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What Next: Can Kids Catch Up After the Pandemic?
Test scores remain low, but students missed more than just academics.
23 min
What Next: Our Aging Congress Is a Problem
How money in politics turned our federal government into a gerontocracy.
22 min
Hear Me Out: Overconfidence Is Killing The Supr...
Partisanship isn’t the problem.
36 min
What Next: To Impeach a Republican In Texas
After 15 years of allegations against AG Ken Paxton, the Texas Senate votes on articles of impeachment today.
24 min
One Year: The Team Nobody Would Play
In 1955, a team of Black Little Leaguers battled the white establishment in the Deep South.
54 min
Slate Money | Criminals Series: The $5 Billion ...
Jho Low stole billions and funded a Leonardo DiCaprio movie.
38 min
A Word: After Jacksonville, Is Antifa the Answer?
Activist: Fascist violence calls for full resistance
30 min
What Next TBD: Social Media’s Pivot from News
When it comes to natural disasters, getting the latest news via Twitter or Facebook is, well, disastrous.
25 min
The Waves: The Forced Kiss Seen Round the World
A women’s World Cup soccer champ was forcibly kissed by her boss’s boss. But the problems in women’s soccer go beyond one kiss.
34 min
Slate Money: You Better Not Be Working
Slate Money checks in on the status of work ahead of Labor Day
48 min
Political Gabfest: March Forth, Trump!
Donald Trump’s 2024 calendar is filling up with trials and primaries; Vivek Ramaswamy is talking and being talked about; and is the difference between the best and worst places disadvantage?
56 min
What Next TBD: Is LinkedIn...Cool Now?
Personal posts, influencers, and cultural cachet, all in a surprising place.
23 min
Best of What Next | Fighting for the Right to Die
Her state didn’t allow terminally-ill patients the choice to end their lives—but Vermont did.
24 min
Best of What Next | What Texas' Attacks on Tran...
When Governor Abbott directed the state to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse, trans kids and their families had to decide if Texas could still be home. Many left.
25 min
Hear Me Out: Harm Reduction Saves Lives
And no, it doesn’t normalize hard drug use.
30 min
Best of What Next | He Couldn’t Teach ‘Slavery ...
More teachers are quitting as a wave of restrictive legislation targets the nation’s educators.
26 min
Best of What Next | The Diagnosis Was Fatal. Sh...
Lauren Hall was traumatized by the lack of care. Then she got pregnant again and sued the state.
28 min
A Word: Democracy Dies in Dixie?
Even Black candidates who win often fight to serve.
20 min
What Next TBD: The Cost of "Sustainable" Pet Food
There's been a rise in high-end pet food, marketed as a healthy, environmentally-friendly option for our pets. The reality is much more complicated.
24 min
Why Trans Women Transfix Celebs Like Carlos San...
From celebrities to the International Chess Federation to the Olympics, attacks against trans people - especially trans women - are piling up.
31 min
Slate Money: Twelve Ways to Help Fix the World
A book provides a dozen ways to help the world’s poorest people. Will they work?
46 min
Political Gabfest: Who Won the Trump-less Debate?
Republicans debate while Donald Trump appears in a taped interview; legal scholars question if the Constitution prohibits another Trump presidency; and nothing unites Americans like a chain restaurant. And put it on your calendar: Political Gabfest Live in Madison, Wisconsin on October 25! More information coming soon.
53 min
What Next TBD: TikTok's Shady Deal with the U.S.
Inside the draft of a deal between ByteDance and the U.S. to keep TikTok in the states.
24 min
What Next: From a Texas Bus to the New York Subway
Where the new candy sellers are coming from, and why they came.
22 min
What Next: What’s Vivek Ramaswamy’s Deal?
Trailing Trump substantially and telling voters he’s not interested in VP or a cabinet position, the political newcomer is campaigning tirelessly.
25 min