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What Next: Nikki Haley’s Surge to Second
She’s got big money and a Koch endorsement. But does the Haley voter really exist?
22 min
What Next: Is Amazon Too Big To Regulate?
OSHA can’t fix the Bezos Behemoth in one fell swoop.
22 min
What Next TBD: They See You When You’re Shopping
Holiday shopping is upon us. Is it too late to expect a little privacy and control over your data online?
28 min
The Waves: Why Anime is for Women
From Sailor Moon to Inuyasha, anime pushes boundaries for representation of gender and relationships.
32 min
A Word: Black Cop, White Mob
How January 6th still haunts Capitol Police.
25 min
Amicus: Remembering Sandra Day O’Connor
Reflections from Justice O’Connor’s former clerk on the woman who bore the burden of “first” at SCOTUS
59 min
Slate Money: This Year, Give Cash
Rory Stewart makes the case why philanthropy should be cash-based.
44 min
Political Gabfest: Why Does Everyone Hate Biden...
The U.S. economy is good but Americans feel bad; there are three branches of government but the Supreme Court could chop off one; and white evangelicals are Christian nationalists but that might change.
59 min
What Next TBD: A Moral War for A.I.
What Sam Altman's return to OpenAI means for the industry's future.
31 min
What Next: Eric Adams May Not Get Out of This One
Will scandals sink the once (self-appointed) future of the Democratic party?
23 min
Outward: PragerU’s Transphobic Twitter Takeover
Bryan, Jules, and Christina break down Prager University’s million dollar transphobic takeover ad campaign on X.
27 min
What Next: Mental Health Treatment—by Court Order
California has a new court system designed to help people who are struggling with psychotic disorders. Is it a step forward or a civil rights violation waiting to happen?
23 min
What Next: The Cops Don’t Want You Listening In
The NYPD is spending $500 million on new radios—shutting out the “scannerheads” who break stories of police brutality.
23 min
What Next: What Comes After the Ceasefire?
Hamas has freed a few dozen hostages in exchange for the release of Palestinians detained by Israel. But the specter of more fighting looms.
23 min
What Next: The Race (Back) to the Moon
The world is competing to make the longest ice run ever.
21 min
A Word: Quinta Brunson: Comedy’s Class Act
A second helping of Abbott Elementary’s top teacher.
22 min
Political Gabfest: Is Polling Broken?
Issue polling is down; Sam Altman is out, then back in at OpenAI; and the Oslo Accords never got off the ground.
68 min
Slate Money: The Big Crazy at OpenAI
Slate Money talks drama at OpenAI, the Binance plea deal, and Argentina’s new president
48 min
What Next TBD: Where Scams Are Born
A corridor of shady casinos in remote parts of Asia are fueling a global “scamdemic.”
26 min
What Next: How Israel-Hamas Has Divided Democrats
The constituency is fairly united on this, and so is the leadership—just on opposing sides.
22 min
What Next TBD: Inside OpenAI's Implosion
Sam Altman is out—or is he?—oh yeah, he is. Wait or..?
28 min
What Next: Moms for Liberty Tanked at the Polls...
Parental-Rights groups tend to burn brightly but briefly.
20 min
The Waves: The Bravo Cinematic Universe
From Below Deck to Vanderpump Rules, the Andy Cohen led network has some explaining to do.
36 min
What Next TBD: Bedbugs Are Back, Baby!
How do you feel about Thanksgiving travel now?
22 min
The Waves | The Golden Bachelor Recap: Fantasy ...
But how sweet were they really?
37 min