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 Slate senior editor and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School. She is the author of Sticks and Stones.

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.