 
Summary The key to winning in DFS is finding the best value and DFS MVP covers the top plays at each position. Which games are the best to attack? Is there an under-the-radar team that stands out? Who are some contrarian plays to add to your player portfolio? Is there a lineup construction that works best this week? Get all these questions answered…
 
Today on The Interview, Trey Matthews of Locked On Devils steps in for a conversation with new Seattle Kraken play-by-play voice Everett Fitzhugh, who was recently named the first ever Black play-by-play announcer in NHL history. The two discuss how their careers have intersected, and the road Everett's taken to the big show. Please be sure to subs…
 
Hosts Sarah Avampato (Locked on Kings) and Tom Gazzola (TSN 1260) take a look behind the scenes in the Edmonton bubble, where all of the teams have now consolidated for the Conference Finals. Are the rumors of complaints about the amenities valid? Who finally brought a toaster to the press area? Plus, we look at the Vegas/Dallas matchup and share t…
 
Bomani Jones is here to remind you that football season is here (1:03)! Just because it doesn’t “feel like it”, doesn’t mean that there aren’t compelling storylines. Bo breaks them down for you, discusses how it will look different and addresses Kirk Herbstreit’s emotions from College Gameday. Anthony Davis has a battle on his hands with “can’t go …
 
DC is joined by Dave Davies guitarist from The Kinks to talk about the Live At The Bottom Line vinyl hitting record stores, reflects on the old days with The Kinks, talks about some of his personal favorite memories on tour and much more. Get your copy of Live at The Bottom Line here: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Live-Line/dp/B00005O6PX/ref=s…
 
Three of four series went the distance, going the full seven games. Today, your host Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) talks with the winners of those matches. Danny Webster (Locked On Golden Knights) shares his thoughts on how the Vegas Golden Knights shut down Vancouver and how they'll match up against the Dallas Stars. Gil Martin (Locked On Islan…
 
This week Superhero Slate is talking Disney’s live action Mulan, Sony is weaving a Silk web, DC movies are affected by quarantine, and more! News Mulan (18:50) Released on Disney+ PVOD December - Free with Disney+ Thoughts and impressions SPOILERS at (27:30) Black Panther (34:55) A Tribute for a King is now on Disney+ worldwide Under special featur…
 
With Robin Lehner taking over in Vegas and Thatcher Demko showing out for the Canucks, the goalie market for this offseason is rapidly changing in the playoffs. Joe DiBiase and Tom Gazzola breakdown the goalie position, who poses a bigger threat to Tampa Bay between the Islanders and Flyers, and what's the Stanley Cup Finals you'd least like to see…
 
We're back! Mike DiStefano from Locked On Leafs and Bird Bouchard from Red Cape Sports return for another hockey card investing special. The two discuss the latest hockey product to hit the shelves and talk about some rising card prices. The two then have a great debate about investing in defenseman and then they give advise on their buy, sell, hol…
 
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss Michael’s new TV show “Brother From Another” that comes to Peacock later this month (2:40) and why the “stick to sports” moniker doesn’t work any longer, the role NBA owners play in the movement for social justice and how players can leverage their power (15:56), Steve Nash becoming the new Nets head coach (44…
 
With Justin Morissette sidelined for the time being, this week's Thursday show features Adam Denker's interview with ESPN's Greg Wyshynski discussing the Lightning's run through the playoffs, what's different for this year's team after last season's disappointment, and which team the Lightning should be hoping to play in the next round between the …
 
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the polarized situation around the NBA players' on-then-off-again strike and LeBron's role in it (1:06), the legacy of Georgetown head coach John Thompson following his passing (35:34) as well as the "illusion of power" for college athletes covered in his recent piece for Vanity Fair (45:46). Plus, an IYHH includ…
 
With Game 5 between Tampa Bay and Boston ongoing, Joe DiBiase and Mike Distefano discuss whether Lightning forward Cedric Paquette will be suspended for his hit on Charlie McAvoy, how the Leafs did trading Kasperi Kapanen back to the Penguins, and what teams might be looking to acquire Toronto starting goalie Frederik Anderson? Learn more about you…
 
Host Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) checks in on each of our remaining playoff series, which could all see eliminations with the next games played. Then, we turn the show over to some of our Locked On podcast network hosts who all share a similar message: no matter what, sports have always been political. Locked On Avalanche host Chris Micieli ta…
 
This week, Superhero Slate is devastated to hear of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, a true hero both on and off the screen. Chadwick Boseman Passed away after 4 year battle with Colon Cancer Civil War, Black Panther, Infinity War, Endgame 21 Bridges, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Quaran-Stream: Camp Nowhere (1994), Heavyweights (1995), Hoo…
 
With the NHL postponing games on Thursday and Friday, after other sports did the same to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, Joe DiBiase and Tom Gazzola discuss how the NHL is doing reacting to racial injustices towards African Americans. The guys also talk about the role the Hockey Diversity Alliance is playing in all of this. And, does Robin Leh…
 
First, we have a few announcements about the future of Hit Parade—and it’s good news for both Slate Plus members and non-Plus listeners. While the economic challenges of COVID-19 certainly haven’t abated, Hit Parade has attracted enough new Plus members to allow us to take some episodes out from behind Slate’s paywall starting in September. Startin…
 
Summary In this episode, Pat James joins TJ and Holden to talk about his offseason research on DraftKings NFL DFS contests and how you can use it to your advantage. Topics include how Millionaire winners are using stacking in their lineups, how often players should be contrarian, and which cash games are the most profitable. DFS Strategy Hub Subscr…
 
Yet again, here we are debating whether the New York Islanders are for real. Joe DiBiase and Mike Distefano debate whether the Isles can win the Stanley Cup. The guys also talk about Pittsburgh's offseason, and react live to the Pens trading with Toronto for Kasperi Kapanen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The NHL jumped right into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, so we've done the same. Today, host Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) breaks down the first matchup to get started. Kenneth Nash and Josh Clark of Locked On Stars talk about their team's new penchant for scoring lots of goals, and how they'll be okay even if starting goaltender …
 
This week Superhero Slate is giving you all the reveals from DC’s Fandome including a Wonder Woman Cheetah, a longer, more adult Justice League, our first look at The Batman, and more! Shout Out: Darren and Matt - 80’s Adventure Infinity Train, The Thing, Lovecraft Country, Fall Guys, Avengers Beta v3 News Spider-Woman (25:15) Olivia Wilde directin…
 
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