Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

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

    Apr 18, 2014 | 48 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional Edition

    Apr 11, 2014 | 59 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge Edition

    Apr 04, 2014 | 57 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" Edition

    Mar 28, 2014 | 56 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The We Are Invincible Edition

    Mar 21, 2014 | 64 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Between Two Ferns Edition

    Mar 14, 2014 | 53 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "Do I Look Stoned?" Edition

    Mar 07, 2014 | 89 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "Do I Look Stoned?" Edition

    Mar 07, 2014 | 89 min
    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.
  • The Political Gabfest: The If You Listen Closely You Can Hear Clarence Thomas Shouting Edition

    Feb 28, 2014 | 55 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: States seek to legalize gay discrimination, Clarence Thomas says nothing, and Spike Lee decries gentrification.
  • The Political Gabfest: The You're No Frank Underwood Edition

    Feb 21, 2014 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Slate political editor Will Dobson. This week: Is Ukraine headed for war? Are unions headed for extinction? And is House of Cards any good? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "Are You on Hillary's Hit List?" Edition

    Feb 14, 2014 | 58 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Planet Money co-founder Adam Davidson. This week: The Clintons, the vanishing middle class, and AOL chief Tim Armstrong's "distressed babies" comment. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Take This Job and Shove It 'Cause I've Got Obamacare Edition

    Feb 07, 2014 | 50 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Dems' midterm prospects, Obamacare's impact on the economy, and Facebook's big birthday. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The State of the Union Cannot Be Saved Edition

    Jan 31, 2014 | 56 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The "State of the Union" is lame, immigration reform is unlikely, and new news is the news. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "Would You Like a Ride in My Ferrari?" Edition

    Jan 24, 2014 | 53 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: David Remnick's Obama profile, Netflix's Romney documentary, and the McDonells' political scandal. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "You're Married—Psych!—You're Not Married" Edition

    Jan 17, 2014 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Should the NSA be restrained? Will the Supreme Court revisit marriage equality? And is the First Amendment absolute outside abortion clinics? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The "I Am Not a Bully" Edition

    Jan 10, 2014 | 54 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Chris Christie scandal, the Republican poverty push, and the sad case of a brain-dead woman and her unborn child. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Three Jews, Two-and-a-Half Opinions Edition

    Jan 03, 2014 | 1 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Will Saletan, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Progressives fight for a higher minimum wage, violence looms over the coming Olympics, and Jews debate the limits of discourse. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Conundrums Edition

    Dec 27, 2013 | 58 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A special edition, live from Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, in which life's great dilemmas are tackled. For example, would you rather be smarter or funnier? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The You’ll Drag Me Out of this Supreme Court in a Pine Box Edition

    Dec 20, 2013 | 67 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon.
  • The Political Gabfest: Why Don't the Homeless Just Use Uber Edition

    Dec 13, 2013 | 91 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The bipartisan budget  deal, can Obama resurrect his second term, and the effect of the super rich on  cities. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest."
  • The Political Gabfest: The Motor City Massacre Edition

    Dec 06, 2013 | 55 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Oklahoma challenges Obamacare, workers decry the minimum wage, and Detroit further deteriorates. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Motor City Massacre Edition

    Dec 06, 2013 | 54 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Oklahoma challenges Obamacare, workers decry the minimum wage, and Detroit further deteriorates. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Hobby Lobby Liberal Sobby Edition

    Nov 29, 2013 | 59 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Iran nuclear deal, the Obamacare contraception court case, and the filibuster nuclear option. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: Live from Brooklyn, the Ich Bin Ein Gabfester Edition

    Nov 22, 2013 | 80 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Why does the Kennedy clan still have a hold on the American psyche? Also, what if JFK had lived? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Gabfest Extra: The Nuclear Option

    Nov 21, 2013 | 11 min
    Slate's David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the Senate's vote to end the use of the filibuster on Federal judicial nominees and other appointments below the level of Supreme Court.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Don't You Dare Call It a Catfight Edition

    Nov 15, 2013 | 58 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Can Obamacare be saved? Will Warren run in 2016? Should cyclists share the road? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice Edition

    Nov 08, 2013 | 56 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Christie's decisive victory, Paul's apparent plagiarism, and Bazelon's Nazi anatomists. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Maybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.gov Edition

    Nov 01, 2013 | 58 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The fallout from healthcare.gov, revelations regarding foreign snooping by the NSA, and racial profiling in department stores. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Gabfest Extra: What Went Wrong with Healthcare.gov?

