Podcast

Political Gabfest

Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.

Episodes

  • The “Oh My God. This is Terrible. This is the End of My Presidency.” Edition

    Apr 18 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the release of the Mueller Report, Trump’s refusal to respond to Congressional subpoenas, and the resurgence of measles.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitt...more

  • Introducing Charged: A True Punishment Story

    Apr 17 2019

    For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been following people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened — the politics outside the courtroom started to change when a new generation of activists and insiders began challenging the old system the gun court was part of. Season 1 of Slate Presents brought you the story of Ruby Ridge, and Season 2 brings you a fight to transform on...more

  • The “Wahoo” Edition

    Apr 13 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Jamelle Bouie discuss the arrest of Julian Assange; Trump’s purge of the Department of Homeland Security; and the 2020 contenders for President.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and f...more

  • The "Just a Note" Edition

    Apr 11 2019

    We typically deliver a new Political Gabfest episode every Thursday but because we have a great live show in Charlottesville on Friday- we're going to pass you a full length episode on Saturday this week! Check back here on Saturday for the next great episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “He's a Natural Toucher” Edition

    Apr 04 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Joe Biden; the White House’s stonewalling of Congress; and Brexit--with guest Anne Applebaum.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SlateGabfest. The email...more

  • The "Live From Washington DC" Edition

    Mar 28 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss William Barr’s puzzling description of the Mueller report; Emily’s new book Charged; and House Democrats’ legislative agenda with guest Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Politi...more

  • BONUS: The "No Conspiracy, No Collusion, Full Exoneration" Edition

    Mar 25 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the summary Attorney General William Barr submitted to Congress. The full version of this special bonus episode is only available to Slate Plus members. To hear it, sign up for a free trial at slate.com/gabfestplus.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) B...more

  • The “The President is Not a White Supremacist” Edition

    Mar 21 2019

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and guest host Jamelle Bouie discuss the Christchurch massacre; why Democratic presidential candidates who are straight, white and male are dominating the news coverage; and whether the Electoral College should be abolished.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwi...more

  • The “Operation Varsity Blues” Edition

    Mar 14 2019

    John Dickerson, and David Plotz, and guest host Josie Duffy Rice discuss Trump’s budget proposal, the college admissions scandal, and the changing debate over reparations for slavery.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us ...more

  • The "Fox is in the White House" Edition

    Mar 07 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the House of Representatives’ investigation of Trump, Amanda Ripley’s article about political prejudice in America, and the Fox News White House. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Faceb...more

  • The “He is a Racist, He is a Con Man, He is a Cheat” Edition

    Feb 28 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Michael Cohen’s testimony, Trump’s failed North Korea summit, and Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book Say Nothing.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, David, and Emily discuss what should be on the test to become a U.S. citizen. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by nam...more

  • The "Feel the Bern" Edition

    Feb 21 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s national emergency declaration, Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, and Amazon abandoning its New York plans. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twi...more

  • The “All About the Benjamins” Edition

    Feb 14 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the deal to avoid a second shutdown, Jeff Bezos claims of sextortion, and Ilhan Omar’s tweets about Israel. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SlateGab...more

  • The “Just A Little Bit of Shoe Polish” Edition

    Feb 07 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Virginia Democrats in turmoil, Trump’s State of the Union speech, and the appalling conditions at a federal prison in New York.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, David, and Emily discuss the crisis in digital media. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unles...more

  • The “But Every Politician’s Gonna Say That” Edition

    Jan 31 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Howard Schultz’s threat to run for president, Mitch McConnell’s legacy (with guest Charles Homans), and performative workaholism.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us...more

  • The “Great Blotch” Edition

    Jan 25 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the government shutdown, the 2020 Democratic presidential field, and Brexit doom with guest Tanya Gold.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SlateGabfest....more

  • The “Pocketing Your Notes” Edition

    Jan 17 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the continued government shutdown, the counterintelligence investigation of Trump, and the racism of Steve King.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Slat...more

  • The “Infinity War” Edition

    Jan 10 2019

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the government shutdown, new Russia connections revealed in the Mueller investigation, and why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting so much attention.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Fa...more

  • The “Exploratory Committee” Edition

    Jan 03 2019

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and guest David Leonhardt discuss the government shutdown, potential 2020 presidential candidates, and whether there are signs of hope that the climate crisis could be addressed.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on ...more

  • The “2018 Conundrum” Edition

    Dec 27 2018

    Emily, John, and David close out the year considering listeners’ most confounding conundrums with special guest Simon Doonan.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “A Liberal is a Conservative Who’s Been to Jail” Edition

    Dec 20 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, Michael Flynn’s legal troubles, and new revelations about Russian trolling and Facebook’s privacy violations.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfest Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank....more

  • The “Tinkle Contest With a Skunk” Edition

    Dec 13 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Michael Cohen’s sentencing, the search for America’s next White House chief of staff, and Trump’s threat to shut down the government over border wall funding.Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Become a fan of the Political Gabf...more

  • The "Last Wasp" Edition

    Dec 06 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the legacy of George H.W. Bush, the power-grab by Wisconsin Republicans, and election fraud in North Carolina.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Not Off the Table" Edition

    Nov 29 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the mounting number of liars being investigated by Mueller, President Trump’s confrontation with the courts over the border, and the lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s plans to add a citizenship question to the census.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@s...more

  • The "Sealed Indictment" Edition

    Nov 21 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss what may be next for the Mueller investigation, the California wildfires, and new revelations about Facebook’s leadership team.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “House Speaker John Lewis” Edition

    Nov 15 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss unfounded allegations of fraud in the Florida recount, decisions facing House Democrats about their leadership and agenda, and the lawsuit challenging Trump’s unprecedented appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@sl...more

  • The “Way Too Much News” Edition

    Nov 08 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the extraordinary midterm elections, whether the success of ballot initiatives protecting voting rights marks a turning point in ballot access, and the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfe...more

  • The "Most Important Election of our Lifetimes Since the Last Election” Edition

    Nov 01 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and guest David Axelrod, discuss the intersections of politics and violence and also Trump’s attempts to steer the election coverage leading up to the midterms.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit me...more

  • She's Running: Political Gabfest Presents The Waves

    Oct 28 2018

    This week, our friends at the feminism and politics podcast The Waves crafted a special episode all about women and the midterm elections. Hosts Christina Cauterucci and Hanna Rosin are joined by Senior Political Reporter for Glamour Celeste Katz, and D.C. State Democratic Committeewoman Latifa Lyles, to discuss how the ways women run for office have changed, if women really make better leaders, and how female politicians are depicted in the media. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research...more

  • The “Now We Have Pipe Bombs” Edition

    Oct 25 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the pipe bombs sent to Trump critics, the state of the midterm elections, and whether Saudi Arabia will be punished for the death of Jamal Khashoggi.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit me...more

  • The "Cheek Swab" Edition

    Oct 18 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Trump administration’s response to the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, and the debate around Georgia’s voter security measures.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad ch...more

  • The "Angry Mob" Edition

    Oct 11 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the dire new climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation, and Taylor Swift’s new engagement with politics.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about y...more

  • The “All County Building Supply and Maintenance” Edition

    Oct 04 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Kavanaugh controversy, Trump’s apparent tax evasion, and whether the new North American trade deal is better than the old one.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice...more

  • The “Live from Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” Edition

    Oct 01 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the state of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, the possibility that former felons will regain the right to vote in Florida, and guest DeRay Mckesson’s new book, On The Other Side of Freedom.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/g...more

  • The “One Hundred Percent Certain” Edition

    Sep 28 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the testimony of both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “What Happens At Georgetown Prep...” Edition

    Sep 20 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and David French (Senior Fellow of the National Review Institute) discuss the value of an FBI investigation into accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s declassification of documents related to the Russia investigation, and revised thinking about police shootings.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmai...more

  • Special: The "Kavanaugh in Crisis" Edition

    Sep 17 2018

    In this special bonus episode, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the sexual misconduct allegations facing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Trump Economy” Edition

    Sep 13 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss who deserves credit for the economy, the state of the midterm campaigns, and the Trump administration's attempt to indefinitely detain migrant children.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • The "Unsung Hero" Edition

    Sep 06 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss anonymous dissent within the Trump administration, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and backlash against The New Yorker for inviting and un-inviting Steven Bannon to their Festival. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gab...more

  • The “Packing and Cracking” Edition

    Aug 30 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss lawyer Don McGahns’s departure from the White House team, North Carolina’s political gerrymandering and John McCain’s legacy.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Eight Count” Edition

    Aug 23 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Tuesday’s conviction of Manafort, Cohen’s guilty plea and McGahn’s cooperation with the special counsel as well as the Kavanaugh nomination.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...more

