Since May 2014

1893 Episodes

For thirty minutes each day, Pesca challenges himself and his audience, in a responsibly provocative style, and gets beyond the rigidity and dogma. The Gist is surprising, reasonable, and willing to critique the left, the right, either party, or any idea.

Best Episodes of The Gist:

Billionaires; Good Guys Who Need Strict Rules

Scott Galloway, Professor at NYU, cohost of the Pivot podcast and host of Prof G, returns to discuss taxes, regulations, French vacations, and his new book [Adrift: America in 100 Charts] (https://www

Since Mar 2014

485 Episodes

A weekly sports discussion from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), Slate writer and Slow Burn host Joel Anderson, and a selection of interesting guests from around the sports world.

Best Episodes of Hang Up and Listen:

Should the NBA Ban Robert Sarver?

Josh Levin, Joel Anderson, and the New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham discuss the NBA’s suspension of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver and Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett’s bizarre decisions. Final

Since Apr 2017

119 Episodes

What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.

Best Episodes of Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia:

At Last, My Legacy Has Come Along Edition Part 1

What do you call a song that bombed on the charts back in the day, that now booms out of radios and streaming apps nationwide? Chris Molanphy has a name for these songs: legacy hits. Elton John’s “Tin

Since Nov 2017

91 Episodes

In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. Roe v. Wade would change everything, though few knew it at the time. For the seventh season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews explores the path to Roe—a time when more Republicans than Democrats supported abortion rights. You’ll hear the forgotten story of the first woman ever to be convicted of manslaughter for having an abortion, the unlikely Catholic power couple who helped ignite the pro-life movement, and a rookie Supreme Court justice who got assigned the opinion of a lifetime.

Best Episodes of Slow Burn:

One Year - 1986: The Miracle of Cokeville

On May 16, 1986, a man with a bomb held an entire elementary school hostage in the tiny town of Cokeville, Wyoming. Yet instead of becoming victims of unimaginable tragedy, all of the hostages in this

Since Mar 2014

497 Episodes

Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.

Best Episodes of Political Gabfest:

Ron DeSantis’ Sadistic Plan

This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson New York’s massive fraud case against the Trumps; Ron DeSantis’ treatments of asylum seekers; and Dahlia Lithwick’s Lady Justice.   Here are s

Since Oct 2014

252 Episodes

A show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.

Best Episodes of Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, justice, and the courts:

The Sound of Worms Turning

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Mark Joseph Stern for a romp through the jurisprudential headlines. It’s been a week. Highlights include: Donald Trump’s legal woes in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents

Since Oct 2018

1005 Episodes

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

Best Episodes of What Next | Daily News and Analysis:

TBD | The Fight Over Online Speech Headed to the Supreme Court

Conservative lawmakers in Florida and Texas are taking aim at content moderation on social media, with implications that go far beyond just the platforms. Guest: [Mark Joseph Stern] (https://twitter.c

Since May 2014

514 Episodes

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.

Best Episodes of Slate Money:

First Class Food Fomo

This week, [Felix Salmon] ( , [Emily Peck] ( , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twi

Since Jun 2019

168 Episodes

You’ve got questions. Together, we get answers. Each week on How To!, Amanda Ripley (bestselling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Unthinkable, and The Smartest Kids in the World) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.

Best Episodes of How To!:

How To Pick a College (And Actually Afford It)

College application season is approaching fast—too fast—for 16-yr old Maya and her mother, Melissa. The problem? Maya has no idea where to go or what to study. It doesn’t help that there are thousands

Since Mar 2014

384 Episodes

New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.

Best Episodes of Culture Gabfest:

Jolly Green Lawyer

This week, Julia and Dana invite different guests to temporarily fill in for Steve. First, Julia and Dana are joined by Slate’s technology editor, Jonathan L. Fischer, as they hulk out and lawyer out

Since May 2020

98 Episodes

Get the latest from Slate Money and the entire Slate network's takes on the latest in the world of business and business news.

Best Episodes of Slate Business:

Slate Money: First Class Food Fomo

This week, [Felix Salmon] ( , [Emily Peck] ( , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twi

Since Aug 2018

160 Episodes

Technology coverage from across the Slate Podcast network

Best Episodes of Slate Technology:

ICYMI: Serial Didn’t Free Adnan Syed

In 2015, Serial launched the case against Adnan Syed for the murder of Hae Min Lee in to the national conversation, but over the years the mistakes that show made continued to add up. Adnan Syed’s rel

Since Jun 2006

454 Episodes

On Slate's Spoiler Specials, Slate critics, such as Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin, discuss new movies and TV shows in spoiler-filled detail. We dissect twist endings, plot holes, and other secrets you won't read in reviews. WARNING: This podcast contains spoilers (duh).

Best Episodes of Slate's Spoiler Specials:

Orphan: First Kill

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Orphan: First Kill. Slate senior editor Sam Adams joins features director Jeffrey Bloomer to spoil the prequel to the 2009 psychological thriller, Orphan.  Note:

Since Apr 2018

59 Episodes

Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.

Best Episodes of Decoder Ring:

Slate Plus Exclusive: The Making of This Season

Host Willa Paskin talks about topics versus narratives, translating fabulists, and creating a sound landscape for the world of Mae West. Slate Plus members have access to this whole interview. [Sign

Since Dec 2016

57 Episodes

Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. We then seek answers with the help of academics and philosophers. The show is produced and hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College.

Best Episodes of Hi-Phi Nation:


In our final episode on monsters, we investigate why people who eat people are the funkiest people in the afterlife. We talk to a man who has actually eaten parts of other people, many times, about wh

Since Dec 2013

419 Episodes

Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

Best Episodes of Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show:

Don't Fear the Diagnosis

On this episode: Elizabeth and Jamilah are joined by [KC Davis] ( . KC is author of the book [How To Keep House While Drowning] ( ,