    Oct 30, 2013 | 17 min
    John Dickerson speaks with software engineer and Slate contributor David Auerbach about Healthcare.gov's disastrous launch.
  • The Political Gabfest: The Healthcare.bomb Edition

    Oct 25, 2013 | 57 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Healthcare.gov is broken, @NatSecWonk is outed, and Maryland gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler photobombs a drunken, teenage party. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • The Political Gabfest: "Was That the Alamo or the Battle of the Bulge?" Edition

    Oct 18, 2013 | 55 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The why and wherefore of the end of the shutdown. Plus, what Facebook's new policy means for teenagers. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 16, The End, For Now

    Oct 16, 2013 | 23 min
    Slate's David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to discuss the longterm implications of the shutdown for the Republican party. Show page at www.slate.com/gabfest
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 15, Veering Around Madly

    Oct 15, 2013 | 13 min
    Slate's David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Matt Yglesias discuss the looming debt ceiling crisis as the shutdown enters its third week.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?

    Oct 14, 2013 | 13 min
    Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the potential fiscal crisis deal emerging in talks between the Sentae's Democratic and GOP leaders.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 11, Not So Fast

    Oct 11, 2013 | 14 min
    Slate's David Plotz and the Washington Post's Ezra Klein discuss whether the outlines of a deal taking shape will really solve the partisan standoff. Find more episodes at www.soundcloud.com/slateradio.
  • The Political Gabfest: "Do You Believe in the Devil?" Edition

    Oct 11, 2013 | 56 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Shutdown continues, Justice Scalia speaks, and campaign finance gets a Supreme hearing. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 10, Shutdown Corner

    Oct 10, 2013 | 13 min
    Mike Pesca and Slate's Dave Weigel discuss a Republican proposal to end the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?

    Oct 09, 2013 | 15 min
    Slate's David Plotz and Dave Weigel discuss possible movement in the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 8 of the Government Shutdown

    Oct 08, 2013 | 13 min
    Slate's David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the various legal arguments for Obama to take executive action on the debt ceiling.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 7 of the Government Shutdown

    Oct 07, 2013 | 13 min
    Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the escalating war or words between Democrats and Republicans, and a new poll that looks especially bad for the GOP.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 4 of the Government Shutdown

    Oct 04, 2013 | 12 min
    Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the progress, or lack thereof, in the budget negotiations.
  • Slate: The "How Clean Is Your CR?" Gabfest

    Oct 04, 2013 | 50 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government shutdown, the Obamacare rollout, and the assimilation of American Jews. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Gabfest Extra: Day 2 of the Government Shutdown

    Oct 02, 2013 | 13 min
    Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the likelihood of progress in the budget negotiations.
  • Gabfest Extra: The Government Shutdown, Day 1

    Oct 01, 2013 | 10 min
    Slate's John Dickerson and David Weigel discuss the likelihood of progress in the budget negotiations.
  • Slate: The Ted Cruz Is One Angry Canadian Gabfest

    Sep 27, 2013 | 48 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Debtageddon, is it coming?; Iran, is it good for the Jews?; revenge porn, is it legal? Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The Washington on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Gabfest

    Sep 20, 2013 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A massacre in Washington, a looming government shutdown, and an interview with Pope Francis. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The Putin Ex Machina Gabfest

    Sep 13, 2013 | 50 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Changing course on Syria, choosing a mayor of New York, and losing faith in reality. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" Gabfest

    Sep 06, 2013 | 51 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Congress debates Syria, states defy the Feds on guns and pot, and a new report castigates campaign reporting. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The Terrifying, Looming, Touching-the-Void Awfulness Gabfest

    Aug 29, 2013 | 53 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Why Syria, why now? Also, a dreary autumn in U.S. politics and lessons learned over summer vacation. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The "Washington Is Really Not So Bad" Gabfest

    Aug 22, 2013 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. This week: What's good about Washington? Then, how to talk to kids about difficult subjects. And the topical novel of the year, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
  • Slate: The Bazelon Family Edition

    Aug 15, 2013 | 54 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest (and Emily's husband) Paul Sabin. This week: Obama's Egypt conundrum, Eric Holder's sentencing reform gesture, and Paul's new environmental book The Bet.
  • Slate: The "Actually We Don't Work for Jeff Bezos" Edition

