John Dickerson
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John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail

Political Gabfest
Nov. 16 2017 6:27 PMThe “She Was Just 17, You Know What I Mean” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Roy Moore, the GOP tax plan, and a potential investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2017 6:22 PMThe “One Year and One Day” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Tuesday’s Democratic victories, Trump’s first year, and tech companies’ role in Russian meddling.
Whistlestop
Nov. 1 2017 6:02 PMFDR’s PurgeIn 1938, Roosevelt went toe-to-toe with Congress in order to get his way.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 19 2017 5:40 PMThe “President Pence” EditionListen to Slate’s show about presidents and grieving military families, Mike Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2017 6:15 PMThe “Adult Day Care” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s infighting, the fall of Harvey Weinstein, and the Clean Power Plan repeal.
Whistlestop
Oct. 5 2017 10:30 AMResponder in ChiefOn Sept. 10, 1965, President Johnson established a new norm.
Whistlestop
Sept. 20 2017 4:00 PMA High Point in Bipartisan DealmakingOn Sept. 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush announced an unusual bipartisan deal— and he took flak for doing so.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 8 2017 10:38 AMThe “DACA Attack-A” EditionListen to Slate’s show about DACA, September’s legislative pileup, and North Korea.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 17 2017 7:02 PMThe “Very Fine People” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, its impact on the nation, and the Alabama Senate race.
Whistlestop
Aug. 10 2017 10:16 AMRiding the Oratory TrainIn September 1919, Woodrow Wilson took himself to the brink of death, speaking out for a future of peace.
Political Gabfest
July 28 2017 12:38 PMDo the Boy Scouts Deserve Blame for Trump’s Bizarre Speech?The Political Gabfest on what to make of the president’s invitation to speak at the jamboree.
Whistlestop
July 27 2017 9:27 AMLoyalty Tests and the Bridge of DeathIn July 1979, President Carter was ready to fire a number of Cabinet members and start afresh.
Political Gabfest
July 20 2017 5:36 PMThe “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” EditionListen to Slate’s show about health care, Joshua Green’s new book about Steve Bannon, and campus sexual assault.
Political Gabfest
July 14 2017 10:31 AMThe “I Love It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian meeting, the GOP health care bill, and Mark Leibovich on Trump’s D.C.
Political Gabfest
July 7 2017 2:00 PMChris Christie’s Day at the BeachThe Political Gabfest on the hubristic bookend to Christie’s gubernatorial term.
Whistlestop
Nov. 15 2017 12:00 PMHarry S. Truman’s Battles With the BossesTruman was an action hero–style president.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 2 2017 5:38 PMThe “Cut, Cut, Cut” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Mueller’s indictments, the tax bill, and John Kelly’s comments on the Civil War.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 26 2017 6:32 PMThe “Live From Chicago” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the growing fissures in the GOP, criminal justice reform in Chicago, and the empowerment of survivors of sexual harassment and assault.
Whistlestop
Oct. 18 2017 5:13 PMAt the Heart of the President’s HeartIn 1955, a presidential heart attack changed the relationship between the press and the presidency.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 6 2017 10:10 AMThe “Thoughts and Prayers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the shooting in Las Vegas, the federal response to Puerto Rico, and the Supreme Court’s examination of political gerrymandering.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 4:00 PMThe “Equinox, the Rocket Man” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s latest attempt at repealing Obamacare, Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Trump’s tough talk at the U.N.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 14 2017 6:05 PMThe “What Happened?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s flirtation with bipartisanship, Hillary Clinton’s new book, and Franklin Foer’s take on big tech.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 18 2017 1:47 PMAgree to DisagreeThe Political Gabfest on what makes for great podcast chemistry.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 10 2017 5:15 PMThe “Like the World Has Never Seen” EditionListen to Slate’s show about North Korea, sanctuary cities, and the fired Google engineer.
Whistlestop
Aug. 2 2017 1:47 PMWhat Happened When President Carter Fired Five Cabinet OfficialsWhistlestop on an outsider president’s failed attempt to shake up his administration.
Political Gabfest
July 27 2017 7:00 PMThe “If Only This Were a Movie and Not Our Lives” EditionListen to Slate’s show about health care, Jeff Sessions, and transgender service members.
Political Gabfest
July 21 2017 2:46 PMThe End of NormsThe Political Gabfest on how Trump has challenged the traditions and customs that have constrained past presidents.
Whistlestop
July 20 2017 3:03 PMMore Reprehensible Than Watergate?Whistlestop revisits the Nixon campaign’s efforts to “monkey wrench” a Vietnam peace deal.
Whistlestop
July 13 2017 10:50 AMForeign Collusion and the Dragon LadyIn November 1968, as Johnson was attempting to end the bombing in Vietnam, others were vying for the power of the presidency.
Political Gabfest
July 6 2017 6:23 PMThe “ICBM” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the “election integrity” commission, Trump’s first face-to-face with Putin, and a nuclear North Korea.

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