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

Political Gabfest
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
Political Gabfest
March 6 2015 11:12 AMThe “hdr22@clintonemail.com” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, Hillary Clinton’s email, and the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 27 2015 1:03 PMThe “Bibi, Vidi, Vici” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 13 2015 11:04 AMThe “Happy Valentine’s Day, Judge Moore” EditionListen to Slate's show about the marriage equality confusion in Alabama, whether we should forgive Brian Williams, and Emily Bazelon's story about a campus sexual assault charge.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 4 2015 12:56 PMThe “Do You Think Blogging Is a Form of Addiction?” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss Andrew Sullivan and his retirement from blogging.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 23 2015 10:42 AMThe “Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the State of the Union address, the Supreme Court’s marriage equality cases, and the depiction of LBJ in the movie Selma.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 9 2015 10:42 AMLe “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo” ÉditionListen to Slate's Political Gabfest about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the new Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and the decline in NYPD policing.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 26 2014 3:40 PMThe “2014 Conundrum Show, Live in Chicago” EditionListen to the hosts of Slate's Political Gabfest tackle tough ethical, philosophical, and political questions.
Working
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Working
Dec. 16 2014 1:47 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 16 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Google software engineer about her workday.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 12 2014 10:26 AMThe “America’s National Shame” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the CIA torture report, the fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story, and The Colbert Report’s legacy.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 3:53 PMThe “How Does a Lexicographer Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a Merriam-Webster lexicographer defined the word take.
Working
Dec. 8 2014 2:25 PMThe “How Does a Farmer Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how the owner of a small fruit farm stays in business.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 5 2014 11:34 AMThe “I’m Pregnant, Don’t Fire Me!” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent grand jury non-indictments, Young v. UPS, and whether passing Obamacare doomed Democrats.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 4 2014 8:55 PMPolitical Gabfest Extra: Windy City WanderTwo Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.
Political Gabfest
March 13 2015 2:42 PMThe “Is it ‘Dear Ali’ or ‘Dear Ayatollah’ or ‘Dear Mullah’?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton’s press conference, and the racist SAE chant.
Political Gabfest
March 3 2015 1:39 PMThe “Most Pleasurable Portrayal of Libertarianism” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss what Parks and Recreation got right about government.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 20 2015 10:37 AMThe “Does President Obama Love America?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Obama’s immigration defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s higher education budget battle, and Republicans’ assault on Obama’s foreign policy.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 6 2015 11:49 AMThe “Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about anti-vaxxers, President Obama’s budget proposal, and Brian Williams’ fictionalized war reporting.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 30 2015 11:41 AMThe “Can You Buy a President for $889 Million” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Koch brothers’ $889 million commitment to the 2016 elections, the Supreme Court’s death penalty case, and Jonathan Chait’s essay about political correctness.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 16 2015 1:37 PMThe “Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Romney 2016, and Obama’s community college initiative.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 2 2015 10:04 AMThe “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to three of the best Gabfest segments from 2014.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 19 2014 10:46 AMThe “Why Close Guantánamo When You Can Open Havana?” EditionListen to Slate's show about normalizing relations with Cuba, Jeb Bush’s presidential exploration, and the year in online outrage.
Working
Dec. 18 2014 3:06 PMWhat Does a Principal Do All Day?
Working
Dec. 15 2014 2:33 PMThe “How Does a Google Coder Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores the world of a software engineer and her quest to write good code and good poetry.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 5:01 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 15 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Merriam-Webster lexicographer about her workday.
Working
Dec. 10 2014 8:56 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 14 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a farmer about his workday.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 8 2014 8:14 AMPolitical Gabfest Extra: San Francisco TreatTwo Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination.
Working
Dec. 5 2014 9:20 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 13 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a screenwriter about his workday.
Working
Dec. 4 2014 1:15 PMThe “How Does a Hollywood Screenwriter Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how The Good Wife is written.

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