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

Culture Gabfest
Nov. 18 2015 2:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Broadway” EditionSlate’s megapodcast on the Paris attacks, Master of None, the Russian doping scandal, and an interview with the stars of Hamilton.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 13 2015 9:03 AMThe “I Don’t Like Philosophy or Welding” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the fourth Republican debate, the student protests at Yale and the University of Missouri, and the coming Supreme Court battle over immigration.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 6 2015 12:26 PMThe “Predator in the Bathroom” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the conservatives’ victories in the off-year elections, the Republican revolt in the GOP primary debates, and the increasing death rates for middle-aged white Americans.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 30 2015 10:58 AMThe “Jeb With a Sad, Droopy Exclamation Point!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 23 2015 8:24 PMThe “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton testifying on Benghazi, Jeb Bush fighting with Donald Trump over George W. Bush, and disquieting claims about the dire state of the Democratic Party.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2015 1:15 PMThe “Sick and Tired of Your Damn Emails” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Democratic debate, whether Paul Ryan should run for speaker, and Wisconsin’s possible landmark gun control case.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 9 2015 12:45 PMThe “Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the chaos in the Republican Party, the upcoming Democratic debate, and the Bush brothers in South Carolina.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 2 2015 10:27 AMThe “The Living Will Envy the Dead” EditionListen to Slate's show about the fallout from John Boehner’s resignation, the showdown between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, and the troubling state of DNA evidence law in criminal cases.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 25 2015 11:34 AMThe “Carly, Scotty, Franny” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the sudden fall of Gov. Scott Walker, the rapid rise of Carly Fiorina, and the universal appeal of Pope Francis.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 15 2015 10:51 AMThe “Big Gold Doors” Bonus SegmentJohn Dickerson, Julia Ioffe, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump’s White House ambitions and the role of ex-presidents.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 4 2015 9:32 AMThe “Let’s Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s never-ending email scandal, the worsening migrant crisis in Europe, and the Kentucky clerk willing to go to jail for her religious beliefs.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 11 2015 4:34 PMThe “Keeping Up” Bonus SegmentDavid Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss how they keep up with the news cycle while they’re away on vacation. 
Political Gabfest
July 31 2015 11:21 AMThe “How to Debate a Drunk Person” EditionLive from Washington, D.C., the Political Gabfest on the upcoming Republican primary debate, the New York magazine cover story about the allegations against Bill Cosby, and the rise of Uber.
Political Gabfest
July 17 2015 9:56 AMThe John Kerry Is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize EditionListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, Scott Walker’s presidential candidacy, and the controversy over an undercover Planned Parenthood video.
Political Gabfest
July 3 2015 12:17 PMThe Killers and Rapists EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s historic term, the Greek debt crisis, and the tragicomedy called Trump.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 13 2015 4:37 PMThe “There Will Be Wine There” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts discuss dinner party etiquette among French and Iranian diplomats.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2015 5:30 PMThe “Things That Aren’t True” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew applauds Emily Bazelon for her coverage of a recent Stanford sexual assault case. 
Political Gabfest
Nov. 2 2015 2:47 PM“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 26 2015 1:23 PMThe “One Drop of This Blood Situation” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew dips into an ethical bloodbath about lawful coercion.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2015 6:40 PMThe “I Dare You Not to Wear a Tie” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfesters discuss men’s fashion in American politics.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2015 4:13 PMThe “Turn Up Your Drawl” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz debate the influence of regionalized accents in the political arena.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 6 2015 11:18 AMThe “How Do You Punish This Company?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss reprimanding Volkswagen for ethical misconduct.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 28 2015 4:27 PMThe “Giving Tree” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner and what it means for his replacement. 
Political Gabfest
Sept. 18 2015 9:29 AMThe Live From San Francisco EditionListen to Slate’s show about the second Republican presidential debate and the possible government shutdown. Plus, a conversation with productivity guru Merlin Mann.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 11 2015 12:19 PMThe Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s campaign reboot, the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 28 2015 10:52 AMThe “Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Jeb Bush’s vacillating views on immigration, China’s disruption of global markets, and topless desnudas in Times Square.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 8 2015 9:18 AMThe “Nine German Shepherds and One Raccoon” EditionListen to Slate's show about the first 2016 GOP primary debates, Joe Biden’s potential run, and the anniversary of Ferguson.
Political Gabfest
July 24 2015 10:29 AMThe “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich, Sandra Bland, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay.
Political Gabfest
July 10 2015 10:23 AMThe “How Many Pushups Should the President Be Able to Do?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about political polling, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker vs. the First Amendment, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates.
Political Gabfest
June 26 2015 3:36 PMThe “Wait! There’s Marriage Equality!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

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