The Putin Ex Machina GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's swerving Syria policy, the New York City mayoral primary, and a twerking hoax video.
The Terrifying, Looming, Touching-the-Void Awfulness GabfestListen to Slate's show about why Obama might bomb Syria. Also, the fall forecast for U.S. politics, and the lessons of summer vacation.
The Bazelon Family GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Egypt conundrum and Eric Holder’s sentencing reform gesture. Plus, an economist and a biologist make The Bet about an environmental doomsday.
The "Friend of My Enemy Is Not Aiding My Enemy" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Bradley Manning verdict, Edward Snowden’s move, and the latest NSA revelations. Plus, the specter of Clinton fatigue.
The “Do You Live in This Town?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about #ThisTown and how the Senate dodged the nuclear option. Plus, the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
The “Is Hillary Too Old?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about immigration reform’s path through the House, Hillary Clinton’s age, and the legacy of Gettysburg.
The "Can Anyone Stop This Darn Immigration Bill?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about progress on immigration reform. Plus, Obama’s defense of the NSA and why his sliding poll numbers matter.
The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek GabfestListen to Slate's show about how the government spies on big data, Chris Christie’s special election scheme, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on routine DNA collection.
The an Apple a Day Keeps the Taxes Away GabfestListen to Slate's show about Apple’s taxes, Obama’s new drone policy, and the debate over education reform.
The "Is Anyone Too Fat to Be President?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s “red line” in Syria, the modern surveillance state, and Chris Christie's weight-loss surgery.
The “That Dime Bag Will Be $14.50 With Tax” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the case against bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, President Obama’s backbone problem, and how to tax the new pot market.
The Guy Named Plotz Makes Jokes About a Guy Named Weiner GabfestListen to Slate's Political Gabfest on a Senate gun bill deal, Obama's budget proposal, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic re-entry into public life.
The Everybody’s Back Hurts GabfestListen to Slate's show about gay marriage before the Supreme Court, the status of gun control legislation 100 days after Newtown, and This American Life’s investigation of disability benefits.
The "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Syria gamble, states defying the feds on guns and pot, and why campaign journalism is broken.
The "Washington Is Really Not So Bad" EditionListen to Slate's show about what works in Washington. Plus, what Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk says about modern war.
The "Actually We Don't Work for Jeff Bezos" EditionListen to Slate's show about the surprising sale of the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell’s Tea Party trouble, and the outrageous extremes of civil forfeiture law.
The "Hey Sucker, You'll Never Ever Make Partner" GabfestListen to Slate's show about more Weiner sexting and yet another budget showdown. Plus, the future of Big Law.
The "Come Back Eliot, All Is Forgiven" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Egyptian coup Obama can’t call a coup. Plus, Eliot Spitzer’s would-be redemption, and what adults might learn at summer camp.
The Argle-Bargle GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s momentous rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Plus, an epic filibuster in Texas.
The “If This Be Treason, Make the Most of It” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Edward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor. Plus, you gotta fight for your right to be house proud.
The Boardwalk Bromance GabfestListen to Slate's show about the durability of President Obama’s most prominent bipartisan relationship, the showdown over judicial appointments, and the next stage in the fight over Obamacare.
The Barack Obama Is Richard Nixon GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s scandal trifecta. Plus, the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
The "Whoops, Did I Really Just Hand the 2000 Election to Bush?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the hunger strike at Gitmo, Congress' FAA fix, and Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme Court regrets.
The What a Horrible, Horrible Week GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing coverage by mainstream and social media. Plus, the defeat of the gun bill.
The Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor ... But Not on the Basketball Court GabfestListen to Slate's show about Marco Rubio’s vacillation on immigration reform, new abortion laws in conservative states, and the line between tough coaching and bullying.
The Scary, Out-of-Touch, Narrow-Minded, Stuffy Old Man GabfestStephen Colbert visits the Political Gabfest as we discuss Republican rebranding; the Steubenville rape case; and Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In.
The Gigantic, Delicious Sugary Drink GabfestListen to Slate's show about Paul Ryan’s updated budget proposal, the overturning of Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban, and the tense coexistence of religion and modernity.