    Aug 09, 2013 | 51 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jack Hitt. This week: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell has right flank trouble, and cops seizing suspects' stuff.
  • Slate: The Friend of My Enemy Is Not Aiding My Enemy Gabfest

    Aug 02, 2013 | 39 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest Todd Purdum. This week: Whistleblowers Snowden and Manning make news, a Texas-sized voter rights fight, and premature Clinton fatigue. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The "Hey Sucker, You'll Never Ever Make Partner" Gabfest

    Jul 26, 2013 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: More Weiner sexting, yet another budget showdown, and further debate about the future of the law firm. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The "Do You Live in This Town?" Gabfest

    Jul 18, 2013 | 51 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Reporter Mark Leibovich talks about his book This Town, a look at the witches' brew that is Washington. Plus, the filibuster and the George Zimmerman trial.
  • Slate: The "Is Hillary Too Old?" Gabfest

    Jul 12, 2013 | 46 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Atlantic senior editor Garance Franke-Ruta. This week: Will the House move on immigration? Is HRC too old to be president? Is Gettysburg the most important battle in U.S. history?
  • Slate: The "Come Back Eliot, All Is Forgiven" Gabfest

    Jul 12, 2013 | 91 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest live from Chicago, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Peter Sagal of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! This week: Can democracy survive in Egypt? Can Spitzer and Weiner find redemption? Can adults go to camp? Find show notes at slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The Argle-Bargle Gabfest

    Jun 28, 2013 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: SCOTUS on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Also, an epic filibuster in Texas.
  • Slate: The "Can Anyone Stop This Darn Immigration Bill?" Gabfest

    Jun 21, 2013 | 48 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Senate debates immigration, the NSA doubles down on surveillance, and Obama takes a hit in the polls. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.
  • Slate: The If This Be Treason Make the Most of It Gabfest

    Jun 14, 2013 | 44 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Did the NSA overreach? Is whistleblower Edward Snowden a traitor? Is Beastie Boy Mike D too house proud?
  • Slate: The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek Gabfest

    Jun 07, 2013 | 48 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government tracks millions of Verizon phone calls, Chris Christie sets a date for the New Jersey senate election, and the Supreme Court rules on routine DNA collection. Find show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest
  • Slate: The Boardwalk Bromance Gabfest

    May 31, 2013 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama and Christie go to the beach, the showdown over judicial appointments and the Affordable Care Act under siege.
  • Slate: The An Apple a Day Keeps the Taxes Away Gabfest

    May 24, 2013 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Apple has a big Irish bank account, Obama has a new drone policy and education reform has a new critic.
  • Slate: The Barack Obama is Richard Nixon Gabfest

    May 21, 2013 | 39 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's second-term scandal trifecta, including the DOJ's snooping on reporters. Plus, the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
  • Slate: The "Is Anyone Too Fat to Be President?" Gabfest

    May 10, 2013 | 55 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, live from Cambridge, MA, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's "red line," the modern surveillance state, and Christie's weight.
  • Slate: The "Whoops, Did I Really Just Hand the 2000 Election to Bush?" Gabfest

    May 03, 2013 | 40 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Gitmo gets a hunger strike, the FAA gets a furlough fix and Justice O'Connor gets regretful.
  • Slate: The That Dime Bag Will Be $14.50 with Tax Gabfest

    May 02, 2013 | 50 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Debating Miranda, assessing Obama and taxing Mary Jane.
  • Slate: The What a Horrible, Horrible Week Gabfest

    Apr 19, 2013 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Boston Marathon bombing and the media, plus the defeat of the background check gun bill.
  • Slate: A Guy Named Plotz Makes Jokes About a Guy Named Weiner Gabfest

    Apr 12, 2013 | 51 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A gun bill gains momentum, the Obama budget courts controversy and Anthony Weiner wants redemption.
  • Slate: The Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor ... But Not on the Basketball Court Gabfest

    Apr 07, 2013 | 45 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and Will Saletan. This week: Immigration reform, abortion restrictions and crossing the line in coaching sports.
  • Slate: The Everybody's Back Hurts Gabfest

    Mar 29, 2013 | 56 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Marriage equality, gun control and the disability epidemic.
  • Slate: The Scary, Out of Touch, Narrow-Minded, Stuffy Old Man Gabfest

    Mar 22, 2013 | 85 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest live from New York City, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest Stephen Colbert. This week: Republican rebranding, the Steubenville rape case and leaning in.
  • Slate: The Gigantic, Delicious, Sugary Drink Gabfest

