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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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Great show!

By cc28 - Nov 09 2019
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Started listening during the run up to the 2008 primaries. Time flies!

More left than Centered

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Listened for a few months now, and I believe I am getting more commentary and opinions from the left than a unbiased center opinion.

iTunes Ratings

6149 Ratings
Average Ratings
4957
477
200
215
300

Great show!

By cc28 - Nov 09 2019
Read more
Started listening during the run up to the 2008 primaries. Time flies!

More left than Centered

By zalo58 - Nov 04 2019
Read more
Listened for a few months now, and I believe I am getting more commentary and opinions from the left than a unbiased center opinion.
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Political Gabfest

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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.

Rank #1: 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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Apr 26 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: The “Glowing Orb” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the presidential budget, Trump’s trip abroad, and a Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering.

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May 25 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: 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.

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Jun 21 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Great and Unmatched Wisdom

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss obstruction of impeachment investigations, the new Supreme Court term, and Bernie Sanders’ health.

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.

Correction 10/10/2019:  When first published, this episode referenced a Tweet in which Ivanka Trump was quoted criticizing Hunter Biden for getting a position through nepotism. The quote was fabricated and has been removed from our episode.

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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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 "Mean" Edition

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David Plotz, John Dickerson and Slate's Jamelle Bouie discuss the Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries.

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Jun 15 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: I Would Like You To Do Us A Favor

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The Ukraine scandal, the politics of impeachment, and Jodi Kantor about investigating Harvey Weinstein and She Said, a new bookwritten with co-author Megan Twohey.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Kirsten Powers discuss what makes Greta Thunberg wonderful and why she drives her critics crazy.

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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Sep 26 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: The “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” Edition

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John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss what will follow the Senate health care collapse, the influence of Steve Bannon and the future approach to prosecution of sexual assaults on college campuses.

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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Email: gabfest@slate.com

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Jul 20 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #11: We’re Not Fooling Around Here

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the impeachment investigation, a new theory of why conservatives can’t quit Trump, and the court ruling upholding Harvard’s affirmative action program.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Emily discuss the new nutrition guidelines for red meat consumption.

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 03 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: The "Even Longer National Nightmare" Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Jacob Weisberg, chairman of The Slate Group, to discuss the election results, how Donald Trump will govern and what Trump skeptics and foes should do now.

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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Email: gabfest@slate.com

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Nov 09 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: 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

58mins

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Rank #14: 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.

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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Aug 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: The Political Gabfest: The Secret Waiting List Edition

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Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: The Veterans Affairs scandal, the Republican primaries, and the question of reparations for African-Americans.
Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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May 23 2014

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: The "Rough Them Up" Edition

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David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus to discuss the state of the Republican Party and Donald Trump's response to violence. The three are joined by Slate's Supreme Court Reporter Dahlia Lithwick to

assess President Obama's Supreme Court nomination. 

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Mar 17 2016

1hr

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Rank #18: The “Has it Really Only Been a Week?” Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the actions President Trump has taken already in his first week, what projects may become priorities for the nation's infrastructure and lying- what significance do lies have to the new administration and its future?

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Jan 26 2017

1hr 2mins

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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

47mins

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Rank #20: The “Eight Count” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Tuesday’s conviction of Manafort, Cohen’s guilty plea and McGahn’s cooperation with the special counsel as well as the Kavanaugh nomination.

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Aug 23 2018

1hr 20mins

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