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

Political Gabfest
April 15 2016 12:54 PMWhat #NeverTrump Can Learn From This Spooky 1964 Campaign Ad The Political Gabfest examines a surprisingly topical attack ad from LBJ’s 1964 race against Barry Goldwater.
Political Gabfest
April 8 2016 6:31 PMThe Political Gabfest Analyzes the Significance of the Panama PapersThe hosts take a closer look at the information leak.
Political Gabfest
April 1 2016 12:41 PMThe Political Gabfest Designs Mount Rushmore Part 2Who are the four American greats that we should feature on a Mount Rushmore remake?
Political Gabfest
March 28 2016 12:03 PMApple vs. the FBIThe Political Gabfest discusses the latest installment in Apple’s battle with the FBI. 
Political Gabfest
March 24 2016 5:29 PMThe “Patrolling and Securing” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the bombing in Brussels, the temperature of the presidential race, and Zubik v. Burwell.
Political Gabfest
March 17 2016 5:30 PMThe “Rough Them Up” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the latest Super Tuesday results, the violence at Trump rallies, and President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
March 10 2016 5:10 PMThe “Maybe It’s Hillary Who Should Drop Out” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s latest victories, the implications of Bernie Sanders’ Michigan upset, and the life and death of Nancy Reagan.
Political Gabfest
March 4 2016 10:20 AMThe “Hate and Castrate” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s seemingly inevitable nomination, what Hillary Clinton can do about it, and oral arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Cole.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 26 2016 4:07 PMThe Sleepless Lives of Presidential Candidates What do the candidates do in their down time? (What down time?)  
Political Gabfest
Feb. 23 2016 2:26 PMWhat It Takes to Moderate the CBS Republican DebateJohn Dickerson fills us in on what it’s like to run the show in Greenville, South Carolina.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 19 2016 11:35 AMThe “I Have a Gun, and Her Name Is America” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the vicious fight to replace Scalia, new GOP shenanigans, and Apple’s standoff with the FBI over unlocking the iPhone.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 14 2016 8:00 PMA Special Joint Political Gabfest and Amicus on Antonin Scalia’s DeathThe podcasts’ hosts discuss the seismic events set in motion by the sudden Supreme Court vacancy.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 12 2016 11:43 AMThe “Happy Valentine’s Day, Rubio Robot” EditionListen to Slate's show about the the New Hampshire primary, the future of the presidential race, and the blow to President Obama’s climate change action.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 10:33 AMThe “Coin Toss” EditionListen to Slate’s show on the results of the Iowa caucus, our predictions for the upcoming primaries, and what the Big Short says about big banks, regulation, and politics.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 22 2016 11:32 AMThe “Squirmishes” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP reaction to Trump and Cruz, Iran-U.S. relations, and the tragedy of the Flint water crisis.
Political Gabfest
April 14 2016 5:34 PMThe “Count Me Out” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the New York primary, Paul Ryan’s rejection of a possible presidential nomination, and the fallout from North Carolina’s LGBT-discriminatory law.
Political Gabfest
April 8 2016 9:34 AMThe “Does Bernie Sanders Know Anything About Anything?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s decline, Sanders’ triumph, and SCOTUS’ decision in One Person, One Vote.
Political Gabfest
March 31 2016 5:35 PMThe “Corey’s Gory Story” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s recent attacks on women, the delegate math for the Democratic race, and President Obama’s scolding of the media.
Atlas Obscura
March 25 2016 12:30 PMJoin Atlas Obscura on April 16 for a Celebration of Exploration and Discovery!
Political Gabfest
March 21 2016 10:29 AMWho We’re Reading Right NowWhich writers best capture the pulse of American politics? 
Political Gabfest
March 14 2016 3:47 PMWhat We Like About These Despicable PrimariesThe Political Gabfest finds the good in the 2016 presidential race. 
Political Gabfest
March 4 2016 12:30 PMClarence Thomas Finds His VoiceWhat made the justice finally speak up, and why now? 
Political Gabfest
March 3 2016 11:47 AMWhat the Hell Happened on Super Tuesday?Slate’s Political Gabfest comes to the rescue with a special Super Tuesday recap of the primaries. 
Political Gabfest
Feb. 26 2016 12:09 PMThe “Is Trump’s Nomination Inevitable?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Nevada caucus, the Supreme Court’s first case without Scalia, and the continued Apple versus FBI phone-unlocking feud.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 22 2016 12:37 PMBehind the Scenes at the Republican DebateJohn Dickerson takes the Political Gabfest behind the curtain.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 18 2016 5:18 PMScalia Makes Big Waves, Even After His DeathSlate’s Amicus and Political Gabfest podcasts team up to cover the Supreme Court justice’s death. 
Political Gabfest
Feb. 12 2016 4:06 PMDoes Samantha Bee’s New Talk Show Deliver?The Political Gabfest discusses the buzz around Full Frontal.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 1:37 PMAre Grown-Ups Too Old to Get Grades?Think you’re more than just a number? Not if you work at Yahoo!
Political Gabfest
Jan. 29 2016 10:10 AMThe “Dark, Dark, Dark Money” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Bloomberg’s flirtation with running for president, and Jane Mayer’s new book on the Koch brothers’ empire.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 19 2016 11:04 AMWhat Does Chris Hughes’ Murder of the New Republic Mean for Journalism?The Political Gabfest mourns the death of a revered publication and wonders what it means for the future. 

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