Best Gabfest podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Review Podcasts
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Various podcasts involving reviews of film, tv etc
 
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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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Slate Daily Feed
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Slate's Daily Feed includes the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, our sports show Hang Up and Listen, the Double X Gabfest, the Audio Book Club, Mom and Dad are Fighting, Slate Money, Spoiler Specials, The Gist with Mike Pesca, and more.
 
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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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.
 
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So many NYC cab drivers, so few bathrooms. "Out of 62 taxi relief stands in the city, only one that recently opened in lower Manhattan has onsite bathrooms drivers can use." But: J&R Music World to the rescue! (WNYC) Plow cam! Montgomery County, Maryland, has a new interactive map on its Web site, where residents can check to see if snow plows have cleared the roads in their area. (WAMU) NJ Transit wants to raise parking fees. (Star-Ledger) San Francisco backs away from "border toll" idea. ( ...
 
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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.
 
Once you enter the ECHO CHAMBER, all bets are off! We talk about anything and everything related to genre -- science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, comic books, film, television, books, and the stuff that falls between the cracks. Join us for a round-table discussion about ... well... whatever we want.And there's coffee.SciFi4Me.com
 
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.
 
Writer embedded with insurgent do-gooders in Baltimore | in-progress: @GoucherCNFMFA| supporter: @hackbmore @impacthubbalt | book reader & critic | tw: @andrewhazlett | web: http://andrewhazlett.com
 
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
 
Join Kevin Jacobsen and Sebastian Gronback as they discuss the pop culture happenings of the week with special guest stars, amazing surprises and zero artificial flavorings.
 
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 producer Veralyn Williams—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from the va ...
 
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Two Random Guys on Their Way to The Crazy Town Discussing Everything Weird, Crazy, & Unusual About Life Along the Way. ---Topics include: Weird & Odd News, Interviews, "Are You Urban"(Game), Rants, Rambling, Elaborate Opinions, Tangents, Unique Life Observations, Crazy Life Stories, Solutions to the Hard Problems, and a Little Bit of Insanity.
 
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 producer Veralyn Williams—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from the va ...
 
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Shadows in the Dark
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Shadows in the Dark is a diverse talk show discussing alternative topics such as; Ufology, Cryptozoology, Parapshychology, unsolved mysteries, conspiracies, ghosts, UFOs and just the plain weird and unusual, with the top researchers, authors and field investigators. There is really no topic off limits.
 
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On The Gist, a historian at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Why not? When a young Peter Sagal was labeled “not great at sports,” it didn’t sit well with him. But if that drove him to running in the first place, he now has plenty of reasons to keep up the pace—not the least of which is that it’s a good thing to think, talk, and write abo ...…
 
Prudence is joined this week by Carta Monir, an Ignatz award-winning cartoonist living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Grace Lavery, an Assistant Professor of English at UC Berkeley. Together, this power trio tears into letters about what to do when your father disapproves of your decision to keep your maiden name, how to handle your daughter’s sle ...…
 
For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right � and Donald Trump�s victory is its greatest triumphhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2016/dec/19/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-a-phantom-enemy-podcast
 
Clown faces. Egg yolks. Failure. Introducing 10 Things That Scare Me, a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. The stuff that keeps us up at night, that informs our choices, and defines our lives. Listen, and feel less alone. From WNYC Studios. 10 Things That Scare Me premieres December 4, with three new episodes every week. Join the conversatio ...…
 
A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl, and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of ...…
 
This Italian pin-up, along with Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, was emblematic of a brand of post-war European sexuality that America happily imported. But the Hollywood career of “La Lollo” was delayed, thanks to Howard Hughes, whose obsession with Lollobrigida led him to keep her virtually imprisoned in a Los Angeles hotel and sign her to a ...…
 
On The Gist, “violent,” “vicious,” and “terrible.” These are a few of Trump’s favorite words. In the interview, Verne Lundquist announced sports games for decades. But in retirement, he has more time for classical music than whatever game is on TV. “I'm not a passionate sports fan,” he says. “I've got X number of years to live in this life—let' ...…
 
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Athletic’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss Draymond Green’s beef with Kevin Durant. Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight also joins to talk about the World Chess Championship and the Atlantic’s Derek Thompson talks about income inequality in youth sports. Draymond vs. KD (2:40): Will interpersonal st ...…
 
In this episode of Life Effects, we focus on the science of longevity. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live to be 100? How about 150? Life-extending technology may not be accessible today, but is it possible that something as simple as exercise could reverse the aging process right now? In this episode, we explore the aging proc ...…
 
In this episode of Life Effects, we focus on the science of longevity. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live to be 100? How about 150? Life-extending technology may not be accessible today, but is it possible that something as simple as exercise could reverse the aging process right now? In this episode, we explore the aging proc ...…
 
