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

Books
Oct. 2 2017 9:00 AMGive Me Grant: An American MusicalWith his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow turns the life of yet another misunderstood figure from U.S. currency into narrative gold.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 14 2017 6:05 PMThe “What Happened?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s flirtation with bipartisanship, Hillary Clinton’s new book, and Franklin Foer’s take on big tech.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 1 2017 10:00 AMThe “Après Moi, le Déluge” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hurricane Harvey, antifa, and insubordinate Trump officials.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 4 2017 1:31 PMWas the President Involved in Peddling the Seth Rich Conspiracy?The Political Gabfest on a new lawsuit about a retracted Fox News story.
Political Gabfest
July 28 2017 12:38 PMDo the Boy Scouts Deserve Blame for Trump’s Bizarre Speech?The Political Gabfest on what to make of the president’s invitation to speak at the jamboree.
Political Gabfest
July 21 2017 2:46 PMThe End of NormsThe Political Gabfest on how Trump has challenged the traditions and customs that have constrained past presidents.
Political Gabfest
July 14 2017 10:31 AMThe “I Love It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian meeting, the GOP health care bill, and Mark Leibovich on Trump’s D.C.
Political Gabfest
July 6 2017 6:23 PMThe “ICBM” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the “election integrity” commission, Trump’s first face-to-face with Putin, and a nuclear North Korea.
Political Gabfest
June 29 2017 7:16 PMThe “Mitch McConnell Really Does Have a Secret Plan” EditionListen to Slate’s show about health care, the Supreme Court, and the White House’s war on the media.
Political Gabfest
June 15 2017 6:40 PMThe “Mean” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries.
The Slatest
June 12 2017 3:20 PMIf Trump Cares About Jobs, Why Isn’t He Talking More About Drywall Installers?
Political Gabfest
June 9 2017 10:48 AMThe “I Expect Loyalty” Edition, Live From DenverListen to Slate’s show about James Comey, Gov. John Hickenlooper, and cellphone data privacy.
Political Gabfest
June 1 2017 5:54 PMThe “Jared Went to Him” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Jared Kushner, the Paris climate accord, and President Trump’s European trip.
Political Gabfest
May 26 2017 7:13 AMThe “Glowing Orb” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the budget, Trump’s trip abroad, and a Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering.
Political Gabfest
May 19 2017 6:05 PMTrump’s Insane Theory About ExerciseThe Political Gabfest on what to make of the president’s comments about fitness.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 4:00 PMThe “Equinox, the Rocket Man” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s latest attempt at repealing Obamacare, Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Trump’s tough talk at the U.N.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 8 2017 10:38 AMThe “DACA Attack-A” EditionListen to Slate’s show about DACA, September’s legislative pileup, and North Korea.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 24 2017 6:21 PMThe “Get Me Another General” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Afghanistan strategy, Mitch McConnell’s presidential silent treatment, and bail reform.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 3 2017 6:55 PMThe “Kelly and the Mooch” EditionListen to Slate’s show about White House chaos, affirmative action, and prosecutors withholding evidence.
Political Gabfest
July 27 2017 7:00 PMThe “If Only This Were a Movie and Not Our Lives” EditionListen to Slate’s show about health care, Jeff Sessions, and transgender service members.
Political Gabfest
July 20 2017 5:36 PMThe “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” EditionListen to Slate’s show about health care, Joshua Green’s new book about Steve Bannon, and campus sexual assault.
Political Gabfest
July 7 2017 2:00 PMChris Christie’s Day at the BeachThe Political Gabfest on the hubristic bookend to Christie’s gubernatorial term.
Political Gabfest
July 5 2017 10:24 AMWhat Is Not a Crime That Should Be a Crime?The Political Gabfest on the things we should outlaw.
Political Gabfest
June 16 2017 1:34 PMShould Megyn Kelly Have Interviewed Alex Jones?The Political Gabfest on giving a platform to the far-right Infowars host.
Political Gabfest
June 13 2017 1:50 PMThe America First Argument for a Global Climate PactRead what the Political Gabfest had to say about Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
Political Gabfest
June 9 2017 1:49 PMKansas, Pence, and VenezuelaAn audience Q&A with the Political Gabfest at their live taping in Denver.
Political Gabfest
June 2 2017 12:28 PMJust How Scandalous Was the Kathy Griffin Photo Scandal?The Political Gabfest takes on a comedic faux pas.
Political Gabfest
May 31 2017 10:01 PMPresidential Prerequisites?The Political Gabfest on what presidential candidates should be required to see and do before they are allowed to run.
Politics
May 22 2017 3:27 PMThe Future of American ConservatismEvan McMullin joins the Political Gabfest to discuss the GOP, Trump, and what D.C. and Utah can learn from each other.
Political Gabfest
May 18 2017 5:35 PMThe “Witch Hunt” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the maelstrom around Trump’s presidency, Roger Ailes, and Attorney General Sessions’ war on drugs.

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