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    Hang Up: Did the Supreme Court Just Kill the NCAA?

    Hang Up: Did the Supreme Court Just Kill the NCAA?

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss NBA injuries, Kevin Durant’s heroics, and Ben Simmons’ struggles. Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern also joins to assess the Supreme Court’s decision in NCAA v. Alston. Finally, David Epstein talks about distance runner Shelby Houlihan, who claims her positive drug test came from eating a burrito.
     
    NBA (3:14): What does the data say about NBA injuries? And what happened to the Nets and Sixers?
     
    Alston v. NCAA (24:13): Does this week’s unanimous ruling put the college sports business model in peril?
     
    Houlihan (46:50): The case against the American track star, and why she might be telling the truth.
     
    Afterball (66:33): Stefan on the on-field death of NFL player Chuck Hughes.

    Podcast production by Margaret Kelley.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    What Next: The Fight Over Evangelicals’ Future

    What Next: The Fight Over Evangelicals’ Future

    Fears that an ultra-conservative faction would take control of the country’s largest organization of evangelicals did not come to fruition at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting this year. But it was only a narrow loss, and, like conservatives around the country, the group remains sharply divided. 
    Guest: Bob Smietana, national reporter for Religion News Service. 
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    • 25 min
    Working: A Spanish-Language Broadcaster on What Matters to His Audience

    Working: A Spanish-Language Broadcaster on What Matters to His Audience

    This week, host June Thomas talks to Spanish-language journalist and broadcaster León Krauze, who works primarily as a local news anchor in Los Angeles but also hosts a radio show and writes for outlets like Slate and the Washington Post. In the interview, León discusses the process of figuring out which topics and stories matter most to his community. He also describes what it’s like to have a hyperlocal focus and explains why his Los Angeles broadcast might differ from Spanish-language news in other parts of the country. 
    After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam discuss the skill it takes to be bilingual, and they reflect on a point León made about the difference between audio and visual media. 
    In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, León shares some of the biggest misconceptions about the Latinx community in the U.S. 
    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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    • 50 min
    ICYMI: You’re Using “Woke” Wrong

    ICYMI: You’re Using “Woke” Wrong

    From “woke bae” to “woke-a-cola,” the word woke has taken the internet and mainstream media by storm. But how many people who use the word actually know what it means? On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison (but, really, mostly Rachelle) explain the decades-old origins of the word, and how its meaning has evolved as it’s gone from being sung as a call to “stay woke” by the likes of Erykah Badu and Childish Gambino to being wielded as a slur by the likes of Mike Huckabee.
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder, Derek John, and Jasmine Ellis.
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    • 30 min
    Slate Money: Hipster Antitrust

    Slate Money: Hipster Antitrust

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss Lina Khan and tech antitrust, Anna Wiener’s New Yorker piece on Silicon Valley, and the New York Times investigation into working at Amazon. 

    In the Plus segment: MacKenzie Scott gives again.

    Mentioned in the show:
    “The Separation of Platforms and Commerce,” by Lina M. Khan for the Columbia Law Review
    “Does Tech Need a New Narrative,” by Anna Wiener for the New Yorker
    “The Amazon That Customers Don’t See,” by Jodi Kantor, Karen Weise, and Grace Ashford for the New York Times
    “The Latest Pandemic Supply Shock: Child Care Workers” by Patrick Sisson for Bloomberg CityLab
    “Seeding by Ceding” by MacKenzie Scott

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com
    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i
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    • 55 min
    Hit Parade: Say My Name, Say My Name, Part 1

    Hit Parade: Say My Name, Say My Name, Part 1

    Let’s be clear: Rap has always been musical. But back in the day, rappers generally, well, rapped: talked in cadence over a beat. Fans judged MCs primarily by their rhymes and rhythms, not their melodies.
    Now? Rappers are mostly singers: MCs from Drake to DaBaby slip seamlessly in and out of melody. Some hits that appear on Billboard’s Rap charts feature literally no rapping. When did this change?
    In this episode of Hit Parade, Chris Molanphy walks through the history of hip-hop—from Gil Scott-Heron to Lil Nas X—to trace the evolving role of melody in rap’s conquest of the charts. The broadening of rap to include more female MCs, from Queen Latifah to Lauryn Hill, had a lot to do with it. But all roads lead through rap-and-B’s power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The pivot point may have been when Queen Bey realized she could sing with triple-time flow like the baddest MC.
     
    Podcast production by Asha Saluja.

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    • 54 min

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Mike Pesca always encouraged thoughtful discourse and nuanced debate. These are things that drew me to Slate in the first place and made me an early Slate Plus subscriber. Now Slate seems more concerned with promoting a single, dogmatic point of view rather than robust, diverse discussion. I’ve cancelled my Slate Plus membership until you bring back Mike.

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