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The “Open Hostility” Edition
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/adchoices
The “Eight Count” Edition
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.fm/adchoices
The “Live from Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” Edition
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/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The "Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?" Edition
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 visiting Casper.com/political and using the promo codePOLITICAL.   And 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 Bonobos. Bonobos takes the pain and hassle out of finding stylish clothes that fit. For a limited time, all new customers can get 20 percent off their first order at Bonobos.com/gabfest. Discover the difference that an expertly crafted, better-fitting wardrobe can make.    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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever Edition
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 wear and tear. Go to volvocars.com/us. And 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, you can try ZipRecruiter for free! Go to ZipRecruiter.com/gabfest. 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 "How Many Push-Ups Should the President Be Able to Do?" Edition
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 code GABFEST. This episode is also sponsored by Harrys.com, which offers a better shaving experience. Go to harrys.com and enter the coupon code GABFEST for $5 off the starter set, and start shaving smarter today. 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. 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 "Last Week Was Awful and This Week I Have to Go to Cleveland" Edition
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 ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The "Goofy Elizabeth Warren" Edition
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:gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Dreaming of 1237” Edition
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 computer and printer, andsave up to 50% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for Stamps.comand get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promocode GABFEST.And by ScoreBig. Did you know that 40percent of all live event tickets go unsold? ScoreBig works directlywith your favorite teams and artists to get those unsold seats athuge savings. Go to ScoreBig.com right now, click on the microphoneand enter the promo code GABFEST. You’ll save an extra 20 dollarsoff your first ticket purchase. And by by Trunk Club. Answer a fewsimple questions about your look, style, and size, and receive atrunk full of great looking clothes that fit perfectly and make youlook amazing. Only pay for the clothes you keep, and shipping isfree. Go to TrunkClub.com/gabfest. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonussegments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for afree 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 “Patrolling and Securing” Edition
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 app thatgives you full access to more than 150 of the world's most popularmagazines, anytime, using your phone or tablet. Read Vogue, People,Esquire, Time—and hundreds more—from back issues to the onecurrently on the newsstand. Right now, try Texture for free atTexture.com/political.And by Amazon. Detective Harry Bosch isback on the new season of Amazon’s Original Series Bosch, based onthe best selling novels by Michael Connelly. Stream the new seasonnow on Amazon Prime Video. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonussegments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for afree 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 "Rough Them Up" Edition
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.comand get a 4-week trial and a $110 bonus offer when you use the promocode GABFEST.And by Amazon. Detective Harry Bosch is back on the new season ofAmazon’s Original Series Bosch, based on the best selling novels byMichael Connelly. Stream the new season now on Amazon Prime Video.And by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades,well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. VisitHarrys.com for $5 off your first purchase with the promo codeGABFEST.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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Squirmishes” Edition
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 purchase by visiting Casper.com/political and using the promo code POLITICAL.And by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to more than 100 job sites with a single click and they have an interface that's easy to use. Gabfest fans can try it for free! Go to ZipRecruiter.com/gabfest.And by Credit Karma. Do not pay for your credit score! With Credit Karma you can get your credit report, right now, absolutely free. Just visit CreditKarma.com/save to get started! There are no strings attached and no credit card is required.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 atslate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Red Dawn” Edition
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: facebook.com/GabfestEmail: gabfest@slate.comShow notes at slate.com/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Cling Tightly to One Tiny Piece of Good News” Edition
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. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Welcome to the Kleptocracy” Edition
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/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The "Everything is Absolutely Terrible" Edition
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 code GABFEST. And 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 The Message, an original science fiction podcast from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search for The Message on iTunes. Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed.Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us@SlateGabfest (#heygabfest)! The email address for the Political Gabfest isgabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The "I Will Keep You in Suspense" Edition
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 choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Time to Panic” Edition
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/gabfestLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Bart Simpson Versus Lisa Simpson” Edition
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 about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The "Red, Red Line" Edition
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 “When I'm 64” Edition
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 “Kelly and the Mooch” Edition
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 “Everyone Listens to Women When They Speak Around Here” Edition
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 about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “Thoughts and Prayers” Edition
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 "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. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Mar 7th, 2014
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Nov 14th, 2019
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About 1 hour
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