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What Next: Will R. Kelly Survivors Finally Get ...
After decades of allegedly abusing women, the singer is back on trial.
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What Next: California's Recall Nightmare
Gavin Newsom needs to campaign just to keep his job.
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A Word: Black to School, At Home
Between COVID and racism, will Black homeschooling rates keep rising?
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The Waves: Can We Love True Crime When We’re th...
Sifting through the trash to find the good in true crime
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What Next TBD: Will Booster Shots Make a Differ...
Globally, what’s the best use of the next available dose?
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What Next: The Afghans Who Couldn’t Get Out
They worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Now, they're stuck.
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What Next: A Texas Standoff
The Democrats fled. The Republicans can have them arrested when they return. What happens now?
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What Next: How Afghanistan Ended Like This
The Taliban is back in control. What happened?
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What Next: Mask Wars and the Start of School in...
Mississippi’s hospital system is days away from collapse.
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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.
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The Waves: COVID Exhaustion
From neverending planning to constant worrying about safety.
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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?
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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.
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What Next: A DOJ Lawyer’s Attempt to Overthrow ...
And why the next attempt may be closer than you think.
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What Next: The Latest Blow to American Workers
Richard Trumka’s death marks the end of an era in organized labor.
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What Next: A Doctor in the Middle of the Florid...
Healthcare workers are fed up, and Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t seem to care.
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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.
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The Waves: Can Feminists Visit FBoy Island?
The new HBO Max series resurfaces old tensions about watching reality dating shows.
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What Next TBD: Can America Fix Its Trains?
To make a real difference, we first need to learn how to spend the money well.
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What Next: Washington’s Most Broken Institution?
How to play bipartisan hardball.
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What Next: Cuomo vs. Everyone
New York’s governor will not go quietly.
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What Next: Why Republicans Compromised
No one got exactly what they wanted, so why is Congress patting itself on the back?
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What Next: Take This Job, Please!
Where did all the workers go?
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A Word: Black Man With a Gun
Are growing gun sales to Black Americans about freedom, fear, or both?
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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.
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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.
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What Next: Will the Jan. 6 Hearings Accomplish ...
Four officers who protected the Capitol speak out.
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What Next: What Happened to Simone Biles?
Winning at all costs takes its toll.
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What Next: So... What Is COVID Now?
The race between variants and vaccination rates is heating up.
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What Next: On the Front Lines of California’s W...
The state is relying on incarcerated women to face down an existential threat.
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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.
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The Waves: What Does Bill Cosby’s Release Mean ...
Cosby’s release from prison was shocking. How much does it matter?
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What Next TBD: How Spyware Mercenaries Hack You...
A new spyware technology has the cybersecurity world scrambling to catch up.
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What Next: The Rise of Kristi Noem
South Dakota’s governor is taking a page out of Trump’s playbook.
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What Next: Punishing the Capitol Rioters
What will accountability look like for the events of January 6th?
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What Next: The Right Wing War on Vaccines
From hesitancy to hostility.
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What Next: The Unhoused Don’t Want to “Go Back ...
How NYC is going backwards on housing.
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A Word: Cuba’s Color Revolution
Many Afro-Cubans are leading calls for change. Who’s listening?
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The Waves: Did Gossip Girl Lose Its Bite?
The reboot focuses too much on representation and not enough on what made the show great.
31 min
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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.
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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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What Next: Texas Democrats' Last Stand?
This walkout might be more delaying tactic than strategy.
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What Next: How Exxon Gets Its Way
Inside the oil giant’s lobbying practices.
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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?
25 min
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A Word: The Cruelty Was the Point. Is It Still?
Adam Serwer on how Donald Trump’s weaponized cruelty outlasted his presidency.
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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.
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The Waves: Kyrsten Sinema Doesn't Care What You...
The Arizona senator has a lot of flashy outfits. Does she have a coherent message?
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A Word: Is Critical Race Theory Getting Canceled?
Ibram Kendi explains critical race theory, so even a racist can understand.
19 min
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A Word: No Whites Allowed?
Chicago’s mayor sparks fury by giving anniversary interviews only to reporters of color.
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After Trump Episode Six: Getting It Done
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What Next: The Palestinian Perspective
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After Trump Episode Five: Prosecuting a President
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After Trump Episode Four: Prosecuting a President
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What Next: Inside India’s COVID Wards
The country's hospitals are so overrun that people are turning to Twitter for emergency medicine.
28 min
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Amicus: The Verdict, the Video, and the Unreaso...
George Floyd’s murder and the history of bearing witness while Black in America.
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After Trump Episode Three: Obstruction & Pardons
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After Trump Episode Two: Enemy of the People
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Introducing: After Trump
Episode 1: Follow the Money
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What Next: The Bizarre Origin Story of the Gaet...
27 min
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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.
24 min
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What Next: One Colorado Man’s Crusade Against G...
What the Boulder shooting reveals about the fight for gun control measures in the state.
25 min
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What Next: Why Cuomo Won’t Resign
The New York governor faces compounding scandals.
28 min
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Introducing: A Word … with Jason Johnson
A new show from Slate.
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The Trumpcast Finale
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The Arc of History: An Update
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The Former MAGA Soldier Who Skipped the War
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The 1/6 Insurgency
28 min
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Don’t Listen to the Lizard People
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How Kathy Griffin Survived Trump
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Rep. Adam Schiff on the Culture of Cheating
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What Trump’s Foreign Policy Abuse Cost Us
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Why Trump Won't Get Away With It
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Will Trumpism Survive Trump?
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Biden, Hope, and Vaccines
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Should Biden Prosecute Trump?
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What Will Become of Ivanka?
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How Trump Hacked the Presidency
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A Clownish Attempt at a Coup
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This Is a Soft Revolution
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Those Election Day 2020 Vibes
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The Overall System Failure That Kept Trump In O...
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How to Avoid the Neo-Nazi Pothole
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Reading All Those Trump Books
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What Democrats Still Get Wrong About Trump Voters
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Disestablish SCOTUS, or the Senate?
42 min
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No Saviors, Just Us
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The Secret Code of the Proud Boys
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Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup
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Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors
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How Trump Led Me to the Dharma
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Violence, the Police, and Black Joy
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When Political Economy Mugged Us
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Four Years of Trump on Foreign Policy
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The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Mi...
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Following Kushner’s Receipts to Democide
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Black Uncles, White Uncles
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Our Interview with Mary Trump
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The Collaborators and the Dissidents
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Kremlin Bounties and Cancel Culture
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The Search for Melania's Intelligence
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