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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.
 
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.
 
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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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews and Waves producer Cheyna Roth talk about one of the most popular reality TV shows: Below Deck. First, they share why they love it even though it is...a bit problematic, and then they bring on Rachel Hargrove, the chef from Seasons 8 and 9. Hargrove dishes on what it’s really l…
 
This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about ad tracking and big changes at Apple, what’s going on with tuna bonds, and big businesses buying up real estate. In the Plus segment: Legacy admissions. Mentioned In the show: “Snap’s Stock Plummets as It Blames Apple’s Privacy Changes for Hurting Its Ad Business” by Sarah E. Ne…
 
Between April and June of this year, Zillow bought nearly 4,000 homes. And they had no intention of holding onto them. The plan was to flip houses, often and at scale, joining the ranks of companies like Opendoor and Offerpad, also known as iBuyers. So, why did Zillow put their plans on pause last weekend? Can online middlemen really change the way…
 
On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Aymann hotly debate a question about a kid who is vegan but decides to eat meat at their friend’s house. Is 13 mature enough to make their own dietary decisions or should the kid’s parents be told? Then, Jamilah talks with Lauren Linder, mom and attorney for a cannabis company, about how they incorpor…
 
Christina and Bryan take us into Queer History Month with thoughts on Reba McEntire and queer inclusion in historically misogynistic places. They welcome Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff, a book on the queer history of poppers, and writer Jude Doyle, who talks about what we missed in the recent documentary about transmasculine Black feminist icon P…
 
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…
 
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…
 
What was David Lewis like as a person? The consensus is that he did not know how to converse. At Swarthmore, David Lewis discovers he has a knack for philosophy and none at all with women, leading to a lifelong examination of the norms for conversation. By the time he reaches Harvard, he is ready to meet the love of his life, but almost fails out o…
 
What was David Lewis like as a person? The consensus is that he did not know how to converse. At Swarthmore, David Lewis discovers he has a knack for philosophy and none at all with women, leading to a lifelong examination of the norms for conversation. By the time he reaches Harvard, he is ready to meet the love of his life, but almost fails out o…
 
Carver and Dane Martinez are talking about D'Ernest Johnson's big game as the Browns beat the Broncos, Ravens aren't getting ahead of themselves, Derrick Henry preparing for Chiefs, Buccaneers still haven't reached their potential, Zach Wilson needs to work on his turnovers, JJ Watt facing his former team, UFC Fight Night & Bellator 269 preview, Ch…
 
Carver and Dane Martinez are talking about D'Ernest Johnson's big game as the Browns beat the Broncos, Ravens aren't getting ahead of themselves, Derrick Henry preparing for Chiefs, Buccaneers still haven't reached their potential, Zach Wilson needs to work on his turnovers, JJ Watt facing his former team, UFC Fight Night & Bellator 269 preview, Ch…
 
Jordan Cooper spends time discussing strategy for DFS contests, and takes questions from chat on Friday, 10/22/21. 🚨 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:…
 
Between April and June of this year, Zillow bought nearly 4,000 homes. And they had no intention of holding onto them. The plan was to flip houses, often and at scale, joining the ranks of companies like Opendoor and Offerpad, also known as iBuyers. So, why did Zillow put their plans on pause last weekend? Can online middlemen really change the way…
 
Between April and June of this year, Zillow bought nearly 4,000 homes. And they had no intention of holding onto them. The plan was to flip houses, often and at scale, joining the ranks of companies like Opendoor and Offerpad, also known as iBuyers. So, why did Zillow put their plans on pause last weekend? Can online middlemen really change the way…
 
Between April and June of this year, Zillow bought nearly 4,000 homes. And they had no intention of holding onto them. The plan was to flip houses, often and at scale, joining the ranks of companies like Opendoor and Offerpad, also known as iBuyers. So, why did Zillow put their plans on pause last weekend? Can online middlemen really change the way…
 
Stevietpfl and Grant go game by game and break down the 10-game DFS NBA slate for Friday. Presented by PrizePicks.com, sign up using promo code “Grinders” for a 100% match deposit up to $100. http://scoresandodds.com/stevietpfl https://rotogrinders.com/premium – RotoGrinders Premium offers Single Sport or Combo options so you can get the Premium pa…
 
Ferrall talks about the Eddie Rosario slugging 2 HRs as the Braves take a 3-1 lead, Freddie Freeman says this has a different feel than last year, Dave Roberts taking it one game at a time, Justin Turner dealing with hamstring injury, Astros go up 3-2 on Red Sox, Knicks beat Celtics in 2OT, LaMelo Ball drops 31 on Pacers, Joel Embiid not thinking a…
 
Ferrall talks about the Eddie Rosario slugging 2 HRs as the Braves take a 3-1 lead, Freddie Freeman says this has a different feel than last year, Dave Roberts taking it one game at a time, Justin Turner dealing with hamstring injury, Astros go up 3-2 on Red Sox, Knicks beat Celtics in 2OT, LaMelo Ball drops 31 on Pacers, Joel Embiid not thinking a…
 
