David Plotz
David Plotz David Plotz

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

Working
Nov. 6 2014 8:14 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 4 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked They Might Be Giants guitarist John Flansburgh about his workday.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 31 2014 1:29 PMYou, The Gabfest, and a Hotel RoomWin tickets to attend a taping of the Political Gabfest, live from David’s Chicago hotel room. 
Working
Oct. 30 2014 5:41 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 3 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked about a pastor’s workday.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 24 2014 10:15 AMThe “Fake ID” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the influence of billionaires on the midterms, the Supreme Court’s voter ID rulings, and Ben Bradlee’s journalistic legacy.
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:23 AMHow an Inner-City Doctor Treats Poor Patients in a Rapidly Gentrifying Community
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.
Working
Nov. 3 2014 9:09 PMHow Does a 54-Year-Old Touring Rock Guitarist Work?
Political Gabfest
Oct. 31 2014 10:54 AMThe “I’ll Disown You if You Marry a Republican” EditionListen to Slate's show about the final week of midterm campaign season, partyism and prejudice, and Gamergate.
Working
Oct. 30 2014 1:37 PMThe “How Does a Pastor Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores the complex relationship between a preacher and the members of his congregation.
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Working
Oct. 22 2014 6:00 AMWhy It’s OK to Ask People What They DoDavid Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
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.

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