Political Gabfest
Dec. 7 2012 10:23 AMThe Doomsday Scenario GabfestListen to Slate's show about the fiscal cliff negotiations, lessons from the 2012 campaign, and the New York Post’s tragic cover photo.
Nov. 23 2012 3:25 PMThe Will You Sign My Pledge GabfestListen to Slate's show about the immutable politics of tax pledges, the Israel-Gaza conflict, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
Nov. 9 2012 3:19 PMThe 72 Percent White GabfestListen to Slate's show about President Obama’s re-election, the future of the GOP, and ballot victories for marriage equality and marijuana decriminalization.
Oct. 26 2012 3:45 PMThe God Intended This Gabfest To Happen GabfestListen to Slate's show about the campaign’s home stretch, the Republicans' continuing "rape problem," and the Castle Doctrine.
Oct. 12 2012 3:28 PMThe Barcalounger GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Biden/Ryan VP debate, Romney’s surge, and affirmative action at the high court.
Sept. 28 2012 1:54 PMThe Media Is Skewing the Polls GabfestListen to Slate's show about Romney’s challenges heading into the debates, alleged liberal bias in the media, and an update on tight Senate races.
Sept. 14 2012 3:24 PMThe Teeny Little Bounce GabfestListen to Slate's show about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, whether Obama’s bounce will last, and the Chicago teachers’ strike.
Aug. 31 2012 5:18 PMThe Conventional Wisdom GabfestListen to Slate's show about Romney’s speech at the Republican Convention, feuding over facts, and a DNC preview.
Aug. 17 2012 1:21 PMThe David Plotz Dream-Come-True GabfestListen to Slate's show about Republican VP pick Paul Ryan, Fareed Zakaria's sins of omission, and progressive rock.
Aug. 3 2012 4:08 PMThe Chick-fil-A GabfestListen to Slate's show about Mitt Romney’s European adventure, Ted Cruz’s win in Texas, and the Chick-fil-A controversy.
July 20 2012 1:37 PMThe Another Boring White Guy GabfestListen to Slate's show about the fight over Romney’s Bain record and tax returns, the Republican veepstakes, and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.
July 6 2012 1:42 PMThe Lemon, Wet, Good GabfestListen to Slate's show about Supreme Court leaks and health care fallout, the hot summer, and political vacations.
June 22 2012 1:40 PMThe Post-Solstice, Dictator Will Crush You Now GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Mitt Romney’s religion; Will Dobson’s new book, The Dictator’s Learning Curve; and UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s ouster.
June 8 2012 12:22 PMThe Amateur Hour GabfestListen to Slate's show about Scott Walker, Bill Clinton’s frenemy behavior, and Jack Hitt’s new book, A Bunch of Amateurs.
May 25 2012 12:04 PMThe Washington Is Just Awful, but You, Dear Listener, Are Wonderful GabfestListen to Slate's show about Bain Capital, the dismal state of political Washington, and Dharun Ravi’s sentencing.
Nov. 30 2012 2:57 PMThe Going Nuclear GabfestListen to Slate's show about the fiscal cliff, the prospects for filibuster reform, and the ethics of outing bullies online.
Nov. 16 2012 2:49 PMThe All In GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Petraeus affair, President Obama’s news conference on Benghazi and the fiscal cliff, and the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act.
Nov. 2 2012 2:44 PMThe Chris Christie Is My Co-Pilot GabfestListen to Slate's show about Sandy, the presidential homestretch, and the Nate Silver backlash.
Oct. 19 2012 2:40 PMThe Binders and Binders and Binders GabfestListen to Slate's show about the second presidential debate, the fight over Libya, and the hunt for women voters. 
Oct. 5 2012 5:39 PMThe Live From Seattle GabfestListen to Slate's show about the debate, election aftermath, and the maternity leave that wasn’t.
Sept. 21 2012 1:11 PMThe Moochers, Beggars, and Parasites GabfestListen to Slate's show about Romney and the 47 percent, Sasha Issenberg’s The Victory Lab, and gay marriage at the high court.
Sept. 7 2012 3:10 PMThe Cool-on-the-Outside, Burning-for-America-on-the-Inside GabfestListen to Slate's show about the 2012 Democratic Convention and the rhetorical powers of Presidents Obama and Clinton.
Aug. 24 2012 1:41 PMThe Legitimate/Forcible GabfestListen to Slate's show about the GOP Convention and a Romney reboot, the Akin aftermath, and the Ferguson-Krugman contretemps.
Aug. 10 2012 12:36 PMThe Ode to Nixon GabfestListen to Slate's show about Mitt Romney’s tax plan, shifting public attitudes on climate change, and a New Yorker profile of Paul Ryan.
July 27 2012 4:45 PMThe Greatest Ad You’ll Ever See GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Aurora, Colo. shooting aftermath, Republicans and Jews, and the Olympics.
July 13 2012 4:54 PMAll the People Who Are Happier Than You GabfestListen to Slate's show about the presidential race, voter ID laws, and political happiness.
June 29 2012 2:43 PMThe Emily Bazelon Hometown GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s decisions on health care and Arizona’s immigration law, and the triviality of modern presidential campaigns.
June 15 2012 7:41 PMThe Flirt, Friend, and Chat GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Obama campaign’s bad week, Jeb Bush, stranger danger on Skout, and summer reading for Romney and Obama.
June 1 2012 1:35 PMThe “Yes, You Too Can Win Dinner With Donald Trump” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Romney and Trump, Obama’s drone war, and fixing the Constitution.
May 18 2012 12:58 PMThe “Can We Get in on That IPO?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about a super PAC’s planned character attack on Obama, the political impact of social media, and the Facebook IPO.

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