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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.

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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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Bazelon, Dickerson, and Plots, in that order

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August 8th: Both Plotz and Pesca. Ugh... One star demerit... I've listened for a long time, as much for the entertainment as the discussion. I'm going to contradict the "Emily haters" as I think she's the best on the show. Dickerson is passable, as long as he stays in his lane, I've heard him diverge into areas he doesn't know much about, and state fallacies with certainty (especially when they are in their "chatter" segment. Some were so off, they prompted me to send in emails, but I have never heard a correction. Get facts wrong, and everything else has to be questioned. Plotz, well, I think the word "putz" sums him up. I find myself more annoyed with his contributions the longer I listen.

Dump David Plotz

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This could be a great podcast if you dump David Plotz. The reason I listen is to hear Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson's well reasoned views. Plotz however, brings the show down and is very hard to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

5823 Ratings
Average Ratings
4745
432
175
191
280

Bazelon, Dickerson, and Plots, in that order

By j footprint - Aug 10 2019
Read more
August 8th: Both Plotz and Pesca. Ugh... One star demerit... I've listened for a long time, as much for the entertainment as the discussion. I'm going to contradict the "Emily haters" as I think she's the best on the show. Dickerson is passable, as long as he stays in his lane, I've heard him diverge into areas he doesn't know much about, and state fallacies with certainty (especially when they are in their "chatter" segment. Some were so off, they prompted me to send in emails, but I have never heard a correction. Get facts wrong, and everything else has to be questioned. Plotz, well, I think the word "putz" sums him up. I find myself more annoyed with his contributions the longer I listen.

Dump David Plotz

By jerry900 - Aug 10 2019
Read more
This could be a great podcast if you dump David Plotz. The reason I listen is to hear Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson's well reasoned views. Plotz however, brings the show down and is very hard to listen to.
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Political Gabfest

Updated 13 days ago

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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: Moscow Mitch

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Mike Pesca discuss white supremacist violence, Mitch McConnell’s new nicknames, and the impact of Joaquin Castro tweeting the names of Trump donors.

Come see the Political Gabfest LIVE in the Twin Cities for an unforgettable yet timely show full of witty banter, in-depth analysis, and lively debate. Tickets available now!

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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Aug 08 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #2: The “Live from the Free and Independent Republic of California” Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, live from LA, discuss President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions and California’s potential to secede.

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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Mar 02 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #3: The “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” Edition

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John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss President Trump's immigration order, his nominee to the Supreme Court and the approaches of Washington's bureaucrats- should they change course?

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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Feb 02 2017
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #4: The “Al Franken and Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton and Roy Moore and John Conyers Should All Resign” Edition

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David Plotz, Zoe Chace of This American Life, and Chairman of The Slate Group, Jacob Weisberg discuss the state of the GOP tax bills, the case for resignation by perpetrators of sexual harassment and the health of the magazine industry. 

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Nov 23 2017
59 mins
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Rank #5: 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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Jul 20 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #6: Dark Psychic Force

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the Democratic primary debates, Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence, and whether heat waves across the globe could inspire real action on climate change.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss their favorite summer games.

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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Aug 01 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #7: The "Seven Salty Almonds, Six-Pointed Stars, Five Secret Emails" Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Hillary Clinton's
trustworthiness ratings, Donald Trump's use of Jewish star-shaped
stars, and President Obama's nightly routines. 

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Jul 07 2016
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #8: The “Lost His Mind” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the buzz around Trump's relationship with Steve Bannon, partisanship within the Russia investigation, and a new (real) study about fake news.

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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Jan 04 2018
54 mins
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Rank #9: The "Textbook Definition of Racism" Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump's racist
and divisive remarks, Hillary Clinton's historic position in the
Democratic party, and the debate surrounding the Stanford rape case.

Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only
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Jun 09 2016
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #10: The "2017 Conundrums featuring They Might Be Giants" Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson dig in, dissect and debate listener-generated conundrums with special performances from They Might Be Giants.

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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Dec 28 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #11: The “Get Me Another General” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Kirsten Powers of CNN discuss Afghanistan strategy, Mitch McConnell’s presidential silent treatment and bail reform.

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 24 2017
58 mins
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Rank #12: The "Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival" Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to discuss the state of Republican politics, Brexit and the most recent Supreme Court rulings.

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Jul 01 2016
54 mins
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Rank #13: The "What Happened” Edition

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David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss President Trump's potential to destroy the two-party system, criticism of Hillary Clinton's new book and Franklin Foer joins in to talk about the power and influence of large technology companies.

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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Sep 14 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #14: The “Equinox, the Rocket Man” Edition

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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson dig into the remix of the Obamacare repeal, Bob Mueller's shock and awe investigative tactics and Trump's visit to the U.N.

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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Sep 21 2017
56 mins
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Rank #15: The "President Pence" Edition

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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss presidential calls to grieving families, Vice President Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.

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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Oct 19 2017
58 mins
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Rank #16: The “DACA Attack-A” Edition

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John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss DACA, the September legislative pileup and the future of relations between the U.S. and North Korea

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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Sep 07 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: The “Everyone Listens to Women When They Speak Around Here” Edition

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Emily Bazelon, Ruth Marcus (Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Washington Post) and Ross Douthat (New York Times Columnist) discuss Trump’s tax plan, shifting Republican power and pro athletes using their influence to inspire social change

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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Sep 28 2017
53 mins
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Rank #18: Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha

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The Gabfest presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate. 
People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life.
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Nov 28 2017
24 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 1 min
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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
58 mins
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