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    Hit Parade: Be My Baby-Baby-Baby Edition Part 2

    Hit Parade: Be My Baby-Baby-Baby Edition Part 2

    This episode will be available for free beginning May 31st.

    Girl groups have long been underestimated—even by the producers and managers who created them.

    For women listeners, girl groups narrated profound emotions and expressed personal freedom—even when the singers were not so free themselves. For male listeners, girl groups provided inspiration, and a way to express matters of the heart.

    And for all listeners across rock and soul history, girl groups pushed music forward. In the ’60s, the Shirelles, Marvelettes, Ronettes and Shangri-Las kept rock afloat between Elvis Presley and the Beatles. In the ’70s and ’80s, girl groups from the Emotions to Exposé rebooted dance music. In the ’90s, En Vogue, TLC and Destiny’s Child fused hip-hop style with old-school soul—and the Spice Girls fired up a new generation through Girl Power.

    Join Chris Molanphy as we shimmy and strut through decades of bops to give girl groups the respect they deserve. You’ll love them tomorrow, because friendship never ends.

    Podcast production by Kevin Bendis.

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    John Dickerson’s Navel Gazing: Time Travel Via an Assortment of Journal Entries

    John Dickerson’s Navel Gazing: Time Travel Via an Assortment of Journal Entries

    This episode will be available for free starting May 25th

    In this week’s essay, John discusses Mothers’s Day, playing tennis with the Attorney General, medical scares, and more

    Notebook Entries:
    Notebook 19, page 16. April 2011
    Is it possible, through applied thought, to become systematic in an approach to life? If you were to do that how would you proceed?

    Notebook 16, page 6. July 26, 2005
    “I’m here with a bunch of midshipmen and wondering what there is to do around here.” - Boy trying to hit on a girl working @ The Reef in Castine, ME.

    Notebook 15, page 30. September 2004
    Head problems:
    Sunday 9/5 morning
    Tuesday 9/7 evening
    Wednesday 9/8 before lunch

    Notebook 22, page 22. April 24, 2014
    Question:
    What did you want to be when you were a kid?
    What do you want to be now?
    Why the difference?

    Notebook 9. 1995
    “That’s just the ticket the doctor ordered”

    Notebook 13. 2001
    “Free as a clam”

    Notebook 17, page 67. December 2006
    The man sitting next to me has a face on the boil and garlic and old booze on his breath. When he sleeps, he sighs. For this leg of the flight I am wrapped in his breathy gumbo.

    Notebook 15, page 7. April 2004
    “In all these there are messages for those who use their reason.” - Quran quotation

    Notebook 15, page 80. 2005
    Would like to meet her.

    Notebook 54. July 26, 2020
    “Writing requires a reader. You can’t do it alone.” - John Cheever

    Notebook 15, page 71. 2005
    In the light of sobriety not sure what this means

    Notebook 13. March 2001
    Yesterday I played tennis with John Ashcroft the atty. general of the U.S.

    Notebook 13, page 108. December 11, 2001
    Anne just called. There is one little heartbeat beating in her today. Everything is okay for this hurdle. I must say, I was really worried.

    Notebook 20, page 10. December 24, 2013
    “Sometimes Dad says weird stuff, just ignore him” - Anne to kids about me

    Notebook 15, page 84.
    “Life goes on,” Hayawi says. “We are in the middle of a war [in Iraq] and we still smoke the water pipe.”

    Notebook 45, page 24. April 16, 2019
    Our savior lives by the manner in which we live.

    Notebook 19, page 23. 2011
    People on their mobile phones in England say goodbye a lot: “Cheers, alright then, speak to you soon, ta.” (That’s four ways of saying goodbye). Amelia tells the story of a man who thanked a ticket-taker by saying “Ta, magical, cheers.”

    References:
    Disaster on the Penobscot - John Henry Fay for Naval History Magazine
    One Man’s Meat by E.B. White
    The House at Allen Cove I E.B. White House Tour - New England Magazine
    Little Plastic Castle - Ani Defranco
    “Two Years of War: Taking Stock” - Anthony Shadid for the Washington Post

    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.
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    Hang Up: The Wolves Chomped the Champs

    Hang Up: The Wolves Chomped the Champs

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the Pacers’ and Timberwolves’ Game 7 wins in the NBA’s conference semifinals. Slate’s Alex Kirshner also joins to talk about Scottie Scheffler’s arrest at the PGA Championship. Finally, they review Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s ultra-conservative commencement speech.

    NBA playoffs (3:11): Looking back at a pair of historic road victories.
     
    Scheffler (20:18): A bizarre weekend at Valhalla for the world’s no. 1 golfer.
     
    Butker (35:47): The Catholic football player launched himself into a culture war.

    Afterball (51:53): Stefan on where Giannis Antetokounmpo grew up and what he overcame.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Working: A Much-Needed History of Queer Women’s Spaces

    Working: A Much-Needed History of Queer Women’s Spaces

    This week, host Ronald Young Jr. talks to June Thomas about her new book A Place of Our Own: Six Spaces That Shaped Queer Women’s Culture. In the interview, June explains what it was like to bring journalistic rigor to a world that’s close to her heart. She also discusses her pivot to full-time book writing, the importance of passing history to future generations, and her use of the phrase “queer women” to describe a group that goes well beyond that label. 

    After the interview, Ronald and co-host Isaac Butler talk about culture and identity in their art. 

    In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, June designs her ideal queer space. 

    Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.

    Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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    • 47 min
    Gabfest Reads: Why Americans Care About Animals

    Gabfest Reads: Why Americans Care About Animals

    Emily Bazelon talks with authors Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy, about their new book, Our Kindred Creatures: How Americans Came to Feel the Way They Do About Animals. They discuss the evolution of animal treatment in America, moral duties to animals, and how to care about more animals than our pets. 

    Tweet us your questions @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages could be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

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    • 33 min
    John Dickerson’s Navel Gazing: Moving in New York Twenty Years After September 11th.

    John Dickerson’s Navel Gazing: Moving in New York Twenty Years After September 11th.

    In this week’s essay, John discusses the differences between moving around New York in 1991 and 2021; remembering 9/11 twenty years later; and more. 
     
    Notebook Entries:
    Notebook 75, page 12. September 2021
    Notebooks to Garret

    Notebook 75, page 13. September 2021
    Can you make a typo with handwriting? What’s a typo with handwriting called?

    Notebook 4. 1991
    We have to unplug the light to run the vacuum, so we do a lot of our vacuuming in the dark.

    Notebook 75. September 11, 2021
    Fritz want something?

    References:
    Smythson Notebooks in Blue
    9/11 ceremonies, events and coverage on 20th anniversary - CBS News
    Richard Drew on Photographing the “Falling Man” of 9/11 - CBS News

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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so woke it’s like a cartoon

‘Outward: the inherent queerness of poetry’ is the title of one episode - hahahaha!!!!!

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