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  • 55 minutes 56 seconds
    Death, Sex & Money: The Mayor of the Most Controversial City in the U.S.

    San Francisco mayor London Breed grew up learning again and again about the dangers of drugs and addiction. She lived in public housing in the city in the 1980’s and saw friends and family members in her community get hooked, get sick, and sometimes pass away. Fast forward to now, and San Francisco is seeing sky-high overdose numbers (though they’re down a bit from last year), and the city has earned a reputation for being in disarray. Mayor London Breed faces a tough reelection campaign this fall, and this week on the show, she talks about the many different measures she and her administration are taking to address San Francisco’s problems, and she shares some of the important life experiences that have informed her approach. 

    Podcast production by Anna Sale.

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    And if you’re new to the show, welcome. We’re so glad you’re here. Find us and follow us on Instagram and you can find Anna’s newsletter at annasale.substack.com. Our new email address, where you can reach us with voice memos, pep talks, questions, critiques, is [email protected].

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    16 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 28 minutes 23 seconds
    What Next: J.D. Vance: You're Hired

    J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School graduate once hailed by the media as a white working class-whisperer, has been selected as Donald Trump’s running mate. But not too long ago, he was one of the former president’s critics. The former-Marine and San Francisco venture capitalist won over Trump with the hardline, America-first policies he championed in the Senate—and some serious groveling. 

    Guest: Jim Newell, Slate’s senior politics writer

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    16 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 32 minutes 58 seconds
    What Next: After the Trump Assassination Attempt

    Former president Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt Saturday during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. While the gunman has been identified, law enforcement have not offered a potential motivation for the attack. The incident comes at a time of heightened political violence, when more Americans think such acts are justifiable.

    Guests: Isaac Arnsdorf, national political reporter for The Washington Post, and David Graham, staff writer at The Atlantic.

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    Podcast production by Elena Schwartz, Paige Osburn, Anna Phillips, Madeline Ducharme and Rob Gunther.

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    15 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 25 minutes 54 seconds
    What Next TBD: The New World of DIY Medical Tests

    “Home diagnostics” are a $5 billion industry—and growing. Spurred by social media, people are buying into at-home health tests, without input from their doctors, and often, not even the FDA.  


    Guest:  Elizabeth Dwoskin, reporter for the Washington Post


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    14 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 49 minutes 39 seconds
    Well, Now: The Full Truth About Ozempic

    Few drugs in the last century have changed the landscape of healthcare and weight management like GLP-1 agonist drugs — drugs like Ozempic and WeGovy.

    On this week’s episode of Well, Now we talk with Harvard professor and clinician Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford. 

    Her research revolutionized obesity medicine and helped pave the way to get a diabetes drug approved for treating a condition millions have in the U.S.

    If you liked this episode, check out – Doctors Agree: Obesity is a Disease. The Public Needs to Catch Up.

    Well, Now is hosted by Dr. Kavita Patel and registered dietitian nutritionist Maya Feller.

    Editing and podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry. 

    Production assistance from Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. 

    Editorial oversight by Alicia Montgomery.

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    14 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 36 minutes 42 seconds
    A Word: Blerd Up

    It's convention season, and nerds everywhere may be suiting up to attend the Cons, gatherings of hardcore science-fiction, comic book, fantasy or anime fandoms. That includes BlerdCon, the gathering where Black nerds celebrate their interests in comics, anime, gaming, and much more. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by two artists who will be featured at this year’s BlerdCon, comedian Jay Washington, and actor Phil Lamarr. They talk about the event, the evolution of Black nerd culture, and handling the backlash over diversity in science fiction and fantasy entertainment. 


    Guests: Performers Jay Washington and Phil Lamarr



    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola


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    14 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 48 minutes 37 seconds
    Slate Money: When Are You Too Old to Work?

    This week, older people are ditching the office. Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss what a retirement wave means for young workers left behind, why Gen X-ers aren’t financially prepared to retire, and the rise of non-disclosure agreements in everyday life. For the Plus segment: What’s so special about the $150,000 luxury guard dog?

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    Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth.

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    13 July 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    Political Gabfest: Even George Clooney Has Abandoned Biden

    This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz continue to debate if Joe Biden should stay in the presidential race and who might replace him if he goes; discuss Project 2025; and ponder if Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett deserves a strange, new respect.


    Here are this week’s chatters:

    John: Joshua Hammer for Smithsonian Magazine: Pablo Escobar’s Abandoned Hippos Are Wreaking Havoc in the Columbia Jungle 

    Emily: Andrea Robin Skinner for the Toronto Star: My stepfather sexually abused me when I was a child. My mother, Alice Munro, chose to stay with him 

    David: Natasha Singer for The New York Times: Students Target Teachers in Group TikTok Attack, Shaking Their School and City Cast DC Live Podcast Taping on Saturday, July 13

    Listener chatter from Researcher Julie: Alexandra Alter for The New York Times: Romance Bookstores Are Booming, Dishing ‘All the Hot Stuff You Can Imagine’ and Elisabeth Egan: Emily Henry on Writing Best-Sellers Without Tours and TikTok; Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Ellen Gamerman, and Isabella Simonetti for The Wall Street Journal: How Dragons, Magic and Steamy Sex Took Over the Book World; and Bridgerton on Netflix

     

    For this week’s Slate Plus bonus episode, David, John, and Emily talk with Professor Emily Wilson about her translation of Homer’s Iliad. See The Iliad by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson. See also The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson.

     

    In the latest Gabfest Reads, David talks with Sierra Greer about her new book, Annie Bot: A Novel. And Gabfest Reads now has its own site!

    Email your chatters, questions, and comments to [email protected]. (Messages may be referenced by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) 

    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Ethan Oberman

    Research by Julie Huygen

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    13 July 2024, 7:05 am
  • 53 minutes 22 seconds
    Amicus Opinionpalooza: This SCOTUS Decision Is Actually Even More Devastating Than We First Thought

    Administrative law may not sound sexy. And maybe that’s because it truly isn’t sexy. But it is at the very center of the biggest decisions this past Supreme Court term, and also widely misunderstood. In this week’s show, we asked Georgetown Law School’s Professor Lisa Heinzerling to come back to help hack through the thorny thicket of administrative law so we can more fully understand the ramifications of a clutch of cases handed down this term that – taken together – rearrange the whole project of modern government. The Supreme Court’s biggest power grab for a generation isn’t just about bestowing new and huge powers upon itself, it’s also about shifting power from agencies established in the public interest to corporations, industry and billionaires. 


    This is part of Opinionpalooza, Slate’s coverage of the major decisions from the Supreme Court this June. We kicked things off this year by explaining How Originalism Ate the Law. The best way to support our work is by joining Slate Plus. (If you are already a member, consider a donation or merch!)


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    13 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 28 minutes 28 seconds
    What Next TBD: Boeing Pleads Guilty

    Boeing just pled guilty to felony charges of defrauding the federal government, leading to millions of dollars in fines, and new, external oversight. Is this how the company finally turns it around?


    Guest: Oriana Pawlyk, POLITICO’s aviation reporter.


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    12 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 25 minutes 29 seconds
    What Next: How to Survive This Heat

    Air-conditioning can feel like the only way to get through increasingly hot summers, but it’s an expensive, power-hungry way to keep cool. 


    How necessary is it? And how necessary is it to raise our thermostats up from 72 degrees?


    Guest: Adam Clark Estes, senior technology correspondent at Vox.


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    Podcast production by Elena Schwartz, Paige Osburn, Anna Phillips, Madeline Ducharme and Rob Gunther.

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    11 July 2024, 7:00 am
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