August is the worst month: We should get rid of it.

Should We Get Rid of August? A Political Gabfest Bonus Segment.

Should We Get Rid of August? A Political Gabfest Bonus Segment.

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Aug. 25 2015 3:23 PM
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The “Do We Hate August?” Bonus Segment

Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt discuss the last month of summer.

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Is August the worst month? Gabfester David Plotz thinks so. He’s called August the “Mississippi of the calendar” and the “vast sandy wasteland of American culture.” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment on the Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt talk about whether we’d be better off speeding through it to September. Listen to find out more.

Here’s what the other podcasts cover in their Slate Plus bonus segments from the past week:

On the Culture Gabfest, hosts Julia Turner and Stephen Metcalf talk about their cultural triumphs and fails with Allison Benedikt, including HGTV and other guilty pleasures.

On Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Falcoholic and other possible names for sports team websites.

On Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate senior technology writer and new parent Will Oremus shares a parenting fail.