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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.
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The "Why Close Guantanamo When You Can Open Hav...
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, potential, probable presidential run and Slate's Year of Outrage.
58 min
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The America's National Shame Edition
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.
54 min
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The "I'm Pregnant, Don't Fire Me!" Edition
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 the Rolling Stone story about an alleged UVA gang rape. They also debate whether Obamacare has hurt the Dems.
53 min
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Political Gabfest Extra: Windy City Wander
Two Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.
9 min
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Political Gabfest Extra: San Francisco Treat
Two Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination
13 min
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The "No True Bill" Edition
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.
54 min
307
The "Is Thanksgiving Red or Blue?" Edition
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.
55 min
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The President Whisperer Edition
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.
52 min
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The Multitudinous States Incarnadine Edition
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.
57 min
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The "I'll Disown You If You Marry a Republican"...
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.
55 min
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The Fake ID Edition
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.
50 min
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The "Is Amazon Evil?" Edition
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.
52 min
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The Live in San Francisco Superfest Edition
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.
83 min
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Political: The Jump the Fence Edition
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.
46 min
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The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition
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."
54 min
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The Spanking Edition
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.
49 min
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The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never T...
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.
51 min
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The In the Cloud, No One Knows You're a Dog Edi...
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.
63 min
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The Gabfest to End All Gabfests Edition
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.
59 min
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The "Why Isn't Everyone Rioting?" Edition
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.
56 min
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The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice...
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.
53 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Conservative Nanny S...
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...
44 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "What Does Congress ...
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.
46 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Joe Biden's White Te...
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.
55 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "So Sue Me" Edition
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.
52 min
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The Political Gabfest: The May I Introduce You ...
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.
54 min
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The Political Gabfest: The You're a Facebook La...
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.
62 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Get Your Hands Off M...
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.
60 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "I Don't Have a Titl...
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?
49 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Eric Cantor Sure Wea...
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.
51 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Go Ahead, Negotiate ...
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.
54 min
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The Political Gabfest: The College, Why Bother?...
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.
57 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Secret Waiting List ...
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.
64 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Google Will Never, E...
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.
59 min
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The Political Gabfest: The I Miss Monica Lewins...
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.
56 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "Go Ahead, Search My...
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.
54 min
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The Political Gabfest: Texas Q&A
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.
12 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "Can You Say Preside...
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.
57 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Ukraine, You Saw, Yo...
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.
47 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Emily, Would You Ple...
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?
58 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Live Nude Dancing at...
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.
56 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "Is Hillary Clinton ...
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.
55 min
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The Political Gabfest: The We Are Invincible Ed...
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.
63 min
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The Political Gabfest: The Between Two Ferns Ed...
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.
52 min
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The Political Gabfest: The "Do I Look Stoned?" ...
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.
88 min