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Had it with worthy yet tedious Oscar nominees? Tired of trying to second-guess academy voters and figure out their geriatric politics? Hungry for an awards competition that’s just pure fun? Then we’ve got the podcast for you.
Announcing the Slate Bad Movie Awards (you can download or stream the MP3 file here). We assigned our bad-movie expert Mark Jordan Legan to come up with three categories representing some of the richest veins of cinematic slime. On the podcast we reveal the categories, play clips from some potential nominees, and let you know how you can submit your nominations.
Around Academy Awards time, we’ll present the winners. And unlike the Oscars, there’s no need to worry that our process is unfair. Why? Because our process is unfair. Winners will be selected through a subjective, arbitrary, and capricious process known only to us.
Hey, at least we admit it upfront.
Speaking of arbitrary and capricious—actually, make that eclectic—here’s the complete list of Slate’s podcasts this week:
Feb. 3 Help Slate Crown the Worst Picture
Feb. 3 Explainer: What’s With the Iranian Students News Agency? ( Slate piece)
Feb. 2 Mr. Speaker, the Slate Gabfest!
Feb. 1 The Speech ( Slate piece)
Feb. 1 Explainer: Who’s Going To Pay for Bob Woodruff’s Medical Care? ( Slate piece)
Jan. 31 Hey Mr. President, Hurry It Up! ( Slate piece)
Jan. 31 Explainer: Can Soldiers Buy Extra Gear? ( Slate piece)
Jan. 30 Prime Time God ( Slate piece)
Jan. 30 Explainer: Where Do Zoo Animals Go When They Die? ( Slate piece)
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