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

Working: The "How Does an Inaugural Parade Announcer Work?" Edition  

Charlie Brotman announced every inaugural parade since 1957, and was fired by Donald Trump's team in 2017.

Brotman told Jacob Brogan about how his work at the parades have changed over the decades, and about some of the tricks he used to keep the crowd's attention.

In a Slate Plus Extra, Charlie Brotman reads an announcement about the history of different kinds of inaugural parades. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

Email: working@slate.com
Twitter: @Jacob_Brogan

Represent: (A)sexual star and director, David Jay and Angela Tucker  

On this episode of Represent, Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to David Jay and Angela Tucker, the star and director, respectively, of the 2011 documentary (A)sexual; as well as three members of the asexuals community.

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-Slate: Asexuality and Intersex Conditions Are Television’s New Frontier
-USA’s Sirens: Brian and Voodoo on S2:E1
-Netflix’s BoJack Horseman: Todd Chavez comes out as asexual on S3:E12
-Fox’s House: House “successfully disproves” asexuality on S8:E9
-Resources from The Asexual Visibility and Education Network

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Trumpcast: The Anatomy of a March  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Jo Miller, the showrunner/head writer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, about this weekend's Women's March on Washington, the smaller Trump protest marches popping up around the country, and why those can have an even more sustainable impact.

Gist: The 12-Step Program of Highly Effective People  

Nick Thune took the long way to stand-up comedy, performing Enrique Iglesias cover songs and making a stop in rehab before graduating from high school. On The Gist, he explains why he’s not scared of silence on stage and what made him ditch his guitar. His new special, Nick Thune: Good Guy, is streaming now on Seeso
In the Spiel, asking much of Steven Mnuchin and parrying with Rick Perry. 



Political: The “I Think We're Going to be Okay” Edition  

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, the challenges of covering glitter, Twitter and news from the Trump administration and the commuting of Chelsea Manning's sentence.

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Email: gabfest@slate.com

Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

90 Seconds: So That's What the Energy Department Does!  

Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Steve Mnuchin faces the Senate; 2) Rick Perry finally discovers what the Energy Department does; 3) A video store that will have you at hello.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Sad Laura Ashley Bat Mitzvah Dress Edition  

On today's show, hosts Gabriel Roth, editor at Slate, and Lizzie Skurnick, author of That Should Be A Word, talk about Lizzie's experience as a single mother raising a son whose father is an anonymous sperm donor. Then, they chat with Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of the book Screenwise, about the unspoken rules that influence kid's choices on social media.

Also, a listener question about bringing young daughters to this weekend's Women's March on Washington and a particularly complicated fail from Allison in our Slate Plus segment. 

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Audio Book Club: Postcards from the Edge  

Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood.  

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The Moment - Mike Lupica: 1/18/17  

Mike Lupica talks about Donald Trump, how he thinks about his writing, and how he started writing in the first place. Come for the podcast, stay for Brian's incredible Dunkin' Donuts story.

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Gist: Trial by Firing Line  

You didn’t have to agree with William F. Buckley to marvel at his intellect, his swiftness, and his wit. Starting in 1966, Buckley got to show off his skills every week on Firing Line, his pioneering television show devoted to debate. Heather Hendershot watched nearly 1,500 episodes of the show, and though she still doesn’t agree with Buckley, she admires how he created a place for high-minded argument. Hendershot is the author of Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line. For the Spiel, is the circus shutting down or will confirmation hearings be going for a bit longer?

90 Seconds: Grizzly Bear High School  

Mike Pesca with three things: 1) People hate Obamacare, or they want a lot more of it; 2) Betsy DeVos is afraid of bears; 3) An update from Gambia.

Culture Gabfest: Slow Mo Nun Soccer Edition  

Dana Steven, Stephen Metcalf and Sam Anderson discuss HBO's new show The Young Pope, the film A Monster Calls directed by J. A. Bayona, and Neanderthals Were People, Too from The New York Times Magazine. 

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Hang Up: The Real Locker Room Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Nate Jackson talk about the NFL playoffs. They’re also joined by Don Yee to discuss his proposed pro football minor league and ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss to assess the 35-6 Golden State Warriors.

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Trumpcast: A Message from Moscow  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Alexey Kovalev, a Russia based journalist, about covering Vladamir Putin's pressers and what the American media should keep their eyes open for when covering Trump.

Gist: Can The Democrats Obstruct Everything for Four Years?  

On every major piece of legislation in the Obama era, congressional Republicans have thrown up roadblocks and been reluctant to compromise. Can Democrats do the same in the age of Trump? Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and The Atlantic looks at the options facing the Congressional opposition and the future of everyone’s favorite obstructionist tool, the filibuster. 
In the Spiel, why we don’t judge presidents based on their inauguration’s Nielsen ratings. 

Dear Prudence: The “Giving Tree” Edition  

Prudie puts in a plug for queries about good fortune only. Then, she and writer Caille Millner tackle more serious problems: I’m convinced my husband had an affair with his boss, but he denies it. My mom is terrible with money. How can I get her to save for retirement so I don’t have to bail her out? My slacker brother-in-law has his parents duped into supporting him financially. I want to stage an intervention, but his mom won’t have it. Hear more Prudence by joining Slate Plus: Slate.com/Prudiepod.

90 Seconds: The End of Men  

Mike Pesca with Three Things: 1) The decline of men in the workplace; 2) Putin calls the dossier a fake; 3) A seafood restaurant realizes nobody listens to techno.

The "How Does a Protest Organizer Work?" Edition  

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important in the years ahead.

Eugene Puryear is volunteer activist and organizer with ANSWER Coalition, a group founded to resist war and racism. With his fellow organizers, Eugene is currently preparing for a large rally on Trump's inauguration day along the parade route. He tells Jacob Brogan about the meetings, permits, fundraising, and hours of work that go into pulling off a successful rally, and a little bit about what keeps him motivated.

Then, in a Slate Plus extra, Puryear shares his perspective on any threat of counter-protestors and what security efforts they have in place. You’ll also help Slate hold Donald Trump accountable in our podcasts and on the site as a whole. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

Email: working@slate.com
Twitter: @Jacob_Brogan

ANSWER Coalition: answercoalition.org
Eugene's podcast: By Any Means Necessary

Slate Money: The Ballpoint Pen Edition  

Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:

- The mysterious history of the Bic Cristal Ballpoint pen - Bond investing in a rising-rate environment- Hedge fund founder Anthony Scaramucci’s new White House role

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

Production by Zachary Dinerstein


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Gist: Jamelle Bouie on the Trump Cabinet  

So, who is Donald Trump’s most troubling Cabinet pick? Is it Jeff Sessions, who received an 11 percent score on civil rights issues from the NAACP? Or Rex Tillerson, who was unprepared for questions about Vladimir Putin’s regime? Or Ben Carson, who didn’t seem to know anything about the mandate of Housing and Urban Development? Slate’s chief political correspondent weighs in on the first week of hearings for Trump’s Cabinet picks. In the Spiel, it’s Lobstar time again.   

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