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
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?
Political Gabfest
Dec. 13 2013 3:12 PMDo Tech and Wealth Ruin Cities?
Political Gabfest
Nov. 29 2013 3:16 PMThe Hobby Lobby Liberal Sobby GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Iranian nuclear deal, the religious rights of corporations, and the future of the filibuster.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2013 7:09 PMGabfest Extra: The Nuclear OptionDavid Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters of most presidential appointments.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 12 2013 12:07 PMThe “It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice” EditionA transcript of the Nov. 8 Political Gabfest.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 4 2013 12:10 PMMaybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.govA transcript of the Nov. 1 Political Gabfest.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2013 5:36 PMAn Experiment: We’re Posting the Whole Transcript of This Week’s Political Gabfest
Political Gabfest
Oct. 18 2013 12:05 PMThe "Was That the Alamo or the Battle of the Bulge?" GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on the long-term implications of the shutdown and Facebook's privacy settings for teens.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 15 2013 8:15 PMGabfest Extra: Day 15, Veering Around MadlyDavid Plotz, John Dickerson, and Matt Yglesias on Capitol Hill confusion.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2013 6:44 PMGabfest Extra: Day 11, Not So FastDavid Plotz and Ezra Klein on whether the emerging Obama/GOP deal is a cure or a band aid.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 9 2013 6:40 PMGabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?Plotz and Weigel on signs of movement in the budget/debt ceiling showdown.
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
Dec. 20 2013 12:02 PMShould Supreme Court Justices Make Way for the Next Generation?
Political Gabfest
Dec. 6 2013 1:22 PMThe Motor City Massacre GabfestListen to Slate's show about a federal lawsuit that could gut Obamacare, minimum wage strikes, and Detroit's bankruptcy.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 22 2013 3:04 PMLive From Brooklyn: The Ich Bin Ein Gabfester GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Kennedy assassination and how the U.S. would be different if he'd lived.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 15 2013 1:43 PMThe Don't You Dare Call It a Catfight GabfestListen to Slate's show about saving Obamacare, whether Elizabeth Warren could beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, and what driving laws cyclists should have to follow.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 8 2013 11:23 AMWhy Rand Paul's Plagiarism Won't Doom His Presidential Aspirations
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Nov. 1 2013 10:59 AMThe Maybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.gov GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on Obamacare's ongoing woes, NSA spying on allied leaders, and racial profiling by New York department stores.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 25 2013 11:21 AMThe Healthcare.bomb GabfestSlate's popular weekly political podcast covers the healthcare.gov debacle, and the outing of @Natsecwonk.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2013 7:04 PMGabfest Extra: Day 16—The End, for NowDavid Plotz, John Dickerson, and Ross Douthat on the likely end of the shutdown.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 14 2013 6:06 PMGabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?David Plotz and John Dickerson on the emerging Senate deal.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2013 11:17 AMThe Political Gabfest: “Do You Believe in the Devil?” GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on the government shutdown, Justice Scalia's interview with New York, and more campaign finance at the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 8 2013 6:49 PMGabfest Extra: Day 8 of the Government ShutdownBazelon and Plotz on the legal questions raised by the D.C. impasse.

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  Slate Plus
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Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.