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John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Politics
Jan. 4 2016 5:05 PMTrump StrongThe GOP front-runner’s first ad wants to scare you into thinking he is the only one who can keep you safe.
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.
Whistlestop
Dec. 17 2015 4:50 PMHurrah and HokumIn the 1840 election, Whigs and Democrats turned out record numbers of voters by appealing to the raw emotions of their followers.
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. 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.
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.”
Whistlestop
Dec. 2 2015 10:08 AMWhistlestop: Fighting the Wimp FactorIn 1988, George H.W. Bush had an image problem. His handlers beat it by spinning the image … of his opponent.
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. 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.
Politics
Nov. 11 2015 2:14 AMThe Philosophy of EconomicsThe fourth GOP presidential debate got downright philosophical.
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
Nov. 2 2015 2:47 PM“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.
Politics
Oct. 29 2015 12:40 AMWhy Rubio WonThe Florida senator was agile, quick, and he showed that he was made of tougher stuff.
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.
Politics
Dec. 16 2015 1:24 AMDonald Trump Is Staying on Top for NowThe fifth Republican debate was about flexing muscle. That’s what Trump does best.
Politics
Dec. 11 2015 4:46 PMThe Coming Ted Cruz and Donald Trump ShowdownThe Texas senator has shown some impressive restraint in how he’s approached the fight of his life.
Politics
Dec. 8 2015 2:20 PMTrump’s Rivals’ Condemnation Won’t Be What Weakens HimHis GOP rivals still see it as too risky to fully cast him off.
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. 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.
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
Whistlestop
Nov. 11 2015 9:27 AMJFK in West VirginiaIn 1960, Kennedy demonstrated that in primary season, what doesn’t kill candidates makes them stronger.
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. 
Politics
Nov. 5 2015 8:14 PMThe Family BusinessJeb Bush probably wishes his father and brother weren’t discussing their presidencies while he is struggling to reach the same heights. 
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.
Politics
Oct. 28 2015 12:20 PMWhat the GOP’s Top Candidates Must Do in Their Third DebateThe biggest question may be if Donald Trump can get Ben Carson to fight back.

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