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Pick Three: Devendra Banhart, Bernhoft, Night Beds

Friday, March 08, 2013

Time Out New York music editor Sophie Harris shares three new tracks that have been tickling her ear buds as of late.

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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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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Drooping and Slumping Toward Insanity Edition

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss Pete Wells' epic New York Times review/takedown of Guy Fieri's restaurant, Philip Roth's retirement and the Rolling Stones' lack thereof, and the culture of Amtrak's quiet car.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: On Tenterhooks Edition

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and John Swansburg discuss the new Denzel Washington film "Flight," George Lucas selling Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise to Disney, and Twitter hashtags as poetry.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Frankenfest Edition

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, Jody Rosen and David Haglund discuss Twitter's role in Hurricane Sandy, the new ABC drama "Nashville," and Haglund's piece on Mormon intellectuals.

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Life of the Law

Law in Translation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vietnamese fishing communities are still finding themselves grounded by the BP oil spill, one of the largest environmental disasters of the century. These fishermen and women are without adequate interpretation services and legal representation and are...

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Stow Your Blunderbuss Edition

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new sci-fi thriller "Looper" and the 30th anniversary of the sitcom "Cheers," plus the economics of indie rock stardom with New York Magazine music critic Nitsuh Abebe.

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New Sounds

New Releases, March 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

WNYC

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs and downloads, which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes to present the cream of this crop.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Bengal Tiger Giving Birth Edition

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and June Thomas discuss early previews of the fall TV lineup, including The New Normal, The Mindy Kaling Project, and Animal Practice, plus Jonathan Chait's piece on Hollywood liberalism and the 5

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Ode to Nixon Gabfest

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon and her special guests from Yale, Beverly Gage and Anthony Leiserowitz. This week: Mitt Romney’s tax plan, climate change in the U.S., and a New Yorker profile of Paul Ryan

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Summer Strut Edition

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the new Charlie Sheen sitcom "Anger Management," Tim Kreider's New York Times op-ed on "The Busy Trap," and the listener-selected summer strut music playlist.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest: "Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd" Edition

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the difference between 'literary fiction' and 'genre fiction,' whether the app "The Atavist" is the magazine of the future, and what the New York Times wedding announcement section say

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Strangers

Brian Finkelstein: Blue Astringent Blues

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A wanna-be artist finds himself in a dual-life dilemma

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New Sounds

New Releases, March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs and downloads, which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes to present the cream of this crop.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Money In The Envelope Edition

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In this week's Gabfest, our critics revisit AMC’s much-acclaimed drama series Mad Men, now entering its fifth season. Next, they are joined by Nathaniel Rich to discuss his New York Times Magazine article on the atrophied recovery of New Orleans’ 9th

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Live in Los Angeles Edition

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In this week's special live Culture Gabfest, our critics debate the controversy surrounding This American Life’s retraction of Mike Daisey’s popular monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Next, Gabfesters ponder the princess of quirk, Zoo

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On Being

Nicholas Kristof — Journalism and Compassion [remix]

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human

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On Being

[Unedited] Nicholas Kristof with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Donald Hall looks at his barn, and back through time

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Donald Hall looks at his barn, and back through time.

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Listen to Lucy

Stick to the rules and abusing your colleagues is OK

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stick to the rules and abusing your colleagues is OK

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