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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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    Emily, John and David discuss Barrett’s confirmation hearings; the First Amendment and disinformation; and the latest election machinations.
    Here are some references from this week’s show:
    Emily Bazelon for the New York Times: “The Problem of Free Speech in an Age of Disinformation”
    On Liberty by John Stuart Mill 
    The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt 
    These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore
    The New York Times interactive: “How To Vote”
    “Better Know A Ballot: Stephen Colbert's State-By-State Guide To Voting In The 2020 Election”

    Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: 
    Emily: Angela Morris for Texas Lawyer: “Chief Justice's Election Bid Puts Spotlight on Texas' Mandatory Judicial Retirement”; Shtisel 

    John: “Learning in War-Time” by C. S. Lewis; Antonia Cundy for the Financial Times: “What Would a City Designed by Women Look Like?”; McDonald & Dodds

    David: Dan Goodspeed’s data visualization of COVID cases state-by-state by date; Fighting With My Family; Ted Lasso
     
    Listener chatter from Kevin O'Donnell @kevinodIRL: Patrick Blanchfield for The New Republic “The Town That Went Feral”

    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss their voting plans.

    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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

    • 1h 16 min
    Spitting Into a Sheet of Plexiglass

    Spitting Into a Sheet of Plexiglass

    Emily, John and David discuss the White House virus outbreak, vice-presidential debate, and Senate races

    Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: 
    Emily: Matt Zapotosky for the Washington Post: “New Justice Dept. Election Fraud Guidance Could Allow Boosting Of Trump’s Exaggerated Claims, Legal Observers Say”; Jim Rutenberg for the New York Times Magazine: “The Attack on Voting”

    John: Dave Philipps for the New York Times: “The Army Rolls Out a New Weapon: Strategic Napping”

    David: 99% Invisible podcast; The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt 
     
    Listener chatter from Kevin Collins @kevinkwc: colorized footage of an 1896 snowball fight in Lyon, France.

    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss whether White House staff and journalists should report for work at the White House during the outbreak.

    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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

    • 1h 2 min
    Slate Plus Special: The President Has COVID

    Slate Plus Special: The President Has COVID

    In this special episode of Slate's Political Gabfest, Emily, John and David talk about President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis and what happens next.
    Here are some references from the show:

    Matt Stevens for the New York Times: “Kristin Urquiza, a Debate Attendee Whose Father Died of the Virus, Says Trump Showed ‘No Regard For Human Life.’

    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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.

    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 6 min
    What We WILL Know on Election Night

    What We WILL Know on Election Night

    Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:

    Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and Mike McIntire for the New York Times: “Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax Avoidance”

    Adam Davidson’s Twitter thread on signs that Trump might have engaged in money laundering.

    Daniel Shaviro for Just Security: “Ten Quick Takeaways from the New York Times’ Bombshell Article on Trump’s Tax Returns”

    NYT: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Noah Weiland for The New York Times: “Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump”

    Nathaniel Persily and Charles Stewart III for the Wall Street Journal: “Actually, We Will Know a Lot on Election Night”

    Edward-Isaac Dovere for The Atlantic, “The Deadline That Could Hand Trump the Election”

    Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: 

    Emily: Jordan Nickerson and David H. Solomon: “Car Seats as Contraception”

    John: McDonald and Dodds

    David: Raymond Antonio Vargas for the New Orleans Advocate: “In New Orleans, Case of Staged Accidents, Disbarred Lawyer, Stuntwoman Attorney Takes a Dark Turn”

    Listener chatter from Megan Murray @mkmurray9: Alec MacGillis for The New Yorker: “The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning”

    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss what unprofitable businesses they would like to run if they were engaging in tax evasion or avoidance schemes.

    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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

    • 1h 13 min
    Bonus: Would you Shut Up Man

    Bonus: Would you Shut Up Man

    In this special bonus episode Emily, John and David debrief and decompress after the first presidential debate of 2020.

    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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

    • 32 min
    Not Even Cold in The Ground

    Not Even Cold in The Ground

    Emily, John and David discuss the unseemly rush to replace Justice Ginsburg, the coming presidential debates, and 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.
    Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
    Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Refused to Step Down”
    The Long Game by Mitch McConnell 
    Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “Five Things Biden and His Allies Should Be Worried About”
    Linda Chavez for the New York Times: “Democrats, You Can’t Count On the Hispanic Vote”
    John Dickerson for the Atlantic: “The Slow-Fingered President”

    Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: 
    Emily: Shaila Dewan for the New York Times: “Few Police Officers Who Cause Deaths Are Charged or Convicted”; Michael Tanenbaum for Philly Voice: “Pennsylvania's 'Naked Ballot' Ruling Will 'Cause Electoral Chaos,' Philly Commissioner Warns”

    John: Tariro Mzezewa for the New York Times: “The Flight Goes Nowhere. And It’s Sold Out.”

    David: Tara Parker-Pope for the New York Times: “Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?”

    Listener chatter from Katerina Barry: Mike Pomranz for Food & Wine: “Italy's 'Wine Windows' Were a Product of the Plague—Now They're Making a Comeback”

    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss where they’ve found moments of peace amidst the chaos.

    You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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

    • 1h 14 min

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Engaging and well-informed political commentary

I have been listening to this podcast faithfully for over 10 years. Every week Emily, David, and John provide engaging and well-informed political commentary on the week's biggest political stories. It's great!

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