Trump’s birtherism, the New York bombing, and calls for a Snowden pardon on this week’s Slate Political Gabfest.

Should Edward Snowden Be Pardoned?

Should Edward Snowden Be Pardoned?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Sept. 26 2016 9:18 AM

The “Time to Panic” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s birtherism, the New York bombing, and calls for a Snowden pardon.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s birtherism, the New York bombing, and calls for a Snowden pardon.

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

John chatters about Victorian death photography, in which deceased subjects were posed, often alongside their belongings and family members.

Emily chatters about a German Lopez piece in Vox about police shooting videos that compared the situations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

David chatters about the Atlas Obscura book, the Atlas Obscura D.C. book launch, and a hilarious BBC video recreating what Neanderthals would have sounded like.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.