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

Political Gabfest
Oct. 17 2014 12:40 PMThe “Is Amazon Evil?” EditionListen to Slate's show about the politicization of Ebola, how Republicans will run the Senate, and the war between Amazon and the publishing industry.
Working
Oct. 16 2014 11:47 PMThe “How Does Stephen Colbert Work?” EditionSlate’s new podcast about work explores Stephen Colbert’s workday and how The Colbert Report is made.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 10:34 AMThe “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 3 2014 10:05 AMThe “Jump the Fence” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent Secret Service blunders, the push for a third Romney presidential run, and the Kansas Senate race.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 19 2014 11:54 AMThe “Spanking” EditionListen to Slate’s show about progressives’ push for more liberal candidates, the U.S. response to Ebola’s rapid spread, and the corporal punishment debate.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 5 2014 2:33 PMThe “In the Cloud, No One Knows You’re a Dog” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Putin’s aggressive action in Ukraine, the 2014 elections, and the theft of celebrity nude photos.
Moneybox
Aug. 29 2014 2:15 PM76 Ways to Make Money in Digital Media
Political Gabfest
Aug. 22 2014 10:22 AMThe “Why Isn’t Everyone Rioting?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the aftermath of Ferguson, the horrifying execution of journalist James Foley, and L.A.’s potential voting lottery.
Assessment
Aug. 1 2014 3:45 PMAugustLet's get rid of it.
Political Gabfest
July 25 2014 10:28 AMThe “Joe Biden’s White Teeth” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the crisis in Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout from Flight MH17, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, and Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations.
Political Gabfest
July 18 2014 11:36 AMThe “So Sue Me” EditionListen to Slate's show about John Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama, Elizabeth Warren’s possible 2016 campaign, and the arrest of a single mother who left her 9-year-old in a park.
Slate Fare
July 18 2014 10:48 AMWho Cares What Happened at Slate This Week? David Plotz ignores weekly newsletter protocol, shares his favorite Slate reads of all time.
Slate Fare
July 14 2014 1:56 PMDavid Plotz Says GoodbyeI’ve loved editing Slate. Now it’s Julia Turner’s turn to run the magazine.
Political Gabfest
July 11 2014 10:27 AMThe “May I Introduce You to President Harding and His Friend Jerry” EditionListen to Slate's show about the cycle of violence in Gaza, a possible new generation of conservatives, and Warren Harding’s steamy letters.
Political Gabfest
July 3 2014 3:15 PMICYMI: Watch a Live Taping of the Political GabfestSpy on David and John during the July 3rd recording of the Gabfest.
Working
Oct. 17 2014 11:00 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 1 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked Stephen Colbert about his workday. 
Working
Oct. 16 2014 11:46 PMWorking: A PodcastWhat do you do all day?
Political Gabfest
Oct. 7 2014 12:52 PMThe “How Does Stephen Colbert Work?” Gabfest Bonus Segment    David Plotz previews his forthcoming podcast series, Working.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 26 2014 7:56 PMThe “Dead, Dead, Dead at 75” EditionListen to Slate's show about Eric Holder’s resignation, U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, and death at 75.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 12 2014 10:29 AMThe “They May Take Our Lives, but They’ll Never Take Our Freedom” EditionListen to Slate's show about Obama’s strategy against ISIS, the effort to mobilize female voters, and Scotland’s referendum on independence.
Books
Sept. 2 2014 2:20 PMCloudy AtlasDavid Mitchell’s portentous new book is no fun.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 29 2014 12:28 PMThe “Gabfest to End All Gabfests” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the potential for another government shutdown, a bizarre faceoff over the Export-Import bank, and the World War I centennial.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 8 2014 11:33 AMThe “Conservative Nanny State” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan, Tennessee’s Supreme Court retention elections, and Ebola panic.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 1 2014 10:30 AMCan Anyone Stop the War in Gaza?
Political Gabfest
July 23 2014 2:45 PMWatch the Political Gabfest TapingSpy on David, John, and Emily during the July 24 recording of the Gabfest.
Family
July 18 2014 11:28 AMSlate Voice:Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.
Slate Fare
July 15 2014 9:13 AMAfter David’s Announcement How did David Plotz feel after he delivered his big news to the Slate team?
Political Gabfest
July 11 2014 4:09 PMThe "Why Is Hollywood Mesmerized by Washington?" Bonus SegmentIn a Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, David Plotz asks two TV writers to explain a wave of political television.
Political Gabfest
July 4 2014 10:46 AMThe “You’re a Facebook Lab Rat” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the child immigration crisis, and Facebook’s controversial mood study.
Political Gabfest
June 27 2014 12:36 PMIs Rand Paul the 2016 GOP Front-Runner?

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