Slate News

Daily news updates from across the Slate Podcast network.

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A Word: Cruel and Usual Punishment
Is better data the way to make American prisons humane?
25 min
The Waves: The Case For Taking A Sabbatical
Because sometimes the grind demands a hard reset.
36 min
The Waves: The Golden Bachelor Recap: - Gerry’s...
The waterworks can’t stop-won’t stop.
48 min
What Next TBD: The $30,000 Zelle Scam
What can you do when you lose $30,000 to a Zelle scammer?
22 min
Political Gabfest: Gaza War
Hamas attacks Israel, Israel retaliates against Gaza, and the war impacts geopolitics; despite winning the Republican run-off, Steve Scalise faces an uphill battle to become Speaker of the House.
55 min
Slate Money: SBF (Sweaters, Birkenstock, FTX)
The Sam Bankman-Fried trial got a little wild this week.
52 min
Amicus: Justice Samuel Alito Got Out Of Bed on ...
SCOTUS turned into a trial court this week as conservatives sought to refute evidence of a racial gerrymander in South Carolina
46 min
What Next TBD: The Israel-Hamas War Instantly B...
The global town square is in ruins. Where do we go from here?
30 min
What Next: Could Student Debt Relief Still Happen?
The Supreme Court closed a door, so Biden’s looking for a window.
22 min
What Next: A Bipartisan Border Wall?
Even though President Biden says walls don’t work, the White House announced another 20 miles will be built along the Rio Grande.
24 min
What Next: Where Israel Vs Hamas Is Heading
A surprise attack caught Netanyahu off-guard. The fallout could reshape the entire Mideast.
24 min
A Word: Black Grief, White Grievance
Why white feelings often seem to matter more than Black lives.
24 min
The Waves: Female CEOs Can’t Save Us
Manipulative and toxic bosses are even more insidious when they’re women using feminism as a shield.
31 min
What Next TBD: The Man Who Turned You Into Data
How Hank Asher created the systems that track everything about you.
24 min
Amicus: Senator Elizabeth Warren is Deeply Worr...
Government is in the crosshairs this Supreme Court term. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s argument for saving the administrative state is also a closing argument in defense of democracy.
63 min
Slate Money: Is Ozempic Eating Into Snack Profits?
34 min
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: 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
A Word: Talk That Talk
Black culture shapes the national conversation, even among those who hate it.
32 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