Dan Savage and the Political Gabfest: Debate reaction, election aftermath, and mandatory maternity leave.
The Gabfest: Obama’s Bad night, Election Aftermath, and the Maternity Leave That Wasn’t.
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Oct. 5 2012 5:39 PM

The Live From Seattle Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about the debate, election aftermath, and the maternity leave that wasn’t.


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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Dan Savage discuss the debate, the election aftermath, and the maternity leave that wasn't.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

David chatters about The Weather Channel’s plan to start naming winter storms.  

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest.

The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Michael Vuolo. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.

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

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

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