Political Gabfest

The “America’s National Shame” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the CIA torture report, the fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story, and The Colbert Report’s legacy.

Dec. 18 2014 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Dec. 5 2014 11:34 AMThe “I’m Pregnant, Don’t Fire Me!” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent grand jury non-indictments, Young v. UPS, and whether passing Obamacare doomed Democrats.
Nov. 28 2014 11:27 AMThe “No True Bill” EditionListen to Slate's show about the refusal to indict Darren Wilson, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s strong presidential field. 
Nov. 14 2014 11:57 AMThe “President Whisperer” EditionListen to Slate’s show about another challenge to Obamacare now headed to the Supreme Court, the battle over net neutrality, and the opposition to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Oct. 31 2014 1:29 PMYou, The Gabfest, and a Hotel RoomWin tickets to attend a taping of the Political Gabfest, live from David’s Chicago hotel room. 
Oct. 24 2014 10:15 AMThe “Fake ID” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the influence of billionaires on the midterms, the Supreme Court’s voter ID rulings, and Ben Bradlee’s journalistic legacy.
Oct. 17 2014 12:40 PMThe “Is Amazon Evil?” EditionListen to Slate's show about the politicization of Ebola, how Republicans will run the Senate, and the war between Amazon and the publishing industry.
Oct. 7 2014 12:52 PMThe “How Does Stephen Colbert Work?” Gabfest Bonus Segment    David Plotz previews his forthcoming podcast series, Working.
Oct. 1 2014 1:53 PMSlate Superfest EastHow to get your tickets before anyone else.
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PMChicago GabfestHow to get your tickets before anyone else.
Sept. 12 2014 10:29 AMThe “They May Take Our Lives, but They’ll Never Take Our Freedom” EditionListen to Slate's show about Obama’s strategy against ISIS, the effort to mobilize female voters, and Scotland’s referendum on independence.
Aug. 29 2014 12:28 PMThe “Gabfest to End All Gabfests” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the potential for another government shutdown, a bizarre faceoff over the Export-Import bank, and the World War I centennial.
Aug. 22 2014 10:22 AMThe “Why Isn’t Everyone Rioting?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the aftermath of Ferguson, the horrifying execution of journalist James Foley, and L.A.’s potential voting lottery.
Aug. 8 2014 11:33 AMThe “Conservative Nanny State” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan, Tennessee’s Supreme Court retention elections, and Ebola panic.
July 25 2014 10:28 AMThe “Joe Biden’s White Teeth” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the crisis in Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout from Flight MH17, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, and Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations.
Dec. 8 2014 8:14 AMPolitical Gabfest Extra: San Francisco TreatTwo Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination.
Dec. 4 2014 8:55 PMPolitical Gabfest Extra: Windy City WanderTwo Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.
Nov. 21 2014 10:19 AMIs Thanksgiving a Liberal or Conservative Holiday?
Nov. 7 2014 9:55 AMThe “Multitudinous States Incarnadine” EditionListen to Slate's show about why Republicans swept the midterms, what the results mean for both parties, and how liberal ballot measures survived the conservative wave.
Oct. 31 2014 10:54 AMThe “I’ll Disown You if You Marry a Republican” EditionListen to Slate's show about the final week of midterm campaign season, partyism and prejudice, and Gamergate.
Oct. 22 2014 6:00 AMWhy It’s OK to Ask People What They DoDavid Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
Oct. 10 2014 10:34 AMThe “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
Oct. 3 2014 10:05 AMThe “Jump the Fence” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent Secret Service blunders, the push for a third Romney presidential run, and the Kansas Senate race.
Sept. 26 2014 7:56 PMThe “Dead, Dead, Dead at 75” EditionListen to Slate's show about Eric Holder’s resignation, U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, and death at 75.
Sept. 19 2014 11:54 AMThe “Spanking” EditionListen to Slate’s show about progressives’ push for more liberal candidates, the U.S. response to Ebola’s rapid spread, and the corporal punishment debate.
Sept. 5 2014 2:33 PMThe “In the Cloud, No One Knows You’re a Dog” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Putin’s aggressive action in Ukraine, the 2014 elections, and the theft of celebrity nude photos.
Aug. 28 2014 11:17 AMSuperfest West and L.A. CultureFestHow to get your tickets before anyone else.
Aug. 15 2014 10:31 AMDid Police Militarization Make Ferguson More Volatile?
Aug. 1 2014 10:30 AMCan Anyone Stop the War in Gaza?
July 23 2014 2:45 PMWatch the Political Gabfest TapingSpy on David, John, and Emily during the July 24 recording of the Gabfest.

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