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The Waves: Making Friends As An Adult
Comedian and author Lane Moore talks about her new book on friendship, You Will Find Your People.
32 min
Political Gabfest: Biden: ‘Let’s Finish the Job’
President Joe Biden kicks off his re-election campaign; Fox News fires Tucker Carlson, CNN squeezes out Don Lemon; and Bud Light’s not Easy To Enjoy for Dylan Mulvaney.
45 min
Slate Money: “Traffic”: Ben Smith and the Death...
Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Semafor editor-in-chief Ben Smith to discuss his new book.
45 min
What Next TBD: Stephen King Is Just as Confused...
A meltdown over its subscription service reveals Twitter’s wheels coming off.
30 min
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.
23 min
What Next: The Ballad of Tucker Carlson
How Fox’s most popular host followed his audience - until he was fired.
21 min
How To!: Face the A.I. Revolution
Kevin Roose on using A.I. chatbots intelligently.
37 min
What Next: Beyond Stand Your Ground
How “self-defense” laws create a shoot-first mentality.
23 min
What Next: Why Evan Gershkovich Went to Russia
His latest appeal was rejected. What happens now?
22 min
What Next TBD: "Crap Apps": Why Weather Apps Suck
Why our smartphone forecasts are so mercurial.
21 min
A Word: Home is Where the Hurt Is
Many Black Americans believe spanking kids is rooted in African culture. It’s not.
24 min
Political Gabfest: Was Fox News Punished Enough?
Fox News pays Dominion Voting $787.5 million to settle a defamation lawsuit; House Speaker Kevin McCarthy plays a political game of chicken with the debt ceiling; and detained American journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in a Russian court.
50 min
Slate Money: Elon’s Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the biggest business, tech and finance stories of the week.
50 min
Amicus; Justice Roberts’ Unfunny Stalking Jokes...
A cyber-stalking case highlights whose safety matters to SCOTUS when it comes to free speech
58 min
What Next TBD: Will A.I. Close Off the Internet?
As A.I. companies are sucking up as much data as they can to train their systems, social platforms are starting to put their most valuable resource behind a paywall.
22 min
What Next: So Fox News, What Did We Learn?
With an audience this big—and fiercely loyal—who needs the truth?
23 min
What Next: Dianne Feinstein's Last Stand
Can the Democrats afford to let the California senator finish her term?
20 min
What Next: Fox News Goes to Court
Can Dominion prove “actual malice”?
28 min
What Next: He Couldn’t Teach ‘Slavery Was Wrong...
More teachers are leaving their jobs as a wave of restrictive legislation targets educators across the country.
25 min
A Word: The Color of Money
How financial planning can help Black taxpayers close the racial wealth gap.
21 min
What Next TBD: Will Banning Social Media Help K...
What the science says about Utah’s social media ban for teens.
29 min
Amicus: Anti-Abortion Lawyers Love this Zombie Law
The Comstock Act is a 19th century vice law some hope could criminalize abortion nationwide
31 min
The Waves: How to Survive in Hollywood
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Caroline Aaron discusses her career as a character actress.
26 min
Slate Money: The China Problem
Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers go over China’s expanding role in the international debt market.
49 min
What Next TBD: How Gamers Leaked Classified Pen...
How highly classified documents from the Pentagon ended up in a small Discord server.
30 min