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The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.

    Trumpcast: The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Miller

    Trumpcast: The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Miller

    Virginia Heffernan talks to investigative journalist Jean Guerrero, author of Hatemonger, about Stephen Miller's childhood and education, nurturing fringe white supremacist ideals, his anti-immigration activist David Horowitz, and how he's managed to survive so long and hold his power in Trump's ever-changing administrative line-up.
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    • 42 min
    Gist: The Folly of Predicting the Presidency

    Gist: The Folly of Predicting the Presidency

    On the Gist, the close family members of politicians.
    In the interview, journalist, historian, and former public radio host Tom Weber is here to discuss his new book, Minneapolis: An Urban Biography. In it, Weber explores the social and political history of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and how it’s responsible for the city’s present-day racial inequities. Weber is also the Second Gentleman of Minnesota; he is the spouse of the state’s lieutenant governor.
    In the spiel, election forecasting.
    Email us at thegist@slate.com
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.
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    • 36 min
    Political: Cheap, Mediocre Testing

    Political: Cheap, Mediocre Testing

    David, John and Josie Duffy Rice discuss the Biden-Harris ticket, stimulus gridlock, and rapid, ubiquitous coronavirus testing-- with guest Dr. Michael Mina.
    Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
    Monica Potts for The New York Times: "In the Land of Self Defeat" 
    Zak Cheney-Rice for New York Magazine: "Tara Reade Is Making It Harder to Hide Joe Biden"
    This Week in Virology, “Episode 640: Test Often, Fast Turnaround, with Michael Mina”

    Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
    John: Denise Lu for the New York Times: “The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000”; Jamie Gangel and Elizabeth Stuart for CNN: “Details, Title and Cover Revealed for Bob Woodward's Upcoming Book on Trump”
    Josie: Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman; WorthRises.org, dismantling the prison industry and ending the exploitation of those it targets
    David: Carla Marinucci for Politico: “San Francisco Becomes First County in the Nation to Offer Free Calls to Jail Inmates”
    Listener Tim Anderson @TimAnderson_r2: Mark Johanson for the BBC: “How a Long-Forgotte Word Rallied a Nation”

    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Josie, David, and John talk about what they would do with their time if the world was free from the pandemic for one day.
    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

    The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

    Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
    Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mom & Dad: Radical Rabbit Hole

    Mom & Dad: Radical Rabbit Hole

    On this week’s episode: Jamilah and Elizabeth are joined by Denene Millner. Denene is an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, founder and editor of the parenting website MyBrownBaby.com, runs the inprint Denene Millner Books, and hosts two shows: Speakeasy with Denene and A Seat at the Table. 

    We have two listener questions this week. One is from a mother who is concerned about her teenage son’s rather conservative media consumption. They’ll also answer a question about how to teach empathy to a little one with a streak of egotistical behavior.

    In Slate Plus: Jamilah and Elizabeth will be talking to Denene about representation in children’s books. Sign up for Slate Plus. 

    Recommendations:

    Denene recommends Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera. If Dominican Were a Color written by Sili Recio and illustrated by Brianna McCarthy. Purchase these books at your independent bookstore. 

    Elizabeth recommends Chrome Music Lab.

    Jamilah recommends Girls Make Beats and the Girls Make Beats Instagram. 

    Additional Recommendations:
    The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show. Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. 

    Early Sunday Morning by Denene Millner and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

    The Way I Act and The Way I Feel by Janan Cain and Steve Metzger. 

    A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. 
     
    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    What Next: Kamala – Historic, Safe, and Complicated

    What Next: Kamala – Historic, Safe, and Complicated

    Kamala Harris is having an historic moment. What does it mean?
    Guest: Jason Johnson, political science professor at Morgan State University. 
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    • 29 min
    Gist: A Spectrum of Love

    Gist: A Spectrum of Love

    On the Gist, Kamala and bussing.
    In the interview, creator of the TV series Love on the Spectrum, Cian O’Clery is here to talk with Mike about his new dating reality series telling the stories of people on the autism spectrum looking for love. He and Mike discuss the origins of the series, how this stands apart as a piece of documentary, and the refreshing change of watching a dating show with guileless subjects. Love on the Spectrum is available to stream on Netflix.
    In the spiel, over and under-policing.
    Email us at thegist@slate.com
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.
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    • 32 min

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