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  1. In the mid-1980s, big, loud, multicelebrity pop songs were briefly all over the charts and the radio. How’d that happen?: Slate Culture Gabfest

    In the mid-1980s, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and “We Are the World” gathered dozens of the biggest stars in music to put on a show for a good cause. The two songs spawned imitators, but today, the charity megasingle is a relic of pop music’s past, except around the holidays. This month, we examine how good intentions, pique, excess, and vanity led to the rise and fall of the do-gooder celebrity pop song.

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  2. The Podcast Fight Takes Its Troll by Slate’s The Gist | Guest Hosted by Zoe Chace

    The Podcast Fight Takes Its Troll

    by Slate's The Gist

    published on 2015/05/07 01:27:33 +0000

    With Mike spending his first vacation day on TV talking about the Deflategate report, his friend Zoe Chace of This American Life steps up to guest-host the show. Today on The Gist, she looks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s recent ruling on an aggressive claim to the soul of podcasting.

    Plus, Zoe and her former co-worker Jacob Goldstein of NPR’s Planet Money revisit one of their favorite things: the Planet Money Indicator. For the Spiel, why music lovers should be terrified of growing old.

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    On Tuesday, Sean Rameswaram of Studio 360’s Sideshow podcast guest hosts the show. Then, David Plotz of Atlas Obscura and Slate’s Political Gabfest sits in for Mike on Friday.

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  3. The Gist listens to records, and plans Obama’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Listen to Episode 47 of Slate’s The Gist: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab  Is not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border President Obama’s Katrina? Josh King from Polioptics explains how he would best position Obama if (slash when) he does makes a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. Then…

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  4. Roman Mars on the Slate Political Gabfest Live in San Francisco

    On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, recorded live in San Francisco, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Roman Mars discuss who wins and loses in the latest budget deal, whether Obama can salvage an effective second term, and whether tech millionaires will drive everyone else out of San Francisco.

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