Fear unites us all. In this tiny podcast, people from across the world reveal their biggest fears. The ones that keep them up at night, that inform their choices, and define their lives. Listen, and feel less alone. From WNYC Studios. 10 Things That Scare Me premieres December 4, with three new episodes every week. Join the conversation, and te ...…
 
Travel with us back to the Jazz Age and meet Irene and Clare, two women whopractice "passing" to get by in New York City. The tragic characters of NellaLarsen's insightful novel Passing show us how suspicions and social status canconspire to bring about a terrible end between friends. Other talking pointsinclude the Harlem Renaissance, Arby's v ...…
 
Seth Stevenson talks to Cuyana CEO Karla Gallardo about her upbringing in Ecuador and how it inspired her to make products that last. Gallardo also explains why she focused on women investors when she started the company and what it was like to see Meghan Markle sporting a Cuyana bag. This episode is brought to you by Merrill Lynch. Get started ...…
 
In the new season of Working, host Jordan Weissmann is going inside New York City’s storied Museum of Modern Art to meet the people who keep one of the world’s great artistic institutions running. Paul Galloway is MoMA’s collection specialist for the department of Design and Architecture. To explain what he does...well it takes about the length ...…
 
Amazon’s new headquarters, mayhem with Brexit, and Steve Cohen getting more billions on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss wealthy Californians hiring private firefighters. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter:@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Pr ...…
 
On The Gist, President Donald Trump has finally made a nomination for ambassador to South Africa. And it is a terrible one. It’s hard to make comedy when your story, like Ben Stiller’s latest direction, is based on a state inspector general’s report. Escape at Dannemora is drama through and through, based on the prison break of two men, aided b ...…
 
Sen. Jeff Flake is demanding legislation to protect the Mueller probe. High-profile conservatives are peeling off from the Federalist Society to stand up to the Trump administration. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick explains why she thinks this is a pivotal moment for the Trump administration and its discontents. This episode is brought to you by Merril ...…
 
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dan Kois and Jeffrey Bloomer discuss the second installment of Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. I Travel For, a ...…
 
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dan Kois and Jeffrey Bloomer discuss the second installment of Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. I Travel For, a ...…
 
"Bad Hair Cut" - When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young Amish boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess.
 
Think you know music? Quiz yourself with the latest episode of Hit Parade: The Bridge. This month, on the heels of the 2018 midterm elections, Host Chris Molanphy is joined by T. J. Raphael, senior producer for the Slate Podcast Network, to talk about musicians who make political endorsements. Chris is joined by one listener contestant to play ...…
 
Alone with a screen people tell Google things they don’t reveal to social media; they even reveal things they don’t tell anybody else. On DTS meet Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a data scientist who’s spent years looking at how our online searches may be reflections of our true selves. And if you’ve ever wanted to recall an email, message, or someth ...…
 
Alone with a screen people tell Google things they don’t reveal to social media; they even reveal things they don’t tell anybody else. On DTS meet Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a data scientist who’s spent years looking at how our online searches may be reflections of our true selves. And if you’ve ever wanted to recall an email, message, or someth ...…
 
In the Amazon thriller Homecoming, Julia Roberts plays a caseworker at afacility that helps soldiers re-adjust to civilian life. Or at least that'swhat she thinks it does. But calls from a mysterious boss and sessions with ayoung soldier make her question everything.
 
This week doctors from all over America took to social media with the hashtag #ThisIsMyLane (or #ThisIsOurLane). They sent pictures of themselves in blood-drenched scrubs and shared stories of treating victims of gun violence. Much of this was in response to the NRA after a tweet they sent last Wednesday. Today on the show we talk to Dr. Brenda ...…
 
On The Gist, Nancy Pelosi and new House leadership. Then, the self-help organization known as NXIVM had thousands of paying customers, but only some were involved in the cultish operations that, once exposed, brought it crashing down. In Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, host Josh Bloch follows one of the company’s unknowing recruiters, who disavowed th ...…
 
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss unfounded allegations of fraud in the Florida recount, decisions facing House Democrats about their leadership and agenda, and the lawsuit challenging Trump’s unprecedented appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member ...…
 
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss unfounded allegations of fraud in the Florida recount, decisions facing House Democrats about their leadership and agenda, and the lawsuit challenging Trump’s unprecedented appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member ...…
 
Kurt Andersen talks with Missy Mazzoli and Karen Russell about Mazzoli’s new opera, “Proving Up,” based on a short story by Russell about a family’s bleak prospects in post-Civil War Nebraska. Buffalo Tom singer Bill Janovitz talks about how, when the band scaled back its touring and recording, he found a less hip — and yet surprisingly satisfy ...…
 
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss an academic turnaround in the Lavoie household, Californian air quality, a kid's dislike his grandma, and a tough question about the life of an unsupported military mom. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Blinds.com, get 20% off anything today when you use the c ...…
 
