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Gist: Falling for the Gambler’s Fallacy

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How long-term probability misleads our short-term observations.

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Oct 18, 2017

Whistlestop: At the Heart of the President's Heart

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to mid September, 1955 when a briefly secret Presidential heart attack changed the relationship between the press and the Presidency.

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Oct 18, 2017

I Have to Ask: The Gabriel Sherman Edition

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The biographer of Roger Ailes on how Fox News has changed, and why Rupert Murdoch “loathes” Trump

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 18, 2017
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Josh Voorhees has the latest on: an Obamacare fix winding its way through the Senate and Trump’s travel ban getting blocked (again) in court. And he also unpacks the president’s, um, unusual way of talking to Gold Star families.

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Oct 18, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), the true-crime parody American Vandal, and the New York Times Magazine's article about teenage anxiety.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Because the thought-leader/life-hacker/productivity-optimizer trope was ripe for parody.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end?

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Oct 17, 2017
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What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Velma Davis bought her first house when she was 26 years-old. Although it would’ve been hard to know it then, Davis – a first-generation college graduate in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement – was on her way to amassing life-changing wealth.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition

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Oct 17, 2017
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90 Seconds: McCain’s Revenge

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Oct 17, 2017
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John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.

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Oct 16, 2017
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Is Obamacare bending the cost curve? Would its demise cause more people to die? Sarah Kliff from Vox weighs in.

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Oct 16, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance. They’re also joined by Evan Drellich to talk about Houston Astros star Jose Altuve, and by Caitlin Murray for a conversation about the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team.

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Oct 16, 2017
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Josh Voorhees has a trio of quick hits for you: Colin Kaepernick sues the NFL, Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in military court, and we all are learn just how close we were to saying the words Vice President Chris Christie.

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Oct 15, 2017
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Jacob Brogan sits down with Jared Smith, one of the co-owners of Big Planet Comics in Washington DC. They discuss the day to day business of interacting with customers, managerial responsibilities, and running a small business.

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Oct 14, 2017
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Slate Money on Richard Thaler, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, and Brexit

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Oct 13, 2017
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Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment was Hollywood’s worst-kept secret. What allowed two news giants to put it in print within days of one another?

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Oct 13, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant-Corners Research and Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment.

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Oct 13, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you what you need to know about Donald Trump’s latest attempts to take down Obamacare from the inside.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Aymann Ismail’s video series takes a look at what it’s like being Muslim in America.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump Administration infighting, Harvey Weinstein’s history of alleged gross misconduct, and the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Josh Voorhees on Donald Trump’s chilling threat to withdrawal federal first-responders from Puerto Rico, where millions of Americans are struggling to survive.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth talk to Elissa Strauss about her article in Elle, "The Leftover Embryo Crisis", answer a question about dealing with friends whose kids don't get along with their kids, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.

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Oct 11, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger to talk about how Don Jr. & Ivanka Trump avoided felony fraud in a case involving the Trump SoHo project back in 2012.

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Oct 11, 2017
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The New York Times reporter goes behind-the- scenes of her Harvey Weinstein stories.

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Oct 11, 2017
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Low tax rates, failing public services, and a governor who thinks prayer will fix the budget deficit. Why can’t Oklahoma get it together?

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Oct 11, 2017
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Josh Voorhees unpacks a new, nuclear weapons-themed report that details the national security meeting that prompted Rex Tillerson to reportedly call Trump a “moron.”

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Oct 11, 2017
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Why we can't beat Trump by running away from nationalism

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Oct 11, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Isaac Butler discuss Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, catch up on Amazon's Transparent, and discuss the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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Oct 10, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Jemele Hill, Jerry Jones, and Donald Trump with the Ringer’s Bryan Curtis. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan also joins to discuss the baseball playoffs, and Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers talks about Iceland’s World Cup dreams.

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Oct 10, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose" Edition

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Oct 10, 2017
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Josh Voorhees brings you the latest on the California wildfires, unpacks the shifting Las Vegas timeline, and takes a look at Donald Trump’s spat with GOP Sen. Bob Corker.

