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Slate Political Gabfest

The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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The Truth

It's Your Funeral (part 2)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Live the death you've always wanted. This is part 2 of a two-part story. Performed by Andy Moskowitz, Ben Jones, Amy Warren, Jackie Hoffman, Blanche Ames, and Damon Ketron. Written by David Wilcox, inspired by a segment from his podcast A Twilight...

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The Truth

It's Your Funeral (part 1)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Live the death you've always wanted. Performed by Andy Moskowitz, Jackie Hoffman, Ben Jones, Damon Ketron, Phoebe Tyres, Shacottha Fields, Blanche Ames, and Rebecca Robles. Written by David Wilcox. Produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Malcolm Gladwell and Ben McGrath on doping in sports.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell and Ben McGrath on doping in sports.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Ken Auletta and Ben McGrath on Mike Bloomberg's term as mayor.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ken Auletta and Ben McGrath on Mike Bloomberg's term as mayor.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ben McGrath and Roger Angell on writing about baseball.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ben McGrath and Roger Angell on writing about baseball.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Sprang Braake Forever Edition

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, June Thomas and John Swansburg discuss the Phil Spector biopic on HBO, Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" and the life and legacy of Lew Wallace, Civil War general and author of "Ben-Hur."

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The Truth

Where Have You Been?

Friday, March 22, 2013

A prodigal daughter returns. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Ben Jones, Christian Paluck, Chet Siegel, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren, and Asher Herbstman. The story was developed collaboratively by The Truth, with dialogue improvised by the actors. Produced...

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The Truth

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

You're cordially invited to spend New Year's Eve with Walt Avery. To attend, simply play this podcast. Performed by Ben Jones and Tom Ligon, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The Truth

In Good Hands

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two urban explorers enter an abandoned subway. What happens next is our secret. This is the complete version of a story that was previously only available in two parts.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Did it for the Lulz Edition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new Ben Affleck film "Argo" and the foodie institution "Cooks Illustrated," plus Gawker's Adrian Chen comes in to discuss his controversial piece on the social news site Reddit.

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The Truth

That's Democracy

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget. Performed by Peter McNerney as Mr. Mohr, Russ Armstrong as Eric, and Alexis Lambright as Margaret, with  Fiona Bradford, Teddy Shivers, Oscar Montoya, and Ben Jones as...

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The Truth

In Good Hands (part 2)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our story about two urban explorers concludes, when they are helped by a group of very eccentric people. Performed by Emily Tarver, Alex Marino, Louis Kornfeld, Christian Paluck, Ed Herbstman, Amy Warren, and Ben Jones. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Ben Marcus reads Kazuo Ishiguro

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ben Marcus reads Kazuo Ishiguro's "A Village After Dark."

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ben McGrath and Amy Davidson on Super Sam Fuld

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ben McGrath and Amy Davidson on Super Sam Fuld.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ben McGrath on David Ortiz's career as a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ben McGrath on David Ortiz's career as a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Daniel Mendelsohn on memoirs

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daniel Mendelsohn on memoirs.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ben McGrath on doomsaying

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ben McGrath talks about predictions of economic and social collapse.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ben McGrath on Lenny Dykstra

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ben McGrath discusses Lenny Dykstra's efforts to broaden the horizons of retired athletes.

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