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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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Three Elites Decry Elitism

By PlayingInScottsdale - May 29 2020
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. . . but they do so in a very entertaining way so it’s kind of fun to listen to. Sometimes it is annoying, though.

One sided

By soteloj3 - May 22 2020
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I came across this podcast from website recommendations that it was balanced and their logo would make a person think they are. All three members were completely on the same side on all topics and spent more time on what they thought instead of bringing more facts to the table. They didn’t even examine competing opinions. Better off with Left, Right, and Center or Monocle 24.

iTunes Ratings

6647 Ratings
Average Ratings
5290
533
225
242
357

Three Elites Decry Elitism

By PlayingInScottsdale - May 29 2020
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. . . but they do so in a very entertaining way so it’s kind of fun to listen to. Sometimes it is annoying, though.

One sided

By soteloj3 - May 22 2020
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I came across this podcast from website recommendations that it was balanced and their logo would make a person think they are. All three members were completely on the same side on all topics and spent more time on what they thought instead of bringing more facts to the table. They didn’t even examine competing opinions. Better off with Left, Right, and Center or Monocle 24.
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Political Gabfest

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The “A Bit Snitty” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss William Barr’s spin on the Mueller report, whether to hope for an infrastructure deal, and Joe Biden’s non-apology tour.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SlateGabfest. 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.

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May 02 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: The “Hardest Job in the World” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Ronny Jackson’s will-he-won’t-he Cabinet nomination, arguments before SCOTUS in Hawaii v. Trump, and John’s new piece on the presidency. 

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Twitter: @SlateGabfest

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Apr 26 2018

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Rank #3: The "Unhinge Me Now" Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and CNN Political Analyst Kirsten Powers discuss the relevance of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s criticisms of President Trump, the results from state primaries around the country and the Title IX investigation of the sexual harassment of a male student at NYU.

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Aug 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: The “What Happens At Georgetown Prep...” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and David French (Senior Fellow of the National Review Institute) discuss the value of an FBI investigation into accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s declassification of documents related to the Russia investigation, and revised thinking about police shootings.

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Sep 20 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the bombing campaign against ISIS, and Ezekiel Emanuel's Atlantic piece, "Why I Hope to Die at 75."
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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Sep 26 2014

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Rank #6: The Political Gabfest: The "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" Edition

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Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Jacob Weisberg, and New York Times columnist Gail Collins. This week: Hobby Lobby challenges Obamacare, the Age Question haunts Hillary, and Dems attack Nate Silver's Big Data journalism.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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Mar 28 2014

57mins

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Rank #7: The "Unsung Hero" Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss anonymous dissent within the Trump administration, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and backlash against The New Yorker for inviting and un-inviting Steven Bannon to their Festival. 

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Sep 06 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #8: The “He's a Natural Toucher” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Joe Biden; the White House’s stonewalling of Congress; and Brexit--with guest Anne Applebaum.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SlateGabfest. 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.

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Apr 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: The “Wahoo” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Jamelle Bouie discuss the arrest of Julian Assange; Trump’s purge of the Department of Homeland Security; and the 2020 contenders for President.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SlateGabfest. 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.

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Apr 13 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #10: The "I'll Disown You If You Marry a Republican" Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the looming midterm elections, debate the exisence of "partyism," and attempt to understand Gamergate with New York Times video game critic Chis Suellentrop.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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Oct 31 2014

57mins

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Rank #11: Cooper, Taylor, SCIFer Spy

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss damning new impeachment testimony, Facebook under fire, and taking to the streets against Trump.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David, Emily, and John take inspiration from Christine Lagarde’s lesson on pretending to drink wine and discuss things they fake doing.

Get your tickets to the Gabfest’s December 18, 2019 “Conundrum” live show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA here.   

And submit your conundrums at Slate.com/conundrum!

You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (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.

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Oct 24 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: The “Slimeball” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss fallout from the Michael Cohen raid, James Comey’s world tour, and racism at Starbucks.

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Apr 19 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: The Live in San Francisco Superfest Edition

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With MC Mike Pesca, the Political and Culture Gabfests team up to discuss California's recent "Yes Means Yes" legislation and the new wave of political TV shows. They also debate the merits of the Silicon Valley ethos and play a few rounds of Dictionary.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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Oct 10 2014

1hr 25mins

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Rank #14: The Political Gabfest: The May I Introduce You to President Harding and His Friend Jerry Edition

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Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. This week: A new round of violence between Israel and Hamas, Millennials may lean right politically, and Warren G. Harding named his penis.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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Jul 11 2014

56mins

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Rank #15: The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never Take Our Freedom Edition

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's plans to defeat the Islamic State. They also talk about the war for women voters in the upcoming midterm elections and Scotland's move toward independence from the United Kingdom.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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Sep 12 2014

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Rank #16: The “Trump Economy” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss who deserves credit for the economy, the state of the midterm campaigns, and the Trump administration's attempt to indefinitely detain migrant children.

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Sep 13 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: The “Wicked, Even for Trump” Edition

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John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ruth Marcus discuss the future for children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, DOJ findings on the FBI and 2016 presidential election, and elite schools' admissions policies.

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.

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Jun 21 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: The "Suspending My Campaign" Edition

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump's rise

to become the Republican Presidential nominee, and the future of

bribery in American government as the Supreme Court debates its

definition. They also talk about the decision of Yale University to

maintain the name John C. Calhoun on one of its buildings.

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May 05 2016

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Rank #19: The Political Gabfest: The Conservative Nanny State Edition

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Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson. This week: Is the GOP becoming a Party of ideas? Also, the move in Tennesse to toss out the Democratic judges on Tennessee State Supreme Court, and why people panic about Ebola even when they don't need to.

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Aug 08 2014

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Rank #20: The Political Gabfest: The I Miss Monica Lewinsky Edition

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Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Prayer at the Supreme Court, the Republican takeover of North Carolina, and Lewinsky redux.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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May 09 2014

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