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
May 16 2014 1:55 PMThe Google Will Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Forget You GabfestListen to Slate's show about melting ice in Antarctica, Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, and an EU court ruling on Internet privacy.
Political Gabfest
May 2 2014 11:47 AMThe Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Donald Sterling’s racist rant, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court case regarding warrantless cellphone searches.
Slate Fare
April 21 2014 12:35 AMAnnouncing Slate PlusA membership program for Slate’s most loyal (and vociferous) fans.
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
May 9 2014 10:53 AMThe I Miss Monica Lewinsky GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s prayer decision, North Carolina’s Senate primary, and Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay.
Political Gabfest
April 25 2014 11:10 AMThe "Can You Say President Rick Perry?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Common Core curriculum, the Texas gubernatorial race, and the presidential ambitions of Lone Star politicians.
Slate Plus
April 16 2014 11:22 AMWe Wanted to Welcome You to Slate Plus… So we created these videos just for you, members!
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?

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  Double X
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  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
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Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
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Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?