    Mar 20, 2013 | 56 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz. This week: Obama goes up the Hill, Michael Bloomberg's soda law is overturned, and the selection of a new pope raises the question: Can religion and modernity coexist?
  • Slate: The Screw You, Let's Have Lunch Gabfest

    Mar 08, 2013 | 50 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and special guest Dave Weigel. This week: The Obama schmooze, the Paul filibuster and the Menendez prostitution scandal.
  • Slate: The I'm Working from Home Gabfest

    Mar 01, 2013 | 54 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The sequester gets real, SCOTUS weighs the Voting Rights Act and Slate employees work from home.
  • Slate: The Sequestering Obama's Golf Game Gabfest

    Feb 22, 2013 | 43 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Austerity approaches, SCOTUS considers campaign contributions and the president putts in private.
  • Slate: The Send Them to the Glue Factory Gabfest

    Feb 15, 2013 | 48 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's SOTU, knowing when to retire (à la Pope Benedict XVI) and universal pre-k.
  • Slate: The Drone On Gabfest

    Feb 11, 2013 | 41 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. This week: Obama's drone policy and his upcoming SOTU, plus Leonhardt's new eBook, Here's the Deal.
  • Slate: The Huddled Masses and David Plotz's Birthday Gabfest

    Feb 01, 2013 | 46 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest William Dobson. This week: Immigration reform and the recent unrest in Egypt. Plus, Emily's NYT Magazine piece on compensating the victims of child pornography.
  • Slate: The Live in Washington, D.C. Gabfest

    Jan 25, 2013 | 73 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's second inaugural, filibuster reform and social media policy in the workplace. Plus, a special audience Q&A.
  • Slate: The Elitist and Hypocrite Gabfest

    Jan 18, 2013 | 53 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The likelihood of gun control, the suicide of Aaron Swartz and an inauguration preview.
  • Slate: The One Trillion Dollars Gabfest

    Jan 11, 2013 | 53 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: An embattled Chuck Hagel, a debt ceiling coin and Obama's white men problem.
  • Slate: The After the Fiscal Cliff, the Debt Ceiling Chasm Gabfest

    Jan 04, 2013 | 60 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and special guest David Weigel. This week: The fiscal cliff is averted, Congress is broken and gun owners get mapped. Plus, an interview with Slate's War Stories columnist Fred Kaplan.
  • Slate: The Conundrums Gabfest

    Dec 28, 2012 | 36 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Gabfesters tackle life's most vexing dilemmas, as submitted by listeners, in a special year-end episode.
  • Slate: The Last Shot Gabfest

    Dec 21, 2012 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Confronting gun violence, teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff and remembering Robert Bork.
  • Slate: The Union Made Gabfest

    Dec 14, 2012 | 44 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Michigan's right-to-work law, marriage equality at the High Court and Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of torture.
  • Slate: The Doomsday Scenario Gabfest

    Dec 07, 2012 | 45 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Inching toward the fiscal cliff, Republican soul-searching and a debate over a horrifying photo.
  • Slate: The Going Nuclear Gabfest

    Nov 30, 2012 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The fiscal cliff, filibuster reform and outing bullies online.
  • Slate: The Will You Sign My Pledge Gabfest

    Nov 26, 2012 | 45 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Norquist Pledge, Israel and Gaza and Spielberg's Lincoln.
  • Slate: The All In Gabfest

    Nov 16, 2012 | 52 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and special guest Ta-Nahisi Coates. This week: The Petraeus Affair, the fiscal cliff and a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.
  • Slate: The All In Gabfest