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Oct 8, 2017
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Jacob talks to cartoonist Benjamin Frisch, the author of the graphic novel The Fun Family, who also happens to be the producer of this season of Working.

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Oct 7, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan take your questions via tweet, phone, and snail mail in our first edition of #AskTrumpcast.

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Oct 7, 2017
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Slate Money on Lagos and Nairobi, China in Africa, and South African corruption

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Oct 7, 2017
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Slate Money on Lagos and Nairobi, China in Africa, and South African corruption

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Oct 6, 2017
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As Shonda Rhimes’ game-changing drama enters its final season, we recap the premiere episode.

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Oct 6, 2017
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The U.S. has liberalized over time. Why hasn’t Russia?

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Oct 6, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you what you need to know about this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and explains why the award committee played it safe this time around.

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Oct 6, 2017
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Twists and plot holes in Denis Villeneuve's movie Blade Runner 2049.

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Oct 6, 2017
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Our look at representation in the new and returning TV shows this fall.

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Oct 5, 2017
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Las Vegas shooting, the response to Puerto Rico’s suffering and Supreme Court's examination of gerrymandering.

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Oct 5, 2017
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Danny Strong takes on J.D. Salinger, Van Gogh paintings come to life, Michael Chabon’s punk awakening, kids’ books as literature.

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Oct 5, 2017
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How big tech killed innovation and acquired too much information on us.

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Oct 5, 2017
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Josh King talks to Sig Rogich, a Republican who helped make Las Vegas what it is today, about the events of this past week in the city and how it's recovering.

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Oct 5, 2017
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The Las Vegas shooter is said to have used a “bump stock” to maximize the carnage. Josh Voorhees explains what that is, lets you hear what it sounds like in action, and explains why maybe—just maybe—Republicans may be willing to ban them.

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Oct 5, 2017
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Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace discuss broken phones, how to gift an inheritance, My Little Pony: the Movie, and are joined by Slate's Aisha Harris to tackle a tough question about American Girl dolls.

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Oct 5, 2017
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The Russia expert on how Putin’s regime operates, and what people don’t understand about autocrats.

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Oct 5, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the early days of women’s pro tennis, Huge Hefner, and Gloria Allred’s crusade.

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Oct 5, 2017
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A retired military man explains why any show of force against North Korea will hurt our allies in the south.

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Oct 4, 2017
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September 10, 1965 the President established the norm of being "disaster responder in chief."

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Oct 4, 2017
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Josh Voorhees breaks down Rex Tillerson’s unexpected—and unconvincing—press conference, during which he denied he threatened to quit but didn’t deny calling Trump a “moron.”

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Oct 4, 2017
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Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film Battle of the Sexes, the life and work of Tom Petty with Hit Parade's Chris Molanphy, and the mind of John McPhee with The New York Times Magazine's Sam Anderson.

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Oct 3, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg checks back in with Yascha Mounk about the state of liberal democracy in America and abroad.

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Oct 3, 2017
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How the world changed the presidency and doomed the office to failure.

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Oct 3, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Good Grief" Edition

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Oct 3, 2017
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Josh Voorhees takes a look at the big question that remains in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas: that of the gunman’s motive.

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Oct 3, 2017
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After parking in front of a garage, John received a note written in Spanish.

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Oct 2, 2017
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Author Masha Gessen on what we get wrong when we try to explain the psychology of mass shooters.

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Oct 2, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss the shifting politics of the NFL protests with Jamil Smith. Bloomberg View’s Joe Nocera also joins to discuss the FBI investigation of NCAA basketball, the Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh previews the baseball playoffs.

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Oct 2, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you what we know—and what we don’t—about last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Oct 1, 2017
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In this episode, Jacob sits down with Dean White, a freelance colorist, who recently worked on DC's All Star Batman.

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Sep 30, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Studio 360's Kurt Andersen and Slate's Mike Pesca live in our Slate Brooklyn office to talk about Kurt's latest book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.

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Sep 30, 2017
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Slate Money on music royalties, Puerto Rican bondholders, and Wolfgang Schäuble

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Sep 29, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico's Josh Dawsey about Jared's private email use in the White House and the strange story behind how that story leaked.

