The “Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about the chaos in the Republican Party, the upcoming Democratic debate, and the Bush brothers in South Carolina.
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 “How to Debate a Drunk Person” EditionLive from Washington, D.C., the Political Gabfest on the upcoming Republican primary debate, the New York magazine cover story about the allegations against Bill Cosby, and the rise of Uber.
The John Kerry Is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize EditionListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, Scott Walker’s presidential candidacy, and the controversy over an undercover Planned Parenthood video.
The Killers and Rapists EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s historic term, the Greek debt crisis, and the tragicomedy called Trump.
The “Jiggery-Pokery” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the meaning and symbolism of the Confederate flag, and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change.
The “I’m Defaulting on My Student Loans” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s “Jerusalem passport” case, Hillary Clinton’s mobilization strategy, and America’s student loan crisis.
The “This Gabfest Is On Background” EditionListen to Slate’s show about a pair of U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment cases, Hillary Clinton’s “on-background” briefings, and Caitlyn Jenner.
The “Osama Bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Osama Bin Laden’s reading list, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” and gender dynamics on Capitol Hill and the Upper East Side.
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.
The “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich, Sandra Bland, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay.
The “How Many Pushups Should the President Be Able to Do?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about political polling, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker vs. the First Amendment, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates.
The “Wait! There’s Marriage Equality!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
The “I Would Build A Great Wall” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, the presidential aspirations of both Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, and the increasingly effective campaign of Bernie Sanders.
The “Most Influential Books We’ve Read” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Emily discuss their favorite life-changing books.
The “Bags and Bags and More Bags of Cash” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the global FIFA corruption scandal, the congressional debate over renewal of the Patriot Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s “one person, one vote” voting rights case.
The “I Don’t Mean to Yell at You, but I Feel Good Doing It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Seymour Hersh’s conspiratorial counter-narrative of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and Jeb Bush’s retrospective view of the Iraq war.