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 “Very Fine People” Edition  

Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, to discuss President Trump's response to Charlottesville, the impact of Charlottesville on the nation, and the upcoming Alabama Senate Race.
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The “Like the World Has Never Seen” Edition  

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and Jamelle Bouie discuss Trump's improvisational words for North Korea, the unintended consequences of the federal government's stance on immigration and the value of public debate about the Google memo.

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The “Kelly and the Mooch” Edition  

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post discuss White House chaos, affirmative action, and prosecutors withholding evidence.

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The “If Only This Were A Movie And Not Our Lives” Edition  

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Senate's skinny health care ideas, President Trump's bullying of Jeff Sessions and what the future will hold for transgender people in the U.S. military.

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The “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” Edition  

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.

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The “I Love It” Edition  

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss what can be done to protect American democracy, the state of the GOP healthcare bill, and Mark Leibovich joins in to assess Trump's draining of the swamp. 

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The “ICBM” Edition  

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the agenda of the Commission on Election Integrity, the Trump Euro tour, and the threat from a nuclear North Korea.

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The “Mitch McConnell Really Does Have a Secret Plan” Edition  

Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by Jacob Weisberg to talk about Mitch McConnell's next move on health care, the rulings of the Supreme Court and CNN's recent firings.

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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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