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The Gist

Coal Over Climate

President Trump won’t lift a finger against climate change. He deserves flak over Hurricane Florence.

If Then
Sept. 19 2018 5:39 PMTech Barons Are the New Media BaronsA conversation with the Washington Post’s media columnist about the billionaires buying news organizations—including her own.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 19 2018 12:42 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Oopsie Jar” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Simple Favor, Boom Town, and the art of headline writing.
Secret History of the Future
Sept. 19 2018 6:01 AMFork Fashions and Toilet TrendsIt took a long time for the fork to go from oddity to ubiquity. What does that say about Google Glass?
The Gist
Sept. 18 2018 8:22 PMOwe Me the MoneyAmericans are in debt, and so are many of the candidates hoping to represent them. Case in point: Georgia’s Stacey Abrams.
Studio 360
Sept. 18 2018 6:00 AMWhy the Long Face?How a dark comedy got so dark and so funny.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 17 2018 6:58 PMThe “Kavanaugh in Crisis” EditionIn this special bonus episode, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Supreme Court nominee.
Women in Charge
Sept. 17 2018 8:00 AMWomen in Charge: Aline Brosh McKennaThe co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on what it takes to run a TV show.
Sept. 15 2018 10:00 AMRoe v. KavanaughBrett’s not super into precedent, it seems.
The Gist
Sept. 14 2018 8:23 PMDemocratic Socialists of America, for the Win?Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have scary values to conservatives. But to the DSA’s national director, she’s a moderate.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 14 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Shane Bauer EditionA reporter’s undercover journey into an American prison.
The Gist
Sept. 13 2018 8:13 PMThe Settlement PresidentDonald Trump’s settlements often used to right interpersonal wrongs. Now they involve hundreds of asylum-seekers.
Studio 360
Sept. 13 2018 5:00 PMApocalypse, WowHow Ann Dowd makes her dystopian character on The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia, more believable, and how hippies in the late ’60s started obsessing over doomsday.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 13 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Recovering Fruit Bat EditionBreaking into teens’ phones and sleep-resistant tots on Slate’s parenting podcast.
The Gist
Sept. 12 2018 8:04 PMBillionaires Don’t Know BestGenerous philanthropists may mean well, but they often hijack efforts that should be more democratic.
If Then
Sept. 12 2018 4:27 PMGoogle’s Real BiasesDespite what Ted Cruz might say, conservatives are not the communities most harmed in internet searches.
Outward Podcast
Sept. 19 2018 12:50 PMThe “Orientation” EditionBeing queer doesn’t come with a guide.
Dear Prudence
Sept. 19 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Unnecessary Shame” EditionI’m in a long-term relationship, but I’m crushing hard on my co-worker. Help!
Slow Burn
Sept. 19 2018 6:00 AMGod ModeThe Clinton-Lewinsky scandal sent the religious right into paroxysms of outrage. The rest of the country wasn’t convinced.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 18 2018 11:04 AMThe Habitual PastDid you “used to” do something but don’t any longer? Where does that expression come from?
The Gist
Sept. 17 2018 8:10 PMEthan Hawke’s Earnest ArtWhy he loves making movies that matter, not just ones that make money.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 17 2018 6:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The Let’s Retire at Halftime EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Vontae Davis and Le’Veon Bell, the marathon world record, and the Athletic.
Sept. 16 2018 2:01 PMHow Does a Hash Maker Do His Job?Meet Max Platt, who makes hash for a living as a cannabis-extraction technician in Denver.
Slate Money
Sept. 15 2018 2:02 AMThe Shaky Ground EditionSlate Money on the financial collapse 10 years later, how it brought on fracking, and a look at the future of the markets.
Sept. 14 2018 12:58 PMRaising Red Flags and the Story of Our TimeHow the Trump story is illuminating the crimes that typically go unpunished.
Live at Politics and Prose
Sept. 14 2018 7:00 AMEvery Day Is Extra After Vietnam, John Kerry felt called to a life of service to honor those who never made it home.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 13 2018 6:21 PMThe “Trump Economy” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the economy, the state of the midterm campaigns, and the detention of migrant children.
If Then
Sept. 13 2018 3:11 PMWhy Apple’s New Gizmos MatterSoaring iPhone prices, machine-learning privacy, and the life-saving potential of the Apple Watch.
The Waves
Sept. 13 2018 11:14 AMThe “Smashing Her Racket” EditionThe Waves on Julia Salazar, women’s comebacks, and Serena Williams.
Slate Extra
Sept. 12 2018 6:46 PMWhy the Legal Marijuana Industry Might Be More Responsible Than Silicon ValleySlate’s Jordan Weissmann on covering the emerging marijuana industry.
Dear Prudence
Sept. 12 2018 12:52 PMDear Prudence: The “Sister Misery” EditionMy sister constantly complains about being an overworked mom but hates when I try to help out. Help!