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  1. July 17, 2022
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    Working: Animal Trainer Sarah Clifford on The Old Man’s Star Rottweilers
    This week, host June Thomas talks to Sarah Clifford, an animal trainer who worked on the new FX series The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges and some very talented rottweilers. In the interview, Sarah explains why…
  2. July 16, 2022
    32 min
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    ICYMI: Our CEO Tried to Scam Me
    Recently, it seems like our phones won’t stop buzzing with texts and phone calls about our expired car warranties or supposed IRS delinquency. On today’s show, Rachelle and Madison discuss their own recent brus…
  3. July 16, 2022
    28 min
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    What Next: The Russians Invaded. The Opera Played On.
    Persistent Russian missile strikes since February and an ongoing blockade have silenced Odesa’s normally busy port—but not its 19th century opera house. Performances now end with a singing of the Ukrainian nati…
  4. July 16, 2022
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    Hit Parade: Point of No Return Part 1
    After the so-called-but-not-really “death” of disco, dance music in the 1980s moved to its own beat. There was synthpop, electro, hi-NRG and house. But the scrappy genre that seemed to pull it all together was…
  5. July 15, 2022
    23 min
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    A Word: They Want to Kill Americans
    This week’s January 6th congressional hearings offered an in-depth look at the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, and other violent extremist groups that organized the insurrection. On today’s episode of A Word, Jas…
  6. July 14, 2022
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    Working: A Rural Poet Looks for Community
    For this edition of Working Overtime, hosts Isaac Butler and Karen Han hear from a poet in rural Montana who wants to feel more connected to poetry communities in big cities. Isaac and Karen offer tips for how…
  7. July 14, 2022
    30 min
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    The Waves: Brittney Griner and the Problem With Women’s Basketball
    On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by Amira Rose Davis, professor, historian, and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down to talk about Brittney Gri…
  8. July 13, 2022
    34 min
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    ICYMI: Doja Cat and Cardi B Are Fighting, But Not With Each Other
    This past week Doja Cat started fighting with Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp, and Cardi B beefed with the gossip blog the Shade Room. On today’s show, Madison and Rachelle break down what’s really going on i…
  9. July 13, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    Culture Gabfest: Lava, Thunder, and Screaming Goats
    This week, New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie fills in for Julia as the panel begins by taking on Thor: Love and Thunder with staff writer at The Atlantic and co-host of the podcast Blank…
  10. July 11, 2022
    1 hr 18 min
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    Hang Up: Chet Holmgren Goes to Summer League
    Joel Anderson, Josh Levin, and Ben Mathis-Lilley discuss their proposals for fixing college football. Josh then speaks with Ben Rothenberg about Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon win over Nick Kyrgios. Finally, Joel,…
  11. July 10, 2022
    46 min
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    Working: Eliot Laurence on His “Maximalist” TV Series Motherland: Fort Salem
    This week, host June Thomas talks to Eliot Laurence, creator of the witchy supernatural series Motherland: Fort Salem. In the interview, Eliot discusses Motherland’s unique premise, its queer characters, and hi…
  12. July 09, 2022
    32 min
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    ICYMI: The Rise of the Gentleminions
    Last weekend, Minions: The Rise of Gru premiered and a bunch of teens showed up to see it dressed up in suits, launching the #Gentleminions trend across TikTok. On the show today, Madison and Rachelle talk abou…
  13. July 08, 2022
    37 min
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    Spoiler Specials: Thor: Love and Thunder
    This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Thor: Love and Thunder. Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and senior editor Sam Adams spoil the newest release from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Note: As the title indica…
  14. July 08, 2022
    34 min
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    A Word: Back to Black Colleges?
    While the vast majority of African American students attend predominantly white institutions –or PWIs– for college, many Black scholars are giving historically Black colleges and universities a second look. On…
  15. July 07, 2022
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    The Waves: The Caregiver Crisis
    On this week’s episode of The Waves, Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time and director of the Better Life Lab, is joined by author Angela Garbes. They unpac…
  16. July 06, 2022
    27 min
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    ICYMI: How a Social Justice Instagram Weaponized Cancel Culture
    The Instagram account No White Saviors presented itself as an organization that exposed missionaries, aide workers, and influencers who were actively harming the communities they were in, but the story is much…
  17. July 06, 2022
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    Culture Gabfest: Chef Boyar-Don't
    This week, New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie fills in for Julia as the panel begins by answering the call of The Black Phone. Then, the panel digs into FX’s newest hit TV show The Bear.…
  18. July 05, 2022
    1 hr 21 min
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    Hang Up: College Sports Cataclysm
    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving trade drama. They also talk about UCLA and USC moving to the Big Ten and assess the verbal sparring between…
  19. July 03, 2022
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    Working: "The Other Two" Creators on Running a Comedy Writers' Room
    This week, host Isaac Butler talks to Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, creators and showrunners of the comedy series The Other Two. In the interview, Sarah and Chris talk about what it’s like to run a writers'…
  20. July 02, 2022
    31 min
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    ICYMI: Daily Harvest Is Crumbling
    In the past month, customers of the meal delivery service Daily Harvest have been suffering from gastrointestinal distress after eating the company’s French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, and some have even required s…

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