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  • Decoder Ring
    Decoder Ring
    Category: Documentary
    29 Episodes
    Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters. See more...
  • Lexicon Valley
    Lexicon Valley
    Category: Language Learning
    205 Episodes
    Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter. See more...
  • Slow Burn
    Slow Burn
    Category: History
    46 Episodes
    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a white supremacist became an American political phenomenon. David Duke’s rise to power and prominence—his election to the Louisiana legislature, and then his campaigns for the U.S. Senate and the governorship—was an existential crisis for the state and the nation. The fourth season of Slate’s Sl See more...
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