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17 Feb 2019

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The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.

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    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Horse Trainer Do Her Job?

    Do you like horses? How about dancing horses? If those words sound fun to you, you’ll be delighted to meet Amanda Kenny, the head horse trainer at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst New Jersey, where a surprisingly large chunk of the show focuses on elaborate dressage routines (that’s horse ballet, for you non-equestrians out there). Amanda tells Jordan what it’s like training steeds to jump and kick, training knights to ride, and dealing with the dirty side of the stables.

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  • Posted on 17 Feb 2019

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    EotM: Lisa Kron and Desiree Akhavan on Finding Your Voice When Directing Sex Scenes and Protesting

    Timing is how the ever so humble Lisa Kron explains how she revolutionized theater, first with Well, and then with Fun Home. Both of these plays went to Broadway and re-invented how we think about what qualifies as a “Broadway show.” Since Donald Trump was elected, Kron has become involved in activism. She discovered that protests require better chants, and what the right sound can offer. Then, Catie Lazarus speaks with Director Desiree Akhavan about shooting sex scenes in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which debuted at Sundance last year and won the Grand Jury Prize. Akhavan’s latest television series The Bisexual is available on Hulu, and she is currently working on her first book. This episode of Employee of Month with Catie Lazarus was recorded live at Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to Russ & Daughters for sponsoring this episode.  

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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    Slate Money: The Lucky Strike Edition

    On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss lower tax refunds, Finland’s income experiment, and labor’s current strengths.
    In the Slate Plus segment: the weird labor market in...baseball.

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com
    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.

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  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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    Amicus: Parsing the Shadow Docket

    This episode is brought to you by Simplisafe. Start protecting your home today at simplisafe.com/amicus.

    Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice-Dean Leslie Kenrick of the University of Virginia School of Law. Together, they tackle issues of race in government, gender in the law, plus religion and reproductive rights in the court.
    Please let us know what you think of Amicus. Join the discussion of this episode on Facebook. Our email is amicus@slate.com.
    Podcast production by Sara Burningham.




  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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    Hi-Phi Nation: Risky Business

    How many innocent people should we be allowed to arrest and jail in order to prevent a single dangerous person from being free? The Supreme Court has refused to answer this question, but algorithms have, and many courts across the country are going with the algorithm. 

    At different stages of the criminal justice system, computerized risk-assessment algorithms are slowly replacing bail hearings in determining who goes to jail and who goes free. This is widely seen as progressive reform, but may in fact be leading to more incarceration, not less. While many are warning that these algorithms are biased, racist, or based on bad data, the real problems are in fact much deeper, and even harder to solve.

    Guest voices include Megan Stevenson, John Ralphling, Renee Bolinger, Georgi Gardiner, and Seth Lazar.

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  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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