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. 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. 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. 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
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.
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. 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
Oct. 26 2015 1:23 PMThe “One Drop of This Blood Situation” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew dips into an ethical bloodbath about lawful coercion.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2015 4:13 PMThe “Turn Up Your Drawl” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz debate the influence of regionalized accents in the political arena.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 15 2015 10:51 AMThe “Big Gold Doors” Bonus SegmentJohn Dickerson, Julia Ioffe, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump’s White House ambitions and the role of ex-presidents.
Political Gabfest
June 10 2015 5:57 PMThe “Most Influential Books We’ve Read” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Emily discuss their favorite life-changing books.
Working
May 18 2015 6:28 PMThe “How Does a Host of Working Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked the show’s first host, David Plotz, about his career. 
Political Gabfest
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 4 2015 12:56 PMThe “Do You Think Blogging Is a Form of Addiction?” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss Andrew Sullivan and his retirement from blogging.
Working
Dec. 16 2014 1:47 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 16 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Google software engineer about her workday.
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
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. 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.
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. 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?
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. 2 2015 2:47 PM“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2015 6:40 PMThe “I Dare You Not to Wear a Tie” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfesters discuss men’s fashion in American politics.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 6 2015 11:18 AMThe “How Do You Punish This Company?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss reprimanding Volkswagen for ethical misconduct.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 11 2015 4:34 PMThe “Keeping Up” Bonus SegmentDavid Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss how they keep up with the news cycle while they’re away on vacation. 
Slate Plus
May 27 2015 9:59 AMNine Tweets and One SelfieSlate’s editor David Plotz and DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin gave a commencement speech together. Here’s what they said.
Political Gabfest
May 14 2015 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Political Gabfest
March 3 2015 1:39 PMThe “Most Pleasurable Portrayal of Libertarianism” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss what Parks and Recreation got right about government.
Working
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 5:01 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 15 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Merriam-Webster lexicographer about her workday.

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