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

Politics
Sept. 21 2018 6:17 PMWhat Christine Blasey Ford RemembersThe Political Gabfest debates who should investigate the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh and the efforts to undermine Ford’s story.
Politics
Sept. 18 2018 3:11 PMWhy the GOP Is Better Off Pulling Kavanaugh’s NominationHaving Kavanaugh go down is probably the Republican Party’s best hope for actually getting a seated Supreme Court justice.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 13 2018 6:21 PMThe “Trump Economy” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the economy, the state of the midterm campaigns, and the detention of migrant children.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 6 2018 5:07 PMThe “Unsung Hero” EditionListen to Slate’s show about an anonymous top Trump official’s op-ed, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the New Yorker Festival uninviting Steve Bannon.
Politics
Aug. 24 2018 5:19 PMHow Ronald Reagan Turned the Supreme Court Into a Political GrenadeThe 40th president of the United States laid the groundwork for blocking Merrick Garland, and getting Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 9 2018 5:25 PMThe “War on Your Mind” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Manafort trial’s second week, legal immigration policy, and Alex Jones.
Political Gabfest
July 26 2018 5:42 PMThe “Pay With Cash” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Michael Cohen’s secret tape, the Georgia gubernatorial election, and “stand your ground” laws.
Political Gabfest
July 12 2018 6:35 PMThe “Carpool Justice” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Brett Kavanaugh, NATO, and breastfeeding.
Politics
July 2 2018 2:33 PMWith Kennedy’s Retirement, Trump Inherits a Tsunami of PowerThe president came into office with grandiose ideas about how much power a president should have. Now, he’ll have a Supreme Court with a clear conservative majority.
Political Gabfest
June 21 2018 6:25 PMThe “Wicked, Even for Trump” EditionPolitical Gabfest on family separation, the FBI’s role in the 2016 election, and Harvard’s admission policies.
Political Gabfest
June 7 2018 5:33 PMThe “I Beg My Pardon” EditionListen to Slate’s show about presidential powers, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, and Bill Clinton.
Political Gabfest
May 24 2018 6:31 PMThe “Open Hostility” EditionListen to Slate’s show about relations with North Korea, Stacey Abrams’ primary win, and the House investigation into the FBI.
Political Gabfest
May 10 2018 5:00 PMThe “Is Every Attorney in New York a Crook?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Iran nuclear deal, Michael Cohen, and Eric Schneiderman’s misdeeds.
Politics
April 28 2018 9:00 AMThe Most Infuriating Part of the Muslim Ban Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court
Political Gabfest
April 19 2018 7:15 PMThe “Slimeball” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Michael Cohen’s woes, James Comey, and racial profiling at Starbucks.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 20 2018 6:46 PMThe “What Happens at Georgetown Prep” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Trump’s call for the declassification of secret documents, and how to interpret police shootings.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 17 2018 6:58 PMThe “Kavanaugh in Crisis” EditionIn this special bonus episode, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Supreme Court nominee.
Politics
Sept. 7 2018 6:29 PMThe New York Times Op-Ed Highlights the Actual American Crisis: Congress’ Cowardice“Whether you’re pro-Trump and you think we’re witnessing an unfair subversion of the president or you’re anti-Trump and you think that what’s happening is dangerous, somebody should sort this all out. Guess whose job that is? That’s Congress’ job.”
Political Gabfest
Aug. 30 2018 6:07 PMThe “Packing and Cracking” EditionListen to Slate’s show about lawyer Don McGahn’s departure from the White House team, North Carolina’s political gerrymandering, and John McCain’s legacy.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 23 2018 5:26 PMThe “Eight Count” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Manafort, Cohen, McGahn, potential presidential impeachment, and the Kavanaugh nomination.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 2 2018 8:12 PMThe “3D-Printed Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Paul Manafort, 3D-printed guns, and capital gains taxes.
Political Gabfest
July 19 2018 5:30 PMThe “Double Negative” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s meeting with Putin, the latest Russia-investigation indictments, and Democrats in 2020.
Political Gabfest
July 5 2018 7:13 PMThe “Abolish ICE” EditionListen to Slate’s show about potential SCOTUS nominees, the “Abolish ICE” slogan, and Scott Pruitt’s resignation.
Political Gabfest
June 28 2018 6:23 PMThe “Red Court, Red Dem, and Red Hen” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Justice Anthony Kennedy, civility, and the impact of primary races around the nation.
Political Gabfest
June 14 2018 5:30 PMThe “Special Place in Hell” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Kim-Trump summit, voting rights in Ohio, and Tuesday’s primaries.
Political Gabfest
May 31 2018 5:04 PMThe “Ambien and Racism” EditionListen to Slate’s show about missing child migrants, Puerto Rico, and Roseanne’s racism.
Political Gabfest
May 17 2018 6:13 PMThe “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Israeli violence toward Palestinians, White House leaks, and racial bias in marijuana arrests.
Political Gabfest
May 3 2018 5:09 PMThe “Live in St. Louis” EditionListen to Slate’s show about voting rights, the role of morality in America’s political future, and Robert Mueller’s questions for Donald Trump.
Political Gabfest
April 26 2018 6:31 PMThe “Hardest Job in the World” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Ronny Jackson, Hawaii v. Trump at SCOTUS, and the impossibility of the presidency.
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.

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