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

Political Gabfest
Sept. 27 2016 4:49 PMThe “I’m So Relieved” EditionListen to a special Slate show about the first presidential debate.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 26 2016 9:18 AMThe “Time to Panic” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s birtherism, the New York bombing, and calls for a Snowden pardon.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 16 2016 11:41 AMThe “Hack, Sputter, Cough” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Clinton’s health, Trump’s foundation, and improving incomes.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 9 2016 10:28 AMThe “Bart Simpson vs. Lisa Simpson” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses Trump’s apparent pay-to-play with Pam Bondi, the upcoming debates, and reparations.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 2 2016 11:14 AMThe “Make Mexico Great Again” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s visit to Mexico, Huma Abedin’s separation from Anthony Weiner, and the fight for control of the Senate.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 26 2016 10:33 AMThe “Meet the New Trump” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s immigration “pivot,” Clinton’s emails, and Emily’s death penalty story.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 18 2016 5:30 PMThe “Should You Believe Juanita Broaddrick?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Paul Manafort, unrest in Milwaukee, and Juanita Broaddrick.
Political Gabfest
July 28 2016 8:06 PMThe “Bunch of Malarkey” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Democratic convention and the DNC email hack.
Political Gabfest
July 21 2016 7:58 PMThe “Your Word is Your Bond” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Republican convention and the departure of Fox News head Roger Ailes.
Political Gabfest
July 14 2016 4:49 PMThe “Last Week Was Awful and Next Week I Have to Go to Cleveland” Edition—Live From D.C.Listen to Slate’s show about the recent police shootings, the Atlantic cover story on what ails American politics, and the upcoming party conventions.
Political Gabfest
July 8 2016 10:29 AMThe “Seven Salty Almonds, Six-Pointed Stars, Five Secret Emails” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the FBI findings on Clinton’s emails, Trump tweeting a six-pointed star, and Obama’s late-night habits.
Political Gabfest
June 20 2016 2:48 PMAre You Stuck Wearing Suit Jackets in the Summer Heat?Slate staffers share how they dress professionally on the campaign trail.
Political Gabfest
June 13 2016 12:41 PMWhat Is the (((Echo)))?Twitter has become an echo chamber of parentheses—but what do they mean?
Political Gabfest
June 6 2016 12:14 PMShould I Sit Out of the Trump Takedown?The Political Gabfest weighs the options for journalists who oppose Donald Trump.
Political Gabfest
May 31 2016 12:25 PMShould the Statute of Limitations Apply to the Bill Cosby Case?The Political Gabfest debates the sexual assault charges brought against Bill Cosby 12 years ago.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 26 2016 3:22 PMWhy Are Millennials Casting Their Votes for Third-Party Candidates?Slate’s Political Gabfest explains why younger voters are so frustrated by Hillary Clinton.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 16 2016 12:29 PMWhat’s Changed in the 15 Years Since 9/11?Slate’s Political Gabfest reflects on the attack and how it’s affected their lives.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 9 2016 1:25 PMBack-to-School Season Is the Most Reflective Time of Year. Why?The Political Gabfest discusses why back-to-school season always feels so nostalgic.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 2 2016 1:46 PMWhen Is It OK to Shame a Whole Company?The Political Gabfest asks why the EpiPen costs so much.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 26 2016 1:24 PMDid the Makers of Weiner Betray Huma Abedin’s Trust?Join Slate Plus to listen to this week’s Political Gabfest bonus segment.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 19 2016 3:30 PMMoney Shouldn’t Bring Down the MediaHow Peter Thiel’s war against Gawker proves money’s power over media.
Political Gabfest
July 29 2016 4:49 PMWhat’s It Like to Interview President Obama One-on-One?John Dickerson walks us through an hour with the president.
Political Gabfest
July 22 2016 4:52 PMWhy Are Tweets So Much Nastier Than Facebook Comments?And what can Twitter do to control hateful messages?
Political Gabfest
July 15 2016 6:14 PMGot Questions?The Political Gabfest hosts answer your questions live from their Washington show.
Political Gabfest
July 12 2016 3:40 PMHow Does This Keep Happening?After a week of grim news related to gun violence and police brutality, many of us are wondering the same thing.
Political Gabfest
July 5 2016 9:45 AMThe “Live From the Aspen Ideas Festival” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trumpism, Brexit, and populism around the world, in addition to the new landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion.
Political Gabfest
June 16 2016 7:40 PMThe “Brexit Pursued by a Bear” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Orlando, the U.K.’s upcoming Brexit vote, and whether anti-Trump Democrats should protest the GOP convention.
Political Gabfest
June 9 2016 6:15 PMThe “Textbook Definition of Racism” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Republican Party amid Trump’s judge comments, Clinton clinching the nomination, and the Stanford rape case.
Political Gabfest
June 2 2016 5:36 PMThe “Is Trump the Gorilla and America the Kid?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about California’s Democratic primary, Obama’s new overtime rules, and a gorilla killing at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Political Gabfest
May 26 2016 5:32 PMThe Weiner EditionListen to Slate’s show about Clinton scandals new and old, the fascinating Anthony Weiner documentary, and Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.

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