  • The "Unhinge Me Now" Edition

    Aug 16 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and CNN Political Analyst Kirsten Powers discuss the relevance of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s criticisms of President Trump, the results from state primaries around the country and the Title IX investigation of the sexual harassment of a male student at NYU.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfes...more

  • Gabfest Presents: Slow Burn

    Aug 13 2018

    David Plotz talks with Leon Neyfakh, host of the Slate podcast Slow Burn, about season two of the hit show. Subscribe to Slow Burn here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “War on Your Mind” Edition

    Aug 09 2018

    Emily Bazelon, Benjamin Wittes, and David Plotz discuss revelations from Paul Manafort’s trial, proposed White House changes to legal immigration, and Alex Jones’s banishment from social platforms.For Slate Plus, Emily & David talk to Ben about Lawfare.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate....more

  • The “3D-Printed Gabfest” Edition

    Aug 02 2018

    Emily Bazelon, Ruth Marcus, and David Plotz discuss Paul Manafort’s trial, blueprints for 3D-printed guns, and potential capital gains tax cuts. Lara Bazelon joins for Slate Plus to discuss sexism in courtrooms.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Pay With Cash” Edition

    Jul 26 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Michael Cohen’s release of secret recordings with Trump, the gubernatorial race in Georgia, and justice for the death of Markeis McGlockton. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....more

  • The "Double Negative" Edition Live from Glenside, PA

    Jul 19 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are live in Glenside, PA to discuss the fallout of the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki and the latest indictments of Maria Butina and the 12 Russian officers. Plus, with midterms on the horizon, who in the Democratic party is positioning themselves for a 2020 presidential nomination?Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestF...more

  • The “Carpool Justice” Edition

    Jul 12 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy, the U.S. relationship with NATO, and federal policies around breastfeeding.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....more

  • The "Abolish ICE" Edition

    Jul 05 2018

    Emily Bazelon, Jacob Weisberg, and David Plotz discuss potential replacements for Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court, liberal chants to ‘Abolish ICE’, and why Scott Pruitt resigned.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Red Court, Red Dem, and Red Hen” Edition

    Jun 28 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement,  the New York primary upset, and the meaning of civility.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Wicked, Even for Trump” Edition

    Jun 21 2018

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ruth Marcus discuss the future for children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, DOJ findings on the FBI and 2016 presidential election, and elite schools' admissions policies.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about y...more

  • The “Special Place in Hell” Edition

    Jun 14 2018

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Dahlia Lithwick discuss the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, Husted v. A. Philip Randolph at the Supreme Court, and the impact of Trump on Tuesday’s primaries. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...more

  • The “I Beg My Pardon” Edition

    Jun 07 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the President’s pardon power, the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and Bill Clinton’s bumbling book tour.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...more

  • The “Ambien and Racism” Edition

    May 31 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss #WhereAreTheChildren and new immigration policies, the death toll in Puerto Rico, and Roseanne’s racism.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Open Hostility” Edition

    May 24 2018

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the state of U.S.-North Korea relations, Stacey Abrams’ Georgia primary win, and Trump’s call for an investigation of his investigators.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad...more

  • The “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” Edition

    May 17 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss protests over the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the rash of White House leaks, and racial bias in marijuana arrests in New York City.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. V...more

  • The “Is Every Attorney in New York a Crook?” Edition

    May 10 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss news of multiple shady payments to Michael Cohen’s business and the downfall of Eric Schneiderman. Max Fisher, writer of The Interpreter at the New York Times, joins the gang to discuss Trump’s announced abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail...more

  • The "Live in St. Louis" Edition

    May 03 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Mueller team’s questions for President Trump and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ indictments. Jason Kander joins in to talk about voting rights and the 2018 elections.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about yo...more

  • The “Hardest Job in the World” Edition

    Apr 26 2018

    On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Ronny Jackson’s will-he-won’t-he Cabinet nomination, arguments before SCOTUS in Hawaii v. Trump, and John’s new piece on the presidency. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn mor...more

  • The “Slimeball” Edition

    Apr 19 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss fallout from the Michael Cohen raid, James Comey’s world tour, and racism at Starbucks.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Farewell My Blue-Eyed Monster” Edition

    Apr 12 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Donald Trump should be panicking about the raid on Michael Cohen’s office, what Paul Ryan’s retirement portends, and Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about...more

  • The “Caravan of Gabfesters” Edition

    Apr 05 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Robert Mueller's investigation, President Donald Trump’s attacks on immigration and Amazon, and corruption at the EPA. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Pardon Me” Edition

    Mar 29 2018

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt, co-host of Gimlet’s Uncivil, discuss the census citizenship question, Trump’s brewing legal trouble, and gerrymandering. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Delete Facebook" Edition

    Mar 22 2018

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and New York Time's technology columnist Farhad Manjoo discuss Robert Mueller's job security, the Cambridge Analytica scandal and compare today's political climate to the 1960s. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Vi...more

  • The "Rex Wrecks" Edition

    Mar 15 2018

    John Dickerson, David Plotz and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post discuss the Twitter-firing of Rex Tillerson, the special election results from Pennsylvania, and Betsy DeVos’s bizarre interview on 60 MinutesJoin Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Vis...more

  • The "Stormy Weather" Edition

    Mar 08 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s tariffs and fledgling trade war, the Stormy Daniels lawsuit, and the relationships between sanctuary cities and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestPlease fill out the Slate podcast ...more

  • The “There Once Was a Union Maid But Not Anymore” Edition

    Mar 01 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the changes to gun sales following the Parkland shooting, the most recent White House shake-ups, and the future of public unions as Janus v AFSCME comes before the Supreme Court. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestPlease fill ...more

  • The “Enough Thoughts and Prayers” Edition

    Feb 22 2018

    John Dickerson and David Plotz are joined by Annie Lowrey, of The Atlantic, to discuss the power of students organizing against gun violence, the Mueller indictments, and Mitt Romney’s newest campaign.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megap...more

  • The “Let’s Just Ban Everything” Edition

    Feb 15 2018

    Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to discuss the Parkland, Florida shooting, job openings at the White House, and whether it’s the right time to ban porn. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visi...more

  • The “A Correction, Not a Crash” Edition

    Feb 08 2018

    On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the value of the Nunes memo and accusations of White House aide Rob Porter’s domestic abuse.David Leonhardt joins the gang to discuss whether an increase in wages caused the stock market drop and a Slate Plus segment on emotional support animals.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @Sl...more

  • The “Hope Hicks’ Loose Lips Sinks Ships” Edition

    Feb 01 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss criticism of the FBI by the White House and its allies, the State of the Union, and Hillary Clinton’s protection of an adviser accused of sexual assault.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visi...more

  • The “50,000 Texts” Edition

    Jan 25 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the integrity of the FBI, the usefulness of government shutdowns and the value of survivor testimony during sentencing.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “A House is Not a Hole” Edition

    Jan 18 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss if Republicans and Democrats should keep the government open, Trump's opinions on immigration and what positive outcomes can result from public dissection of Grace's Aziz Ansari story. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestL...more

  • The "Very Stable Genius" Edition

    Jan 11 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the future of the Dreamers, Trump’s fitness for office, and voting-related cases before SCOTUS.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Lost His Mind” Edition

    Jan 04 2018

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the buzz around Trump's relationship with Steve Bannon, partisanship within the Russia investigation, and a new (real) study about fake news.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....more

  • The "2017 Conundrums featuring They Might Be Giants" Edition

    Dec 28 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson dig in, dissect and debate listener-generated conundrums with special performances from They Might Be Giants.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Paul Ryan Has Died and Gone to Heaven” Edition

    Dec 21 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the final tax bill, government agency leadership, and are joined by Linda Greenhouse to talk about her new book about covering the Supreme Court.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...more

  • The “Devil and Mister Jones” Edition

    Dec 14 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Democrat Doug Jones’s win in Alabama, the current state of the tax bill and the transgressions of men in the headlines.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Wedding Cake" Edition

    Dec 07 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss why Roy Moore appears to be surviving while Al Franken and many other harassers are being pushed out of office, the wedding cake case currently before the Supreme Court, and what impact President Trump could have on peace in the Middle East.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail:...more

  • The “Pass Through” Edition

    Nov 30 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the momentum of the Republican tax plans, Project Veritas's attempted take-down of the Washington Post, and the Supreme Court's consideration of the privacy of cell phone data.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about...more

  • Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha

    Nov 28 2017

    The Gabfest presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate.  People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Al Franken and Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton and Roy Moore and John Conyers Should All Resign” Edition

    Nov 23 2017

    David Plotz, Zoe Chace of This American Life, and Chairman of The Slate Group, Jacob Weisberg discuss the state of the GOP tax bills, the case for resignation by perpetrators of sexual harassment and the health of the magazine industry. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLear...more

