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Spoiler Specials: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Slate's Culture Gabfest

A spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Dec 15, 2017

Deb Perelman: Live at Politics and Prose

Slate's Live at Politics and Prose

Deb Perelman discusses her cook book Smitten Kitchen Every Day at a Politics and Prose event in Washington, DC.

59 Min

Dec 15, 2017

#71: "She’s Gotta Have It" Writer Radha Blank

Slate's Represent

On criticisms of the show and being a woman of color in a writers’ room.

57 Min

Dec 15, 2017

It’s a City of Strangers

Selected Shorts

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents works about living, and not living, in New York City.

58 Min

Dec 14, 2017

#107: (Pt. 2) The Disaster Artist / Ed Wood (1994)

The Next Picture Show

James Franco and Tim Burton celebrate the mad geniuses behind a pair of famously bad movies.

62 Min

Dec 14, 2017

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26 min
Dec 13, 2017
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The creators of The Expanse novels and TV show discuss why a future war between human colonies across the solar system feels relevant to our politics now.

57 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Julia Turner, Steven Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film I, Tonya, Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Slate's Willa Paskin, and The New Yorker's short story Cat Person.

31 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Biblical scholar Mark Ward discusses his forthcoming book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible.

49 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Movies about bad movies and the good people who make them.

21 min
Dec 11, 2017
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Read by Michael Imperioli and Cristin Milioti

57 min
Dec 9, 2017
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100,000 years of human history and young adulthood is still getting weirder. Noël Wells on art, power, and our super dark times.

46 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Carmen Maria Machado reads from her short story collection Her Body And Other Parties and takes questions from the audience.

54 min
Dec 8, 2017
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On stepping behind the camera for the first time with, Lady Bird.

58 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about questions and answers.

62 min
Dec 6, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss James Franco's The Disaster Artist with Slate's Forrest Wickman, the cult film The Room with producer Benjamin Frisch, and Fiona the hippo and celebrity animals.

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Dec 1, 2017
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A spoiler-filled review of The Shape of Water

69 min
Dec 1, 2017
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Reza Aslan discusses his book God at a Politics and Prose event at Sixth and I historic synagogue in Washington, DC.

59 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents stories in which trusting your senses is important.

60 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Small town redemption tales by playwright-turned-directors Martin McDonagh and David Mamet.

21 min
Nov 29, 2017
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Are we prepared for a future where robots are the most sought after employees?

58 min
Nov 29, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film Call Me By Your Name, Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It with Aisha Harris, and The Polybius Conspiracy with Jacob Brogan.

33 min
Nov 28, 2017
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Turkey? Pumpkin? Squash? They're all mistakes.

50 min
Nov 27, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.

58 min
Nov 28, 2017
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Playwrights-turned-movie-directors McDonagh and Mamet are the subjects of this week's pairing.

60 min
Nov 25, 2017
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Terrorism. Technological disruption. Globalization. Life in the 1870’s was wild. Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff on Joseph Conrad, his times, and ours.

0 min
Nov 24, 2017
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Donna Summer set chart benchmarks and managed to stay relevant on the radio and in clubs for more than three decades. Why didn’t she get more respect from the rock establishment?

48 min
Nov 24, 2017
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We discuss Disney-Pixar’s new film and look back at animation’s complicated history of Latino representation.

59 min
Nov 23, 2017
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents stories inspired by Brandon Stanton's blog and book Humans of New York.

27 min
Nov 22, 2017
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We're talking to Bobby Flay about his Thanksgiving traditions, which include hosting some 50 guests, cooking the entire thing by himself, passing out on the sofa by 8pm, and the best leftover situation we've ever heard.

68 min
Nov 22, 2017
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Masha Gessen discusses her National Book Award winning book The Future Is History in Washington, DC.

59 min
Nov 22, 2017
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss NBC's The Good Place, the death of Charles Manson with podcaster Karina Longworth, and Dan Pashman's problem with Thanksgiving programming.

59 min
Nov 21, 2017
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Alice Evans, Katherine Kendall, and Tomi-Ann Roberts sit down with Slate’s editor-in-chief, Julia Turner,

59 min
Nov 21, 2017
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Alice Evans, Katherine Kendall, and Tomi-Ann Roberts sit down with Slate’s editor-in-chief, Julia Turner,

51 min
Nov 18, 2017
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Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.

0 min
Nov 17, 2017
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Dana Stevens and Jonathan Fischer spoil Justice League

66 min
Nov 17, 2017
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Nikki Giovanni discusses her book A Good Cry at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

51 min
Nov 16, 2017
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On his new documentary, "The Problem With Apu."

58 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about marriage and its challenges.

