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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

Richard Rothstein with Ta-Nehisi Coates: Live at Politics and Prose

Slate's Live at Politics and Prose

Richard Rothstein, in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, discusses his book The Color Of Law

80 Min

May 19, 2017

That's Not a Word, Is It?

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

John McWhorter discusses the near-futile impulse to determine what is, and what is not, a word.

27 Min

May 16, 2017

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53 min
May 16, 2017
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“I don’t think you have to deny your essential self, but maybe you have to bring it fully to the game.”

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

39 min
Apr 25, 2017
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"When I was little, I threw myself against the screen and got kicked out of a movie theater. It was Fantasia. I wanted to get inside the movie. I didn't understand."

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.

42 min
Apr 18, 2017
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"I wouldn't be where I am today if I adhered to what people had to say about me."

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.

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

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 11, 2017
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"What you have to say is worth saying."

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

44 min
Apr 4, 2017
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Welcome to the first ever episode of our brand new podcast!

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.

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

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

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

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

2 min
Mar 15, 2017
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On the Rookie podcast, hosted by Tavi Gevinson, we interview people we admire. We also discuss creativity, feminism, pop culture, love, bodies, poetry, candy, and more.

56 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.

82 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Timothy Snyder discusses his book On Tyranny and takes questions from the audience.

92 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Scott Michelman, Nithya Nathan-Pineau, and Faiza Patel discuss the state of immigration, then take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

77 min
Feb 17, 2017
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Roxane Gay ("Difficult Women") and Viet Thanh Nguyen ("The Refugees") discuss their respective books and take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

60 min
Feb 10, 2017
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Jill Jonnes discusses her book, Urban Forests, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

48 min
Feb 10, 2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and writer and poet Meghan O'Rourke discuss Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012.

32 min
Feb 7, 2017
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John McWhorter talks to sociolinguist Alexandra D'Arcy about the spike in our use of like.

61 min
Feb 3, 2017
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April Ryan discusses her book, At Mama's Knee, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

105 min
Jan 27, 2017
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Fatima Goss Graves, Jennifer Klein, and Rebecca Traister discuss the state of women's rights and feminism, then take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

30 min
Jan 24, 2017
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John McWhorter discusses the subject of his new book, Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca.

32 min
Jan 20, 2017
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Emily Esfahani Smith discusses her book, The Power of Meaning, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

37 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood.

58 min
Jan 13, 2017
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Will Schwalbe discusses his book, Books for Living, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

29 min
Jan 10, 2017
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Mark Seidenberg, author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It, discusses the fallout from the so-called reading wars.

52 min
Jan 6, 2017
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Steven Johnson discusses his book, Wonderland, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

134 min
Dec 31, 2016
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Trevor Noah (Born a Crime), Yaa Gyasi (Homegoing), and Siddhartha Mukherjee (The Gene) discuss their respective books. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

25 min
Dec 27, 2016
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When "hath" gave way to "has," the original meaning of "merry," and other insights from popular Christmas carols.

74 min
Dec 23, 2016
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Thomas Friedman discusses his book, Thank You for Being Late, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

57 min
Dec 16, 2016
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Caitlin Moran discusses her book, Moranifesto, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

27 min
Dec 13, 2016
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In "Arrival," Amy Adams plays a linguist who discovers that language can radically alter one's perception of reality. But is that true?

48 min
Dec 10, 2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow.

63 min
Dec 9, 2016
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker discuss their book, "All the Real Indians Died Off", and take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

23 min
Dec 6, 2016
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Questions are finally answered in this action-packed season finale. Buckle your seat belts, folks. The outcome is out of this world.

59 min
Dec 2, 2016
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Laura Jane Grace discusses her book, Tranny, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

30 min
Nov 29, 2016
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Are the slang, sounds, and syntax of Black English a kind of lingua franca for America's youth?

5 min
Nov 29, 2016
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Only one more week to wait until the final episode of Mars Patel season 1. In the meantime, here is something very special, the beginning before the beginning, the actual moment of Aurora’s disappearance. To. The. Stars.

3 min
Nov 25, 2016
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If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned.

87 min
Nov 25, 2016
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Trevor Noah discusses his book, Born a Crime, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

14 min
Nov 22, 2016
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JP flies high and lands everyone inside the legendary Pruitt Prep, where they’ll brave wild terrain in the hunt for Mars Patel.

3 min
Nov 18, 2016
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If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned.

61 min
Nov 18, 2016
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David Wood discusses his book, What Have We Done, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

58 min
Nov 16, 2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Laura Miller and Jamelle Bouie to compare and contrast Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and the new book by Ben Winters Underground Airlines.

29 min
Nov 15, 2016
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What can we learn about English from Bill Clinton, the two Bushes, and other leaders of the free world?

13 min
Nov 15, 2016
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In the wake of a terrible loss, the gang rallies together and finds an unlikely ally in the search for their missing friends.

2 min
Nov 11, 2016
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If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned.

54 min
Nov 11, 2016
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Alexander Horowitz discusses her book, Being a Dog, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

12 min
Nov 8, 2016
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It’s the evening of the Midsummer Dance at H.G. Wells Middle School and Mars is on the run. Will Pruitt’s drones find him before he has a chance to groove to the music?

3 min
Nov 4, 2016
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If you would like to send a message to Oliver Pruitt. Record a message on your phone, and send it to: oliver@pruittprep.com Kids are going missing at H.G. Wells Middle School, and adults don’t seem particularly concerned.

40 min
Nov 4, 2016
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Dave Barry discusses his book, Best. State. Ever., and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.