Daily news updates from across the Slate Podcast network.
What Next: Will R. Kelly Survivors Finally Get ...
After decades of allegedly abusing women, the singer is back on trial.
What Next: California's Recall Nightmare
Gavin Newsom needs to campaign just to keep his job.
A Word: Black to School, At Home
Between COVID and racism, will Black homeschooling rates keep rising?
The Waves: Can We Love True Crime When We’re th...
Sifting through the trash to find the good in true crime
What Next TBD: Will Booster Shots Make a Differ...
Globally, what’s the best use of the next available dose?
What Next: The Afghans Who Couldn’t Get Out
They worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Now, they're stuck.
What Next: A Texas Standoff
The Democrats fled. The Republicans can have them arrested when they return. What happens now?
What Next: How Afghanistan Ended Like This
The Taliban is back in control. What happened?
What Next: Mask Wars and the Start of School in...
Mississippi’s hospital system is days away from collapse.
A Word: Tuskegee’s Ghosts Haunt COVID Fight
The Black Coalition Against COVID is battling the virus, disinformation, and historic distrust in the Black community.
The Waves: COVID Exhaustion
From neverending planning to constant worrying about safety.
What Next TBD: What's Taking the FDA So Long?
Full approval of the vaccines could move the needle on U.S. vaccination rates. So what’s the holdup?
What Next: When Your Town Burns Down
Greenville, California was a microcosm of America: full of heart and bedeviled by bitter arguments over how to face the long-term threat of fire.
What Next: A DOJ Lawyer’s Attempt to Overthrow ...
And why the next attempt may be closer than you think.
What Next: The Latest Blow to American Workers
Richard Trumka’s death marks the end of an era in organized labor.
What Next: A Doctor in the Middle of the Florid...
Healthcare workers are fed up, and Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t seem to care.
A Word: Eviction Restriction Showdown
Ex HUD chief Julian Castro wonders why the White House dropped the ball on evictions before reviving the moratorium this week.
The Waves: Can Feminists Visit FBoy Island?
The new HBO Max series resurfaces old tensions about watching reality dating shows.
What Next TBD: Can America Fix Its Trains?
To make a real difference, we first need to learn how to spend the money well.
What Next: Washington’s Most Broken Institution?
How to play bipartisan hardball.
What Next: Cuomo vs. Everyone
New York’s governor will not go quietly.
What Next: Why Republicans Compromised
No one got exactly what they wanted, so why is Congress patting itself on the back?
What Next: Take This Job, Please!
Where did all the workers go?
A Word: Black Man With a Gun
Are growing gun sales to Black Americans about freedom, fear, or both?
The Waves: The Olympics Are Still Sexist. Can W...
Despite boasting a high female participation rate, the Games still have a long way to go to reach equality.
What Next TBD: I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?
Manufacturers don’t let customers repair their own stuff. That may be about to change.
What Next: Will the Jan. 6 Hearings Accomplish ...
Four officers who protected the Capitol speak out.
What Next: What Happened to Simone Biles?
Winning at all costs takes its toll.
What Next: So... What Is COVID Now?
The race between variants and vaccination rates is heating up.
What Next: On the Front Lines of California’s W...
The state is relying on incarcerated women to face down an existential threat.
A Word: Running on a Prayer
Pastor, scientist, and political novice Chris Jones says he can rebuild Bill Clinton’s coalition to become Arkansas governor.
The Waves: What Does Bill Cosby’s Release Mean ...
Cosby’s release from prison was shocking. How much does it matter?
What Next TBD: How Spyware Mercenaries Hack You...
A new spyware technology has the cybersecurity world scrambling to catch up.
What Next: The Rise of Kristi Noem
South Dakota’s governor is taking a page out of Trump’s playbook.
What Next: Punishing the Capitol Rioters
What will accountability look like for the events of January 6th?
What Next: The Right Wing War on Vaccines
From hesitancy to hostility.
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How NYC is going backwards on housing.
A Word: Cuba’s Color Revolution
Many Afro-Cubans are leading calls for change. Who’s listening?
The Waves: Did Gossip Girl Lose Its Bite?
The reboot focuses too much on representation and not enough on what made the show great.
What Next TBD: It's Hot. It's Flooding. Is This...
A climate scientist on why it’s not too late to turn things around.
What Next: When the Culture War Comes for Your Job
It started with a Facebook group and ended with violent threats.
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This walkout might be more delaying tactic than strategy.
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Inside the oil giant’s lobbying practices.
What Next: Drugs and the Olympics
Who is served by the current anti-doping system if it knocks out an athlete like Sha’Carri Richardson?
A Word: The Cruelty Was the Point. Is It Still?
Adam Serwer on how Donald Trump’s weaponized cruelty outlasted his presidency.
The Waves: Amy Coney Barrett Is Following in th...
The newest Supreme Court justice wants to be seen as a deeply academic thinker, but her shadow docket rulings reveal her long game.
The Waves: Kyrsten Sinema Doesn't Care What You...
The Arizona senator has a lot of flashy outfits. Does she have a coherent message?
A Word: Is Critical Race Theory Getting Canceled?
Ibram Kendi explains critical race theory, so even a racist can understand.
A Word: No Whites Allowed?
Chicago’s mayor sparks fury by giving anniversary interviews only to reporters of color.
After Trump Episode Six: Getting It Done
What Next: The Palestinian Perspective
After Trump Episode Five: Prosecuting a President
After Trump Episode Four: Prosecuting a President
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The country's hospitals are so overrun that people are turning to Twitter for emergency medicine.
Amicus: The Verdict, the Video, and the Unreaso...
George Floyd’s murder and the history of bearing witness while Black in America.
After Trump Episode Three: Obstruction & Pardons
After Trump Episode Two: Enemy of the People
Introducing: After Trump
Episode 1: Follow the Money
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A Word: Battling Georgia’s Backlash Against Bla...
Black voters matter in Georgia. That’s why Republicans want to stop them.
What Next: One Colorado Man’s Crusade Against G...
What the Boulder shooting reveals about the fight for gun control measures in the state.
What Next: Why Cuomo Won’t Resign
The New York governor faces compounding scandals.
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The Former MAGA Soldier Who Skipped the War
The 1/6 Insurgency
Don’t Listen to the Lizard People
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What Trump’s Foreign Policy Abuse Cost Us
Why Trump Won't Get Away With It
Will Trumpism Survive Trump?
Biden, Hope, and Vaccines
Should Biden Prosecute Trump?
What Will Become of Ivanka?
How Trump Hacked the Presidency
A Clownish Attempt at a Coup
This Is a Soft Revolution
Those Election Day 2020 Vibes
The Overall System Failure That Kept Trump In O...
How to Avoid the Neo-Nazi Pothole
Reading All Those Trump Books
What Democrats Still Get Wrong About Trump Voters
Disestablish SCOTUS, or the Senate?
No Saviors, Just Us
The Secret Code of the Proud Boys
Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup
Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors
How Trump Led Me to the Dharma
Violence, the Police, and Black Joy
When Political Economy Mugged Us
Four Years of Trump on Foreign Policy
The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Mi...
Following Kushner’s Receipts to Democide
Black Uncles, White Uncles
Our Interview with Mary Trump
The Collaborators and the Dissidents
Kremlin Bounties and Cancel Culture
The Search for Melania's Intelligence