55 min
Nov 16, 2017
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A deep dive into Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut and how its nostalgic look back at the early 2000s compares with Zwigoff's '01 effort.

54 min
Nov 15, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Louie CK's sexual abuse with Willa Paskin, and a new translation of Homer's The Odyssey with classicist Emily Wilson.

29 min
Nov 14, 2017
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Language is often at the mercy of pure chance.

57 min
Nov 14, 2017
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Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut gets paired with Thora Birch's iconoclastic Enid from Terry Zwigoff's coming of age comedy.

47 min
Nov 11, 2017
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Jellyfish have their tentacles all tangled up in our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of.

78 min
Nov 10, 2017
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Khizr Khan discusses his life and his memoir An American Family in Washington, DC.

53 min
Nov 10, 2017
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Gardner talks Season 2 and personally connecting with her character, Charley Bordelon.

58 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Guest host David Strathairn presents two stories about hard times.

18 min
Nov 9, 2017
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After an interview with the author of the book “How to Monetize Your Vacation” goes horribly wrong, Dexter disappears.

55 min
Nov 8, 2017
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Dana Stevens, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Greta Gerwig's new film Lady Bird, the Margaret Atwood TV adaptation Alias Grace, and the new HBO documentary about Rolling Stone.

47 min
Nov 7, 2017
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The blood-soaked finale to season two. The rebel army, under General Qulan, prepares to march on the city where Gregor, struggling to decide where his loyalties lie, comes face to face with his past.

41 min
Nov 4, 2017
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Two classic episodes from Think Again's origins, reunited at last.

0 min
Nov 3, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Dan Kois, and Jonathan Fischer discuss Marvel and Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok

54 min
Nov 3, 2017
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Q’orianka talks starring in Te’Ata, being typecast, and how her activism influences her work.

59 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents two stories about identity, appearance, and longing.

59 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Part two in a pairing of Dustin Hoffman career bookends.

19 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Dexter finally speaks with his thought leader crush, Sharon Doyle.

10 min
Nov 1, 2017
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This week, we speak to former speechwriter for Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz

61 min
Nov 1, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Joan Didion documentary The Center Will Not Hold, the return of Will & Grace with Daniel Schroeder, and what to make of the continued sexual harassment and abuse allegations.

29 min
Oct 31, 2017
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It's time to permanently shelve the Elements of Style.

52 min
Oct 31, 2017
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Separated by five decades, two tales of neurotics gone wild featuring the great Dustin Hoffman.

47 min
Oct 31, 2017
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60 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened.

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Oct 30, 2017
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Tom Petty and Prince only played together once. But their careers paralleled each other for four decades.

43 min
Oct 28, 2017
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Bending, breaking, & blending: How humans remake the world. Neuroscientist David Eagleman on creativity.

54 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Colin Dickey reads from his book Ghostland at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.

45 min
Oct 27, 2017
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On her directorial debut, the short film, "The Tale of Four."

59 min
Oct 26, 2017
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This special, hosted by fantasy writer and illustrator Neil Gaiman, offers four creepy stories with a hint of laughter.

20 min
Oct 25, 2017
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Dexter’s long-time producer, Tammy, announces she is leaving the company for another job.

47 min
Oct 26, 2017
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Manel must prove her commitment to the rebel cause by undertaking a dangerous mission - one that will bring her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime.

52 min
Oct 25, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Netflix's Mindhunters, Post Malone's hit song Rockstar with Hit Parade's Chris Molanphy, and the criticism surrounding Rotten Tomatoes by film creators.

47 min
Oct 23, 2017
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Accused of hoarding heretical text, Ibn the slave trader must face trial by the regime’s religious courts. Despite news of a threat of plague, the Inquisitor Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics. He chooses Gregor to assist him.

44 min
Oct 21, 2017
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Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again.

0 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.

48 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Eileen Myles reads from her book Afterglow (a dog memoir) at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.

39 min
Oct 20, 2017
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On the Netflix documentary, "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson," and who gets to tel trans stories

59 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Guest host Hope Davis presents three works by the Southern master Carson McCullers.

23 min
Oct 19, 2017
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The theme for this episode is all an elaborate ploy by Dexter to interview the executive assistant of the woman he has fallen for, Sharon Doyle.

64 min
Oct 18, 2017
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The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.

49 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Gregor’s niece, Manel, is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to assassinate a doctor believed to be collaborating with the new regime.

24 min
Oct 18, 2017
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We all know it and love it -- but the The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland actually had a fraught 12-year long development where many people wondered if the ride would ever get built.

10 min
Oct 18, 2017
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This week, we speak to the author of What Milo Saw and Wishbones, Virginia Macgregor