The Purdue Live Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about Obama vs. Romney Round 1, Iran’s role in the election, and the new HBO show Veep.
Posted Friday, April 20, 2012, at 12:22 PM
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This week’s Slate Political Gabfest was recorded live at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss the start of the general election, the Iran talks, and the new HBO show Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci. They also answer audience questions.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in a dead heat.
The first Gallup Daily Tracking poll finding Romney beating Obama by 2 points.
- John’s Slate piece about Obama’s comment that he “wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.”
- Jeffrey Goldberg’s Bloomberg column on Israel’s confidence that it could strike Iran without many consequences.
- HBO’s new show Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Emily chatters about a This American Life interview with Steve Blass, whose name is used to define the phenomenon of athletes suddenly choking, “Steve Blass disease.”
John chatters about an analysis of a Mona Lisa copy that found it was painted at the exact same time as when Leonardo da Vinci painted the famous Mona Lisa.
David chatters about Purdue’s May 1960 mock political convention in which students prophetically nominated John F. Kennedy.
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Podcast production by Andy Bowers and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.