Spotlight: Slate Explainer podcasts

6 09 2007

The news: it’s a tricky thing. To understand all the facts related to national and international news stories, you have to have a fairly large body of knowledge — or an Internet connection equipped with Google search. Even then you/I might be confused, and right when you start to furrow your brow Slate comes in to save the day with the Slate Explainer podcasts. Slate takes one underlying question from the big news story of the day and fleshes it out as an audio podcast, such as: Do soldiers have free speech rights? How come pieces of foam always fall off the space shuttle? How do they measure SPF? Slate makes the news less tricky and only takes a few minutes out of your day to do that. A little time = more smarts = good stuff.

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