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Slate Money: The Facebook Pandemic

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski talk about the economic of vaccines, how Facebook is totally (unfortunately) winning this pandemic and the question of work from home pay based on where you live.In the Slate Plus segment: The Weight Watchers layoffs.  Email: slatemoney@slate.comPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

23 May 2020

Rank #1

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Trumpcast: It’s Gonna Be A Rough Summer for Racial Tension

Virginia Heffernan talks to MSNBC and theGrio contributor Dr. Jason Johnson about Christian Cooper, George Floyd, who in society is allowed to scold in public, COVID’s impact on black lives, and why the protests are rebellions and not riots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

29 May 2020

Rank #2

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Political: L-Shaped Recovery

Emily, John and David discuss the state of the pandemic; insider trading allegations in the Senate; and Trump’s firing of the watchdog investigating Mike Pompeo.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss the online videos that have educated and entertained them during social isolation. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Episode NotesHere are some notes and references from this week’s show:Ed Yong for the Atlantic: “America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further”Ryan Grim for the Intercept: “David Perdue Got Sweetheart Deal That Grew North of $6 Million After Election to The Senate”Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:John: These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore;  Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim FerrissThe Hardest Job in the World, by John DickersonEmily: Meredith Blake for the Los Angeles Times: “The Woman Behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ Didn’t Change Her Mind on Abortion. She was Paid”David: Normal People by Sally Rooney ; “Abhushan Gautam for the Nepali Times: When The Air is Clean:Photographs of Kathmandu Valley With Air Pollution Removed by the Coronavirus Lockdown”Listener chatter from Valerie Minor: LavaMae‘s design for a DIY handwashing station you can build for the use of people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

21 May 2020

Rank #3

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Working: How Curator Sheena Wagstaff Chooses Art for the Met

Host Rumaan Alam talks about art curation with Sheena Wagstaff, who leads the Metropolitan Museum's program of modern and contemporary art for the Met Breuer and the Met Fifth Avenue. First they discuss the curator’s role of deciding which works of art are culturally important. Then Wagstaff makes her case for why people should see art in person and why it’s such a tragedy that no one is able to see the Met Brauer’s current exhibition of works from prolific German painter Gerhard Richter. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com.Podcast production by Cameron Drews.And if you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial now at slate.com/workingplus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

24 May 2020

Rank #4

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Political: It's Not a Lie, It's a Tweet

Emily, John and David discuss the Trump vs. Twitter battle, the realities of this partisan pandemic, and U.S.-China relations with guest Sheena Chestnut Greitens.Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:John: Lori Dorn for Laughing Squid: “A Timeline of the Most Popular TV Shows (1951-2019)”Emily: Willa Paskin for Slate: “Mrs. America’s Showrunner on the Show’s Lessons and Its Detractors”David: NASA Office of the Inspector General: “Examining the Future of the International Space Station”Listener (Producer) chatter from Jocelyn Frank: “Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder”Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman for the Wall Street Journal: “Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive”Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States by Brian RosenwaldThese Truths: A History of the United States by Jill LeporeFor this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John envision what a post-covid-stay-at-home-order office might look and feel like. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 18mins

28 May 2020

Rank #5

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Culture Gabfest: Never Will I Ever Beef with Chrissy Teigen

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Mindy Kaling’s new television show Never Have I Ever. Next, they talk about Twitter beefs in the time of COVID-19—from Alison Roman to Lana del Rey. Finally, the panel dives into Steve’s comfort watch for this week: Out of Sight.On the Slate Plus segment this week, Dana and Steve try Sudoku for the first time, as inspired by this recent captivating video. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.Outro Music: Woke by SINYEndorsementsDana: Anne V. Coates’s interview on Out of Sight.Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, especially as an audiobook.Julia: “The Miracle Sudoku” video, as discussed in our Plus segment.“How to Make Wylie Dufresne’s Incredibly Creamy Scrambled Egg Sandwich,” by Wylie Dufresne, as told to Emma Wartzman in Bon Appétit.Steve: “The Painting Behind the Door,” by Emily Benedek in Tablet magazine.Singer Laura Marling’s breaking down her guitar chords on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

27 May 2020

Rank #6

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What Next: Are We Headed for a Cold War With China?

