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  • “Fifty Nifty United States”

    40m By L.V. Anderson
    On Nov. 1, 1961, the weekly variety show Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall presented the second installment of a new feature paying tribute to the states. That week’s episode—which devoted 15 minutes to celebrating the history, geography, and culture of…
  • Claimed

    Sun 9:02pm By Seth Stevenson
    Back in April, at the Nasdaq marketplace in Times Square, a few hundred interested parties gathered for a daylong conference. It was labeled the “Cuba Opportunity Summit: High-Velocity Growth.” Wharton faculty organized the event. CNBC financial reporter…
  • How Wounds Bleed

    Sun 1:58pm By Jim Festante
    If the sight of blood makes you squeamish, you might want to click away.
  • The Best of Slate Podcasts

    Sat 2:16pm
    In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week from:
  • Anti-Abortion Terrorism Must Be Stopped

    Sat 11:47am By Jennifer Conti
    As news continues to unfold about Friday’s Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, one thing is clear: Domestic terrorism remains unchecked, even on the day after Thanksgiving. To label this an isolated act of violence would be naïve. In 2015…
  • The Water Bear’s Secret

    Sat 11:05am By Jim Festante
    Tiny tardigrades are amazing: the seemingly indestructible animals are the only ones known to survive the vacuum of space, and now researchers publishing in PNAS report one-sixth of their DNA comes from foreign organisms.…
  • The Eternally Thankful Edition

    Sat 2:03am By Cathy O'Neil
    Listen to Episode No. 81 of Slate Money:
  • Portrait of Jennie

    Fri 11:36am By Karina Longworth
    You Must Remember This, the podcast that tells the secret and forgotten history of 20th-century Hollywood, has joined Panoply. And when each episode airs, creator and host Karina Longworth will share some of the research that went into the episode in a…
  • What Happened at Slate This Week?

    Fri 11:20am By June Thomas
    Plus Peeps!
  • The Generic City

    Fri 10:33am By Colin Ellard
    Adapted from Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life by Colin Ellard. Out now from Bellevue Literary Press.