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The Payday Edition

The Payday Edition
2 years, 11 months ago Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: when payday loans become usurious, why Buzzfeed’s latest valuation is so high, and the big paychecks of data scientists. Slate Money, fe

The Gist: Is That Ferguson or Selma?

The Gist: Is That Ferguson or Selma?
2 years, 11 months ago The visuals coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, evoke memories of a much uglier time in our history. On the Gist, Slate’s Jamelle Bouie shares observations from his recent visit to the protests. Plus, author Megan Abbot explains why high school mass ... The visuals com

The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice Edition

The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice Edition
2 years, 11 months ago Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon with Vesla Weaver and James Forman, both of Yale University. This week: The deaths, at the hands of police, of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Also, a discussion of On the Run, by sociologist Alice Goffman. ... Slate's Pol

The Gist: In Ukraine, Even the Flags Are Clashing

The Gist: In Ukraine, Even the Flags Are Clashing
2 years, 11 months ago President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can often be heard speaking proudly about diplomatic progress in Burma. Today on The Gist, RAND Corp. political scientist Jonah Blank puts the success story in context. Plus, Ted Kaye joins us ... President

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition
2 years, 11 months ago Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood independence and talk to Slate TV Critic Willa Paskin about Bravo's new show "Extreme Guide to Parenting". Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood ind

The Gist: Would You Report a Creepy Correspondence?

The Gist: Would You Report a Creepy Correspondence?
2 years, 11 months ago When a bored copy-shop employee spotted a chilling letter on the copy machine, he was left with an ethical dilemma.  On The Gist, Emily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column explains when it’s your duty to report discussions of sexual conduct with minors. ... When

The Culture Gabfest: Good Night, Robin Williams Edition

The Culture Gabfest: Good Night, Robin Williams Edition
2 years, 11 months ago Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and guest John Swansburg discuss the inestimable actor and comedian Robin Williams' career, Cinemax's the turn-of-the-century hospital drama The Knick, and the weather. Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and guest Joh

The Gist: The Pursuit of Happiness Studies

The Gist: The Pursuit of Happiness Studies
2 years, 11 months ago Can gathering happiness data help countries evaluate the success of public policies? For our regular segment “Is This Bulls--t,” we examine the value of happiness studies with Maria Konnikova of The New Yorker. Also, Arab studies professor Justin Stearns ... Can ga

The Gist: The Vin Scully of Horseracing Retires

The Gist: The Vin Scully of Horseracing Retires
2 years, 11 months ago Today on The Gist, Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy offers insight into the threat of ISIS in Iraq and President Obama’s selective humanitarian efforts. Then, famed horserace announcer Tom Durkin takes a partial break ... Today on T

Hang Up and Listen: The Tragedy at Canandaigua Edition

Hang Up and Listen: The Tragedy at Canandaigua Edition
2 years, 11 months ago Josh Levin and Mike Pesca interview Motorsport.com’s Steven Cole Smith about the death of Kevin Ward Jr.; talk to Grantland’s Shane Ryan about Rory McIlroy’s PGA win; and chat with the New York Times’ Marc Tracy about big changes in college sports. Show ... Jos