Emily, John and David discuss Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress, supply chain woes, and Americans pro-actively leaving their jobs. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Jordan Weissmann for Slate: “The Absolute Simplest Explanation for America’s Supply Chain Woes” David J. Lynch for The Washington Post: “Inside America’s Broke…
 
Stevietpfl and Grant go game by game and break down the DFS NFL slate for Week 7. Presented by PrizePicks.com, sign up using promo code “Grinders” for a 100% match deposit up to $100. http://scoresandodds.com/stevietpfl https://rotogrinders.com/premium – RotoGrinders Premium offers Single Sport or Combo options so you can get the Premium package yo…
 
With an action-packed NFL Sunday quickly approaching, Chad Millman and Simon Hunter return to narrow down their favorite against the spread picks. Do the Eagles have enough to squeeze out another narrow cover? Is the Washington line a trap? Is now the time to buy low on the 49ers? All this and so much more, including their survivor pool pick of the…
 
Jordan Cooper spends time discussing strategy for DFS contests, and takes questions from chat on Thursday, 10/21/21. 🚨 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 Sport…
 
Once an obscure legal doctrine, the practice of qualified immunity for police has drawn widespread public scrutiny in the past year. But as mainstream support for ending qualified immunity grows, police unions are amping up their opposition. Guest: Kimberly Kindy, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, plea…
 
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews and Waves producer Cheyna Roth talk about one of the most popular reality TV shows: Below Deck. First, they share why they love it even though it is...a bit problematic, and then they bring on Rachel Hargrove, the chef from Seasons 8 and 9. Hargrove dishes on what it’s really l…
 
Once an obscure legal doctrine, the practice of qualified immunity for police has drawn widespread public scrutiny in the past year. But as mainstream support for ending qualified immunity grows, police unions are amping up their opposition. Guest: Kimberly Kindy, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post. If you enjoy this show, plea…
 
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews and Waves producer Cheyna Roth talk about one of the most popular reality TV shows: Below Deck. First, they share why they love it even though it is...a bit problematic, and then they bring on Rachel Hargrove, the chef from Seasons 8 and 9. Hargrove dishes on what it’s really l…
 
Simon's Browns are just decimated with injuries going into the short week. Can that actually benefit the team? Plus the Voodoo Ranger Trip Around the League, Fantasy Nuggets, and we give you some plug and plays for what seems to be the week EVERYONE is on the bye. Paperhouse Network Shows Merch Store Use Code RIVALS for 15% off at: Silk City Hot Sa…
 
Stevietpfl and Drew Dinkmeyer go game by game and break down the 3-game DFS NBA slate for Thursday. They also talk about the Welly Maker 5.0. Welly Maker 5.0 - https://www.charitywater.org/drew-dinkmeyer/welly-maker-5-0 Presented by PrizePicks.com, sign up using promo code “Grinders” for a 100% match deposit up to $100. http://scoresandodds.com/ste…
 
Ferrall talks about Baker Mayfield's shoulder injury, Browns have to move on for Thursday Night Football, Aaron Rodgers says trash talk happens, Jerry Jones knows how important close games are, Packers expected to sign Whitney Mercilus, NFL Week 7 preview, Dabo Swinney focused on his own team, Astros even series, Dodgers dramatic comeback win, Buck…
 
Ferrall talks about Baker Mayfield's shoulder injury, Browns have to move on for Thursday Night Football, Aaron Rodgers says trash talk happens, Jerry Jones knows how important close games are, Packers expected to sign Whitney Mercilus, NFL Week 7 preview, Dabo Swinney focused on his own team, Astros even series, Dodgers dramatic comeback win, Buck…
 
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…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/chilling-effects [Epistemic status: Extremely confused! Low confidence in all of this] I. On the recent global warming post, a commenter argued that at least fewer people would die of cold. I was prepared to dismiss this on the grounds that it couldn’t possibly be enough people to matter, but, um: There are onl…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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)…
 
Stevietpfl and Grant go game by game and break down the 11-game DFS NBA slate for Wednesday. Presented by PrizePicks.com, sign up using promo code “Grinders” for a 100% match deposit up to $100. http://scoresandodds.com/stevietpfl https://rotogrinders.com/premium – RotoGrinders Premium offers Single Sport or Combo options so you can get the Premium…
 
Ferrall talks about the Titans key stop of the Bills, Derrick Henry making an MVP case, Dak Prescott's calf feeling okay, John Harbaugh respects the Bengals, Broncos coaching staff ignoring the criticism, Browns will be without both RBs, Urban Meyer believes Jaguars will be a dynasty, Matt Rhule calls out Sam Darnold, Seahawks have spoken with cam …
 
Ferrall talks about the Titans key stop of the Bills, Derrick Henry making an MVP case, Dak Prescott's calf feeling okay, John Harbaugh respects the Bengals, Broncos coaching staff ignoring the criticism, Browns will be without both RBs, Urban Meyer believes Jaguars will be a dynasty, Matt Rhule calls out Sam Darnold, Seahawks have spoken with cam …
 
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