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Political Gabfest: We Need to Talk About Kevin....
Representative Matt Gaetz ends the historically short tenure of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy; the Supreme Court starts its term; and the conversation about crime in America continues.
62 min
What Next TBD: The Man Who Turned You Into Data
How Hank Asher created the systems that track everything about you.
24 min
What Next TBD: Sam Bankman-Fried—and Crypto—on ...
The government says FTX was a house of cards. SBF says it was just business.
29 min
What Next: Who Is Trump Without Trump Tower?
Trump’s latest trial has nothing to do with his stint in the White House. But it’s the legal peril that could hurt him the most.
22 min
What Next: The Fall of Kevin McCarthy
With a party like this, who needs an opposition?
22 min
Hear Me Out: Being Adopted Is Traumatic
And across racial lines? Even moreso.
38 min
What Next: Dianne Feinstein’s Replacement Is He...
California governor Gavin Newsom selected EMILY’s List president, Laphonza Butler.
19 min
What Next: Where the Supreme Court Can Do the M...
How a decision on “Chevron deference” could bring the federal government’s day-to-day functioning to a grinding halt.
21 min
What Next TBD: Inside Crypto's House of Cards
This week, Sam Bankman-Fried goes on trial. The entire crypto industry will be watching.
31 min
A Word: Talk That Talk
Black culture shapes the national conversation, even among those who hate it.
32 min
The Waves: The Afghan Women Left Behind - Gende...
What one family’s experience trying to get from Afghanistan to America says about the nation’s gender politics.
45 min
Slate Money: Delta Sky Miles vs The Two-Percent
When everyone has a positional good, it loses its value. Hence, the terrible state of VIP travel lounges.
48 min
Political Gabfest: Donald Duck and the Seven Dw...
Republicans hold a second Trump-less presidential primary debate; Senator Bob Menendez is being tried again; and it is Amazon’s turn to face the United States in court.
55 min
Amicus: A Monumental SCOTUS Term Begins: Our Re...
On the brink of a new term, with plunging public trust and swirling ethics scandals, the Supreme Court eyes dismantling the regulatory state and arming domestic abusers.
55 min
What Next TBD: Who Will Pay For A COVID Vaccine?
The government is no longer footing the bill for the COVID vaccine. What does that mean for access?
27 min
The Waves Special Episode: Senator Dianne Feins...
The longest-standing female senator leaves a legacy of fighting gun violence and conflict with her left-wing constituents.
24 min
What Next TBD: Is Amazon a Monopoly?
How the FTC’s case against the e-commerce giant could change everything about how you shop.
25 min
What Next: Can Marriage Fix America?
Why is this institution being touted as an economic cure-all?
20 min
What Next: Wait, China’s Taking Our Pandas Back?
A story of soft (and cuddly) power.
27 min
What Next: The Writer’s Strike Is Over: Who Won?
A tentative agreement has been reached between the studios and the writers’ guild. But what about the actors?
23 min
What Next: Rupert Murdoch and the Future of Fox
The audience that the network cultivated is now leaving it behind.
25 min
A Word: School of Destruction
How one southern university’s history is a bitter lesson in race and power.
25 min
The Waves: Incompetent Cervix - The Misogynist ...
Many names in the female reproductive system have roots in misogyny and racism.
40 min
Amicus: SCOTUS Is Not Done With Guns and Abortion
The excesses of the 2021 term bleed into a new SCOTUS term with the possibility of gun rights for abusers post-Bruen, and the impossible tension between medicine and the law post-Dobbs.
71 min
Slate Money: AI Facial Recognition's Creepy Evo...
Facial recognition is coming for us all, and society probably isn’t ready for it.
52 min