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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, 5.5K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.5K Ratings
5.5K Ratings
jeifnt ,

Inform don’t opine

I’m a long time listener and almost always enjoy the conversation and discussion but please try harder to see the entire issue and discuss strengths and weakness of the reality of our national discussion. JB’s last few appearances have painted him as a partisan hack, which I do not find him to be. I get that you and most college students don’t like POTUS, but this pod is supposed to be an elevated discussion about real issues, leave the Comedy Central partisan, 1 sided approach to comedians. Also, please leave out the 1 curse word an episode which makes the pod “E”. I can’t listen on my work phone and/or with my daughter in the car. Seems like a silly request but the cursing, of which I am a frequent user, doesn't add to the conversation. Thanks!

Carolsummit ,

Stop bickering

Listening to David and Emily bicker like two adolescent siblings on the last episode was tiresome and ridiculous. David needs to stop talking and let his colleagues give their commentary.
Sick of Plotz. His defense of Biden sounded like an old white guy. Biden puts his face into women’s hair and breathes in. That’s more than a hug.

golgikanji ,

Biden segment

Surprised by Plotz’s defense of Biden—and by the Baz’s mild offense. Dickerson added no clarity with his pontifications. Maybe they need a vacation—weakest segment I have heard from these 3 in years.

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