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Daily news updates from across the Slate Podcast network.

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Hear Me Out: The House Should Elect The President
Not we the people… at least, not directly.
41 min
What Next: Why Adam Schiff Is Running Ads for a...
The strange, strategic race for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat.
23 min
Amicus: Yes, You Can Vote for an Insurrectionist
The Supreme Court unanimously restored Trump to the Colorado primary ballot, but a clutch of conservative justices went further - neutering 14th amendment’s insurrection clause.
8 min
What Next: Florida's Anti-Vaxxers Won. Then the...
When politics beat out medicine, outbreaks follow.
23 min
What Next TBD: Google’s Scam Obituary Problem
What happens when your loved one’s death becomes funeral clickbait?
25 min
Well, Now: Ending Racism in Healthcare
In her new book Legacy, Dr. Uché Blackstock honors her late mother while also tracing the history of racism in U.S. healthcare.
27 min
A Word: Green Black Power
Climate change is already hurting Black communities. Can activists make it a political priority?
32 min
Political Gabfest: Could They Actually Leap Ove...
President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign; the Supreme Court’s boost for Donald Trump and review of social media’s content moderation; and Senator Mitch McConnell’s decision to time out as minority leader
55 min
Amicus: The IVF Decision We Should Have Seen Co...
You can draw a straight line from Jim Crow to Dobbs and the Alabama IVF decision
58 min
Slate Money: Musk vs. the AI Overlords
The Money team dives into Elon Musk’s OpenAI lawsuit, Wendy’s surge pricing burgergate, and Apple’s scrapped electric car.
43 min
What Next TBD: The Supreme Court Takes on Conte...
Does the First Amendment prevent social media companies from moderating their content—or defend their right to?
25 min
What Next: Biden’s Commitment Problem
It’s not that Trump has an inside track—both candidates are looking at a hard road ahead.
23 min
What Next: What Happened to Nex Benedict?
A 16-year-old trans student is dead after a fight in a school bathroom. Why?
24 min
Hear Me Out: Horse Race Journalism Is Good, Act...
Giddy up, voters.
41 min
What Next: War in Ukraine, Two Years In
Ukraine is running low on supplies, soldiers, and—crucially—support.
18 min
What Next: Will Trump Take Over the RNC?
Cash-poor, on a losing streak, and firmly behind Trump, is now the time for national Republicans to change leadership?
21 min
What Next TBD: Alabama’s IVF Mess
How legal personhood for embryos will make having children harder.
24 min
Diversity in the Diaspora
More Afro-Latinos are rejecting stereotypes about their racial identity.
38 min
Well, Now: Is it Burnout? Or, Do You Have a Bus...
Chronic stress creates inflammation in the brain–leading to anxiety, inability to focus and difficulty sleeping. One neurologist says the way to fix it is by curing our ‘busy brains.’
34 min
Slate Money: Is Capital One’s Discover Deal Doo...
The Money crew discusses the potential Capital One/Discovery merger, the 800-pound Nvidia gorilla, and America’s car wash epidemic.
38 min
Amicus: A Series of Lawsuits That We Call an El...
How to fix the laws, and the gaps in the law, that are breaking American democracy.
51 min
What Next TBD: The Coasts are Sinking
As sea levels rise, the ground below us sinks.
16 min
What Next: The Basketball Phenom Shaking Up the...
Caitlin Clark, the NCAA women’s basketball all-time leading scorer is changing the sport, one logo-shot at a time.
17 min
What Next: Why a Hi-Tech Gun Safety Tool Isn’t ...
New technology, same problems.
20 min
Hear Me Out: Un-Cancel Woodrow Wilson
It’s time to reassess what a great president looks like.
41 min