Political Gabfest on political polling, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates.

Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Unsavory Sex-Tape Trial

Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Unsavory Sex-Tape Trial

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
July 10 2015 10:23 AM

The “How Many Pushups Should the President Be Able to Do?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about political polling, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker vs. the First Amendment, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the increasing utility and import of political polling, the First Amendment implications of the Hulk Hogan sex-tape lawsuit, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates.

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

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Emily chatters about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest book Between the World and Me (read Slate’s book review and an adapted excerpt) and a recent study by the Women Donors Network on the paucity of black elected prosecutors.

David chatters about the documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times and Emily St. John Mandel’s award winning book Station Eleven.

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