  • The “She Was Just 17, You Know What I Mean” Edition

    Nov 16 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the downward spiral for Roy Moore, the tax plans of the House and Senate, and the latest with the Russia investigation and Wikileaks. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...more

  • The "One Year and One Day" Edition

    Nov 09 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Tuesday’s victories for Democrats, Trump’s first year, and the role of technology companies in Russian meddling.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Cut, Cut, Cut" Edition

    Nov 02 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the initial indictments from the Mueller investigation and the House’s tax cut bill. Civil War historian David Blightjoins in to dig in to John Kelly’s comments on the Civil War and Robert E. Lee. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate....more

  • The "Live from Chicago" Edition

    Oct 26 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson review Senators Flake and Corker’s fiery rebukes of President Trump. Special guest State's Attorney Kim Foxx joins in to discuss criminal justice reform in Chicago, and the hosts also explore if we have now arrived at a time of empowerment for survivors of sexual harassment and assault.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfe...more

  • The "President Pence" Edition

    Oct 19 2017

     Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss presidential calls to grieving families, Vice President Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Adult Day Care” Edition

    Oct 12 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump Administration infighting, Harvey Weinstein’s history of alleged gross misconduct, and the repeal of the Clean Power PlanJoin Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Thoughts and Prayers” Edition

    Oct 06 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Las Vegas shooting, the response to Puerto Rico’s suffering and Supreme Court's examination of gerrymandering.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Everyone Listens to Women When They Speak Around Here” Edition

    Sep 28 2017

    Emily Bazelon, Ruth Marcus (Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Washington Post) and Ross Douthat (New York Times Columnist) discuss Trump’s tax plan, shifting Republican power and pro athletes using their influence to inspire social changeJoin Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn...more

  • The “Equinox, the Rocket Man” Edition

    Sep 21 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson dig into the remix of the Obamacare repeal, Bob Mueller's shock and awe investigative tactics and Trump's visit to the U.N.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "What Happened” Edition

    Sep 14 2017

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss President Trump's potential to destroy the two-party system, criticism of Hillary Clinton's new book and Franklin Foer joins in to talk about the power and influence of large technology companies.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gab...more

  • The “DACA Attack-A” Edition

    Sep 07 2017

    John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss DACA, the September legislative pileup and the future of relations between the U.S. and North KoreaJoin Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Après Moi, Le Déluge” Edition

    Sep 01 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss Hurricane Harvey, Antifa, and insubordinate Trump officials.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/gabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Get Me Another General” Edition

    Aug 24 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Kirsten Powers of CNN discuss Afghanistan strategy, Mitch McConnell’s presidential silent treatment and bail reform.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Very Fine People” Edition

    Aug 17 2017

    Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, to discuss President Trump's response to Charlottesville, the impact of Charlottesville on the nation, and the upcoming Alabama Senate Race.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn mo...more

  • The “Like the World Has Never Seen” Edition

    Aug 10 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and Jamelle Bouie discuss Trump's improvisational words for North Korea, the unintended consequences of the federal government's stance on immigration and the value of public debate about the Google memo.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more a...more

  • The “Kelly and the Mooch” Edition

    Aug 03 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post discuss White House chaos, affirmative action, and prosecutors withholding evidence.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “If Only This Were A Movie And Not Our Lives” Edition

    Jul 27 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Senate's skinny health care ideas, President Trump's bullying of Jeff Sessions and what the future will hold for transgender people in the U.S. military.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. V...more

  • The “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” Edition

    Jul 20 2017

    John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss what will follow the Senate health care collapse, the influence of Steve Bannon and the future approach to prosecution of sexual assaults on college campuses.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. ...more

  • The “I Love It” Edition

    Jul 13 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss what can be done to protect American democracy, the state of the GOP healthcare bill, and Mark Leibovich joins in to assess Trump's draining of the swamp. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices...more

  • The “ICBM” Edition

    Jul 06 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the agenda of the Commission on Election Integrity, the Trump Euro tour, and the threat from a nuclear North Korea.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Mitch McConnell Really Does Have a Secret Plan” Edition

    Jun 29 2017

    Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by Jacob Weisberg to talk about Mitch McConnell's next move on health care, the rulings of the Supreme Court and CNN's recent resignations.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Lump of Coal" Edition

    Jun 22 2017

    Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Julia Ioffe, staff writer with the Atlantic, to discuss health care, special elections and the summer season of the Supreme Court. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Mean" Edition

    Jun 15 2017

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and Slate's Jamelle Bouie discuss the Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "I Expect Loyalty" Edition Live From Denver

    Jun 08 2017

    Live from Denver Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus discuss the Comey testimony, the legal debate about cell phone data privacy and welcome Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to the mic to weigh in about the state of the Democratic Party.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow not...more

  • The “Jared Went to Him” Edition

    Jun 01 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Jared Kushner scandal, Trump's approach to climate and the President's recent European tour.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Glowing Orb” Edition

    May 25 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the presidential budget, Trump’s trip abroad, and a Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Witch Hunt" Edition

    May 18 2017

    David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Jacob Weisberg to discuss the maelstrom around Trump’s presidency, Roger Ailes impact on the conservative movement and Attorney General Sessions’s war on drugs.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit me...more

  • The “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition

    May 11 2017

    Hosts David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by former CIA officer and former independent Presidential candidate Evan McMullin for this episode, recorded-live from Washington DC. The group talks about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the state of conservatism in America and what DC and Utah can learn from each other.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfest plus.Twitter: ...more

  • Gabfest EXTRA: The “AHCA Returns” Edition

    May 05 2017

    Hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss the health care vote and what the results might mean for millions of Americans seeking coverage. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Deface the Nation" Edition

    May 04 2017

    Hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss John's interview with President Trump, the public return of Hillary Clinton, and Bret Stephens now writing for the New York Times.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...more

  • The “One-Page Tax Plan” Edition

    Apr 27 2017

    Host's David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health and tax plans on the table as the 100 day mark approaches, Obama's Wall Street speech, and a judge's block to an executive order on sanctuary cities.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad ...more

  • The “Bill Comes Due” Edition

    Apr 20 2017

    John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon are joined by New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson to discuss tension with North Korea, President Trump's executive order and talk of tax reform and Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad cho...more

  • The "Red, Red Line" Edition

    Apr 13 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss U.S. foreign relations, Democratic hopes for 2018 and the United Airlines seat ejection.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Crossing Many Lines” Edition

    Apr 06 2017

    Culture Gabfest host Dana Stevens swaps in for David Plotz, joined by Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson to discuss the end of the filibuster, White House conflicts of interest and President Trump's approach to human rights.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad...more

  • The “Darkness at Nunes” Edition

    Mar 30 2017

    Gabfest hosts discuss Devin Nunes and the investigation into Russian interference in the Presidential election, what follows failure of the new health care bill and how to define President Trump's plan for energy independence.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about you...more

  • Gabfest EXTRA 2- the Vanishing Health Care Bill

    Mar 24 2017

    Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson give the latest on the vanishing House health care bill.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Gabfest "EXTRA- the Health Care" Edition

    Mar 24 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health care vote (or non vote) suspense.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Playing Sofball with Neil” Edition

    Mar 23 2017

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential campaign, Neil Gorsuch's smooth talking and the moves of an accused cop-killer, state prosecutor and governor of Florida. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.c...more

  • The “When I'm 64” Edition

    Mar 16 2017

    David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post to discuss Trumpcare, the President's proposed budget, and the new Muslim ban.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Is This the Worst Bill in History” Edition

    Mar 09 2017

    Hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare, President Trump's accusation of wiretapping and the future for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad...more

  • The “Live from the Free and Independent Republic of California” Edition

    Mar 02 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, live from LA, discuss President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions and California’s potential to secede.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Deploy, Detain, Deport” Edition

    Feb 23 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss President Trump's immigration enforcement plans, the move to revoke bathroom rights for transgendered students and the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...more

  • The "Freaks and Leaks" Edition

    Feb 19 2017

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic to discuss the Russia scandal and ouster of Michael Flynn. They also examine the populist revolt to save Obamacare, and American-Israeli relations.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more ...more

  • The “Nevertheless She Persisted” Edition

    Feb 09 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the legal fight over the President Trump's immigration executive order, the confirmation battles of DeVos and Sessions and Elizabeth Warren's grandstanding, and debate if comedy can shape public opinion and policy. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comSho...more

  • The “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” Edition

    Feb 02 2017

    John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss President Trump's immigration order, his nominee to the Supreme Court and the approaches of Washington's bureaucrats- should they change course?Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...more

