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

Political Gabfest
March 10 2016 5:10 PMThe “Maybe It’s Hillary Who Should Drop Out” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s latest victories, the implications of Bernie Sanders’ Michigan upset, and the life and death of Nancy Reagan.
Political Gabfest
March 4 2016 10:20 AMThe “Hate and Castrate” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s seemingly inevitable nomination, what Hillary Clinton can do about it, and oral arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Cole.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 26 2016 4:07 PMThe Sleepless Lives of Presidential Candidates What do the candidates do in their down time? (What down time?)  
Political Gabfest
Feb. 23 2016 2:26 PMWhat It Takes to Moderate the CBS Republican DebateJohn Dickerson fills us in on what it’s like to run the show in Greenville, South Carolina.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 19 2016 11:35 AMThe “I Have a Gun, and Her Name Is America” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the vicious fight to replace Scalia, new GOP shenanigans, and Apple’s standoff with the FBI over unlocking the iPhone.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 14 2016 8:00 PMA Special Joint Political Gabfest and Amicus on Antonin Scalia’s DeathThe podcasts’ hosts discuss the seismic events set in motion by the sudden Supreme Court vacancy.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 12 2016 11:43 AMThe “Happy Valentine’s Day, Rubio Robot” EditionListen to Slate's show about the the New Hampshire primary, the future of the presidential race, and the blow to President Obama’s climate change action.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 10:33 AMThe “Coin Toss” EditionListen to Slate’s show on the results of the Iowa caucus, our predictions for the upcoming primaries, and what the Big Short says about big banks, regulation, and politics.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 22 2016 11:32 AMThe “Squirmishes” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP reaction to Trump and Cruz, Iran-U.S. relations, and the tragedy of the Flint water crisis.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 15 2016 10:55 AM“There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 1 2016 7:47 AMThe “2015 Conundrum” EditionListen to Slate’s special year-end show about life’s most confounding questions, as submitted by listeners.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 25 2015 10:48 AMThe “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate's show featuring listeners’ and the hosts’ favorite segments from 2015, including Ta Nehisi-Coates on the death of Freddie Gray, gender on the Upper East Side, and the assassination of Lincoln.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 18 2015 10:44 AMThe “Chaos Candidate” EditionListen to Slate's show about the fifth GOP debate, the court martial and possible life sentence of Bowe Bergdahl, and the year in politics.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 11 2015 11:22 AMThe “Is He Mussolini or Hitler?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering America and the Supreme Court’s affirmative action and “one person, one vote” cases.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 7 2015 11:39 AMThe “Total Disaster Area of Parenting” Bonus SegmentPolitical Gabfest panelist David Plotz shares a parenting conundrum with Mom and Dad Are Fighting.
Political Gabfest
March 4 2016 12:30 PMClarence Thomas Finds His VoiceWhat made the justice finally speak up, and why now? 
Political Gabfest
March 3 2016 11:47 AMWhat the Hell Happened on Super Tuesday?Slate’s Political Gabfest comes to the rescue with a special Super Tuesday recap of the primaries. 
Political Gabfest
Feb. 26 2016 12:09 PMThe “Is Trump’s Nomination Inevitable?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Nevada caucus, the Supreme Court’s first case without Scalia, and the continued Apple versus FBI phone-unlocking feud.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 22 2016 12:37 PMBehind the Scenes at the Republican DebateJohn Dickerson takes the Political Gabfest behind the curtain.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 18 2016 5:18 PMScalia Makes Big Waves, Even After His DeathSlate’s Amicus and Political Gabfest podcasts team up to cover the Supreme Court justice’s death. 
Political Gabfest
Feb. 12 2016 4:06 PMDoes Samantha Bee’s New Talk Show Deliver?The Political Gabfest discusses the buzz around Full Frontal.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 1:37 PMAre Grown-Ups Too Old to Get Grades?Think you’re more than just a number? Not if you work at Yahoo!
Political Gabfest
Jan. 29 2016 10:10 AMThe “Dark, Dark, Dark Money” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Bloomberg’s flirtation with running for president, and Jane Mayer’s new book on the Koch brothers’ empire.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 19 2016 11:04 AMWhat Does Chris Hughes’ Murder of the New Republic Mean for Journalism?The Political Gabfest mourns the death of a revered publication and wonders what it means for the future. 
Political Gabfest
Jan. 6 2016 4:13 PMThe “Peeing in the Shower” Bonus SegmentListen to the final conundrum on Slate’s special year-end show about life’s most confounding questions, according to listeners.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 28 2015 3:39 PMThe “Command-A Changed My Life” Bonus SegmentPolitical Gabfest host David Plotz chats with John Dickerson about his favorite life hacks for work and travel.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 21 2015 4:35 PMThe “Galactic Senate Makes No Sense” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts analyze the symbolic role of Star Wars in American politics.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 14 2015 10:16 AMThe “You Need a Stronger Position” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfests hosts debate Ronnie Wood’s age and new role as a father.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 7 2015 12:47 PMThe “Billionaire Olympics” Bonus SegmentThe Gabfest hosts discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s recent financial venture, the birth of his daughter, and “advancing human potential.”
Political Gabfest
Dec. 4 2015 11:54 AMThe “Everything Is Absolutely Terrible” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tragic Colorado Springs and San Bernardino shootings, the challenges of the Paris climate conference, and the demand for change in Chicago.

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