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S2 Episode 2: The Colony

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons.

21 Min

Apr 24, 2017

95. Kory Stamper (Lexicographer) – Lair of the Level 10 Word Mage

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Lexicographer Kory Stamper on the slipperiness of language and how the sausage of dictionaries is made.

54 Min

Apr 22, 2017

#40: Brown Girls Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey

Slate's Represent

On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

46 Min

Apr 21, 2017

Learn from Your Mistakes

Selected Shorts

Guest host David Sedaris two stories about learning from your mistakes.

59 Min

Apr 20, 2017

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57 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Hyper-stylish and cerebral, 2017's GHOST IN THE SHELL shares lots of similarities with the Wachowski's THE MATRIX. But it's their differences that are most telling.

23 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A writer and filmmaker explain why they love horror films not just for the thrills, but because the genre helped them mourn for lost loved ones.

54 min
Apr 18, 2017
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GHOST IN THE SHELL inspires THE MATRIX which inspires GHOST IN THE SHELL. Much be a glitch in the Matrix. For this week's double bill, The Next Picture Show pairs the poorly received GHOST live action remake with the Wachowskis' landmark '99 film.

20 min
Apr 17, 2017
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Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons.

52 min
Apr 15, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Joyce Carol Oates on America, idealism, and the shackles we can and can't shake off.

51 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Helene Cooper reads from her book Madame President and takes questions from the audience.

46 min
Apr 14, 2017
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On getting his start on Girlfriends and his new TruTV lifestyle series Upscale.

59 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Guest host Kate Burton presents a cornucopia of funny pieces from the volume The Best of The Harvard Lampoon.

60 min
Apr 12, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new Anne Hathaway film Colossus, Andy Daly's Comedy Central sitcom Review, and Pepsi's recent ad controversy

7 min
Apr 11, 2017
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Mars Patel is back for another action-packed season on April 17th! In this exclusive preview Oliver Pruitt plays the first five minutes of season two for your listening pleasure.

59 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about untrue love.

52 min
Apr 6, 2017
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In part two of their "Alien"/"Life" double feature, The Next Picture Show focus on the new film and how Ridley Scott's classic may have influenced it.

20 min
Apr 5, 2017
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Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel imagines how New Yorkers would adapt to sea level rise by turning the city into a Super Venice.

55 min
Apr 5, 2017
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The panel discusses the new podcast S-Town, the film Ghost in the Shell with Represent host Aisha Harris, and the controversy surrounding Vice President Pence and his self-imposed rules around women.

27 min
Apr 4, 2017
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John McWhorter talks to linguist Neal Whitman about the mash-up of "hey" and "yo."

46 min
Apr 4, 2017
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This week's movie pairing examines the new space thriller "Life" alongside the Ridley Scott classic "Alien."

47 min
Apr 1, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Turkish-American writer Elif Batuman on truth in fiction, how language shapes us, and more.

53 min
Mar 31, 2017
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Alyssa Mastromonaco discusses her book Who Thought This Was A Good Idea? and takes questions from the audience.

55 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Unpacking Asian representation on screen with MTV News’ Inkoo Kang and Vulture’s Alex Jung.

58 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two stories in which children are at risk.

53 min
Mar 29, 2017
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The panel discusses Disney's Beauty and the Beast and To Walk Invisible, the new Brontë sisters drama, plus an interview with Alison Wright of The Americans, Feud, and her recent Broadway debut, Sweat.

47 min
Mar 25, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Philosopher of mind Daniel Dennett waxing wise and wicked about consciousness, dolphins, and more.

53 min
Mar 24, 2017
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Adam Alter discusses his book Irresistable and takes questions from the audience.

54 min
Mar 23, 2017
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The actor/writer/video producer on calling out representation in Hollywood.

44 min
Mar 24, 2017
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In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017

58 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders.

56 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Part two of this week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."