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Hong Kong was no longer considered autonomous from China by the US government. Tensions were already high between the two global superpowers but with this new escalation, where do they go from here? Guest: Joshua Keating, staff writer at SlateSlate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

28 May 2020

Rank #7

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Gist: Looking Past the Looting

On the Gist, assholes.In the interview, Mike talks with author Dave Eggers about his book, The Parade. He and Mike discuss pavement, the writing process, and the terseness of Bruce Springsteen.In the spiel, the death of George Floyd and the Minneapolis protest.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

28 May 2020

Rank #8

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Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism: The Carnival Corporation

For decades, Carnival Corporation has successfully sold affordable luxury to passengers, becoming the largest cruise ship business in the world. The reason why a vacation at sea can be so inexpensive has to do with both the vision of Carnival’s founder and the historical origins of the cruise industry itself. But that affordability can also come with unpleasant consequences. Now, the entire industry’s future has been thrown into doubt by a deadly virus.Cindel Pena was a passenger onboard Carnival’s headline-making “poop cruise.” Ross Klein is a cruise industry expert and professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jim Walker is a Miami-based maritime lawyer and publisher of Cruise Law News.Podcast production by Jess Miller and Asha Saluja.Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23mins

22 May 2020

Rank #9

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Gist: Too Many Pills

On the Gist, judging a judge.In the interview, Dr. Paul Offit is here. In the first part of his two-part interview, he and Mike discuss his new book, Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far. They talk about why we should be skeptical of things like vitamin D and testosterone, and how we might not need to take painkillers for a fever. Tomorrow he and Mike will get into the Covid-19 crisis.In the spiel, the diversity reversifier.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

21 May 2020

Rank #10

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What Next: A Summer Without Camp

In a normal year, the next couple of weeks would be when excited campers returned to summer camp. Now, because of the coronavirus, summer camps are having to make tough calls about how and if they’ll open this year. Guest: Lisa Handelman, camp director at Capital Camps. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

21 May 2020

Rank #11

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Trumpcast: Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?

Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst and Fordham professor Dr. Christina Greer about white supremacy, the case for Stacey Abrams as Joe Biden’s running mate, whether black voters care less about policy than representation on the presidential ticket, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

22 May 2020

Rank #12

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Amicus: Immunity, Impunity, and Justice by the Numbers

A big show for the long weekend. First, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Leah Litman of the University of Michigan Law School to discuss oral arguments in the Trump financial records cases, and to get granular with the question of who gets interrupted most in oral arguments over the phone. (Guess what? It’s gendered.)Next, a big picture conversation about the rule of law and global justice before, during, and after COVID-19, with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee. In the Slate Plus segment, Mark Joseph Stern takes us through arguments in the faithless electors case, the big religious freedom case that most people missed, and why you shouldn’t read too much into the Supreme Court’s latest order regarding the Mueller Report.  Sign up for Slate Plus now to listen and support our show.Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

23 May 2020

Rank #13

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What Next: How the US Can Dodge A Depression

At 14.7%, US unemployment is at its highest rate since the Great Depression. In the coming months, Washington has a narrow window to avert an even bigger economic disaster.Guest: Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23mins

27 May 2020

Rank #14

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Gist: It’s Tough to Like the Post Office

On the Gist, wheeling and dealing with Hong Kong.In the interview, Mike talks to Dr. Leana Wen about the measures States are taking to reopen safely or remain closed. Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, a contributing columnist for The Washington Post, and previously served as Baltimore's Health Commissioner.In the spiel, postal headaches and heedlessness.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

27 May 2020

Rank #15

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Gist: No Regrets

On the Gist, if you look at the stats, the U.S. is doing the worst.In the interview, part two of Mike’s interview with Dr. Paul Offit, who as an infectious disease expert, and pediatrician, made some false predictions about the pandemic at first. He and Mike also discuss his new book, Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far.In the spiel, arguments are easier to read.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

22 May 2020

Rank #16

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Lexicon: Coronavirus: Isolation and Aspiration

Can strongly aspirated consonants increase transmission of COVID-19?Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

26 May 2020

Rank #17

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What Next TBD: Trump and Twitter Go to War

On Tuesday, after years of inaction, Twitter fact checked President Trump’s tweets for the first time. Six words were added below the original text, directing readers to outside articles refuting his claims.Two days later, the president signed an executive order that aims to change the nature of online speech, and the platforms that host it.Guest: Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at the Verge HostLizzie O’Leary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20mins

29 May 2020

Rank #18

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Gist: Lights Out on Covid-19

On the Gist, Trump’s cabinet meeting is not unlike a hot tub time machine.In the interview, Maria Konnikova is back for another round of “Is That Bullshit?” This time she and Mike discuss UV light, inside and outside the body. Maria is a New York Times bestseller and the author of The Biggest Bluff, a journey to learning and winning at poker.In the spiel, morbidly presidentially orbit.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24mins

20 May 2020

Rank #19

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What Next: When Coronavirus Came to Navajo Nation

No one was ready for this coronavirus. But what’s happening on native lands is the result of generations of neglect. Guest: Wahleah Johns, co-founder of Native Renewables. Read more from Wahleah here. Read about the history of underfunded health care in native communities here. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

26 May 2020

Rank #20