David Plotz David Plotz

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

Political Gabfest
April 11 2014 10:51 AMThe “Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about a possible Jeb Bush candidacy, “emotional” female politicians, and the ethics of taking your children on the high seas.
Brow Beat
March 29 2014 8:16 AMNoah Is Wrong About Environmentalism And Wrong About Human Progress
Political Gabfest
March 21 2014 12:05 PMThe “We Are Invincible” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s foreign policy, the looming ACA deadline, and Megan McArdle’s book The Up Side of Down.
Political Gabfest
March 14 2014 1:50 PMWould Lincoln Have Done Between Two Ferns?
Political Gabfest
Feb. 28 2014 11:48 AMIs Clarence Thomas’ Silence Disgraceful?
Political Gabfest
Feb. 14 2014 11:38 AMPlanet Money’s Adam Davidson Joins This Week’s Gabfest
Political Gabfest
Jan. 31 2014 2:38 PMCan Ezra Klein and Nate Silver Crack the Future of News?
Political Gabfest
Jan. 24 2014 11:48 AMWould This Documentary Have Saved Romney’s Campaign?
Politics
Jan. 14 2014 8:02 PMPolitics Should Be DirtierBullying, retaliation, back-scratching—Chris Christie was on to something.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 6 2014 2:03 PMThe Three Jews, Two-and-a-Half Opinions GabfestListen to Slate's show about the minimum wage fight, the threat of violence in Sochi, and the campus politics of criticizing Israel.
History
Dec. 27 2013 10:28 AMThe Greatest Magazine Ever PublishedWhat I learned reading all of Life magazine from the summer of 1945.
Slate Fare
Dec. 23 2013 11:46 PMOur 11 Favorite Slate Stories of 2013Some funny, some obsessive, some important.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 20 2013 12:02 PMShould Supreme Court Justices Make Way for the Next Generation?
Political Gabfest
Dec. 6 2013 1:22 PMThe Motor City Massacre GabfestListen to Slate's show about a federal lawsuit that could gut Obamacare, minimum wage strikes, and Detroit's bankruptcy.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 22 2013 3:04 PMLive From Brooklyn: The Ich Bin Ein Gabfester GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Kennedy assassination and how the U.S. would be different if he'd lived.
Political Gabfest
April 4 2014 10:31 AMThe Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance case, GOP budget and tax reform plans, and the play Arguendo.
Political Gabfest
March 28 2014 10:12 AMThe "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, ageism in politics, and the spat between Democrats and Nate Silver.
Behind the Scenes
March 19 2014 2:12 PMShould Slate Change Its G.D. Profanity Policy? Three Editors Debate.
Political Gabfest
March 7 2014 12:47 PMThe “Do I Look Stoned?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the crisis in Ukraine, decriminalizing marijuana, and revising the SAT.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 21 2014 11:29 AMThe You're No Frank Underwood GabfestListen to Slate's show about the uprising in Kiev, a failed unionization in Tennessee, and Season 2 of House of Cards.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 7 2014 1:20 PMThe “Take This Job and Shove It, ’Cause I've Got Obamacare” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the 2014 midterms, whether Obamacare will really reduce employment, and the 10th anniversary of Facebook.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2014 7:22 PMStephen Glass Should Be a LawyerThe California Supreme Court’s cruel, self-righteous decision to reject the disgraced journalist’s bar application.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 17 2014 1:10 PMThe "You're Married—Psych! You're Not Married" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's NSA reform plan, gay marriage in Utah, and abortion protesters in Massachusetts.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 10 2014 11:28 AMWill the Chris Christie Bridge Story Have Legs in 2016?
Political Gabfest
Dec. 27 2013 2:26 PMThe 2013 Conundrums GabfestListen to Slate's special year-end show about life's most confounding questions, as submitted by listeners.
Slate Fare
Dec. 24 2013 12:15 PMI Wish We’d Published That!The best stories of 2013 (that didn’t run in Slate).
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 23 2013 5:25 PMIs the NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status a Huge Scandal or a Big Nonissue?
Political Gabfest
Dec. 13 2013 3:12 PMDo Tech and Wealth Ruin Cities?
Political Gabfest
Nov. 29 2013 3:16 PMThe Hobby Lobby Liberal Sobby GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Iranian nuclear deal, the religious rights of corporations, and the future of the filibuster.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2013 7:09 PMGabfest Extra: The Nuclear OptionDavid Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters of most presidential appointments.

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