The “Thousands Were Cheering” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump lying uncontrollably, the backlash against Syrian refugees, and Princeton University’s potentially erasing Woodrow Wilson’s name from its campus.
The “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus SegmentHow did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?
The “There Will Be Wine There” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts discuss dinner party etiquette among French and Iranian diplomats.
The “Things That Aren’t True” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew applauds Emily Bazelon for her coverage of a recent Stanford sexual assault case.
“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.
The “One Drop of This Blood Situation” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew dips into an ethical bloodbath about lawful coercion.
The “I Dare You Not to Wear a Tie” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfesters discuss men’s fashion in American politics.
The “Turn Up Your Drawl” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz debate the influence of regionalized accents in the political arena.
The “How Do You Punish This Company?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss reprimanding Volkswagen for ethical misconduct.
The “Giving Tree” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner and what it means for his replacement.
The Live From San Francisco EditionListen to Slate’s show about the second Republican presidential debate and the possible government shutdown. Plus, a conversation with productivity guru Merlin Mann.
The Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s campaign reboot, the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
The “Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Jeb Bush’s vacillating views on immigration, China’s disruption of global markets, and topless desnudas in Times Square.
The Amabots and Amholes EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the recent New York Times piece on working conditions at Amazon.
The “Keeping Up” Bonus SegmentDavid Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss how they keep up with the news cycle while they’re away on vacation.
The “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Paris terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court’s new abortion case, and the multifaceted genius of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
The “I Don’t Like Philosophy or Welding” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the fourth Republican debate, the student protests at Yale and the University of Missouri, and the coming Supreme Court battle over immigration.
The “Predator in the Bathroom” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the conservatives’ victories in the off-year elections, the Republican revolt in the GOP primary debates, and the increasing death rates for middle-aged white Americans.
The “Jeb With a Sad, Droopy Exclamation Point!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer.
The “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton testifying on Benghazi, Jeb Bush fighting with Donald Trump over George W. Bush, and disquieting claims about the dire state of the Democratic Party.
The “Sick and Tired of Your Damn Emails” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Democratic debate, whether Paul Ryan should run for speaker, and Wisconsin’s possible landmark gun control case.
The “Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the chaos in the Republican Party, the upcoming Democratic debate, and the Bush brothers in South Carolina.
The “The Living Will Envy the Dead” EditionListen to Slate's show about the fallout from John Boehner’s resignation, the showdown between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, and the troubling state of DNA evidence law in criminal cases.
The “Carly, Scotty, Franny” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the sudden fall of Gov. Scott Walker, the rapid rise of Carly Fiorina, and the universal appeal of Pope Francis.
The “Big Gold Doors” Bonus SegmentJohn Dickerson, Julia Ioffe, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump’s White House ambitions and the role of ex-presidents.
The “Let’s Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s never-ending email scandal, the worsening migrant crisis in Europe, and the Kentucky clerk willing to go to jail for her religious beliefs.
The “Do We Hate August?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt discuss the last month of summer.
The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever EditionListen to Slate’s show about the post-debate feud between Donald Trump and Fox News, the reordering of Google’s corporate structure, and the one-issue presidential bid of law professor Lawrence Lessig.
The “Nine German Shepherds and One Raccoon” EditionListen to Slate's show about the first 2016 GOP primary debates, Joe Biden’s potential run, and the anniversary of Ferguson.