Decoder Ring

By Slate Podcasts

What's Decoder Ring about?

Decoder Ring is the podcast 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.

Decoder Ring, from Slate magazine, premieres April 30.

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The Metrosexual


In 2003, the word "metrosexual", meaning a well-groomed heterosexual man, exploded all over the English lexicon. It invaded the news, TV, and even American politics. On this episode of Decoder Ring we explore the origins of the metrosexual, and how ...

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