Recorded at the Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Laura Moscoso from the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo in Puerto Rico; Norah Gamez-Torres, who covers Cuba for the Nuevo Herald and the MIami Herald; and Emily Michot from the Miami Herald, who worked with Julie K. Brown to break the Jeffrey Epstein story. This fascinating discussion serves as a timely reminder of the centrality of journalism to the health of our democracy.
This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the potentially sexist tendencies of the Apple Card algorithm, why tech is killing restaurants and the new big player in streaming, Disney+.
And in the Slate Plus segment: Bolivia.
Gist: Devin Nunes Is a Nincompoop
On The Gist, Elizabeth Warren’s new plan.
In the interview, Jamil Zaki is here to discuss his new book The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. He and Mike debate the merits of sympathy versus empathy, and discuss the ways we view empathy may not be the way we live with it.
In the Spiel, Devin Nunes, disgraced nincompoop.
What Next: This Week in Impeachment - New Evidence
Testimony of a phone call between President Donald Trump and EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland has set the stage for a dramatic Week 2 in the inquiry. What does the revelation of that call tell us about how House Republicans are mounting a defense of the president? Plus, what should you be looking for in Gordon Sondland’s testimony next week?
Guest: Jim Newell, senior politics writer at Slate.
Dear Prudence: Where's My Party?
This week’s mini episode finds Prudence joined this week by Alexandra Petri, a humor columnist for the Washington Post, author of A Field Guide To Awkward Silences, and also working assiduously on a new book!
Prudie and Petri discuss a letter writer who is wondering if she should let go of the one friendship she had in her new town, and what to consider when you feel your partner goes “all out” to celebrate friends more than you.
Production by Phil Surkis