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Sep 29, 2017
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Have we always been this disconnected from reality? Very possibly, yes.

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Sep 29, 2017
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The story of how the recording industry made you shill out $18 for one good song in the ’90s.

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Sep 29, 2017
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Josh Voorhees explains the giant flaw in HHS Secretary Tom Price’s plan to make amends for flying private, and tells you why Trump might let him keep his job in the end.

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Sep 29, 2017
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On making his incredibly personal documentary about the murder of his brother, William Ford 25 years ago.

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Sep 28, 2017
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Can the left and right ever agree?

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Sep 28, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, Ruth Marcus and Ross Douthat discuss Trump’s tax plan, shifting Republican power and pro athletes using their influence to inspire social change.

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Sep 28, 2017
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Sure, laughing makes us feel good in the moment. But could it have enduring health effects?

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Sep 28, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace and Gabriel Roth sit down with Suzanne Bouffard, author of THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children to discuss the state of pre-K education. Plus, "triumphs and fails", and recommendations.

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Sep 28, 2017
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Josh Voorhees takes a look at Donald Trump’s new tax proposal—and counts all the ways it would help Donald Trump cut his own tax bill.

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Sep 28, 2017
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The editor of ‘The New Yorker’ on what ails the NFL and whether the New Yorker could go web-only.

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Sep 27, 2017
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Being a territory helped Puerto Rico. Just not enough.

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Sep 27, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizens Guide, and the complexities involved in removing a President from office.

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Sep 27, 2017
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Josh Voorhees explains just how bad things are in Puerto Rico—and takes a closer look at Donald Trump’s seeming disinterest in the situation on the ground there.

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Sep 27, 2017
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The populists are winning in Latin America. Nick Casey explains why Americans should be worried.

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Sep 27, 2017
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Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film mother! with Slate's Jack Hamilton, Ken Burns Vietnam documentary series with Willa Paskin, and the art of theme park caricatures with producer Benjamin Frisch.

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Sep 26, 2017
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Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity.

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Sep 26, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The "Hot Mess" Edition

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Sep 26, 2017
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Josh Voorhees explains why, in hindsight at least, the latest GOP repeal effort looked doomed from the very start. And he tells you about the odd type of consensus the bill did build: opposition to it.

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Sep 25, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to discuss white supremacy, Democrats in Texas, and the 2016 election coverage.

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Sep 25, 2017
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A former Obama speechwriter on why a president needs to get the joke.

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Sep 25, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin and Marcus Thompson of The Athletic discuss the wave of protests against Donald Trump’s remarks about the NFL.

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Sep 25, 2017
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Josh Voorhees takes you through the other, non-NFL news from a busy weekend.

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Sep 25, 2017
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Autistic children grow up to be autistic adults. Our society doesn’t give them the support they need.

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Sep 24, 2017
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Jacob sits down with Deron Bennett, owner of AndWorld Design and recent letterer of Batman. They talk about how lettering is like poetry, why he might choose one font over another, the shape of word balloons and more.

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Sep 23, 2017
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Slate Money on Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy, the new startup Loftium, and sukuk bonds

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Sep 22, 2017
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In 2007, hip-hop and R&B dominated the charts, but digital sales are what mattered.

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Sep 22, 2017
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Josh Voorhees breaks down Jimmy Kimmel’s role in the current debate over Obamacare and the GOP’s latest attempt to gut it.

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Sep 22, 2017
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Bryan Clay trains hard, and works hard. It's what earned him a gold medal at the Olympics, and the title of "Greatest Athlete in the World." But his training only prepared him to win – it didn't teach him to deal with failure.

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Sep 22, 2017
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Twists and plot holes in Darren Aronofsky's movie Mother!

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Sep 22, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg, Phillip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe are back for the Trumpcast Book Club to discuss Arlie Russell Hochschild's Strangers in Their Own Land.

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Sep 21, 2017
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On crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.

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Sep 21, 2017
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If you’ve gone through the trouble to craft a perfect joke about American girth, why dial it back for an American audience?

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Sep 21, 2017
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Spielberg’s greatness, “Bojack Horseman’s” edginess, the worst seat at the symphony.

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