  • The “Has it Really Only Been a Week?” Edition

    Jan 26 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the actions President Trump has taken already in his first week, what projects may become priorities for the nation's infrastructure and lying- what significance do lies have to the new administration and its future?Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow no...more

  • The “I Think We're Going to be Okay” Edition

    Jan 19 2017

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, the challenges of covering glitter, Twitter and news from the Trump administration and the commuting of Chelsea Manning's sentence.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ...more

  • The “Cloudy with 100 Percent Chance of Showers” Edition

    Jan 12 2017

    Hosts David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Slate's chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie to discuss Donald Trump's press conference, the confirmation hearings and the legacy President Obama leaves behind.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choi...more

  • The “It Still Seems Pretty Swampy To Me” Edition

    Jan 05 2017

    John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the new Congress and the botched effort to gut the House ethics office. And, in the first of three segments looking back at Obama’s presidency in its final three weeks, the hosts discuss Obama’s economic legacy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "2016 Conundrum" Edition

    Dec 29 2016

    Hosts John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon tackle listener-generated conundrums - an annual Gabfest tradition, recorded live at the Brooklyn Bell House.Join Slate Plus. Members get bonus segments (like a special Gabfest featuring Stephen Colbert!), exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices....more

  • The “How Bad Could 2017 Be Anyway?” Edition

    Dec 22 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by NPR's International Desk Editor William Dobson to discuss the attacks in Berlin and assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Gabfest hosts go on to take a look at the domestic and international world that Donald Trump will inherit as President.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: faceboo...more

  • The “Red Dawn” Edition

    Dec 15 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the appointment of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State and the possibility that Russian hackers could be responsible for the results of the Presidential election. Ta-Nehisi Coates joins in to discuss his recent essay “My President Was Black.”Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebo...more

  • The “Cling Tightly to One Tiny Piece of Good News” Edition

    Dec 08 2016

    John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon attempt to crack the code on Donald Trump's cabinet selections, talk over the real dangers of fake news and discuss what it would take to change the electoral college.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices....more

  • The “Welcome to the Kleptocracy” Edition

    Dec 01 2016

    Host Emily Bazelon is joined by Adam Davidson of the New Yorker, and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post to discuss Donald Trump's business conflicts of interest, the future of health care and the rights and wrongs of responding to Trump tweets.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLe...more

  • The “Safe and Special Place” Edition

    Nov 23 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson examine what President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet appointments could portend, if Mike Pence was mistreated at a recent Hamilton performance and if Trump could cause real harm to the free press.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn...more

  • The “Should You Work for President Trump” Edition

    Nov 17 2016

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss the potential influence of Trump's cabinet picks, how to decide whether to serve or not to serve and the seriousness of fake news.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...more

  • The "Even Longer National Nightmare" Edition

    Nov 09 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Jacob Weisberg, chairman of The Slate Group, to discuss the election results, how Donald Trump will govern and what Trump skeptics and foes should do now.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices...more

  • Year of Great Books | What Should We Read Next?

    Nov 04 2016

    It’s time to choose the final selection for Slate's Year of Great Books, a Slate Academy series. This time, Laura Miller and Slate Plus members will be joined by John Dickerson, host of CBS’s Face the Nation and panelist on the Political Gabfest.Hear John talk to Laura about what he manages to read during a presidential campaign, and why he’s eager to sink into a big, world-creating novel as soon as the election ends. Cast your vote here.To sign-up for this Slate Academy, visit Slate.com/GreatBo...more

  • The “Is it Tuesday Yet” Edition

    Nov 03 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss how close the presidential race may be, the impact of FBI director James Comey's comments, and they attempt to brainstorm survival tactics for the remaining days leading up to the election. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabf...more

  • The "Live From Boston" Edition

    Oct 27 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson gab live from Boston's Wilbur Theater about the state of the Presidential race, what happens to Trump voters if he loses the race and how to repair voters' faith, and stamina, in the campaign process for future seasons.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes a...more

  • The "I Will Keep You in Suspense" Edition

    Oct 20 2016

    David Plotz and Emily Bazelon arejoined by Slate Group chairman, Jacob Weisberg, to discussthethird Presidential debate and the possible danger zones that existfor an opinionated journalist, likeAmy Goodman, covering aprotest.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad ch...more

  • The "Trying to Find Someone Who Was Not Assaulted By Donald Trump" Edition

    Oct 13 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and JohnDickerson discuss the sexual assault allegations against DonaldTrump, the latest from WikiLeaks on Hillary Clinton and whether itsethical to choose not to vote in this election.Fill out our survey: panoply.fm/surveyJoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLea...more

  • Gabfest Extra: The "Grabfest Post Debate Special" Edition

    Oct 10 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, JohnDickerson and Jacob Weisberg of Trumpcast, join forces to debrief anddecompress after the second Presidential debate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “That Mexican Thing” Edition

    Oct 06 2016

    John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and DavidPlotz discuss Donald Trump's taxes, the yapping dog of the VP debateand the Supreme Court's attempt to avoid ties with their cases thisseason.  JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail” Edition

    Sep 29 2016

    Hosts John Dickerson, David Plotz andEmily Bazelon discuss whether Hillary Clinton will surge out of thefirst debate, if Donald Trump should bring up the misdeeds of BillClinton and if the most recent  crime numbers really represent thenation's crime.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabf...more

  • Gabfest Extra: The “I'm So Relieved” Edition

    Sep 27 2016

    Trumpcast host Jacob Weisberg and Gabfest hosts David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson team up for some post-Presidential-debate review.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Time to Panic” Edition

    Sep 22 2016

    DavidPlotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump'sattempt to leave the birther conspiracy club, how the New York andNew Jersey bombs could impact the election and what a pardon forEdward Snowden would represent for US national security.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShow notes atslate.com/gabfest...more

  • The "Hack, Sputter, Cough" Edition

    Sep 15 2016

    David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Ruth Marcus of the WashingtonPost to discuss Hillary Clinton's hidden pneumonia, Donald Trump'scharitable self-portraits and the political potential of the latesteconomic report. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about yo...more

  • The “Bart Simpson Versus Lisa Simpson” Edition

    Sep 08 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and JohnDickerson debate the ethical murkiness of Donald Trump's payment toAttorney General Pam Bondi, the candidates' preparation styles forthe upcoming debates and the reparations offered by GeorgetownUniversity. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn ...more

  • The “Make Mexico Great Again” Edition

    Sep 01 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and JohnDickerson discuss Donald Trump's visit to Mexico, the breakup of HumaAbedin and Anthony Weiner, and the Senate races of 2016. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Meet the New Trump" Edition

    Aug 25 2016

    David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Adam Davidson of the New Yorker to discuss the new messages coming from Donald Trump, the new trove of Hillary Clinton emails and the geographic patterns of capital punishment in America. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about...more

  • The “Should You Believe Juanita Broaddrick” Edition

    Aug 18 2016

    DavidPlotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by SlateContributor Frank Foer to discuss Paul Manafort's ties to Russia, theviolence in Milwaukee and political responses, and the return ofJuanita Broaddrick to the media spotlight. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn mo...more

  • The "Many People Are Saying" Edition

    Aug 11 2016

    Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Kirsten Powers of Fox News, to discuss the defections from the Donald Trump fan club, the art and folly of the apology and theories of binge drinking in America. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • The “You Can Get the Baby Out of Here” Edition

    Aug 04 2016

    Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, joined by Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post, discuss the weekly delights of Donald Trump, the role of gender in this election and how recent voting rights cases could impact this year's election outcomes.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more abo...more

  • The “Bunch of Malarkey” Edition

    Jul 28 2016

    DavidPlotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Michelle andPresident Obama's endorsements of Hillary, the frustration of Sandersfans and the DNC hack scandal.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Your Word is Your Bond” Edition

    Jul 21 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and JohnDickerson discuss the royalty and the squires of the RepublicanConvention and they consider the work place norms of Fox News inlight of allegations of sexual misconduct, recently brought againstlongtime Fox CEO Roger Ailes.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/ga...more

  • The "Last Week Was Awful and This Week I Have to Go to Cleveland" Edition

    Jul 14 2016

    Live from Washington D.C., David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickersondiscuss the terrible recent U.S. shootings and they debate if we'reall to blame for politics' failures and what to expect at theRepublican National Convention.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your...more

  • The "Seven Salty Almonds, Six-Pointed Stars, Five Secret Emails" Edition

    Jul 07 2016

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Hillary Clinton'strustworthiness ratings, Donald Trump's use of Jewish star-shapedstars, and President Obama's nightly routines. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival" Edition

    Jul 01 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to discuss the state of Republican politics, Brexit and the most recent Supreme Court rulings.JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch...more

