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Culture Gabfest Presents: Hit Parade, The Fab Four Sweep Edition

Slate's Culture Gabfest

How a major label screw up helped The Beatles sweep the Billboard Top Five.

0 Min

May 26, 2017

#45: The First Black Bachelorette

Slate's Represent

On ABC’s “historic” move to help Rachel Lindsay find love on tv.

45 Min

May 26, 2017

ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Slate's Audio Book Club

Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.

61 Min

May 21, 2017

99. Mary Gaitskill (Writer) – Their Animal Being

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Mary Gaitskill on vulnerability, alienation, and Cerebus the Aardvark.

46 Min

May 20, 2017

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50 min
May 19, 2017
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We break down Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel with Slate's Katy Waldman.

80 min
May 19, 2017
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Richard Rothstein, in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, discusses his book The Color Of Law

59 min
May 18, 2017
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Life is fleeting in these three works presented by guest host Michael Cerveris.

47 min
May 18, 2017
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In part two of their appreciation of the late, great Jonathan Demme, the Next Picture Show talks Demme's final film - "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" - and how it connects with Demme's '84 collaboration with The Talking Heads.

22 min
May 17, 2017
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Twin Peaks may feel like an unreal place, but some people wonder if their hometowns share too much in common with David Lynch's show.

51 min
May 17, 2017
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The panel discusses Netflix's Anne of Green Gables reboot Anne With an E, the face-changing app FaceApp, and Caity Weaver's GQ profile of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

27 min
May 16, 2017
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John McWhorter discusses the near-futile impulse to determine what is, and what is not, a word.

36 min
May 16, 2017
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In part one of this Demme double feature, the Next Picture Show considers the enduring legacy of the 1984 Demme-Talking Heads collaboration "Stop Making Sense."

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May 15, 2017
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Read by Alec Baldwin

15 min
May 15, 2017
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Mars’ daring mission yields surprising results.

57 min
May 13, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Physicist Lawrence Krauss on why neutrinos are his favorite particles, light as the protagonist of modern physics, and more.

53 min
May 12, 2017
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Cory Doctorow discusses his novel Walkaway and his views on technology and society.

48 min
May 12, 2017
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On his memorable Emmy speech, responding to criticism, and filming Season 2 in the midst of Trump’s election.

59 min
May 11, 2017
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three works in which women are subjects, objects, or catalysts.

55 min
May 10, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and John Swansburg discuss the new Starz series American Gods, the book Killers of the Flower Moon with author David Grann, and Dove's "Real Beauty" bottle campaign.

16 min
May 8, 2017
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Trust is called into question when Mars reunites with an old friend.

48 min
May 6, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano on how the brain tells time and whether time exists at all.

50 min
May 5, 2017
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On his new Comedy Central show Problematic and the legacy of The Champs podcast.

59 min
May 4, 2017
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents three works about entering uncharted territories.

48 min
May 4, 2017
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In part two of their 'Welcome to the Jungle' double feature, Scott, Keith and Genevieve share their takes on "The Lost City of Z" before diving into the way "Z" and Les Blank's "Burden of Dreams" engage with obsession and hubris.

20 min
May 3, 2017
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Lisa Hanawalt explains how her love of drawing horse people lead to being creative director of the Netflix series Bojack Horseman.

56 min
May 3, 2017
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Dana Stephens, Stephen Metcalf, and Julia Turner discuss the work of the late Jonathan Demme, the new film Tramps with director Adam Leon, and Bret Stephens' recent New York Times op-ed about climate change.

32 min
May 2, 2017
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John McWhorter discusses communication styles with linguist Deborah Tannen, author of You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships.

46 min
May 2, 2017
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The new jungle adventure THE LOST CITY OF Z inspires The Next Picture Show to take another trip to the Amazon via the Les Blank documentary BURDEN OF DREAMS about the making of Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo."

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May 1, 2017
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Read by Sam Underwood

15 min
May 1, 2017
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Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons.

51 min
Apr 29, 2017
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This month Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Nora Caplan-Bricker discuss George Saunders' Lincoln In the Bardo

48 min
Apr 29, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Architecture critic Sarah W. Goldhagen on how the built environment shapes our lives.

87 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Todd Stern, Dave Levitan, Jamie Henn, and Kristen Gunther discuss the state of Climate Change science and policy.

