David Plotz David Plotz

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

Political Gabfest
Dec. 19 2014 10:46 AMThe “Why Close Guantánamo When You Can Open Havana?” EditionListen to Slate's show about normalizing relations with Cuba, Jeb Bush’s presidential exploration, and the year in online outrage.
Working
Dec. 18 2014 3:06 PMWhat Does a Principal Do All Day?
Working
Dec. 16 2014 1:47 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 16 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Google software engineer about her workday.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 12 2014 10:26 AMThe “America’s National Shame” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the CIA torture report, the fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story, and The Colbert Report’s legacy.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 3:53 PMThe “How Does a Lexicographer Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a Merriam-Webster lexicographer defined the word take.
Working
Dec. 8 2014 2:25 PMThe “How Does a Farmer Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how the owner of a small fruit farm stays in business.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 5 2014 11:34 AMThe “I’m Pregnant, Don’t Fire Me!” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent grand jury non-indictments, Young v. UPS, and whether passing Obamacare doomed Democrats.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 4 2014 8:55 PMPolitical Gabfest Extra: Windy City WanderTwo Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.
Working
Dec. 3 2014 11:55 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 12 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a day care manager about her workday.
Behind the Scenes
Nov. 28 2014 5:00 PMOur Media Thanksgiving ListThe podcasts, websites, and apps Slate-sters are thankful for.
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. 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
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 18 2014 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Working
Dec. 15 2014 2:33 PMThe “How Does a Google Coder Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores the world of a software engineer and her quest to write good code and good poetry.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 5:01 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 15 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Merriam-Webster lexicographer about her workday.
Working
Dec. 10 2014 8:56 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 14 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a farmer about his workday.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 8 2014 8:14 AMPolitical Gabfest Extra: San Francisco TreatTwo Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination.
Working
Dec. 5 2014 9:20 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 13 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a screenwriter about his workday.
Working
Dec. 4 2014 1:15 PMThe “How Does a Hollywood Screenwriter Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how The Good Wife is written.
Working
Dec. 1 2014 10:27 AMThe “How to Run a Day Care Center” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a day care manager balances different parenting styles.
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. 
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.

READ MORE STORIES

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.