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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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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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4.6 out of 5
357 Ratings

357 Ratings

tom rad ,

BAZELON

Emily Bazelon is the conscience of your nation.

I'm not American so the issues can be vexing and daunting for me to understand, so when I need a go-to heuristic on anything US politics, I just plug Bazelon's words directly into my cortex.

sol et goblet ,

Great work

These folks do a great job breaking politics down as to the US political stage. Professionsls, artists, and intellectuals, this trio works beautifully as a whole team. They make sense of troubling political events, accessibly and down to earth. Some may criticize Plotz, but make no mistake, there is an important chemistry here. The entire show depends on this chemistry, and Slate should take note...
Moreover, Plotz -has listened to this criticism and it shows, even if the criticism is rather unfair To be clear, the man is a scholar, in league with Dickerson. On the other hand, Bazelon, the other contributor is a bit outnumbered here and she feels the need to be shrill. When Bazelon is not cutting someone off, she can actually be interesting, though one senses that the incredible demands of teaching, raising a child, not to mention this show- that all of this takes it's toll. And that is the cost of living in -the most rapacious form of capitalism on earth and for that matter, in human history.

Merlin's M ,

Superficial, smug and grating

I’ve subscribed for two years plus, gritting my teeth listening to the condescending, whiny voice of Emily. Despite my interest in all things political, I just can’t take it anymore. The trio manage to make the trivial sound profound and carry pretentiousness to new depths. I de-subscribe with true relief. Good riddance,

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