Political Gabfest on Hillary Clinton’s apology and campaign reboot, the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Hillary Clinton’s Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot

Hillary Clinton’s Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Sept. 11 2015 12:19 PM

The Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s campaign reboot, the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe, contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, discuss Hillary Clinton’s apology over her endless email scandal and her (latest) more humorous and heartfelt campaign reboot, President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and what it means for Democrats politically, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motives for his escalating involvement in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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John chatters about the discovery of Homo naledi and “underground astronauts.”

David chatters about the greatest white bread in the world and Slate’s new podcast about the college admissions process, Getting In.

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Podcast production by Sarah Abdurrahman. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail

Julia Ioffe is a staff writer at the Atlantic. Follow her on Twitter.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.