On this week’s political podcast, Slate’s Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss what President George W. Bush is like when the cameras are off, and what the Supreme Court says about whether your spouse can invite the police into your home without your consent. Then John asks for advice on an age-old Washington conundrum: What’s the polite way to greet an indicted former senior administration official when you run into him in a restaurant?
One answer is to pretend you don’t see him because you’re so engrossed in the podcasts on your MP3 player. To help you maintain that fiction, here are our other offerings for the week:
March 24 The Gabfest Needs Some Manners
March 24 Explainer: Why Do Giant Tortoises Live So Long? ( Slate piece)
March 23 Dodging the Draft ( Slate piece)
March 22 Fake Breasts In The Real O.C. ( Slate piece)
March 22 Explainer: What Is a Sentinel Duck? ( Slate piece)
March 21 The Best Magazine You’ve Never Read ( Slate piece)
March 21 Explainer: Can a Cyclone Cause as Much Damage as an Atomic Bomb? ( Slate piece)
March 20 An Insider’s Guide to Trader Joe’s ( Slate piece)
Send your etiquette advice, or any other comments, to: Podcasts@slate.com.
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