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

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.
Political Gabfest
May 19 2016 5:25 PMThe “I Threw a Chair in Reno Just to Watch It Fly” EditionListen to Slate’s show about a potential Democratic Party crackup, new Trump shenanigans, and the Supreme Court’s (non)decision in Zubik v. Burwell.
Political Gabfest
May 12 2016 5:10 PMThe “Goofy Elizabeth Warren” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s escalating conflicts with Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren, pending legal action on North Carolina’s HB2, and Facebook’s news algorithm.
Political Gabfest
May 5 2016 4:46 PMThe “Suspending My Campaign” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump as Republican nominee, SCOTUS’ hearing of McDonnell v. United States, and Yale not renaming Calhoun College.
Political Gabfest
April 28 2016 7:03 PMThe “Live from Georgia” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the most recent Super Tuesday results and their effect on the presidential race.
Political Gabfest
April 22 2016 10:43 AMThe “Dreaming of 1237” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the New York primary results and the Supreme Court’s hearing of the pivotal immigration case United States v. Texas.
Political Gabfest
April 14 2016 5:34 PMThe “Count Me Out” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the New York primary, Paul Ryan’s rejection of a possible presidential nomination, and the fallout from North Carolina’s LGBT-discriminatory law.
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
May 23 2016 5:46 PMShould We Cancel the Olympics?The Political Gabfest hosts share their thoughts on whether the 2016 Olympics in Rio should be canceled.
Political Gabfest
May 16 2016 3:01 PMWho Is Ben Rhodes?The Political Gabfest takes a closer look at Ben Rhodes—a national security adviser to Obama.
Political Gabfest
May 6 2016 1:11 PMWhich Candidate Is the Best Sweet Talker? Slate’s Political Gabfest performs a parody of what a contested convention would have looked like—using candy bars! 
Political Gabfest
April 29 2016 4:38 PMA SCOTUS Justice Version of Mount RushmoreThe Political Gabfest shares its picks and answers listener questions live in Atlanta.
Political Gabfest
April 25 2016 1:59 PMThe Changing Face of Our CurrencyThe Political Gabfest examines the faces of the American dollar. 
Political Gabfest
April 15 2016 12:54 PMWhat #NeverTrump Can Learn From This Spooky 1964 Campaign Ad The Political Gabfest examines a surprisingly topical attack ad from LBJ’s 1964 race against Barry Goldwater.
Political Gabfest
April 8 2016 6:31 PMThe Political Gabfest Analyzes the Significance of the Panama PapersThe hosts take a closer look at the information leak.

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