  • The "Show Me The Money" Edition

    Jun 23 2016

    Slate Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie is joined by Adam Davidson of Surprisingly Awesome and the New York Times, and Rachel Martin of NPR to discuss Trump's finances, or lack there of, the immigration and diversity component of Brexit and the "Veep-stakes."JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.c...more

  • The "Brexit Pursued by a Bear" Edition

    Jun 16 2016

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Jamelle Bouie discuss the Orlando shooting and its aftermath, are joined by the Economist’s Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington columnist David Rennie for a discussion of the “Brexit” vote, and ponder whether anti-Trump Democrats should protest the GOP Convention.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at http://slate.com/gabfestplusTwitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: http://fb.com/G...more

  • The "Textbook Definition of Racism" Edition

    Jun 09 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump's racistand divisive remarks, Hillary Clinton's historic position in theDemocratic party, and the debate surrounding the Stanford rape case.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit mega...more

  • The “Is Trump the Gorilla and America the Kid?” Edition

    Jun 02 2016

    David Plotz and Emily Bazelon alongwith Adam Davidson talk about why some Democrats don't appreciateHillary, and about the President's new overtime rule. The three alsodebate who to blame for the untimely death of a gorilla at a Cincinnatizoo. JoinSlate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShownotes at slate.com/gabfestLear...more

  • The "Weiner" Edition

    May 26 2016

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss Hillary Clinton's strategy to rise above scandals, the three discuss the new documentary “Weiner,” and they weigh in on the new twist in the Gawker v. Hulk Hogan case- Peter Thiel.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com...more

  • The “I Threw a Chair in Reno Just to Watch it Fly” Edition

    May 19 2016

    John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the threat of a Democratic Party fracture, the latest polls on Donald Trump's popularity and the Supreme Court's action plan with its current team of eight.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit m...more

  • The "Goofy Elizabeth Warren" Edition

    May 12 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the meeting between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, the accusation that Facebook is manipulating its trending news algorithm and the three discuss the showdown between North Carolina and the Federal Government on the topic of transgender rights.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook:facebook.com/GabfestEmail:gabf...more

  • The "Suspending My Campaign" Edition

    May 05 2016

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump's riseto become the Republican Presidential nominee, and the future ofbribery in American government as the Supreme Court debates itsdefinition. They also talk about the decision of Yale University tomaintain the name John C. Calhoun on one of its buildings.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy andprint official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, andsave up to 50% compared to a postage me...more

  • The "Live From Georgia" Edition

    Apr 28 2016

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss how Ted Cruz's running mate announcement could impact the Republican race for the Presidential nomination. They also weigh in on Hillary Clinton's standing and the three offer some potential new tests for potential Presidential candidates of the future. TheSlate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Goldman Sachs. Getinformation about developments currently shaping markets, industries,and the global economy on the firm’s podcast—Exchang...more

  • The “Dreaming of 1237” Edition

    Apr 21 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and JohnDickerson discuss the impact of the New York Presidential Primary onthe Democratic race for the Presidential nomination, the impact ofthe New York vote on the Republican race for the nomination and thegabfest hosts discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's debate about the case,United States v. Texas which examines President Obama's deferreddeportation action.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy andprint official U.S. postage using your own c...more

  • The "Count Me Out" Edition

    Apr 14 2016

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and JohnDickerson debate who will win the New York Primary, Paul Ryan's opt-outof this cycle's Presidential contest and North Carolina's stance ondiscrimination in bathrooms. The Slate Political Gabfest is broughtto you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using yourown computer and printer, and save up to 50% compared to a postagemeter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonusoffer when you use the promo code GABFEST.And by Zip...more

  • The “Does Bernie Sanders Know Anything About Anything?” Edition

    Apr 07 2016

    On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Wisconsin primary and possible demise of Trump, Bernie Sanders’ latest upset and the SCOTUS decision in Evenwel v. Abbott, or ‘One Person One Vote.’ The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4 week trial and ...more

  • The "Corey's Gory Story" Edition

    Mar 31 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson talk about Donald Trump'ssupport for his Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, and his commentson abortion. They also discuss Bernie Sanders's momentum andPresident Obama's criticism of the media.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Harry's, the shaving company that offersGerman-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping rightto your door. Visit Harrys.com for $5 off your first purchase withthe promo code GABFEST.And&n...more

  • The “Patrolling and Securing” Edition

    Mar 24 2016

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and EmilyBazelon discuss the terror attacks in Brussels, the nationalpolitical races and the push for Obamacare exemptions underconsideration by the Supreme Court.The Slate Political Gabfest is broughtto you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using yourown computer and printer, and save up to 50% compared to a postagemeter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonusoffer when you use the promo code GABFEST.And by Texture, the mobile...more

  • The "Rough Them Up" Edition

    Mar 17 2016

    David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus to discuss the state of the Republican Party and Donald Trump's response to violence. The three are joined by Slate's Supreme Court Reporter Dahlia Lithwick toassess President Obama's Supreme Court nomination. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy andprint official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, andsave up to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.co...more

  • EXTRA: The "Super Tuesday Part 3" Edition

    Mar 16 2016

    John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the results of the latest Democratic and Republican Primaries and what twists and turns are yet to come this election season. This special episode of the Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and saveup to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and geta 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promo code GABFEST.Join Slate Plus! Memb...more

  • Trumpcast: Is Trump a Racist?

    Mar 15 2016

    Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie about his latest article "How Trump Happened."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Maybe its Hillary Who Should Drop Out” Edition

    Mar 10 2016

    John Dickerson, David Plotz and EmilyBazelon discuss the strength of Donald Trump's campaign for theRepublican nomination, the latest results within the Democraticprimary race and the loss of Nancy Reagan.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Casper, an onlineretailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Caspermattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-dayperiod. And get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visitingCasper.com/political and using the promo...more

  • The "Hate and Castrate" Edition

    Mar 04 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the unfolding anti-Trump effort, Hillary Clinton's general election potential and the Supreme Court's recent debateabout abortion access in West Texas. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 50%  compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promo code GABF...more

  • Gabfest Extra: The “That Really Was a Super Tuesday” Edition

    Mar 02 2016

    David Plotz is joined by Slate's chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie to get the lowdown on all the Super Tuesday resultsSlate’s Political Gabfest is brought to you Stamps.com. Buy and printofficial U.S.postage using your own computer and printer. Sign up forStamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer whenyou use the promo code GABFEST.And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, homemade meals in 35 minutes orless. Visit BlueApron.com/GABFEST to get your first two mealsfor free.Join...more

  • The "Is Trump's Nomination Inevitable?" Edition

    Feb 26 2016

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon consider scenarios that couldlead to, or derail, a possible Trump nomination. They discuss whatkind of cases an 8-judge Supreme Court might decide and the Gabfesthosts take up a new debate about Apple's security and privacymeasures in light of new information reported this week. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy andprint official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, andsave up to 50% compared to a post...more

  • The “I Have a Gun and Her Name Is America” Edition

    Feb 19 2016

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss the future of the Supreme Court, the Republican race for the Presidential nomination, Jeb Bush's now famous hand gun and they are joined by Slate's technology writer Will Oremus to discuss Apple's fight to keep iPhone privacy settings under lock and key.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up fo...more

  • Gabfest Extra: Antonin Scalia's Death

    Feb 15 2016

    The sudden death on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday has unleashed huge shockwaves in both the presidential race and the legal community. Luckily, Slate has podcasts covering both areas. In this special joint episode, Amicus host Dahlia Lithwick joins Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon and David Plotz to look at all the possible repercussions of Scalia’s death.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial to...more

  • The "Happy Valentine's Day Rubio Robot" Edition

    Feb 12 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Presidential race including the Republican rundown, the Sanders “steamroller” and whether Hillary Clintoncan stop “the Bern.” They also discuss the Supreme Court's recent stay and the potential for it to impact climate change. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Texture, the mobile app that lets you tap directly into the world's most popular magazines, anywhere, using your phone or tablet. D...more

  • Gabfest Extra: The "New Hampshire Primary" Edition

    Feb 10 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and Slate's Jim Newell discuss the impact of the New Hampshire Primary on the Republican and Democratic parties.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promo code GABFEST.The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Blue Apron. For less than...more

  • Gabfest Extra: Whistlestop, The Straight Talk Express

    Feb 09 2016

    In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, John Dickerson explains how retail politics won the day in the 2000 Republican primary in New Hampshire.This week's This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the order code WHISTLESTOP at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Star...more

  • The "Coin Toss" Edition

    Feb 05 2016

    John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the impact of the Iowa Caucus on the Republican and Democratic Parties and David Plotz speaks with Adam McKay about America's financial system and his Oscar-nominated film, The Big Short.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer whe...more

  • Gabfest Extra: The “Is It Groundhog Day or Is It the Day After Iowa Caucuses” Edition