56 min
Apr 28, 2017
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On shutting down twitter trolls, writing for The Nightly Show, and her new Comedy Central pilot.

21 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons.

54 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Lexicographer Kory Stamper on the slipperiness of language and how the sausage of dictionaries is made.

46 min
Apr 21, 2017
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On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

59 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris two stories about learning from your mistakes.

57 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Hyper-stylish and cerebral, 2017's GHOST IN THE SHELL shares lots of similarities with the Wachowski's THE MATRIX. But it's their differences that are most telling.

23 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A writer and filmmaker explain why they love horror films not just for the thrills, but because the genre helped them mourn for lost loved ones.

54 min
Apr 18, 2017
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GHOST IN THE SHELL inspires THE MATRIX which inspires GHOST IN THE SHELL. Much be a glitch in the Matrix. For this week's double bill, The Next Picture Show pairs the poorly received GHOST live action remake with the Wachowskis' landmark '99 film.

20 min
Apr 17, 2017
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Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons.

52 min
Apr 15, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Joyce Carol Oates on America, idealism, and the shackles we can and can't shake off.

51 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Helene Cooper reads from her book Madame President and takes questions from the audience.

46 min
Apr 14, 2017
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On getting his start on Girlfriends and his new TruTV lifestyle series Upscale.

59 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Guest host Kate Burton presents a cornucopia of funny pieces from the volume The Best of The Harvard Lampoon.

60 min
Apr 12, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new Anne Hathaway film Colossus, Andy Daly's Comedy Central sitcom Review, and Pepsi's recent ad controversy

7 min
Apr 11, 2017
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Mars Patel is back for another action-packed season on April 17th! In this exclusive preview Oliver Pruitt plays the first five minutes of season two for your listening pleasure.

44 min
Apr 7, 2017
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On her incredible career and advocating for disability representation on screen.

59 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about untrue love.

52 min
Apr 6, 2017
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In part two of their "Alien"/"Life" double feature, The Next Picture Show focus on the new film and how Ridley Scott's classic may have influenced it.

20 min
Apr 5, 2017
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Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel imagines how New Yorkers would adapt to sea level rise by turning the city into a Super Venice.

55 min
Apr 5, 2017
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The panel discusses the new podcast S-Town, the film Ghost in the Shell with Represent host Aisha Harris, and the controversy surrounding Vice President Pence and his self-imposed rules around women.

27 min
Apr 4, 2017
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John McWhorter talks to linguist Neal Whitman about the mash-up of "hey" and "yo."

46 min
Apr 4, 2017
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This week's movie pairing examines the new space thriller "Life" alongside the Ridley Scott classic "Alien."

47 min
Apr 1, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Turkish-American writer Elif Batuman on truth in fiction, how language shapes us, and more.

53 min
Mar 31, 2017
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Alyssa Mastromonaco discusses her book Who Thought This Was A Good Idea? and takes questions from the audience.

55 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Unpacking Asian representation on screen with MTV News’ Inkoo Kang and Vulture’s Alex Jung.

58 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two stories in which children are at risk.

53 min
Mar 29, 2017
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The panel discusses Disney's Beauty and the Beast and To Walk Invisible, the new Brontë sisters drama, plus an interview with Alison Wright of The Americans, Feud, and her recent Broadway debut, Sweat.

47 min
Mar 25, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Philosopher of mind Daniel Dennett waxing wise and wicked about consciousness, dolphins, and more.

53 min
Mar 24, 2017
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Adam Alter discusses his book Irresistable and takes questions from the audience.

54 min
Mar 23, 2017
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The actor/writer/video producer on calling out representation in Hollywood.

44 min
Mar 24, 2017
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In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017

58 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders.

56 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Part two of this week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."

25 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Soviet science fiction reveals the hopes and anxieties of people living behind the Iron Curtain.

58 min
Mar 22, 2017
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The panel discuss the new film Personal Shopper, the legacy of Chuck Berry with the New York Times Magazine's Jody Rosen, and the sale of Us Weekly with the hosts of the podcast Who Weekly.

29 min
Mar 21, 2017
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John McWhorter time travels to 1930 and eavesdrops on American English.

51 min
Mar 21, 2017
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This week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."

55 min
Mar 18, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comedy writer and producer Scott Aukerman on Michael Bolton, transgression in comedy, and cultural turmoil in the USA.

62 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Mohsin Hamid discusses his book Exit West and takes questions from the audience.