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

Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 1:37 PMAre Grown-Ups Too Old to Get Grades?Think you’re more than just a number? Not if you work at Yahoo!
Political Gabfest
Jan. 29 2016 10:10 AMThe “Dark, Dark, Dark Money” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Bloomberg’s flirtation with running for president, and Jane Mayer’s new book on the Koch brothers’ empire.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 19 2016 11:04 AMWhat Does Chris Hughes’ Murder of the New Republic Mean for Journalism?The Political Gabfest mourns the death of a revered publication and wonders what it means for the future. 
Political Gabfest
Jan. 6 2016 4:13 PMThe “Peeing in the Shower” Bonus SegmentListen to the final conundrum on Slate’s special year-end show about life’s most confounding questions, according to listeners.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 28 2015 3:39 PMThe “Command-A Changed My Life” Bonus SegmentPolitical Gabfest host David Plotz chats with John Dickerson about his favorite life hacks for work and travel.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 21 2015 4:35 PMThe “Galactic Senate Makes No Sense” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts analyze the symbolic role of Star Wars in American politics.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 14 2015 10:16 AMThe “You Need a Stronger Position” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfests hosts debate Ronnie Wood’s age and new role as a father.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 7 2015 12:47 PMThe “Billionaire Olympics” Bonus SegmentThe Gabfest hosts discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s recent financial venture, the birth of his daughter, and “advancing human potential.”
Political Gabfest
Dec. 4 2015 11:54 AMThe “Everything Is Absolutely Terrible” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tragic Colorado Springs and San Bernardino shootings, the challenges of the Paris climate conference, and the demand for change in Chicago.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 27 2015 7:02 AMThe “Thousands Were Cheering” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump lying uncontrollably, the backlash against Syrian refugees, and Princeton University’s potentially erasing Woodrow Wilson’s name from its campus.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 23 2015 12:57 PMThe “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus SegmentHow did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 9:00 AMThe “Podcast Feud” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of the Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen face off in a Slate-y version of Family Feud
Political Gabfest
Nov. 13 2015 4:37 PMThe “There Will Be Wine There” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts discuss dinner party etiquette among French and Iranian diplomats.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2015 5:30 PMThe “Things That Aren’t True” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew applauds Emily Bazelon for her coverage of a recent Stanford sexual assault case. 
Political Gabfest
Nov. 2 2015 2:47 PM“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 10:33 AMThe “Coin Toss” EditionListen to Slate’s show on the results of the Iowa caucus, our predictions for the upcoming primaries, and what the Big Short says about big banks, regulation, and politics.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 22 2016 11:32 AMThe “Squirmishes” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP reaction to Trump and Cruz, Iran-U.S. relations, and the tragedy of the Flint water crisis.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 15 2016 10:55 AM“There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 1 2016 7:47 AMThe “2015 Conundrum” EditionListen to Slate’s special year-end show about life’s most confounding questions, as submitted by listeners.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 25 2015 10:48 AMThe “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate's show featuring listeners’ and the hosts’ favorite segments from 2015, including Ta Nehisi-Coates on the death of Freddie Gray, gender on the Upper East Side, and the assassination of Lincoln.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 18 2015 10:44 AMThe “Chaos Candidate” EditionListen to Slate's show about the fifth GOP debate, the court martial and possible life sentence of Bowe Bergdahl, and the year in politics.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 11 2015 11:22 AMThe “Is He Mussolini or Hitler?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering America and the Supreme Court’s affirmative action and “one person, one vote” cases.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 7 2015 11:39 AMThe “Total Disaster Area of Parenting” Bonus SegmentPolitical Gabfest panelist David Plotz shares a parenting conundrum with Mom and Dad Are Fighting.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 30 2015 2:50 PMThe “Slightly Sad Breakfast” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts consider fresh food ideas to shake up Emily Bazelon’s morning routine.
Food
Nov. 25 2015 12:00 PM20 Guests, 19 PiesWhat happens when a Thanksgiving tradition gets completely out of hand.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 11:38 AMThe “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Paris terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court’s new abortion case, and the multifaceted genius of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 18 2015 2:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Broadway” EditionSlate’s megapodcast on the Paris attacks, Master of None, the Russian doping scandal, and an interview with the stars of Hamilton.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 13 2015 9:03 AMThe “I Don’t Like Philosophy or Welding” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the fourth Republican debate, the student protests at Yale and the University of Missouri, and the coming Supreme Court battle over immigration.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 6 2015 12:26 PMThe “Predator in the Bathroom” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the conservatives’ victories in the off-year elections, the Republican revolt in the GOP primary debates, and the increasing death rates for middle-aged white Americans.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 30 2015 10:58 AMThe “Jeb With a Sad, Droopy Exclamation Point!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer.

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