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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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    TBD | Can the Law Keep Up With the Internet?

    TBD | Can the Law Keep Up With the Internet?

    The openness of the internet is its greatest strength. Or a glaring weakness, depending on who you ask. Does something need to change?
    Guest: Jared Schroeder
    Host: Sonari Glinton
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    • 25 min
    The Poll Workers Targeted by Trump

    The Poll Workers Targeted by Trump

    The third week of the House of Representatives investigation into the Jan. 6 riot is focusing on the weeks-long pressure campaign waged by Trump and his allies. Individuals around the country were harassed by Trump loyalists in order to change the election outcome. Trump’s “stochastic terrorism” campaign set the stage for what would happen at the capitol come January.
    Guest: Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate senior writer

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    • 32 min
    Why Biden Can’t Ice Out Saudi Arabia

    Why Biden Can’t Ice Out Saudi Arabia

    On the campaign trail, Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” and said its ruling regime should be held accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But now, rising oil prices have caused President Biden to soften his tone and plan a visit to Saudi Arabia next month. How much can the U.S. really demand of its allies?

    Guest: Gregory Gause, head of the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work.
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    • 26 min
    An Overlooked Tool to Stop School Shootings

    An Overlooked Tool to Stop School Shootings

    A school with armed teachers and every door locked sounds a lot more like a prison than a nourishing educational environment. How does the discussion around school shootings change when you change your starting point from “how can we stop this?” to “what kind of world do we want to live in?” 

    Guest: Ron Avi Astor, professor of public affairs, social work, and education at UCLA. 

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work.
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    • 25 min
    Slow Burn - Roe v. Wade: Women vs. Connecticut

    Slow Burn - Roe v. Wade: Women vs. Connecticut

    Soon after Ann Hill arrived at Yale Law School in 1968, she realized she was pregnant. Her options were limited: she could give birth—or get an illegal abortion. The decision she faced inspired her to take on Connecticut’s abortion ban. The legal battle that followed would set the stage for Roe v. Wade.
    Season 7 of Slow Burn is produced by Susan Matthews, Samira Tazari, Sophie Summergrad, and Sol Werthan.
    Derek John is Sr. Supervising Producer of Narrative Podcasts.
    Editorial direction by Josh Levin, Derek John, and Johanna Zorn. Merritt Jacob is our Technical Director.
    Our theme music is composed by Alexis Cuadrado. Artwork by Derreck Johnson based on a photo provided by Robert Wheeler.
    The season’s reporting was supported by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.
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    • 53 min
    TBD | From the Vault: It's Hot. It's Flooding. Is This the New Normal?

    TBD | From the Vault: It's Hot. It's Flooding. Is This the New Normal?

    This episode originally aired in July 2021.

    Last year, North Americans saw record-breaking heat, droughts, wildfires, and floods. The science is clear: we are living through the effects of climate change. Now scientists are trying to answer: is this the new normal?

    Guest: Daniel Swain, climate scientist at UCLA 
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    • 25 min

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Please stop “wondering”

Love the show. Great hosts. But for the love of Pete, please stop WONDERING. It’s completely overdone as an interviewing technique

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I am over the Olympics

Let’s just give Russia a handful of gold medals send them on their way and then have a real Olympics! Until that happens, which it never will, I am over it. I like competition. Fair competition. All of these criminals will get off. Except it. There is no justice. This is not the United States of America anymore.

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