Man Up: Why Men Would Rather Suffer Than Ask for Help
Aymann wonders why he has so much trouble asking for help. First he sits down with his wife Mira, who paints a more detailed picture of the problem. Then Aymann turns to Dan Doty, co-founder of the men's group Evryman, who shares the benefits of accepting help from others and offers a simple technique for people who have trouble admitting weakness or inexperience.
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Culture Gabfest: Half for Me, Half for You
This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner dive into Honeyland, Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s Academy Award-nominated documentary following a beekeeper in Macedonia. Next, they chat about Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. Finally, Slate’s Laura Miller joins the panel to discuss Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror and the role—and critiques—of the modern female essayist.
On the Slate Plus segment this week, the panel discusses Oscar nominations.
Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.
Outro Music: The Futureheads’ cover of Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love.”
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner
Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror audiobook.
Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing.
Ian Rankin’s “Inspector Rebus” book series.
The Futureheads’ cover of Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love.”
What Next: The Rules of This Impeachment
On Tuesday, the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in earnest in the Senate. The debate over the rules of engagement lasted into the early hours of Wednesday morning and gave a first look at how both sides are going to approach the trial.
Guests: Dahlia Lithwick and Jim Newell.
Was Killing Soleimani Worth It?
On the Gist, the New York Times endorsement.
In the interview, senior fellow and director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Matthew Levitt is here to talk about the killing of Qasem Soleimani. What calculus went into the decision, whether it was worth it, and what this means for the future of the US and Iran.
In the spiel, the beginning of the Senate impeachment trial.
Hang Up: Ken Jennings Is the Jeopardy! GOAT
Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about how the Chiefs and 49ers made the Super Bowl. They also discuss the new Netflix documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Finally, Fatsis and Mike Pesca interview the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, Ken Jennings.
Chiefs and 49ers (02:49): On Patrick Mahomes, the 49ers’ running game, Andy Reid, and Kyle Shanahan.
Aaron Hernandez (20:50): Does the new Netflix doc have any reason to exist?
Ken Jennings (36:20): The greatest Jeopardy! player of all time tells all.
Afterballs (01:03:02): Joel on Marshawn Lynch and Stefan on the Memphis Kings.