Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

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Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by iTunes Listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Slate's Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. You can join the conversation on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/gabfest.

Episodes

The "Lump of Coal" Edition  

Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Julia Ioffe, staff writer with the Atlantic, to discuss health care, special elections and the summer season of the Supreme Court. 

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The "Mean" Edition  

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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The "I Expect Loyalty" Edition Live From Denver  

Live from Denver Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus discuss the Comey testimony, the legal debate about cell phone data privacy and welcome Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to the mic to weigh in about the state of the Democratic Party.

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The “Jared Went to Him” Edition  

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Jared Kushner scandal, Trump's approach to climate and the President's recent European tour.

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The “Glowing Orb” Edition  

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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The "Witch Hunt" Edition  

David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Jacob Weisberg to discuss the maelstrom around Trump’s presidency, Roger Ailes impact on the conservative movement and Attorney General Sessions’s war on drugs.

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The “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition  

Hosts David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by former CIA officer and former independent Presidential candidate Evan McMullin for this episode, recorded-live from Washington DC. The group talks about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the state of conservatism in America and what DC and Utah can learn from each other.

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Gabfest EXTRA: The “AHCA Returns” Edition  

Hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss the health care vote and what the results might mean for millions of Americans seeking coverage. 

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The "Deface the Nation" Edition  

Hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss John's interview with President Trump, the public return of Hillary Clinton, and Bret Stephens now writing for the New York Times.

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The “One Page Tax Plan” Edition  

Host's David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health and tax plans on the table as the 100 day mark approaches, Obama's Wall Street speech, and a judge's block to an executive order on sanctuary cities.

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The “Bill Comes Due” Edition  

John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon are joined by New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson to discuss tension with North Korea, President Trump's executive order and talk of tax reform and Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox.

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The "Red, Red Line" Edition  

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss U.S. foreign relations, Democratic hopes for 2018 and the United Airlines seat ejection.

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The “Crossing Many Lines” Edition  

Culture Gabfest host Dana Stevens swaps in for David Plotz, joined by Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson to discuss the end of the filibuster, White House conflicts of interest and President Trump's approach to human rights.

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The “Darkness at Nunes” Edition  

Gabfest hosts discuss Devin Nunes and the investigation into Russian interference in the Presidential election, what follows failure of the new health care bill and how to define President Trump's plan for energy independence.

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Gabfest EXTRA 2- the Vanishing Health Care Bill  

Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson give the latest on the vanishing House health care bill.

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Gabfest "EXTRA- the Health Care" Edition  

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health care vote (or non vote) suspense.

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The “Playing Sofball with Neil” Edition  

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential campaign, Neil Gorsuch's smooth talking and the moves of an accused cop-killer, state prosecutor and governor of Florida. 

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The “When I'm 64” Edition  

David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post to discuss Trumpcare, the President's proposed budget, and the new Muslim ban.

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The “Is This the Worst Bill in History” Edition  

Hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare, President Trump's accusation of wiretapping and the future for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

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The “Live from the Free and Independent Republic of California” Edition  

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.

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