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The Waves: The Forced Kiss Seen Round the World
A women’s World Cup soccer champ was forcibly kissed by her boss’s boss. But the problems in women’s soccer go beyond one kiss.
34 min
A Word: After Jacksonville, Is Antifa the Answer?
Activist: Fascist violence calls for full resistance
30 min
What Next TBD: Social Media’s Pivot from News
When it comes to natural disasters, getting the latest news via Twitter or Facebook is, well, disastrous.
25 min
Slate Money: You Better Not Be Working
Slate Money checks in on the status of work ahead of Labor Day
48 min
Political Gabfest: March Forth, Trump!
Donald Trump’s 2024 calendar is filling up with trials and primaries; Vivek Ramaswamy is talking and being talked about; and is the difference between the best and worst places disadvantage?
56 min
What Next TBD: Is LinkedIn...Cool Now?
Personal posts, influencers, and cultural cachet, all in a surprising place.
23 min
Best of What Next | Fighting for the Right to Die
Her state didn’t allow terminally-ill patients the choice to end their lives—but Vermont did.
24 min
Best of What Next | What Texas' Attacks on Tran...
When Governor Abbott directed the state to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse, trans kids and their families had to decide if Texas could still be home. Many left.
25 min
Hear Me Out: Harm Reduction Saves Lives
And no, it doesn’t normalize hard drug use.
30 min
Best of What Next | He Couldn’t Teach ‘Slavery ...
More teachers are quitting as a wave of restrictive legislation targets the nation’s educators.
26 min
Best of What Next | The Diagnosis Was Fatal. Sh...
Lauren Hall was traumatized by the lack of care. Then she got pregnant again and sued the state.
28 min
What Next TBD: The Cost of "Sustainable" Pet Food
There's been a rise in high-end pet food, marketed as a healthy, environmentally-friendly option for our pets. The reality is much more complicated.
24 min
A Word: Democracy Dies in Dixie?
Even Black candidates who win often fight to serve.
20 min
Political Gabfest: Who Won the Trump-less Debate?
Republicans debate while Donald Trump appears in a taped interview; legal scholars question if the Constitution prohibits another Trump presidency; and nothing unites Americans like a chain restaurant. And put it on your calendar: Political Gabfest Live in Madison, Wisconsin on October 25! More information coming soon.
53 min
Slate Money: Twelve Ways to Help Fix the World
A book provides a dozen ways to help the world’s poorest people. Will they work?
46 min
Why Trans Women Transfix Celebs Like Carlos San...
From celebrities to the International Chess Federation to the Olympics, attacks against trans people - especially trans women - are piling up.
31 min
What Next TBD: TikTok's Shady Deal with the U.S.
Inside the draft of a deal between ByteDance and the U.S. to keep TikTok in the states.
24 min
What Next: From a Texas Bus to the New York Subway
Where the new candy sellers are coming from, and why they came.
22 min
What Next: What’s Vivek Ramaswamy’s Deal?
Trailing Trump substantially and telling voters he’s not interested in VP or a cabinet position, the political newcomer is campaigning tirelessly.
25 min
What Next: Why The Blind Side's Narrative Fell ...
Inside the gap between reality and the “feel-good” film.
23 min
Slate Money: Criminals Series - Scammer John Ac...
This one goes out to anyone who has tried to help a prince get his money
43 min
What Next: Why Tuition’s So Damn High
State schools across the country are trying to raise their rankings no matter the cost—because students foot the bill.
21 min
A Word: The Donald Went Down to Georgia
Even if Trump loses, will voting rights in Georgia still be under attack?
30 min
What Next TBD: Digital Life After Death
Is the ghost of your online life destined to haunt your friends and family?
23 min
Political Gabfest: Georgia v. The Trump 19
A Georgia grand jury indicts Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants; Montana youth win a climate-change court case while Maui residents lose everything to wildfire; and Michael Oher hits his supposed “Blind Side” parents with a lawsuit.
58 min