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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
jamesathon123 ,

Time for a change

Each time a guest sits in for one of the regulars I miss the regular - except when the guest replaces bazalon. She constantly interrupts, laughs at her own bad jokes, is predictable, and is the least intellectually capable person on the show.

Pip12398073 ,

Excellent opinionated conversations

I’ve been listening for a long time now and I’ve loved every single podcast. For those negative reviews citing David and Emily’s conversation about Biden, I hope you the reader can understand these are three different people with different opinions. That’s the glorious thing about this podcast. The different perspectives are much appreciated and help me better understand my position and how to argue against opposition. Keep up the arguments and discussions. Keep up the fantastic metaphors and pontifications, John.

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!

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