    Feb 02 2016

    David Plotz is joined by Slate's chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie and Chairman of the Slate Group Jacob Weisberg to offer breaking analysis of the Iowa Caucus with Political Gabfest flair. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonusoffer when you use the promo code GABFEST.Join Slat...more

  • The "Dark, Dark, Dark Money" Edition

    Jan 29 2016

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the latest from the campaign trail just days ahead of the Iowa caucus, the liklihood of Michael Bloomberg entering the race as an independent candidate and Jane Mayer's new book, “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.”The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage me...more

  • The “Squirmishes” Edition

    Jan 22 2016

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss Ted Cruz and Donald Trump and the state of the Republican race for the Presidential nomination. They talk about the U.S. relationship with Iran and the water crisis in Flint Michigan.  The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And Gabfest fans can get $50 towards any mattress ...more

  • The "There Once Was a Union Maid But Not Anymore" Edition

    Jan 15 2016

    On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie for Iowa, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo.’The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial a...more

  • The “I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Help” Edition

    Jan 08 2016

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie and John Dickerson discuss the state of the Republican Party with less than a month to go before the first primary, President Obama's latest effort to improve gun control and gabfest hosts talk with author JacobWeisberg about his new book, Ronald Reagan.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter: @SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfes...more

  • The "Conundrum" Edition

    Jan 01 2016

    John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz debate a selection oflistener-generated conundrums that range from the political to thefantastical.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-onlypodcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today atwww.slate.com/gabfestplus.Twitter:@SlateGabfestFacebook: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “Year's Best Gabfest” Edition

    Dec 25 2015

    David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon review some of the best Political Gabfest segments from 2015 including a conversation with Ta Nehisi Coates, a discussion of gender dynamics on Capitol Hill, a journey back in time to the night of President Lincoln's assassination, cocktail chatter and life hacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Chaos Candidate" Edition

    Dec 18 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the fourth Republican debate in Las Vegas (did America win it?), the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and what can and should be learned from the big news events of 2015.   The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use...more

  • The “Is He Hitler or Mussolini?” Edition

    Dec 11 2015

    John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric, the Supreme Court's deliberations around considerations of race in college admissions and the one-person, one-vote case before the Supreme Court. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you us...more

  • The "Everything is Absolutely Terrible" Edition

    Dec 04 2015

    The “Everything is Absolutely Terrible” Edition Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the mass shootings in California and Colorado, the Climate Summit in France and Rahm Emanuel's future as mayor of Chicago. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promo ...more

  • The "Thousands Were Cheering" Edition

    Nov 26 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump's lie-telling, take the temperature on anti-immigrant sentiment and they debate the importance of maintaining or removing Woodrow Wilson's prominence from the Princeton University campus.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. Visit Harrys.com for $5 off your first purchase with the promo code GABFE...more

  • The “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” Edition

    Nov 20 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the growing threat of ISIS (live from the Superfest on Broadway show), the Supreme Court case over Texas abortion restrictions, and the hit musical Hamilton.   The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promo code GABFES...more

  • The "I Don't Like Philosophy or Welding" Edition

    Nov 13 2015

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss the fourth Republican debate, student protests at University of Missouri and Yale University and President Obama appealing executive action on immigration to the Supreme Court. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. Visit Harrys.com for $5 off your first purchase with the promo code GABFEST. And by Stamps.com. B...more

  • The "Predator in the Bathroom" Edition

    Nov 06 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the 2015 election results, GOP candidates' debate demands, and the rising mortality of middle-aged white Americans. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promo code GABFEST. And by Goldman Sachs. Get information a...more

  • The "Jeb-With-A-Sad-Droopy-Exclamation-Point!" Edition

    Oct 30 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the third Republican primary debate, the Obama-Boehner budget deal, and the violent arrest of a South Carolina high school student.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together. It’s the Rachel Maddow Show … covering America one story at time. Weeknights at 9 Eastern only on MSNBC.And by Bonobos. Bonobos take...more

  • The “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” Edition

    Oct 23 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Hillary Clinton's best week ever, the failing campaign strategies of Jeb Bush, and Matthew Yglesias's essay in Vox about the "deep trouble" that Democrats are in. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code ...more

  • The "Sick and Tired of Your Damn Emails" Edition

    Oct 16 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz recap the first Democratic debate and discuss Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House and the Wisconsin gun trial. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST. And by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel...more

  • The "Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?" Edition

    Oct 09 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the tumultuous race for Speaker of the House. They also preview the Democratic debate with special guest David Axelrod and talk about the tepid presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.    The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiti...more

  • The Living Will Envy the Dead Edition

    Oct 02 2015

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, David Plotz, and guest Julia Ioffe discuss the aftermath of John Boehner’s departure, the showdown between Vladamir Putin and Barack Obama over Syria, and a case involving prosecutorial fiddling with DNA evidence. The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by OPEN ACCOUNT, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. OPEN ACCOUNT explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money. OPEN ACCOUNT is availabl...more

  • Gabfest Extra: House Speaker John Boehner Will Resign

    Sep 25 2015

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss the surprise resignation announcement of House Speaker John Boehner. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus. Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Carly, Scotty, Franny" Edition

    Sep 25 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the rapid fall of Gov. Scott Walker, the quick rise of Carly Fiorina, and the crossover appeal of Pope Francis.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron sends gourmet recipes, and all the fresh ingredients you need to make them, right to your door. Farm-fresh ingredients are perfectly portioned—and come with an easy to follow recipe card—so you can create a delicious meal in 35 minutes or less. Visit BlueApron.c...more

  • The Live from San Francisco Edition

    Sep 18 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz analyze the second Republican presidential debate and discuss the possible government shutdown over Planned Parenthood. They also talk to author and podcaster Merlin Mann about time, attention, and productivity. The Political Gabfest is brought to you by Goldman Sachs. Get information about developments currently shaping markets, industries, and the global economy on the firm’s podcast—Exchanges at Goldman Sachs—available on iTunes. And by Harry's...more

  • The Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot Edition

    Sep 11 2015

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe of the New York Times Magazine discuss Hillary Clinton's campaign reboot, the catastrophic war in Syria, and the Iran nuclear deal. The Slate Political Gabfest  is sponsored by OPEN ACCOUNT, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak [pronounced Soo-Jin Palk] and Umpqua Bank. OPEN ACCOUNT explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money. OPEN ACCOUNT is coming soon on iTunes. And by Stamps.c...more

  • The "Let's Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk" Edition

    Sep 04 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the continuing controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails, the European refugee crisis, and a Kentucky clerk's defiant stand against marriage equality. Slate's Political Gabfest is sponsored by CVS Health, working to save thousands of lives, one pill at a time, with industry leading programs that help people stay on their medication as prescribed. Visit CVSHEALTH.com to learn more. CVS Health, where Health is Everything. And by SAP. SAP HAN...more

  • The "Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby!" Edition

    Aug 28 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Jeb Bush's evolving stance on immigration, talk to David Leonhardt of the New York Times about the recently erratic global markets, and take up the controversy over topless women in Times Square. Slate's Political Gabfest is sponsored by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to more than100 job sites with a single click and an interface that's easy to use. Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter for free! Go to ZipRecruiter.com...more

  • The Amabots and Amholes Edition

    Aug 21 2015

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and author Jack Hitt discuss Donald Trump's immigration policy, the impact of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the New York Times piece about working conditions at Amazon. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Blue Apron. Blue Apron sends gourmet recipes, and all the fresh ingredients you need to make them, right to your door. Visit BlueApron.com/gabfest to get your first two meals free. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-o...more

  • The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever Edition

    Aug 14 2015

    Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Amanda Hess discuss the dustup between Donald Trump and newswoman Megyn Kelly and the single-issue presidential aspirations of Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. They also talk to Slate's Will Oremus about the restructuring of Google. Slate's Political Gabfest is sponsored by Volvo Experience the Wonder of Summer. Have a month’s payment on Volvo and spend your summer doing the things that matter to you. Plus get up to five years full coverage, including wea...more

  • The "Nine German Shepherds and One Raccoon" Edition

    Aug 07 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the first Republican debate, a potential presidential run by Joe Biden, and the state of the #BlackLivesMatter movement a year after Michael Brown’s death.   The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/gabfest and usi...more

  • The How to Debate a Drunk Person Edition

    Jul 31 2015

    Live from Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the upcoming Republican primary debate on Fox News, the New York magazine cover story about the many rape and assault allegations against entertainer Bill Cosby, and the indomitable rise of Uber. Slate's Political Gabfest is sponsored by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to over 100 job sites with a single click and an interface that's easy to use. Right now, y...more

