Political Gabfest
Political Gabfest

The “How to Debate a Drunk Person” Edition

Live 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.

July 24 2015 10:29 AMThe “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.
July 10 2015 10:23 AMThe “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.
June 26 2015 3:36 PMThe “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.
June 19 2015 11:09 AMThe “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.
June 10 2015 5:57 PMThe “Most Influential Books We’ve Read” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Emily discuss their favorite life-changing books.
May 29 2015 10:41 AMThe “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.
May 15 2015 10:36 AMThe “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.
May 8 2015 11:53 AMThe “Je Suis Pam Geller” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Pamela Geller’s Muslim-baiting “Draw Muhammad” event, the unlikely diversity of the GOP presidential field, and the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy.
April 24 2015 11:48 AMThe “Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Europe’s burgeoning immigration crisis, the Koch brothers’ vacillating views on Gov. Scott Walker, and the Supreme Court’s gay marriage cases.
April 10 2015 2:50 PMThe Live at the Bell House EditionListen to Slate’s show about the murder of Walter Scott, the presidential ambitions of Sen. Rand Paul, and the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
March 27 2015 10:40 AMThe “Say It With Me: President Ted Cruz” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court’s Confederate flag license plate case, and the tragic Germanwings plane crash.
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
March 6 2015 11:12 AMThe “hdr22@clintonemail.com” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, Hillary Clinton’s email, and the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case.
Feb. 27 2015 1:03 PMThe “Bibi, Vidi, Vici” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.
Feb. 20 2015 10:37 AMThe “Does President Obama Love America?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Obama’s immigration defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s higher education budget battle, and Republicans’ assault on Obama’s foreign policy.
July 17 2015 9:56 AMThe 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.
July 3 2015 12:17 PMThe Killers and Rapists EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s historic term, the Greek debt crisis, and the tragicomedy called Trump.
June 26 2015 10:31 AMThe “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.
June 12 2015 11:49 AMThe “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.
June 5 2015 12:50 PMThe “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.
May 22 2015 10:39 AMThe “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.
May 14 2015 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
May 1 2015 11:06 AMThe “Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the unexplained death of Freddie Gray, the Supreme Court’s gay marriage and death penalty cases, and the week in Democratic politics.
April 17 2015 10:28 AMThe “Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the recently launched presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio, and Congress’s bipartisan consensus on Iran legislation.
April 3 2015 11:23 AMThe “So, Who Can You Discriminate Against?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement.
March 20 2015 11:29 AMThe “Welcome Back, Vladimir” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Israeli elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return, and Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation.
March 13 2015 2:42 PMThe “Is it ‘Dear Ali’ or ‘Dear Ayatollah’ or ‘Dear Mullah’?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton’s press conference, and the racist SAE chant.
March 3 2015 1:39 PMThe “Most Pleasurable Portrayal of Libertarianism” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss what Parks and Recreation got right about government.
Feb. 24 2015 12:14 PMThe “Special K-Balls” Bonus SegmentStefan, Josh, and Mike discuss the latest absurd turn in the NFL’s Deflategate investigation.
Feb. 18 2015 12:47 PMThe “All About Love“ Bonus SegmentCulture Lovefest: Stephen, Julia, and Dana reveal their favorite love songs

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