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    The Waves: Culture Journalists on How The Streaming Wars Hurt Marginalized Creators

    The Waves: Culture Journalists on How The Streaming Wars Hurt Marginalized Creators

    On this week’s episode of The Waves, the streaming wars have come for us all. The Daily Beast’s Allegra Frank sits down with Inkoo Kang of The Washington Post to talk about what happened at HBO and where gender fits into it all. HBO Max recently canceled the nearly done Batgirl, and has been quietly removing content from its streaming service as it prepares to merge with Discovery+. Allegra and Inkoo talk about how streaming services reducing their content offering likely spells trouble for non-white, non-male voices. 

    In Slate Plus, is Batman feminist? 

    Recommendations:
    Allegra: Never Have I Ever on Netflix
    Inkoo: The Harley Quinn series on HBO Max
     
    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Alicia Montgomery and Daisy Rosario.
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    • 36 min
    How To!: Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud's Environmental Diplomacy

    How To!: Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud's Environmental Diplomacy

    When Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud moved to Washington DC, his residence was perfect. Too perfect. The Swiss ambassador’s residence sits on six acres on a hill with an awesome view of the Washington Monument. “I was amazed by the beauty of the whole setting…It looked like a golf course and I don't like golf courses… they are ecological disasters,” Ambassador Pitteloud reflected. Together with his gardening team, the Ambassador has transformed the residence into a native oasis. On this episode of How To!, we’re taking a field trip to the Swiss Ambassador’s residence. Ambassador Pitteloud reveals how he brought back his beloved birds and even gave diplomatic immunity to local colonies of bees. 
    We talked last week with Doug Tallamy, who gave some wonderfully concrete advice on how you can revitalize your local ecosystem with just your yard. Ambassador Pitteloud is a living testament that you can have a meaningful impact with just your yard and he’s impoloring others to follow suit. “Environmental protection has become ideological and politicized. This is not a political question… It's 5 minutes before midnight.” 
    Resources: 
    Homegrown National Park
    Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
    Audubon Native Plants Database
    National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Finder
    SEEK by iNaturalist
    If you liked this episode, check out part one: “How To Save the Planet, Starting With Your Yard.”
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    • 36 min
    Amicus: Judge Victoria Pratt’s “The Power of Dignity”

    Amicus: Judge Victoria Pratt’s “The Power of Dignity”

    The quality of dignity is not strained. Judge Victoria Pratt presided for years over Municipal Court in Newark, New Jersey. Her experiences form the foundation of her book, The Power of Dignity: How Transforming Justice Can Heal Our Communities. In the third of Amicus’ summer season of big-picture conversations, Dahlia Lithwick and Judge Pratt explore what everyone, up to and including Supreme Court Justices, can learn from procedural justice, also known as procedural fairness. You can watch Judge Pratt’s viral Ted Talk here.

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    How To!: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Civility in Politics

    How To!: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Civility in Politics

    We all know the country is deeply fractured right now, and that’s especially true in our politics. There is vitriol, bitter partisanship and an expectation that in order to succeed you need to beat up on your opponent. So is it possible to fight for your beliefs, remain civil and still win elections? On this episode of How To!, we brought together two politicians from either side of the aisle who are living proof that we can practice politics with humanity. Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Vermont State Senator Becca Balint share how they resist negativity, meaningfully work with the other side, and stick to their values even when they are forced to stand up to their own party. 
    If you liked this episode, check out “How To Get Things Done in a Divided Nation with Samantha Power”
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    • 42 min
    Nate Cohn

    Nate Cohn

    Nate Cohn covers polls and elections at the Upshot at The New York Times. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss the meaning of Tuesday’s election results, whether Democrats should feel hopeful about the Midwest, and what the numbers tell us about Trump’s odds of being re-elected in 2020.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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    • 43 min
    Slow Burn Live

    Slow Burn Live

    Leon Nayfakh and Andrew Parsons, the men behind Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, sit down with Isaac Chotiner to explain why they decided to take a deep dive into the Clinton scandals, the mechanics of creating a narrative podcast, and what it was like to interview Juanita Broaddrick.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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