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

Political Gabfest
Nov. 28 2014 11:27 AMThe “No True Bill” EditionListen to Slate's show about the refusal to indict Darren Wilson, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s strong presidential field. 
Holidays
Nov. 26 2014 12:01 PM20 Guests, 19 PiesWhat happens when a Thanksgiving tradition gets completely out of hand.
Working
Nov. 25 2014 8:10 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 10 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked an appliance repairman about his workday.
Obit
Nov. 23 2014 3:32 PMThe ChemistUnderstanding Marion Barry.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2014 10:19 AMIs Thanksgiving a Liberal or Conservative Holiday?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 19 2014 10:36 AMBattle of the Slate Podcast Empire!
Working
Nov. 18 2014 5:36 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 8 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a porn star about her workday.
Working
Nov. 18 2014 1:32 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 7 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked an L.A. waiter about his workday.
Working
Nov. 14 2014 12:34 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 6 TranscriptRead how Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles described his workday.
Working
Nov. 11 2014 7:29 PMThe “How Does a Cartoonist Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how the Washington Post’s Tom Toles creates new cartoons almost every day of the week.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 7 2014 9:55 AMThe “Multitudinous States Incarnadine” EditionListen to Slate's show about why Republicans swept the midterms, what the results mean for both parties, and how liberal ballot measures survived the conservative wave.
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
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.    
Working
Nov. 26 2014 11:31 AMThe “How Does a Helicopter Paramedic Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a flight paramedic transports dying patients.
Working
Nov. 24 2014 11:30 AMThe “How Does an Appliance Repairman Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores what it’s like to go to work in a stranger’s house five times a day. 
Working
Nov. 21 2014 1:08 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 9 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a hospice nurse about end-of-life care.
Working
Nov. 20 2014 7:00 AMThe “How Does a Hospice Nurse Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a hospice nurse prepares patients for a dignified death.
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PMThe Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
Working
Nov. 18 2014 3:20 PMThe “How Does a Porn Star Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how porn star Jessica Drake prepares for a scene.
Working
Nov. 15 2014 1:13 PMYour Waiter Is Definitely Judging You
Political Gabfest
Nov. 14 2014 11:57 AMThe “President Whisperer” EditionListen to Slate’s show about another challenge to Obamacare now headed to the Supreme Court, the battle over net neutrality, and the opposition to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Working
Nov. 7 2014 11:32 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 5 TranscriptHow a perfumer explains her workday.
Working
Nov. 7 2014 9:23 AMThe “How Does a Perfumer Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a small-batch perfume is made.
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.

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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.