Political Gabfest
Political Gabfest

The “Let’s Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk” Edition

Listen 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.

Aug. 28 2015 10:52 AMThe “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.
Aug. 21 2015 10:03 AMThe 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.
Aug. 11 2015 4:34 PMThe “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. 
July 31 2015 11:21 AMThe “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.
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.
Aug. 25 2015 3:23 PMThe “Do We Hate August?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt discuss the last month of summer.
Aug. 14 2015 11:16 AMThe 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.
Aug. 8 2015 9:18 AMThe “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.
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.

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