Emily Bazelon
Emily Bazelon Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones.

Political Gabfest
Nov. 15 2018 5:18 PMThe “House Speaker John Lewis” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the Florida recount, what House Democrats should prioritize during the new session, and the legal challenge to Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 5 2018 11:51 AMDespite GOP Dirty Tricks, Democrats Can Still Carve a Path to VictoryRepublicans pursue tactics to distract and disenfranchise. But Democrats can still capture change, even without taking the Senate.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 25 2018 5:41 PMThe “Now We Have Pipe Bombs” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the pipe bombs sent to Trump critics, the state of the midterm elections, and the fallout from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2018 5:23 PMThe “Angry Mob” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the dire new climate change report, the claim that Democrats are an “angry mob,” and Taylor Swift’s new foray into politics.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 1 2018 11:02 AMThe “Live From Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” EditionThe Gabfest discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s experience in purgatory and whether former felons will regain the right to vote in Florida, and special guest DeRay Mckesson weighs in on how to activate an informed citizenry.
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. 16 2018 6:34 PMThe “Unhinge Me Now” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Omarosa Manigault Newman’s criticisms of President Trump, state primary results, and male sexual harassment at NYU.
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
Nov. 8 2018 6:08 PMThe “Way Too Much News” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the extraordinary midterm elections, newly passed voting rights initiatives, and the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 1 2018 5:14 PMThe “Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes Since the Last Election” EditionThe Political Gabfest’s Midterm Special, with special guest David Axelrod, discusses the intersection of politics and violence—and Trump’s attempts to steer the election coverage.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 18 2018 6:51 PMThe “Cheek Swab” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the U.S. response to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, and Georgia’s purge of voter registrations.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 4 2018 6:18 PMThe “All County Building Supply and Maintenance” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the Kavanaugh controversy, Trump tax revelations, and the new(ish) North American trade deal.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 28 2018 9:46 AMThe “100 Percent Certain” EditionListen to Slate’s show about what to make of Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing.
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. 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 7 2018 5:33 PMThe “I Beg My Pardon” EditionListen to Slate’s show about presidential powers, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, and Bill Clinton.

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