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Rachel Maddow, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich and Slate's Julia Turner: Eat More Better Book Release Spectacular!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We celebrate the release of Dan's new book, Eat More Better, by talking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about cocktail philosophy and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich about sandwich science.

Slate Culture Gabfest

You and Your Strange Ways Here in Hollywood Edition

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In a special live show in Los Angeles, Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens try to bridge the gulf between West Coast culture creators and East Coast critics. The Gabbers talk with actors Jenny Slate and Natasha Lyonne;...

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The You’ll Drag Me Out of this Supreme Court in a Pine Box Edition

Friday, December 20, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A judge rules against NSA spying, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's refusal to resign strategically, and a look at the original "welfare queen."

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: Why Don't the Homeless Just Use Uber Edition

Friday, December 13, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The bipartisan budget deal, can Obama resurrect his second term, and the effect of the super rich on cities. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest."

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On The Media

Should The Internet Track Down One Man's Manic Pixie Dream Girl? (Probably Not.)

Friday, December 06, 2013

At Slate, Amanda Hess argues the internet ought to halt its quest to track down one guy's manic pixie dream girl. The guy in question is a New Zealander who met an American woman in Hong Kong on New Year's Eve last year:

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On The Media

We Are Never Ever Going To Stop Online Dating

Monday, October 21, 2013

Can't something be seen as a little sad and still be pretty popular?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 16, The End, For Now

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Slate's David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to discuss the longterm implications of the shutdown for the Republican party.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Watch Out for the Dildo Edition

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the Sandra Bullock/George Clooney movie Gravity, the new Showtime series Masters of Sex, and the evolution of cool.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Bitchery and Butchery Edition

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the hip-hop artist Drake's new album “Nothing Was the Same,” the merits and downsides of hatchet-job books reviews, and the redesign of Apple's iOS7.

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On The Media

"We Post Nothing About Our Daughter Online"

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

This morning Slate published an interesting essay by Amy Webb, where she talks about how she and her husband have decided, since their young daughter's birth, to keep all traces of her off the internet.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: The Right Way to Do Parsley

Friday, August 16, 2013

Slate editor L.V. Anderson shares her methods for efficiently cleaning and chopping parsley. Try her recipe for tabbouleh.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Bazelon Family Gabfest

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest (and Emily's husband) Paul Sabin. This week: Obama's Egypt conundrum, Eric Holder's sentencing reform gesture, and Paul's new environmental book The Bet.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "Actually We Don't Work for Jeff Bezos" Gabfest

Friday, August 09, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jack Hitt. This week: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell has right flank trouble, and cops seizing suspects' stuff.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Duchess Has a Vagina Edition

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black" and the documentary "The Art of Killing," and Simon Doonan joins them to talk about the British royal baby phenomenon.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Brooding Ethnic Antihero Edition

Saturday, July 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists John Dickerson and David Plotz are joined by special guest Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor at The Atlantic. They discuss immigration reform’s path through the House of Representatives and Hillary Clinton’s age.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Dear Prudence: Exposed Strangers

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This summer Emily Yoffe, also known as the Dear Prudence advice columnist for Slate, takes listener questions on thorny ethical and etiquette questions and offers her advice.

This week: how do you let a stranger know he or she is accidentally exposing a body part...that is not usually exposed? Think an unzipped fly or a see-through shirt. 

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  • Need advicePost your own dilemma here and maybe you'll join Emily on the air next week! Or give us a call during the show at 212-433-9692.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Dear Prudence: Splitting A Check

Thursday, June 20, 2013

All this month, Emily Yoffe, Dear Prudence columnist for Slate takes listeners questions on thorny ethical and etiquette questions and offers her advice.

This week: Does "hosting" imply picking up the tab for restaurant meals and is there a good way to handle check-splitting when people of different means ... and different tastes are involved?  

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek Gabfest

Friday, June 07, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government tracks millions of Verizon phone calls, Chris Christie sets a date for the New Jersey senate election, and the Supreme Court rules on routine DNA

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Coffee vs. Booze Edition

Saturday, April 27, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the challenges of questioning and prosecuting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the handling of terror suspects since 9/11. They also discuss the complexities that confront Colorado as it tries to regulate its new marijuana industry.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The DOMA at the SCOTUS Edition

Saturday, March 30, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court oral arguments about two momentous gay marriage cases, one involving California’s Proposition 8 and the other focusing on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They also consider This American Life’s investigation of why so many Americans are receiving disability benefits.

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