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 is hosted by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Listen for the debates, stay for the cocktail chatter.

  • Actually It Is ‘Infrastructure Week'
    by Slate Podcasts on July 22, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Emily, John and David discuss the Delta variant and the vaccination decline, the bipartisan infrastructure plan living another day, and the pandemic Olympics. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: David Leonhardt for The New […]

  • Mature Minor
    by Slate Podcasts on July 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    John, David and Josie discuss the escalating threats to democratic elections, minors’ rights to vaccination, and Josh Levin on the podcast One Year: 1977. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Slate’s One Year: 1977 The […]

  • Gab Me Baby One More Time
    by Slate Podcasts on July 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Emily, John and David discuss New York City’s primary election, J.D. Vance’s Senate run, and injustice illuminated by Britney Spears. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture […]

  • Failed Justice Breyer Countdown
    by Slate Podcasts on July 1, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Emily Bazelon is joined by Ruth Marcus and Jamelle Bouie to discuss the infrastructure negotiations, alarming Supreme Court decisions and Bill Cosby’s release. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Catherine Rampell for […]

  • The “F School, F Softball, F Cheer, F Everything” Edition
    by Slate Podcasts on June 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Emily, John and David discuss the post-pandemic workforce, Tucker Carlson, and student wins at the Supreme Court. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Ben Smith for the New York Times: “Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists […]

  • New, New, New Cold War
    by Slate Podcasts on June 17, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Emily, John and David discuss President Biden's G7 summit and the meeting with President Putin, McConnell’s plans to block a Biden Supreme Court nominee, and they are joined by guest Melissa Murray on what “critical race theory” is and is […]

  • Manchin on the Hill
    by Slate Podcasts on June 10, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Emily, John and David discuss Joe Manchin, how the Trump DOJ lives on, and George Packer’s four Americas. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: John Dickerson for CBS News: “Sen. Joe Manchin on Face the Nation, June 6, […]

  • The “Murder Mystery” Edition
    by Slate Podcasts on June 3, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: The Ezra Klein Show: “Obama Explains How America Went From ‘Yes We Can’ to ‘MAGA’” Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on […]

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