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David Plotz

David Plotz is an American journalist and current CEO of Atlas Obscura, an online magazine devoted to discovery and exploration. He has been a writer with Slate since its inception in 1996. Before that Plotz was a paralegal for the Department of Justice, then switched to journalism and wrote for the Washington City Paper. He hosts the Slate Podcast "Political Gabfest."
Recent episodes featuring David Plotz
You the North, We the South
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Political Gabfest
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
My President Went to North Korea and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
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Political Gabfest
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
The “Please Send Soap and Toothpaste” Edition
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Political Gabfest
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
The “Keep America... Oh Forget it” Edition
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Political Gabfest
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
The “Little Diddy About Mitch and Elaine” Edition
Episode of
Political Gabfest
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao’s conflicts of interest, partisanship in state legislatures, and YouTube’s radicalizing recommendation algorithm.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.) Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.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
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Birthdate
Jan 31st, 1970
Episode Count
311
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
1 week, 5 days