  • The "Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?" Edition

    Jul 24 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss peak Trump versus percolating Kasich, the arrest and subsequent suicide of Sandra Bland, and the fate of the Guantanamo Bay detention center. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST. And by Sundanc...more

  • The John Kerry is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize Edition

    Jul 17 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Obama's Iran nuclear deal, Scott Walker's presidential candidacy, and a pro-life group's undercover Planned Parenthood video. Slate's Political Gabfest is sponsored by Volvo. Experience the Wonder of Summer. Have a month’s payment on Volvo and spend your summer doing the things that matter to you. Plus get up to five years full coverage, including wear and tear. Go to volvocars.com/us. And by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German...more

  • The "How Many Push-Ups Should the President Be Able to Do?" Edition

    Jul 10 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the sudden import of political polling, the First Amendment stakes of the Hulk Hogan sex-tape trial, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo cod...more

  • The Killers and Rapists Edition

    Jul 03 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Matt Yglesias recap the recently ended Supreme Court term, discuss the dire economic situation in Greece, and debate the worthiness of Donald Trump's candidacy. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by SundanceNow Doc Club! The new streaming service for everyone who loves documentaries. Discover unforgettable films like The Queen of Versailles, The Staircase, and The Weather Underground. To get a free 30-day trial go to docclub.com/gabfest. And ...more

  • Extra: The "Wait! There's Marriage Equality!" Edition

    Jun 26 2015

    On this special mini-episode, everyone drops what they were doing to talk about a historic day at the Supreme Court. Emily Bazelon (calling from the side of a highway somewhere in New England), John Dickerson (hidden away in the CBS compound), and David Plotz react to the 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, determining that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.sl...more

  • The Jiggery-Pokery Edition

    Jun 26 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the meaning and symbolism of Confederate iconography, and Pope Francis's encyclical on climate change. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST. ...more

  • The "I Would Build a Great Wall" Edition

    Jun 19 2015

    David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Jamelle Bouie discuss the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the now-official presidential aspirations of both Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, and the increasingly effective campaign of Bernie Sanders. Slate's Political Gabfest is sponsored by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code GABFEST at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. And by SundanceNow Doc Club! The new st...more

  • The "I'm Defaulting on My Student Loans" Edition

    Jun 12 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court's "Jerusalem passport" ruling, Hillary Clinton's electoral strategy, and the crushing burden of student debt. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST. And by the University of Cali...more

  • This Gabfest Is On Background Edition

    Jun 05 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss upcoming First Amendment cases at the Supreme Court, Hillary Clinton's relationship with reporters, and Caitlyn Jenner's debut on the cover of Vanity Fair. Our sponsors: Volvo. Have a month’s payment on Volvo and spend your summer doing the things that matter to you. Plus get full coverage for up to five years, including wear and tear. Visit volvocars.com/us. And: SundanceNow Doc Club, the new streaming service for everyone who loves documen...more

  • The Bags and Bags and More Bags of Cash Edition

    May 29 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the U.S. government's case against international soccer's most powerful and corrupt organization, the assault against the USA PATRIOT Act, and a curious Supreme Court case that could be a boon to Republicans. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when yo...more

  • The "Osama bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books" Edition

    May 22 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Osama bin Laden's reading list, Emma Sulkowicz's Mattress Performance, and the refusal by some male lawmakers to meet alone with female staffers.     The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST.     And b...more

  • The "I Don't Mean to Yell at You, But I Feel Good Doing It" Edition

    May 15 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Seymour Hersh's conspiratorial counter-narrative of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and Jeb Bush's retrospective view of the Iraq War.   The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stam...more

  • The "Je Suis Pam Geller" Edition

    May 08 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss whether Pamela Geller's "Draw Muhammad" event should be cheered or jeered, debate why the GOP presidential field is so diverse, and fret over the multistate military drill known at Operation Jade Helm.   The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by CVS Health, where Health is Everything. CVS is working to save thousands of lives, one pill at a time, with industry leading programs that help people stay on their medication as prescribed. Visit ...more

  • The "Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?" Edition

    May 01 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson are joined by Ta-Nahisi Coates to discuss the situation in Baltimore following the death of a black man while in police custody. They also talk about recent Supreme Court arguments over marriage equality and the death penalty and debate the week in Democratic campaign politics.     The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage ...more

  • The "Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?" Edition

    Apr 24 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the burgeoning refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, the uneasy courtship between the Koch Brothers and Gov. Scott Walker, and the upcoming Supreme Court arguments over same-sex marriage.     Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest     Slate's Political Gabfest is brought to you by Squarespace, the easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store f...more

  • The Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl Edition

    Apr 17 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the newly launched presidential campaigns of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican contender Marco Rubio. They also talk about the recent action by Congress over the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.     Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest     This week's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. If you go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at...more

  • The Live at the Bell House Edition

    Apr 10 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the shooting death of Walter Scott by North Charleston, SC police officer Michael Slager, the possibility of a President Rand Paul, and the sesquicentennial anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.     Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest     This week's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. If you go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the h...more

  • The "So, Who Can You Discriminate Against?" Edition

    Apr 03 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Obama Administration's nuclear deal with Iran, the controversial "religious liberty" law in Indiana, and the retirement of Sen. Harry Reid.     Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest     This week's episode is sponsored by the University of California, committed to creating solutions to today’s environmental challenges. To uncover groundbreaking research from the Uni...more

  • The "Say It with Me: President Ted Cruz" Edition

    Mar 27 2015

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jamelle Bouie discuss the presidential ambitions of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court case involving license plates and the Confederate flag, and the deliberate downing of a German airliner.     Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest     This week's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. If you go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the home page and enter GABFEST fo...more

  • The "Welcome Back, Vladimir" Edition

    Mar 20 2015

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe discuss the reelection in Israel of Bibi Netanyahu, the reappearance in Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the resignation from Congress of Rep. Aaron Schock. This week's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. If you go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the home page and enter GABFEST for a $110 bonus offer, including up to $55 in free postage and a no-risk trial. This episode is also sponsored by Harrys.com, which offers a be...more

  • The "Is It Dear Ali or Dear Ayatollah or Dear Mullah?" Edition

    Mar 13 2015

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Betsy Woodruff discuss the Republican letter to Iran's leaders, the Clinton nonexplanation of her private email account, and a University of Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant.   This week's episode is sponsored by “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” the new documentary series airing Sundays at 8, only on HBO.     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www...more

  • Whistlestop: The Art of Political Umbrage-Taking

    Mar 11 2015

    In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recounts the election of 1840, during which a candidate took to the trail for the very first time. Recommended for fans of Slate's Political Gabfest and American political history.     This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "Turning Points in American History." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop....more

  • The hdr22@clintonemail.com Edition

    Mar 06 2015

    Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the fallout from Netanyahu's speech before Congress, Hillary Clinton's use of private email to conduct public business, and the oral arguments in the Supreme Court's latest ObamaCare case. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Bibi, Vidi, Vici" Edition

    Feb 27 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court's ObamaCare case, Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress, and whether Chris Christie's presidential campaign has already fizzled. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Does President Obama Love America?" Edition

    Feb 20 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the legality of Obama's immigration policy, the strategy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's university cuts, and recent rhetorical assaults on the president. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Happy Valentine's Day, Judge Moore" Edition

    Feb 13 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Alabama's legal thicket over marriage equality, whether to forgive Brian Williams, and Emily's New York Times Magazine story "The Stanford Undergraduate and the Mentor." Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers" Edition

    Feb 06 2015

    John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Annie Lowrey of New York magazine discuss the burgeoning anti-vaccine movement, the go-nowhere Obama budget, and the fog-of-war embellishments of NBC's Brian Williams. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition

    Jan 30 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece. Help us make our podcasts even better! Take Slate's listener survey at to slate.com/survey Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?" Edition

    Jan 23 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Obama's State of the Union address, the Supreme Court's next (final?) marriage equality case, and the controversy over the movie Selma. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You Edition

    Jan 16 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the fallout from the French terrorist attack, whether Mitt Romney is really weighing a third presidential run, and Obama's ambition to make community college tuition free. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Le "Je Suis Charlie Hebdo" Édition

    Jan 09 2015

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the murderous attack on a French satirical newspaper, the start of the new Congressional session, and the NYPD's recent work slowdown. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Year's Best Gabfest Edition

    Jan 02 2015

    In segments culled from throughout 2014, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss when to call the cops, the rise of political partyism, and whether to read Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The “2014 Conundrum Show, Live in Chicago” Edition

    Dec 26 2014

    Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ask Amy columnist Amy Dickinson discuss tough philosophical and ethical conundrums about sending kids to private school, keeping secrets from spouses, and why they wish they’d had more sex in their 20s. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Why Close Guantanamo When You Can Open Havana?" Edition

