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

Political Gabfest
April 12 2018 5:31 PMThe “Farewell, My Blue-Eyed Monster” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Paul Ryan’s retirement, and Mark Zuckerberg’s chat with Congress.
Political Gabfest
March 22 2018 8:04 PMThe “Delete Facebook” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Robert Mueller’s job security, Cambridge Analytica’s data mining, and whether 2018 is really just a new take on the 1960s.
Political Gabfest
March 8 2018 7:03 PMThe “Stormy Weather” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s tariffs, the Stormy Daniels lawsuit, and sanctuary cities.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 22 2018 7:02 PMThe “Enough Thoughts and Prayers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about students protesting gun violence, the indictments of 13 Russian nationals, and Mitt Romney’s Senate run.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 8 2018 7:02 PMThe “A Correction, Not a Crash” EditionListen to Slate’s show about stock-market turbulence, the Nunes memo, and accusations that former White House aide Rob Porter is a domestic abuser.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 25 2018 7:06 PMThe “50,000 Texts” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the integrity of the FBI, the usefulness of government shutdowns, and the value of survivor testimony during sentencing.
Relationships
Jan. 16 2018 5:53 AMOrder vs. ChaosEvery time we fight, we’re replaying an old argument that started nearly two decades ago at Buy Buy Baby.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 11 2018 8:12 PMThe “Very Stable Genius” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the future of DACA Dreamers, Trump’s fitness for office, and voting rights at the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 28 2017 9:00 AMThe “2017 Conundrums, Featuring They Might Be Giants” EditionListen to Slate’s show of listener-generated conundrums, answered live before a Boston Gabfest audience.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 14 2017 7:18 PMThe “Devil and Mr. Jones” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Democrat Doug Jones’ win in Alabama, the current state of the tax bill, and awful men in the headlines.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 30 2017 4:41 PMThe “Pass-Through” EditionListen to Slate’s show about GOP tax cuts, Project Veritas’ attempted media entrapment, and Supreme Court arguments on cellphone tracking.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 16 2017 6:27 PMThe “She Was Just 17, You Know What I Mean” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Roy Moore, the GOP tax plan, and a potential investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 2 2017 5:38 PMThe “Cut, Cut, Cut” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Mueller’s indictments, the tax bill, and John Kelly’s comments on the Civil War.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 19 2017 5:40 PMThe “President Pence” EditionListen to Slate’s show about presidents and grieving military families, Mike Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 6 2017 10:10 AMThe “Thoughts and Prayers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the shooting in Las Vegas, the federal response to Puerto Rico, and the Supreme Court’s examination of political gerrymandering.
Political Gabfest
April 5 2018 5:27 PMThe “Caravan of Gabfesters” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump’s influence on the media, and the effectiveness of Scott Pruitt and other federal leaders.
Political Gabfest
March 15 2018 6:52 PMThe “Rex Wrecks” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson, Pennsylvania’s special election results, and public schools.
Political Gabfest
March 1 2018 9:16 PMThe “There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the NRA boycott, staff changes at the White House, and the future of public unions.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 15 2018 8:08 PMThe “Let’s Just Ban Everything” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the school massacre in Florida, job openings at the White House, and whether it’s the right time to ban porn.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 2 2018 8:32 AMThe “Hope Hicks’ Loose Lips Sink Ships” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tangled Russia investigation, Donald Trump’s first State of the Union, and Hillary Clinton’s collision with the #MeToo campaign.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 18 2018 8:58 PMThe “A House Is Not a Hole” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the potential government shutdown, Trump on immigration, and the Aziz Ansari story.
Relationships
Jan. 16 2018 5:40 AMThis Is the Last Time I Will Ever See YouAfter every wedding, there is a dear friend who will immediately disappear from your life. And that’s OK.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 4 2018 6:02 PMThe “Lost His Mind” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the buzz around Michael Wolff’s new book, investigations into Russian contact with the Trump team, and a new study about the impact of fake news.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 21 2017 7:12 PMThe “Paul Ryan Has Died and Gone to Heaven” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tax bill, government agencies under Trump, and Linda Greenhouse’s new book about covering the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 7 2017 6:49 PMThe “Wedding Cake” EditionListen to Slate’s show about harassment-related resignations, cake-decorating preferences at the Supreme Court, and the Middle East peace process.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 22 2017 9:16 AMThe “Al Franken and Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton and Roy Moore and John Conyers Should All Resign” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP tax bills, a new batch of sexual assault allegations, and the decline of the magazine industry.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2017 6:22 PMThe “One Year and One Day” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Tuesday’s Democratic victories, Trump’s first year, and tech companies’ role in Russian meddling.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 26 2017 6:32 PMThe “Live From Chicago” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the growing fissures in the GOP, criminal justice reform in Chicago, and the empowerment of survivors of sexual harassment and assault.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2017 6:15 PMThe “Adult Day Care” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s infighting, the fall of Harvey Weinstein, and the Clean Power Plan repeal.
Books
Oct. 2 2017 9:00 AMGive Me Grant: An American MusicalWith his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow turns the life of yet another misunderstood figure from U.S. currency into narrative gold.

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