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What Next TBD: Tesla's Cybertruck Problem
Is it safe for anyone?
21 min
A Word: A Multiverse of Problems
Comic book movies boosted Hollywood diversity. Could a box office slump threaten that?
37 min
Political Gabfest: Who Wants to Be President of...
What we can expect for the 2024 presidential election; who would ever want to be a university president; and how we should discuss the drop in homicide
57 min
Slate Money: Is Billionaire Charity a Sham?
Slate Money debates the value of philanthropy from the mega-rich, Joe Biden’s manufacturing push, and the private equity in healthcare.
44 min
What Next TBD: Why the New York Times Sued OpenAI
Media are determined not to make the same mistake this time.
25 min
What Next: 22 States Hiked the Minimum Wage. No...
Who is helped by a rising minimum wage—and who is left behind?
22 min
Introducing: Well, Now
We all want to feel well, but what does that actually look like?
1 min
What Next: How Ukraine Loses The War
Far from the battlefield, the outcome could be determined by American voters.
20 min
What Next: The Murder of Wadee Alfayoumi
A Muslim-American family grapples with the aftermath of the unthinkable.
23 min
What Next: The Renewable Energy Shell Game
The cheap, easy, and likely counterproductive path to “going green” that the federal government is hooked on.
21 min
The Waves: The Year in Celebrity Memoirs
From Prince Harry to Britney Spears, we look back at the biggest bombshells that hit the shelves this year
44 min
What Next TBD; Who’s Afraid of A.I.? | 2023 In ...
Real harm from A.I. doesn’t have to look like Skynet—it’s already happening.
30 min
Political Gabfest: Live From New York! It’s Con...
Emily and David finish 2023 pondering conundrums with Wesley Morris from The New York Times.
58 min
Slate Money: America’s Boring Superweapon
Mundane bank protocols keep the world economy under the US thumb.
49 min
Amicus: The Very Worst of SCOTUS 2023
Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Stern join forces for their second annual barrel-scraping rundown of the Supreme Court’s worst moments of the past year.
53 min
What Next TBD: America’s Killer Car Problem | 2...
U.S. infrastructure doesn't prioritize the lives of pedestrians. Why?
33 min
What Next: Does Steven Spielberg Have an Oscars...
It’s hard to call the most commercially-successful director of all time “underappreciated” but Spielberg’s relationship with the Academy hasn’t been particularly rosy.
26 min
What Next: Congress Wants to Know: Do Aliens Ex...
Three officials say UFOs aren’t just real; in the military, they’re an open secret.
27 min
What Next: Wait, China’s Taking Our Pandas Back...
A story of soft (and cuddly) power.
28 min
What Next: The Plot Against Pope Francis | 2023...
The 86-year-old knows there are people in the Vatican working to undo everything he’s done once he’s dead—but he has succession ideas of his own.
26 min
What Next TBD: Stephen King Is Just as Confused...
A meltdown over its subscription service reveals Twitter’s wheels coming off.
31 min
The Waves: What is a Feminist, Really?
For The Wave’s final episode, we consider throwing out the word “feminism” altogether.
36 min
A Word: A Black Power Radical’s Rise and Fall
Did a civil rights rebel become a murderer, or a scapegoat?
24 min
Slate Money: Our Surprisingly Great Year
Slate Money talks a strong year for the economy, the Warner Bros.-Paramount merger, and why more pedestrians are dying on the road.
45 min
Political Gabfest: Trump versus Colorado
The Colorado Supreme Court blocks Donald Trump from the state primary ballot; Texas plans to block immigrants by arresting them; and Amanda Ripley has a plan for surviving 2024.
61 min