Political Gabfest on Donald Trump versus John Kasich, the controversial arrest and suicide of Sandra Bland and #BlackLivesMatter, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay.

Have We Reached Peak Trump?

Have We Reached Peak Trump?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
July 24 2015 10:29 AM

The “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich, Sandra Bland, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss peak Trump versus percolating Kasich, the arrest and subsequent suicide of Sandra Bland, and the fate of the Guantánamo Bay detention center.

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

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Emily chatters about Tablet Magazine’s latest Vox Tablet podcast about the man who rescued (or stole) French Jewish history (based on historian Lisa Leff’s novel The Archive Thief).

John chatters about the sad case of President James A. Garfield and his latest episode of Whistlestop.

David chatters about the documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29­–29 and NBC's American Ninja Warrior.

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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.