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How Podcasts Learned to Speak
The once useless-seeming medium that became essential.
Are We in a Podcast Bubble?
Podcasting is suddenly more than a mission; it’s an industry.
Season Two Is All About Bill Clinton’s Impeachment
A behind-the-scenes look at the Slate podcast’s latest obsession.
Podcast to Return With New Season About Clinton Impeachment
Premiering August 8.
Former ‘SNL’ Writer Cindy Caponera on Molly Shannon: ‘She Was Scrappy and […]
“Molly’s path to SNL was impressive. She was scrappy and relentless. She did these crazy one-woman shows, and in between shows she would gather […]
The Other Belushi Biographer Breaks Down ‘Wired’
Journalist Bob Woodward’s journalistic tactics were called into question a couple weeks ago over a dispute with the White House, and Tanner […]
Maria Bamford Tries to Find the Humor in Mental Illness
“Yeah. I have a joke about how people don’t talk about mental illness the way they do other regular illnesses. ‘Well, apparently Jeff has […]
Marc Maron on Relating To Other Comics: ‘It’s like a first-date for […]
At its best, hearing Marc Maron talk about WTF is like reading a prickly, cat-haired covered Valentine to his fellow comedians. “As a comic, […]
The Politics of Parks And Rec
Over at Slate, Juliet Lapidos takes a look at the politics of Parks And Rec which she characterizes as the “abstract vs. personal take on […]
no means yes?
‘No Homo’: Cause for Hope in Hip-hop?
Is hip-hop becoming gayer — or is it just up to some old tricks?
regret the error
Author Disputes Slate’s Assertion That He Patronized Enslaved Prostitutes
“Do I ejaculate approvingly over the Western men who engage their services? I do not.”
apropos of nothing
We React to Slate’s ‘24’ Parody in Real Time
Slate magazine — a top source of witty satire for, well, no one, hopefully — debuted an animated parody of
today, inspired by recent remarks made by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
apropos of nothing
Jon Stewart, Highbrow? Team Matrix Responds!
Slate questions the Matrix, and the Matrix fires back.
the weekend read
Sick of Harry Potter? So Are These Guys
Classic Harry Potter takedowns.