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Dear Prudence Live Show—New York, April 23, at 92Y. Tickets and additional information.
In a live taping of this week’s Slate Political Gabfest at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca in New York, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the GOP’s autopsy report on the 2012 election; the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case; and Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In. Plus, Gabfest fan Stephen Colbert makes a surprise visit at the end of the show. (The Colbert audio begins at 52:21 in the player above.)
Here’s a video of Colbert cocktail chatter recorded in front of a live audience at New York's 92YTribeca:
(Footage appears courtesy of 92Y.)
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- Visit the Gabfest Facebook page for photos from the event.
- John says the GOP’s autopsy of its 2012 loss puts political expediency over principles.
- The RNC report’s official name is the “Growth and Opportunity Project.”
- The Steubenville rape case initially captured attention after the New York Times’ detailed investigation in mid-December.
- Emily referred to a local blogger, Alexandria Goddard, who was instrumental in drawing attention to the case.
- In The New Yorker, Anna Holmes surveys the reaction provoked by Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In.
- Slate’s Jessica Grose relates her own maternity experience and doesn’t find Sandberg’s advice helpful.
Stephen Colbert chatters about the BBC’s recap of a batch of secret Oval Office recordings that were recently released by the LBJ Library. Colbert laments the country’s collective loss of memory regarding President Nixon’s “war crimes,” and he cites Gallup polling data about how the country now remembers the Iraq and Vietnam wars.
David chatters about panda porn.
Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. The email address for the Political Gabfest is firstname.lastname@example.org. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.