    Dec 19 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba with guest Will Dobson. They also talk about Jeb Bush's possible presidential run and Julia Turner joins to explain Slate's Year of Outrage. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The America's National Shame Edition

    Dec 12 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called "torture report," the unraveling Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape at UVA, and the satirical performance art that was the Colbert Report. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "I'm Pregnant, Don't Fire Me!" Edition

    Dec 05 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss a grand jury's refusal to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner and a Supreme Court case about protections for pregnant workers. They also debate whether Obamacare has hurt the Dems. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Political Gabfest Extra: Windy City Wander

    Dec 05 2014

    David Plotz and Emily Bazelon recently took a spin through downtown Chicago. Hear their conversation about Chicago's history, its national profile, and a sea change in the city's mighty river.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Political Gabfest Extra: San Francisco Treat

    Dec 02 2014

    Dana Stevens leads David Plotz on a drive through San Francisco, the city she called home for 12 years. They chat about Dana's grad-school era, David's deep mistrust of the ocean, and one gigantic camera. This extra was recorded on the 2014 National Gabfest Tour made possible by Acura.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "No True Bill" Edition

    Nov 28 2014

    Jamelle Bouie joins Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz to discuss the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Also, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court and the GOP’s strong 2016 presidential field. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Is Thanksgiving Red or Blue?" Edition

    Nov 21 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's immigration overhaul, the politics of the Keystone Pipeline, and whether Thanksgiving is a liberal or a conservative holiday. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The President Whisperer Edition

    Nov 14 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court's new Affordable Care Act case, Obama's net neutrality stance, and the whisper campaign against White House aide Valerie Jarrett. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Multitudinous States Incarnadine Edition

    Nov 07 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the results of the midterm elections, what's next for both parties, and the trend in ballot initiatives. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "I'll Disown You If You Marry a Republican" Edition

    Oct 31 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the looming midterm elections, debate the exisence of "partyism," and attempt to understand Gamergate with New York Times video game critic Chis Suellentrop. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Fake ID Edition

    Oct 24 2014

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Is Amazon Evil?" Edition

    Oct 17 2014

    David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Annie Lowrey discuss the political response to Ebola, ponder the presumptive 2015 Congress, and debate whether Amazon is a monopoly. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Live in San Francisco Superfest Edition

    Oct 10 2014

    With MC Mike Pesca, the Political and Culture Gabfests team up to discuss California's recent "Yes Means Yes" legislation and the new wave of political TV shows. They also debate the merits of the Silicon Valley ethos and play a few rounds of Dictionary. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Political: The Jump the Fence Edition

    Oct 03 2014

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the bungling, bullying Secret Service, the possibility that Mitt Romney may still harbor presidential ambitions, and the peculiar Senate race in Kansas. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition

    Sep 26 2014

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the bombing campaign against ISIS, and Ezekiel Emanuel's Atlantic piece, "Why I Hope to Die at 75." Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Spanking Edition

    Sep 19 2014

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the apparent desire for a progressive presidential candidate. They also talk about the growing Ebola epidemic and the controversy over corporal punishment. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never Take Our Freedom Edition

    Sep 12 2014

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's plans to defeat the Islamic State. They also talk about the war for women voters in the upcoming midterm elections and Scotland's move toward independence from the United Kingdom. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The In the Cloud, No One Knows You're a Dog Edition

    Sep 05 2014

    Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Putin's dastardly designs on Ukraine with Slate foreign editor Will Dobson. They also talk about the upcoming midterm elections and the fallout over stolen photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Gabfest to End All Gabfests Edition

    Aug 29 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Dan Carlin. This week: Executive action on immigration, the Ex-Im Bank and crony capitalism, and the centenary of WWI. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The "Why Isn't Everyone Rioting?" Edition

    Aug 22 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Mike Pesca. This week: The aftermath of Ferguson, a grisly provocation by ISIS, and a proposed lottery to spur voter turnout. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice Edition

    Aug 15 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon with Vesla Weaver and James Forman, both of Yale University. This week: The deaths, at the hands of police, of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Also, a discussion of On the Run, by sociologist Alice Goffman. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Conservative Nanny State Edition

    Aug 08 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson. This week: Is the GOP becoming a Party of ideas? Also, the move in Tennesse to toss out the Democratic judges on Tennessee State Supreme Court, and why people panic about Ebola even when they don't need to.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "What Does Congress Do All Day?" Edition

    Aug 01 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz with special guests Jamelle Bouie and Annie Lowrey. This week: Continued violence in the Middle East, a potential lawsuit against Obama, and a small victory for the pro-choice contingent in the South. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Joe Biden's White Teeth Edition

    Jul 25 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Julia Ioffe. This week: The chaotic war in Ukraine, the continued fight over Obamacare, and profiling Joe Biden. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "So Sue Me" Edition

    Jul 18 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: House Republicans plan to sue President Obama, Elizabeth Warren rallies the Democratic base, and a woman is arrested for leaving her nine-year-old at the park. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The May I Introduce You to President Harding and His Friend Jerry Edition

    Jul 11 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. This week: A new round of violence between Israel and Hamas, Millennials may lean right politically, and Warren G. Harding named his penis. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The You're a Facebook Lab Rat Edition

    Jul 04 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The High Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the impasse over immigration reform, and Facebook's ethically ambiguous research. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Get Your Hands Off My Cellphone, Officer Edition

    Jun 27 2014

    David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss this week's Supreme Court ruling for police to have a warrant prior to searching the electronic device of a person arrested, Thad Cochran's win in Missippi, and Rand Paul's future in the GOP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "I Don't Have a Title for This Show" Edition

    Jun 20 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, Will Dobson, and John Dickerson. This week: Will Iraq break apart? Who is Abu Khattala? And are violent threats protected speech? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Eric Cantor Sure Wears Beautiful Shoes Edition

    Jun 13 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The shocking primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices, and a major blow against teacher tenure in California. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Go Ahead, Negotiate with Terrorists Edition

    Jun 06 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The fallout following the deal that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Obama makes a push on carbon emissions, and the Mississippi Republican primary heads to a runoff. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The College, Why Bother? Edition

    May 30 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jake Tapper of CNN. This week: Elliot Rodger sparks a national conversation about misogyny, American higher education is in crisis, and hard choices abound in Detroit. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Secret Waiting List Edition

    May 23 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: The Veterans Affairs scandal, the Republican primaries, and the question of reparations for African-Americans. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Google Will Never, Ever, Ever Forget You Edition

    May 16 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: discussing climate change with the Bad Astronomer, Phil Pait; Jill Abramson fired from The Gray Lady; and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The I Miss Monica Lewinsky Edition

    May 09 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Prayer at the Supreme Court, the Republican takeover of North Carolina, and Lewinsky redux. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile" Edition

    May 02 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Race and the NBA with guest Mike Pesca, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court on searching cell phones. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: Texas Q&A

    Apr 26 2014

    The Q&A session from our live Austin, Texas, show with Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, joined by the Texas Tribune's Reeve Hamiltion, Emily Ramshaw, and Ross Ramsey.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "Can You Say President Rick Perry?" Edition

    Apr 25 2014

    Live from Austin, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are joined by the Texas Tribune's Reeve Hamiltion, Emily Ramshaw, and Ross Ramsey to discuss Common Core, the Texas gubernatorial race, and the presidential hopes of Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Ukraine, You Saw, You Conquered Edition

    Apr 18 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Jamelle Bouie. This week: Will Dobson on Ukraine, race in America during the Obama presidency, and allegations of rape against Jameis Winston remain uninvestigated. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional Edition

    Apr 11 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Is it shaping up to be Bush v. Clinton in 2016? Is it sexist to say that a woman is too emotional? Is it reckless to sail the high seas with young children? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge Edition

    Apr 04 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: McCutcheon v. FEC clears the way for even more money in politics, Paul Ryan proposes a budget, and "Arguendo" dramatizes the Supreme Court. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" Edition

    Mar 28 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Jacob Weisberg, and New York Times columnist Gail Collins. This week: Hobby Lobby challenges Obamacare, the Age Question haunts Hillary, and Dems attack Nate Silver's Big Data journalism. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The We Are Invincible Edition

    Mar 21 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle. This week: U.S. foreign policy, Obamacare by the numbers, and McArdle's new book, The Up Side of Down. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The Between Two Ferns Edition

    Mar 14 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Congress v. the CIA, Jolly wins Florida-13, and Obama v. Galifianakis. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Political Gabfest: The "Do I Look Stoned?" Edition

    Mar 07 2014

    Slate's Political Gabfest live from Washington D.C., featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and New Republic editor Julia Ioffe. This week: The crisis in Ukraine, the decriminalization of marijuana, and the revamping of the SAT. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices