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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Say It with Me: President Ted Cruz" Edition

Friday, March 27, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jamelle Bouie discuss the presidential ambitions of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court case involving license plates and the Confederate flag, and the deliberate downing of a German airliner.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 420: TED-time Stories

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is this year's TED Prize winner, and last week he gave a TED talk in Vancouver. In this episode, you'll hear part of that talk as well as the stories he shared with the audience.

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On Being

Brené Brown — The Courage to Be Vulnerable [remix]

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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On Being

[Unedited] Brené Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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Listen to Lucy

Public speaking and removing my jeans on stage

Monday, March 10, 2014

Public speaking and removing my jeans on stage

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On Being

Brené Brown — The Courage to Be Vulnerable [remix]

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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On Being

[Unedited] Brené Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Slate's David Plotz and Dave Weigel discuss possible movement in the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 7 of the Government Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the escalating war or words between Democrats and Republicans, and a new poll that looks especially bad for the GOP.

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Radiolab

Artist Plays Detective: Can I Reconstruct A Face From A Piece Of Hair?

Friday, June 28, 2013

You find a hair on a table top. A cigarette butt on the street. You take it home, and using not especially sophisticated tools, you recover traces of DNA. Can you now reconstruct the face of the person whose hair that was? Who smoked that cigarette?

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On Being

Sarah Kay's Way with Words [remix]

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sarah Kay is a 23-year-old spoken word poet who has become a role model and teacher to teenagers around the world. She puts words around what she knows about poetry, stories, and being human and connected in this age.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sarah Kay and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sarah Kay is a 23-year-old spoken word poet who has become a role model and teacher to teenagers around the world. She puts words around what she knows about poetry, stories, and being human and connected in this age.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Guess We Should Ask You for Money Edition

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Slate writers Dana Stevens, David Haglund and Forrest Wickman are joined by Mark Harris to discuss his piece for GQ on the leading man, Amanda Palmer's TED talk on crowdfunding and the PBS documentary "Makers: The Women Who Make America."

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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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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'The Watch'

Friday, July 27, 2012

This week: Kristen cheats on Robert Pattinson at the Summer Games while the neighborhood watches. No, that can't be right. Rafer is an expert on Olympic events. No, that's certainly not right, either.

We're all so upset over Kristen Stewart's diss of R-Patts, we don't know what's what. All of that will get ...

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'Ted' and 'Magic Mike'

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kristen and Rafer bare it all in this edition of Movie Date...all their feelings about "Magic Mike," that is. Also, a TED talk about "Ted" -- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's first film.

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The Takeaway

John Hockenberry at TED2012: A Life with Intent

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Takeaway host John Hockenberry spoke Friday at TED2012 in Long Beach, California.

Design has always been a part of Hockenberry's life. His father, who was a designer for IBM and Kodak, taught him what good design looked like.

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The Takeaway

John Hockenberry Speaks at TED

Friday, March 02, 2012

Every year, the TED Conference in California brings together the most prominent thinkers, innovators and newsmakers to share their big ideas. This year Takeaway host John Hockenberry took the stage. But he also recorded some behind-the-scenes interviews with some of TED's biggest names.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Angelina's Leg Edition

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics pick over the 84th Academy Awards ceremony and then sample the edutainment Internet phenomenon known as TED Talks. For their final segment, Gabfesters weigh in on the controversy over 30 Rock’s leading lady Li

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories: Maryland's Transpo Woes, GM Reports Profits, and TED Takes On Transportation

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Although Virginia gets a lot of attention for its transportation woes, Maryland may be in a worse position. (Washington Post)

General Motors says it earned $4.7 billion last year -- the most in a decade -- and turned its first profit since 2004. (NY Times)

Google invests in a company that could make electric cars more efficient. (AltTransport)

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a five-year contract with McKinsey & Company -- where Jay Walder once worked -- to help managers cut costs in a range of expected purchases totaling $880 million. (NY Daily News)

At a field hearing in California, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chair John Mica said “Anyone who comes to Los Angeles and thinks we do not need improvements in transportation must be living on another planet." Meanwhile, LA Mayor Villaraigosa tells the committee he has some ideas about how to fund mass transit. (Los Angeles Times)

TED takes on transportation: the TEDActive Mobility Project is exploring ways to reduce the cost, time and necessity of driving. (PSFK)

RayLaHood blogs about streetcars.

Streetsblog reports on a wide-ranging panel discussion about the future of large infrastructure projects in the NY region.

Second Avenue Sagas looks at yet another plan for a trans-Hudson tunnel that's making the rounds -- wonders "if too many cooks are stirring the cross-Hudson soup."

Top Transportation Nation stories we're following: With two days left to save Florida's high-speed rail program, talks are ongoing -- but the governor remains unconvinced. The NRDC lists its 15 "smart cities" for public transit. Chicago has elected a mayor who is pro-bike and pro-transit. And greater Houston politicians may vote to curtail funding for alternative transit projects.

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