    Nov 16, 2012 | 52 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and special guest Ta-Nahisi Coates. This week: The Patraeus Affair, the fiscal cliff and a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.
  • Slate: The I’m Not David Plotz Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 54 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and special guest, The New Republic columnist Timothy Noah. This week: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, the anniversary of Bin Laden's death, and Tim's book, The Great Divergence
  • Slate: The Post-Solstice, Dictator Will Crush You Now Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 54 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Will Dobson. This week: Mitt Romney and Mormonism, World Dictators, and the UVA scandal
  • Slate: The Emily Bazelon's Hometown Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 82 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon live from New Haven. This week: The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, as well as their decision on Arizona immigration, and finally why the presidential campaign has become so trivial
  • Slate: The Lemon, Wet, Good Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 52 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest David Weigel. This week: High Court leaks on health care, the hot summer, and political vacations.
  • Slate: The All the People Who Are Happier Than You Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 60 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The latest from the Presidential race, Voter ID laws, and political happiness
  • Slate: The Flirt, Friend and Chat Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 59 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: the Obama campaign in chaos, cyberpredators, and summer reading for Obama and Romney
  • Slate: The Another Boring White Guy Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The latest from the Presidential race, the Republican Vice Presidential Sweepstakes, and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer
  • Slate: The Chick-fil-A Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 43 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and special guest Will Dobson, Slate’s Political Editor. This week: Mitt Romney’s European adventure, Ted Cruz from Texas and the Chick-fil-A controversy
  • Slate: The Ode to Nixon Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 49 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon and her special guests from Yale, Beverly Gage and Anthony Leiserowitz. This week: Mitt Romney’s tax plan, climate change in the U.S., and a New Yorker profile of Paul Ryan
  • Slate: The Greatest Ad You’ll Ever See Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 51 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Aurora Colorado shooting aftermath, Republicans and Jews, and the Olympics
  • Slate: The Legitimate/Forcible Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 36 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and special guest Hanna Rosin. This week: Romney's reboot, Akin's aftermath and the Ferguson-Krugman contretemps.
  • Slate: The David Plotz Dream Come True Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 58 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest Dave Weigel. This week: Republican VP pick Paul Ryan, Fareed Zakaria's sins of omission and progressive rock
  • Slate: The Conventional Wisdom Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 36 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Romney/Ryan makes its case, fact-checkers are rebuffed and Charlotte looms.
  • Slate: The Moochers, Beggars and Parasites Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 47 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Romney fingers freeloaders, author Sasha Issenberg explains The Victory Lab and SCOTUS officiates gay marriage.
  • Slate: The Cool on the Outside, Burning for America on the Inside Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 40 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Democratic Convention, the speeches, and what it all means for the campaign
  • Slate: The Live From Seattle Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 69 min
    A special live show of Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and guest Dan Savage. This week: The debate, the election aftermath and the maternity leave that wasn't.
  • Slate: The Media Is Skewing the Polls Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 42 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Has Romney imploded? Is the media gunning for Obama? Is the Senate up for grabs?
  • Slate: The Barcalounger Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 38 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest Jacob Weisberg. This week: Biden/Ryan debate, Romney bounces back and SCOTUS revisits affirmative action.
  • Slate: The Teeny Little Bounce Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 42 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: An embassy breach, a modest bounce and a union battle.
  • Slate: The God Intended This Gabfest to Happen Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 39 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Ployz, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest William Saletan. This week: The Campaign 2012 homestretch, the Republicans' continuing "rape" problem and the Castle Doctrine.
  • Slate: The Binders and Binders and Binders Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 46 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Town Hall Brawl: Did Obama successfully neutralize lingering questions about Libya and did Romney lose points among the many binders full of women?
  • Slate: The 72 Percent White Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 58 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: An election post mortem, marriage equality and an ounce of the kine bud in Colorado.
  • Slate: The Chris Christie Is My Co-Pilot Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 61 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Sandy and the race, the race after Sandy and the Nate Silver backlash.
  • Slate: Bachmann Overdrive

    Nov 14, 2012 | 8 min
    Michele Bachmann for president? Among Republicans, she's more popular than you think. By David Weigel. Narrated by Andy Bowers.
  • Dancing on the Debt Ceiling

    Nov 14, 2012 | 9 min
    How Republicans are framing the debate about the debt ceiling and Democrats are playing along. By David Weigel. Read by Andy Bowers
  • Slate: Grinnell Q&A

    Nov 14, 2012 | 23 min
    The question and answer session from the Slate Political Gabfest recorded live on December 7th, 2011 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa
  • Slate: The Purdue Live Gabfest Questions

    Nov 14, 2012 | 19 min
    The question and answer session from the Slate Political Gabfest recorded live on April 18th, 2012 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Slate: Live from DC, Questions from The Washington is Just Awful, but You Dear Listener Are Wonderful Gabfest

    Nov 14, 2012 | 21 min
    The question and answer session from the Slate Political Gabfest recorded live on May 23rd, 2012 at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC
  • Slate: New Haven Live special response to ACA

    Nov 14, 2012 | 25 min
    Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon live from New Haven. This podcast, recorded Wednesday night, contains the trio's discusson on how the Supreme Court would rule Thursday on the Affordable Care Act

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