25 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Soviet science fiction reveals the hopes and anxieties of people living behind the Iron Curtain.

58 min
Mar 22, 2017
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The panel discuss the new film Personal Shopper, the legacy of Chuck Berry with the New York Times Magazine's Jody Rosen, and the sale of Us Weekly with the hosts of the podcast Who Weekly.

29 min
Mar 21, 2017
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John McWhorter time travels to 1930 and eavesdrops on American English.

51 min
Mar 21, 2017
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This week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."

55 min
Mar 18, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comedy writer and producer Scott Aukerman on Michael Bolton, transgression in comedy, and cultural turmoil in the USA.

62 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Mohsin Hamid discusses his book Exit West and takes questions from the audience.

47 min
Mar 16, 2017
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The stars of the hit series on challenging old depictions of slavery on screen.

59 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures.

48 min
Mar 16, 2017
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The panel discusses the new film Logan, the new album by the Magnetic Fields, and the article in The New Republic: "The Perils of Privilege"

0 min
Mar 15, 2017
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No episode today, but we'll be back with a new episode tomorrow. Thanks for listening!

56 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.

51 min
Mar 11, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. NY Times bestselling author George Saunders on ghosts and ego and loving your enemy.

82 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Timothy Snyder discusses his book On Tyranny and takes questions from the audience.

52 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Exploring the Long History of Holocaust Humor and the Tricky Art of Telling Taboo Jokes

58 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage.

58 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Part two of The Next Picture Show's race-conscious horror film pairing: Wes Craven's "People Under the Stairs" from 1991 and Jordan Peele's surprise box office hit "Get Out."

33 min
Mar 8, 2017
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How Will Eisner became the "father of the graphic novel."

61 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens discuss George Orwell's classic novel 1984, Ryan Murphy's new show Feud about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and pop culture's current obsession with sleep.

48 min
Mar 7, 2017
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The Next Picture Show pairs hit film "Get Out" with an earlier race-conscious horror film - Wes Craven's "People Under the Stairs" from 1991.

0 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Read by Kirsten Vangsness

49 min
Mar 4, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Fiction writer and essayist Gish Jen on how fundamental East-West differences in the sense of self play out in art, culture, business, education, and more.

92 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Scott Michelman, Nithya Nathan-Pineau, and Faiza Patel discuss the state of immigration, then take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

52 min
Mar 2, 2017
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How this Film Makes a Psychological Thriller Out of the Microaggressions of Everyday Racism.

59 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents four stories inspired by other books and authors.

52 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf discuss Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out with Aisha Harris, the Oscars, and the new season of the BBC's Planet Earth.

27 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Recapping the night, that was last night.

47 min
Feb 25, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Historian Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, on the dizzying ethical questions that surround what's coming next.

49 min
Feb 23, 2017
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On the night Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney Poitier made history at the Oscars.

59 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Readings from the bestselling Women in Clothes, and a hat is kidnapped.

55 min
Feb 22, 2017
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In part two of their Dark Knight double feature, The Next Picture Show considers the character's long history in the movies and how that history contributes to the pleasures of the new "Lego Batman Movie."

20 min
Feb 22, 2017
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A social media hashtag celebrates black Cosplayers and the spin they put on classic characters.

53 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss HBO's Big Little Lies with Willa Paskin, Martin Scorsese's latest film Silence, and the new podcast Missing Richard Simmons.

47 min
Feb 20, 2017
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In part one of a Dark Knight double feature, The Next Picture Show re-evaluates Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" before getting to the new box office hit "The Lego Batman Movie."

49 min
Feb 18, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Ayelet Waldman on parenting, identity, and how LSD microdosing changed her life for the better.

77 min
Feb 17, 2017
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Roxane Gay ("Difficult Women") and Viet Thanh Nguyen ("The Refugees") discuss their respective books and take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

54 min
Feb 17, 2017
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On her journey to becoming the first black woman nominated for a Best Film Editing Oscar.