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121. Van Jones (social entrepreneur) – Blind Spots & Sore Spots

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again.

44 Min

Oct 21, 2017

Culture Gabfest Presents: Spoiler Special on Halt and Catch Fire

Slate's Culture Gabfest

Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.

0 Min

Oct 20, 2017

Eileen Myles: Live at Politics and Prose

Slate's Live at Politics and Prose

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

48 Min

Oct 20, 2017

#64: Telling Marsha P. Johnson’s Story

Slate's Represent

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

39 Min

Oct 20, 2017

Through Young Eyes: Stories by Carson McCullers

Selected Shorts

Guest host Hope Davis presents three works by the Southern master Carson McCullers.

59 Min

Oct 19, 2017

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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

49 min
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.

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

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

56 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Only one of these films is a replicant.

47 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Whilst Gregor attempts to survive by collaborating with the new regime, his niece Manel is drawn to the rebel cause. But treachery lurks at every corner and both are playing a deadly game.

59 min
Oct 14, 2017
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Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding discuss their anthology Nasty Women with contributors Nicole Chung and Mary Kathryn Nagle.

59 min
Oct 12, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents three stories drawn from the world of fables and fairytales.

47 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Tumanbay has been conquered by a brutal religious regime. As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor, previously the Sultan’s spymaster, has sworn an oath to the new rulers.

24 min
Oct 11, 2017
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To set an example, Dexter decides to face some personal and professional enemies head on.

51 min
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.

49 min
Oct 10, 2017
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The final chapter in season one of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan’s great victory, the brilliant and ruthless spymaster, Gregor discovers he has been deceived.

47 min
Oct 7, 2017
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For thousands of years, all over the world, we've told tales of monsters and the undead. Why? Aaron Mahnke, creator of the 'Lore' podcast, on the hunger for mystery.

44 min
Oct 7, 2017
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Slate Represents looks at representation in the new and returning TV shows this fall.

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

11 min
Oct 6, 2017
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A conversation with Atul Gawande, author of "Being Mortal".

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

46 min
Oct 6, 2017
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David Litt on writing jokes for President Obama and comedy’s reluctant role as a source of truth in the Alternative Fact era.

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

59 min
Oct 5, 2017
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"Death, Sex, and Money" host Anna Sale joins us for stories about all these subjects.

54 min
Oct 5, 2017
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In which Bunuel plays the part of Aronofsky's mother.

47 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Convinced of victory by the prophesies of a child, the Sultan prepares to march out and destroy the rebellious provincial leader, Maya. His nephew Madu has only one desire – to escape the city with his lover Daniel.

19 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Dexter explains why starting a conference will give you instant credibility.

21 min
Oct 4, 2017
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In the second half of my mini-series on musical worlds, I talk with Sammus and Mega Ran, hip hop artists that create concept albums about their favorite childhood video games.

59 min
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.

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

46 min
Oct 3, 2017
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Aronofsky by way of Bunuel.

47 min
Oct 2, 2017
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Increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, the Sultan begins a purge of the palace. Slave trader Ibn is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with the man who stole his kingdom.

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

59 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Guest host Hope Davis presents stories about family ties.

19 min
Sep 28, 2017
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When Dexter’s producer Tammy is forced to bring her delinquent son Conner to work, Dex shifts the focus of the episode.

47 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Whilst the Sultan dreams of victory against the mysterious Maya and her followers, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.

55 min
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.

46 min
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.

47 min
Sep 26, 2017
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There has been a murder in the palace. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, attempts to unlock the secret to the missing reliquary and discover why it is worth killing for. In the desert, Heaven and her slave companion are held captive by a nomadic tribe.

55 min
Sep 22, 2017
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Danielle Allen discusses her memoir Cuz as well as the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

37 min
Sep 22, 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.

59 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about quiet times.

54 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Teen boys, dead bodies.

23 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Dexter explains how to create a “Personal Bubble” around oneself to block out any unwanted influence.

47 min
Sep 21, 2017
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General Qulan arrives in the provinces to gather the armies of empire and defeat the rebel forces led by the mysterious self-proclaimed "queen" Maya.

11 min
Sep 20, 2017
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In this episode, we talk with Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You, about writing families..

34 min
Sep 19, 2017
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John McWhorter discusses the process by which some new languages are born.

54 min
Sep 19, 2017
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Phobia Death Match: Clowns v Leeches

47 min
Sep 19, 2017
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Shajar, the Sultan’s chief wife, has taken something of value from the Hafiz, a drunk, self-pitying religious figure-head. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, is determined to find out what it is and what mischief she is planning.

53 min
Sep 16, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Claire Messud on childhood, growing up, and how we contain the things that scare us.

59 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about growing up.

25 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Former meditation guru turned ‘busy brain’ evangelist, Nancy Newman joins Dexter to talk about the benefits of having a full mind.

51 min
Sep 13, 2017
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The Culture Gabfest on Bachelor in Paradise, The Trip to Spain, and The Deuce

33 min
Sep 12, 2017
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We have a spoiler-filled discussion about the emotional Season 2 ending of Issa Rae’s hit show.

47 min
Sep 12, 2017
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With rebellion in a far-off province, Master of the Palace Guard, Gregor, has been given the task of rooting out the spies within.. But there is another threat making its way by sea.

47 min
Sep 12, 2017
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Adrift at sea in a small boat and hostage to an escaped slave, pampered daughter of slave merchant Ibn, must grow up quickly to survive. So too must Madu, the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, who has been forced to swap palace life for hardships in the army.

46 min
Sep 12, 2017
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Tumanbay is threatened by rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Spy-master Gregor is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

56 min
Sep 9, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Salman Rushdie on the secret life of cities and so much more.

69 min
Sep 8, 2017
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Mark Bowden and Bob Woodward discuss the Vietnam War including the stories of those who served, the journalists who reported, and the failures of leadership.

48 min
Sep 8, 2017
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On her process of finding the right musical cues for some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the last few years.

52 min
Sep 7, 2017
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Part 2 of the Soderbergh Heist Double Feature

18 min
Sep 7, 2017
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Personal branding expert Steve Jobs joins Dexter to talk about how to create global envy with your public persona.

10 min
Sep 6, 2017
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In this episode, we talk with Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache mysteries.

25 min
Sep 6, 2017
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UK podcast star Helen Zaltzman helps me figure out why some technobabble is good, bad or just plain baffling.

60 min
Sep 6, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the 40th anniversary re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, whether Taylor Swift represents Trump-era art with critic Jody Rosen, and fan fiction with Laura Miller.

28 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Old English was arguably more complicated than Modern English. Is that true of all languages?

56 min
Sep 5, 2017
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A pair Steven Soderbergh heists.

57 min
Sep 2, 2017
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The deepest, funniest, strangest moments from the past year of the Think Again podcast. Featuring Kory Stamper, Teju Cole, George Saunders, Slavoj Zizek, Jennifer Doudna, and Timothy Spall.

2 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Epic historical thriller.

60 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Haroon Moghul discusses how he found himself unwittingly thrust into being a spokesperson for Islam after 9/11.

46 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Jones-Quartey talks breaking into animation and common misconceptions about what it takes to “make” it.

58 min
Aug 31, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents three stories about needy people.

53 min
Aug 30, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India.

48 min
Aug 30, 2017
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Bachelorette contestant Eric Bigger and his aunty Vernā Myers chat about ABC’s “historic” season and life post breakup.