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

Political Gabfest
Nov. 30 2015 2:50 PMThe “Slightly Sad Breakfast” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts consider fresh food ideas to shake up Emily Bazelon’s morning routine.
Food
Nov. 25 2015 12:00 PM20 Guests, 19 PiesWhat happens when a Thanksgiving tradition gets completely out of hand.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 11:38 AMThe “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Paris terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court’s new abortion case, and the multifaceted genius of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
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
Nov. 27 2015 7:02 AMThe “Thousands Were Cheering” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump lying uncontrollably, the backlash against Syrian refugees, and Princeton University’s potentially erasing Woodrow Wilson’s name from its campus.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 23 2015 12:57 PMThe “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus SegmentHow did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 9:00 AMThe “Podcast Feud” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of the Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen face off in a Slate-y version of Family Feud
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.

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