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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.
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Public Charge

Public Charge

2019-08-1501:05:242

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Josie Duffy Rice (of The Appeal) discuss Trump’s new move to punish documented immigrants, death in prison and Jeffrey Epstein, and recession.Come see the Political Gabfest LIVE in the Twin Cities for an unforgettable yet timely show full of witty banter, in-depth analysis, and lively debate. Tickets available now!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.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Moscow Mitch

Moscow Mitch

2019-08-0801:10:592

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Mike Pesca discuss white supremacist violence, Mitch McConnell’s new nicknames, and the impact of Joaquin Castro tweeting the names of Trump donors.Come see the Political Gabfest LIVE in the Twin Cities for an unforgettable yet timely show full of witty banter, in-depth analysis, and lively debate. Tickets available now!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.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dark Psychic Force

Dark Psychic Force

2019-08-0101:05:095

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the Democratic primary debates, Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence, and whether heat waves across the globe could inspire real action on climate change.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss their favorite summer games.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.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This is a feature episode of a new Slate podcast, How To! With Charles Duhigg. What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg ("The Power of Habit") takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.Subscribe to How To! With Charles Duhigg on your preferred podcast app, or find it at slate.com/howto.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Not Exculpated

Not Exculpated

2019-07-2501:08:012

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Robert Mueller’s testimony, the downfall of Al Franken, and the deal to raise the debt ceiling.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.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rescue Squad

Rescue Squad

2019-07-1801:07:318

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s racist attack on members of Congress; whether the Census has been saved; and if we should go back to the moon.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. 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 address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research and show notes by Claire Saint-Amour and Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You the North, We the South

You the North, We the South

2019-07-1101:14:395

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss the impact of the US health care debate on the primary season, white supremacy from Canada with guest Jesse Brown, and who’s at fault in addition to sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, David, and John take international audience questions live from Toronto.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 address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Democratic presidential primary debates, Trump’s bizarre trip to North Korea, and Customs and Border Patrol’s scandals over appalling detention conditions and a racist Facebook group.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, David, and John discuss whether tourism that makes people more invested in stopping climate change is worth the carbon emissions it could entail.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 address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David French discuss President Trump’s backpedalling, the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on gerrymandering and the U.S. Census and “Frenchism.” 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 address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Claire Saint-Amour.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s latest campaign relaunch, Elizabeth Warren’s rise, and Harvard’s decision to rescind Kyle Kashuv’s acceptance.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 address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (10)

Itamar Ezaoui

Great weekly analysis of current political issues. Been listening for a few years now. Top podcast on my list and I listen to many podcasts. Always insightful, always entertaining. David, John, and Emily have a great rapport, and their wealth of knowledge is superb. I like that they each come to topics from different perspectives. Hoping to make it to a live show soon. Have recommended to many people and can't recommend enough!!! 5 stars!

Aug 9th
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Rick Patton

46:30 sorry, when were "these people" (all illegal immigrants) called animals? that's a massively inaccurate/dishonest characterization of the president's statement about MS-13 immigrants being animals. He did NOT say that illegal immigrants in general are animals; he specifically called MS-13 members animals due to the heinous acts they commit.

Jul 6th
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Iris Mendoza

You cannot excuse a person's actions due to their age... that's ridiculous. We've all done dumb stuff, but I personally have never disrespected someone like that in private nor in public. The bar shouldn't be lowered just because "they were young boys." That's a cop-out. We are all responsible. This sounds to familiar to the Kavanaugh deal, where they were just "dumb young boys." I call BS.

Jun 25th
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Kevin McCracken

I was liking the show till I hit an ad to GO WORK AT WALMART 😂 WTF They make deals with very questionable advertisers. Later in the show, we are now fighting cancer with 5G. anyone care for Snake oil that slowly kills?

Jun 8th
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Jeff Root

nice use of 'titrate'!

Apr 26th
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Rick Patton

The problem with this guy's argument against weighting college athletics is that college athletes DO tend to perform higher than the average non-athlete post-graduation. Athletics promotes personal values such as hard work, loyalty, teamwork, perseverance, delayed gratification, etc. that translates into well into post-college life. There are, of course, outliers on both sides, but when taking the groups as a whole, this guy's argument falls on its face. The data exists. Learn it.

Mar 15th
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Wayne Roper

There is a large sense of pleasure as Emily Bazelon does a savage takedown of Bush Sr. I'm frustrated with how often people ignore negative aspects of a person who died

Dec 8th
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C.L.

Wayne Roper My thoughts exactly!

Dec 16th
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James Massey

Its good good

Nov 2nd
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Nonya Bizness

please, please, please! the UPTALK by one of the speakers is SO pronounced, and detracted so much from a very timely and otherwise very thoughtful discussion, that i could not listen to the end!

Oct 31st
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