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

Political Gabfest
March 24 2017 1:02 PMThe “Playing Softball With Neil” EditionListen to Slate’s show about James Comey, Neil Gorsuch, and Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala.
Political Gabfest
March 9 2017 5:16 PMThe “Is This the Worst Bill in History?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the proposed Obamacare repeal, President Trump’s wiretapping accusation, and the future for Planned Parenthood.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 23 2017 7:18 PMThe “Deploy, Detain, Deport” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s deportation effort, the rollback of transgender bathroom guidelines, and the fall of Milo Yiannopoulos.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 9 2017 7:13 PMThe “Nevertheless She Persisted” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the legal challenge to Trump’s immigration ban, Senate confirmations, and SNL’s White House satire.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 19 2017 5:34 PMThe “I Think We’re Going to Be OK” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Obamacare, covering President Donald Trump, and Chelsea Manning.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 6 2017 10:49 AMThe “It Still Seems Pretty Swampy to Me” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the new Congress, the botched effort to gut the House ethics office, and Obama’s economic legacy.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 22 2016 5:49 PMThe “How Bad Could 2017 Be Anyway?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the attacks in Europe, policymaking under Trump, and North Carolina politics.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 16 2016 11:36 AMThe “Red Dawn” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Russia’s intervention in the U.S. election, Trump’s secretary of state, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story “My President Was Black.”
Political Gabfest
Dec. 9 2016 11:22 AMThe “Cling Tightly to One Tiny Piece of Good News” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s Cabinet picks, Pizzagate, and the Electoral College.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 23 2016 10:50 AMThe “Safe and Special Place” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s cabinet choices, the Hamilton–Pence kerfuffle, and how President Trump could obstruct journalists.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 17 2016 6:06 PMThe “Should You Work for President Trump?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President-elect Trump’s inner circle, how journalists and bureaucrats should respond to his presidency, and Facebook’s fake news problem.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 10 2016 2:58 PMWhat Do We Do Now?Slate’s Political Gabfest discusses how America can move forward after Trump's victory.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 4 2016 6:07 PMWas a Federal Jury Right to Acquit the Bundy Brothers?The hosts of Slate’s Political Gabfest discuss the case’s unique verdict.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2016 5:22 PMWhat Do the Ghosts of America’s Past Have to Say About the Presidential Nominees?  Live from Boston, the Political Gabfest hosts a historical séance to understand the 2016 presidential election.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 21 2016 1:17 PMIs it Sneaky or Smart to Avoid the Moderator’s Questions?What John Dickerson thought of the third presidential debate.
Political Gabfest
March 16 2017 4:57 PMThe “When I’m 64” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trumpcare, the president’s proposed budget, and the latest hurdles to the federal immigration ban.
Political Gabfest
March 2 2017 5:14 PMThe “Live From the Free and Independent Republic of California” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions, and California secession.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 16 2017 7:07 PMThe “Freaks and Leaks” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s Russia links, Obamacare, and American–Israeli relations.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 2 2017 5:12 PMThe “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s immigration order, his nominee to the Supreme Court, and the approaches of Washington’s bureaucrats to Trump.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 13 2017 10:47 AMThe “Cloudy With 100 Percent Chance of Showers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Trump dossier, Cabinet confirmations, and Obama’s political legacy.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 29 2016 5:23 PMThe “2016 Conundrums” EditionListen to Slate’s show of listener-submitted conundrums, answered live in Brooklyn.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 19 2016 12:15 PMIs Going to Journalism School Really Worth It?Or is it just a waste of time and money? Slate’s Political Gabfest has some thoughts.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 9 2016 3:30 PMOur Favorite Books and Gifts of the YearThe Slate Plus Political Gabfest gift guide.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 29 2016 11:15 AMHere Are the Thanksgiving Traditions You Should DitchAnd which ones should you keep? Slate’s Political Gabfest has ideas.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 18 2016 2:03 PMTrump’s Not Worth Your Thanksgiving Dinner ConversationSo what should you talk about instead? Slate’s Political Gabfest has ideas.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 11 2016 3:54 PMWhat Do We Do Now?The Political Gabfest wonders how to move forward.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2016 5:38 PMThe “Even Longer National Nightmare” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s victory, how Trump will govern, and what his opponents should do now.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 3 2016 5:11 PMThe “Is It Tuesday Yet?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the state of the race, FBI Director Comey’s letter, and how to cope with election stress.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2016 9:42 AMThe “Live From Boston” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the state of the race, the future of Trumpism, and how to repair the country after this election.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 20 2016 5:24 PMThe “I Will Keep You in Suspense” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the final presidential debate, Trump’s “rigged election” claims, and the prosecution of journalist Amy Goodman.

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