Slate Magazine Daily Podcast

Slate Magazine Daily Podcast

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Slate's Daily Podcast includes the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, our sports show Hang Up and Listen, the Double X Gabfest, the Audio Book Club, and Lexicon Valley, plus special features. Part of the Panoply Network.

Episodes

90 Seconds: Rebuild Society Like No One is Watching  

Chris Berube with two thing you need to know, and one you don't: 1) Trump hands Merkel a NATO bill; 2) Marine Le Pen's party is out of funds in France; 3) A Scottish reality show manages to be worse than American reality shows.

Amicus: Gorsuch Grins, Says Nothing  

This week, the Senate held four days of hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. What did we learn about Gorsuch from his 20-odd hours in the hot seat? Did the Democrats gain anything of value from the testimony? Did Gorsuch say anything of substance? And, in the end, will the hearings even matter? In this bonus episode, we reflect on the hearings with veteran political operative Ron Klain and Slate’s own Mark Joseph Stern.

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Podcast production by Tony Field.

Slate Money: The Thinx Twice Edition  

Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Huffington Post senior reporter Emily Peck discuss:Thinx founder Miki Agrawal’s sexual harassment allegationsHow venture capital placed massive strains on the promising digital healthcare startup SherpaaHow venture capitalist J.D. Vance is looking to invest in startups in OhioCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm.

Email: slatemoney@slate.com
Twitter: @felixsalmon, @JHWeissmann, @EmilyRPeck

Production by Zachary Dinerstein.


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Gist: Feet off the Couch, Please  

Alyssa Mastromonaco served as White House deputy chief of staff under Barack Obama. Her job was expansive—covering everything from interviewing James Comey to making sure the White House driveway was re-paved[AM1] . Now, she’s written a memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House.

In the Spiel, Republicans weren’t able to come up with a better plan than “Obamacare bad.” Failure was inevitable.

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Gist: Feet off the Couch, Please  

Alyssa Mastromonaco served as White House deputy chief of staff under Barack Obama. Her job was expansive—covering everything from interviewing James Comey to making sure the White House driveway was re-paved[AM1] . Now, she’s written a memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House.

In the Spiel, Republicans weren’t able to come up with a better plan than “Obamacare bad.” Failure was inevitable.

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Political: Gabfest EXTRA 2- the Vanishing Health Care Bill  

Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson give the latest on the vanishing House health care bill.

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Show notes at slate.com/gabfest





90 Seconds: Stick Around, He’ll Be Right Back  

Mary Wilson with today’s rundown: Byrd play on the Hill, Mubarak is released from prison, and Seth Meyers accuses the president of IP theft. 

Political: Gabfest "EXTRA- the Health Care" Edition  

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health care vote (or non vote) suspense.

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Represent: #36: “Every Single Word” Creator Dylan Marron  

Aisha Harris talks to Dylan Marron, the creator of the viral video series cataloging dialogue in popular movies spoken by people of color, Every Single Word. And co-host John Raphael Oliveira of A Brit And A Yank, comes on to discuss Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

For links on what we discuss check out our show page.

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Production by Veralyn Williams

ABC: The Art of War by Sun Tzu  

In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017. 

April's Audio Book Club will be on Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

Trumpcast: The Healthcare Vote That Wasn't  

Jamelle Bouie talks to Abby Phillip of the Washington Post about today's no-vote on the AHCA and where things go from here.

Political: The “Playing Sofball with Neil” Edition  

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential campaign, Neil Gorsuch's smooth talking and the moves of an accused cop-killer, state prosecutor and governor of Florida. 

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Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

90 Seconds: Sir, That’s Not Your Department  

Mike Pesca with today’s rundown: A dual U.S.-Israeli citizen has been arrested for allegedly phoning in bomb threats to Jewish centers in the U.S., a former Russian MP was shot dead in Ukraine, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry moonlights as dean of student affairs at Texas A&M.

I Have To Ask: Chris Hayes  

Isaac is joined by Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes, host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and author of the new book A Colony in a Nation, which argues that there are really two different Americas.




DoubleX Gabfest: The She-E-UhO Edition  

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with Mark Joseph Stern (legal writer for Slate), Thinx sexual harassment allegations, and new research that shows women do like to compete-- against themselves.

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Trumpcast: The State of the State Department  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer at The New Yorker, about where things stand at the State Department and why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's silence is damaging to United States foreign policy.

Gist: Health Care! It’s Trump’s Problem Now  

With hours to go before the official vote on Trumpcare, the bill is being altered to make sure moderates in Buffalo and Freedom Caucus members in South Carolina stay onboard. [MW1] Any chance this Frankenstein bill will fail? Slate columnists Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann look at the costs and politics of the American Health Care Act ahead of Thursday’s consequential House vote.

For the Spiel, let’s try to be fair to Donald Trump. Just for a moment. It’s going to be hard, but dammit we’ll try.

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Whistlestop: The Bricker Amendment and Stories of Migratory Birds  

 Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America's Presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by Brian Rosenwald.

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90 Seconds: Flying With Rex Tillerson  

Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) The IJR’s story on Rex Tillerson gives the secretary of state the “perhaps” treatment, 2) Mexico warns businesses to stay out of border-wall bids, and 3) One snake on a plane. 

The Americans S:5 | E:3 The Midges  

Writer Tracey Scott Wilson joins Slate's June Thomas to discuss the third episode of the show's penultimate season. Then costume designer Katie Irish shares her personal connections with many of the Season 5 disguises, points out a detail from Claudia's wardrobe, and talks about the dress styles of teenage boys of the 1980s.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX. 

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