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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
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
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 TBD: Digital Life After Death
Is the ghost of your online life destined to haunt your friends and family?
23 min
A Word: The Donald Went Down to Georgia
Even if Trump loses, will voting rights in Georgia still be under attack?
30 min
Slate Money: Rao’s Pasta Sauce is the Zoom of Food
49 min
The Waves: How Drake Betrayed Megan Thee Stallion
Tory Lanez was sentenced for shooting Megan, but he’s not the only “Toronto Mans” to do her dirty.
44 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
What Next TBD: How Crypto Fails Sex Workers
Why sex workers turned to crypto, and how crypto turned on them.
22 min
What Next: Who Failed Hawaii?
Did an aging electrical grid, a failed warning system, or an overstretched fire department contribute to the deadliest American wildfire in a century?
18 min
What Next: Fani Willis Takes on Trump
How bluster became a criminal conspiracy to disenfranchise Black voters.
22 min
What Next: The Trials of Hunter Biden
Searching for straight answers in the legal turmoil that surrounds the president’s son.
21 min
What Next: Trump’s Spiraling Legal Fees
With every indictment, Trump gets another fundraising boost—and another huge legal expense.
19 min
What Next TBD: Tech's Mask Off Moment
Richard Hanania exposes ugly truths about the power and politics of the tech industry.
26 min
Political Gabfest: Abortion Rights Win at the P...
Ohio voters decide not to change their state constitution now so they can change it later; Republicans struggle to deal with Donald Trump; and we all need to better prepare for and deal with disasters.
53 min
Slate Money: ESPN Bets on Sports Betting
Is it too late for the Worldwide Leader in Sports to get into gambling?
43 min
What Next TBD: Can Smart Guns Save Lives?
Is a gun only you can shoot really safer than a regular firearm?
26 min
A Word: Haiti on the Brink
Can the U.S. help Haiti? Should Biden try?
25 min
What Next: Justice for the Gilgo Beach Murder V...
All these years later, questions remain about whose disappearance gets investigated—and whose families are left to wonder.
24 min
The Waves: Why All The First Ladies Want to Be ...
Casey DeSantis is yet another political partner engaging in First Lady cosplay.
33 min
What Next: Haiti’s Kidnapping Crisis
Though the international response has been slow, Kenya has offered help.
18 min
How To!: Cope With Climate Anxiety
Dr. Britt Wray on turning anxiety into action.
28 min
Hear Me Out: Affirmative Action Failed Poor Bla...
It was a band-aid on the shark bite of inequality.
32 min