Guest host Kate Burton presents two stories about parents and children. A mother and daughter remember the past differently in Tessa Hadley's "Matrilineal," performed by Patricia Kalember. And a surprising offer divides two families in "In the Country," by Guy de Maupassant, performed by Thomas Gibson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me ...…
 
This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen talk with Kate Julian from The Atlantic about her cover story on “The Sex Recession”. Then, the incident at the White House that resulted in CNN’s Jim Acosta getting his press pass revoked and how should we frame how white women are voting. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance ...…
 
This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen talk with Kate Julian from The Atlantic about her cover story on “The Sex Recession”. Then, the incident at the White House that resulted in CNN’s Jim Acosta getting his press pass revoked and how should we frame how white women are voting. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance ...…
 
This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen talk with Kate Julian from The Atlantic about her cover story on “The Sex Recession”. Then, the incident at the White House that resulted in CNN’s Jim Acosta getting his press pass revoked and how should we frame how white women are voting. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance ...…
 
On The Gist, who’s running in 2020? Should we even speculate yet? Time for another segment of Mike debates Slate. Staff writer Henry Grabar is here to discuss Amazon’s choice of New York City, why people seem to keep misunderstanding what subsidies are, and how the benefits of Amazon moving to Long Island City outweigh the costs to the city. In ...…
 
This episode of Whistlestop visits 1981 when Republican President Ronald Reagan, after surviving an assassination attempt, received a warm visit from the Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable ...…
 
This episode of Whistlestop visits 1981 when Republican President Ronald Reagan, after surviving an assassination attempt, received a warm visit from the Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable ...…
 
Survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse have gone after the church in a piecemeal fashion. But the Roman Catholic Church’s cover-up of child sexual abuse goes back decades, and experts say it reaches the upper echelons of church leadership. What would it take to go after the Vatican? We talk to someone who’s tried it: Marci Hamilton, a profes ...…
 
On today’s show, host Will Oremus will talk about the employee uprising at Google, and the changes that it and other tech companies have made to their sexual harassment policies in response. Joining him is Caroline O’Donovan, senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News, who was there to cover the employee walkouts in person and has continued t ...…
 
Sociologist James Aho offers more on the The Order, a white supremacist group that went on a violent crime spree in the 1980s, and historian Kathleen Belew describes the role women played within white power movements. To join Slate Plus, sign up at slate.com/standoff.
 
We are so happy that the trio is back together to eat pie and chat about episode 405, "I'm So Happy For You." Warning: this episode includes lots of unlovely singing by your lovely cohosts. If you've stuck with us this long into our run, it shouldn't surprise you. Will Rebecca recover or backslide? What does "fizzy" truly mean? What went down b ...…
 
Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Laura Bennett discuss the Melissa McCarthyvehicle Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Netflix's filthy but heartfelt pubertycartoon Big Mouth, and the death of Stan Lee with Slate's Jamelle Bouie. InSlate Plus: favorite breakup anthems inspired by Ariana Grand's Thank U,Next.…
 
Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Laura Bennett discuss the Melissa McCarthy vehicle Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Netflix's filthy but heartfelt puberty cartoon Big Mouth, and the death of Stan Lee with Slate's Jamelle Bouie. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.co ...…
 
Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Laura Bennett discuss the Melissa McCarthy vehicle Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Netflix's filthy but heartfelt puberty cartoon Big Mouth, and the death of Stan Lee with Slate's Jamelle Bouie. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.co ...…
 
Stephen Pyne has made fire his life’s work. He put them out for 15 summers and has thought about them ever since. Today on the show – the conversation we’re not having about wildfires and why despite the devastation in California this week, he remains hopeful that we can figure this out. Here’s how you can help the victims of the California wil ...…
 
On The Gist, when will everyone stop walking and chewing gum at the same time? In the interview, it may have been a political stunt ahead of the midterms, but president Trump’s deployment of U.S. service members to the border continues. What are they even up to? Veteran and writer Jack Murphy fills in the details, including how the mission is b ...…
 
Prudence is joined this week by Jenée Desmond-Harris, an op-ed editor at the New York Times. One of the resolutions she's been working on all year is to become someone who inspires people say "you don't suffer fools". Together they tackle letters about what actions you can take when your abusive ex-spouse to-be threatens your safety, should you ...…
 
This episode is brought to you by Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. LinkedIn Talent Solutions, for $50 off your first job post, go to linkedin.com/LEXICON. How far back can we trace, with any accuracy, the spoken word? Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up fo ...…
 
In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.Storytellers: Jill ...…
 
A new theatrical version of To Kill a Mockingbird is opening on Broadway next month, adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch. So in anticipation of this Broadway debut, we’ve put together some of our favorite segments about America’s most beloved novel. First, we check in with the residents of Monroevill ...…
 
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