The Gabfest for Oct. 26.

The Gabfest for Oct. 26.

The Gabfest for Oct. 26.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 26 2007 1:22 PM

The Gabfest Gospel Tour

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On this week's show, Emily, John, and David discuss the latest political dramas, Californian fires and signs of Armageddon, and the New Republic's "Iraq Diarist" dilemma.

The soundproofing is still a work in progress
The soundproofing is still a work in progress

Since the D.C. Slate sters moved into their swank new digs, the dimensions and acoustics of the new "studio" have been topics of some fascination for gabbers and listeners alike. By popular demand, we present a photographic explanation for why it sometimes sounds as though the Gabfest is recorded in a wind tunnel—the soundproofing is still a work in progress. (That's the carpet that Emily was responsible for selecting, BTW. I'm told it was reattached to the wall before the Oct. 26 show was recorded.)

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Friday, Oct. 19, 2007

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On this week's show, Emily, John, and David discuss the increasingly heated rhetoric among GOP presidential hopefuls, the notably friendly reception attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey got in the Senate, and how the Dalai Lama's medal drove Beijing around the bend.

Plus, we have a little drama during the Gabfest taping when a light bulb explodes. After hearing the episode, wry listener Quan S. Choi sent us this joke:

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Q: How many gabfest panelists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Apparently, more than three.

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Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

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John, Emily, and David inaugurated the new D.C. multimedia room this week—and, naturally, they had a few things to say about their surroundings. Between gripes about office furniture, they discussed presidential politics, the Sept. 6 Israeli air attack on Syrian territory, and the House vote on the Armenian genocide.

Some of the articles mentioned in the discussion:

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Christopher Hitchens' Vanity Fair article
John's take on the Oct. 9 Republican debate
The New York Times on the Cheney-Rice "debate" over Israel's attack on Syria

Also, John managed to locate video of the Hillary Clinton "episode" discussed in the Gabfest.

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Friday, Oct. 5, 2007

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This week, John, Emily, and David chat about presidential politics, the New York Times' revelations about CIA interrogation techniques, and Justice Clarence Thomas' new memoir.

Some of the articles mentioned in the discussion:

John's piece about whether the rest of the Democratic field should panic about Hillary's dominance
The New York Times story about the lackluster response to Fred Thompson in Iowa
The Times' revelations about secret Justice Department endorsement of harsh interrogation techniques
Anita Hill's op-ed response to Clarence Thomas' accusations in his new book, My Grandfather's Son

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June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.