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

Political Gabfest
May 30 2014 10:16 AMThe College, Why Bother? GabfestListen to Slate's show about Elliot Rodger's violent misogyny, the Obama administration's plan to rate colleges, and Detroit's $2 billion blight problem.
Slate Plus
May 28 2014 9:59 AMNine Tweets and One SelfieSlate’s editor David Plotz and DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin gave a commencement speech together. Here’s what they said.
Political Gabfest
May 16 2014 1:55 PMThe Google Will Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Forget You GabfestListen to Slate's show about melting ice in Antarctica, Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, and an EU court ruling on Internet privacy.
Political Gabfest
May 2 2014 11:47 AMThe Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Donald Sterling’s racist rant, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court case regarding warrantless cellphone searches.
Slate Fare
April 21 2014 12:35 AMAnnouncing Slate PlusA membership program for Slate’s most loyal (and vociferous) fans.
Political Gabfest
April 11 2014 10:51 AMThe “Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about a possible Jeb Bush candidacy, “emotional” female politicians, and the ethics of taking your children on the high seas.
Brow Beat
March 29 2014 8:16 AMNoah Is Wrong About Environmentalism And Wrong About Human Progress
Political Gabfest
March 21 2014 12:05 PMThe “We Are Invincible” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s foreign policy, the looming ACA deadline, and Megan McArdle’s book The Up Side of Down.
Political Gabfest
March 14 2014 1:50 PMWould Lincoln Have Done Between Two Ferns?
Political Gabfest
Feb. 28 2014 11:48 AMIs Clarence Thomas’ Silence Disgraceful?
Political Gabfest
Feb. 14 2014 11:38 AMPlanet Money’s Adam Davidson Joins This Week’s Gabfest
Political Gabfest
Jan. 31 2014 2:38 PMCan Ezra Klein and Nate Silver Crack the Future of News?
Political Gabfest
Jan. 24 2014 11:48 AMWould This Documentary Have Saved Romney’s Campaign?
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.
Culturebox
May 29 2014 12:34 PMBefore You Accept Any Invitation …You must ask yourself this question.
Political Gabfest
May 23 2014 12:56 PMThe Gabfest Debates Reparations
Political Gabfest
May 9 2014 10:53 AMThe I Miss Monica Lewinsky GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s prayer decision, North Carolina’s Senate primary, and Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay.
Political Gabfest
April 25 2014 11:10 AMThe "Can You Say President Rick Perry?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Common Core curriculum, the Texas gubernatorial race, and the presidential ambitions of Lone Star politicians.
Slate Plus
April 16 2014 11:22 AMWe Wanted to Welcome You to Slate Plus… So we created these videos just for you, members!
Political Gabfest
April 4 2014 10:31 AMThe Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance case, GOP budget and tax reform plans, and the play Arguendo.
Political Gabfest
March 28 2014 10:12 AMThe "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, ageism in politics, and the spat between Democrats and Nate Silver.
Behind the Scenes
March 19 2014 2:12 PMShould Slate Change Its G.D. Profanity Policy? Three Editors Debate.
Political Gabfest
March 7 2014 12:47 PMThe “Do I Look Stoned?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the crisis in Ukraine, decriminalizing marijuana, and revising the SAT.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 21 2014 11:29 AMThe You're No Frank Underwood GabfestListen to Slate's show about the uprising in Kiev, a failed unionization in Tennessee, and Season 2 of House of Cards.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 7 2014 1:20 PMThe “Take This Job and Shove It, ’Cause I've Got Obamacare” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the 2014 midterms, whether Obamacare will really reduce employment, and the 10th anniversary of Facebook.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2014 7:22 PMStephen Glass Should Be a LawyerThe California Supreme Court’s cruel, self-righteous decision to reject the disgraced journalist’s bar application.
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.

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