John Dickerson
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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.

Political Gabfest
April 25 2016 1:59 PMThe Changing Face of Our CurrencyThe Political Gabfest examines the faces of the American dollar. 
Political Gabfest
April 8 2016 6:31 PMThe Political Gabfest Analyzes the Significance of the Panama PapersThe hosts take a closer look at the information leak.
Political Gabfest
March 21 2016 10:29 AMWho We’re Reading Right NowWhich writers best capture the pulse of American politics? 
Political Gabfest
March 4 2016 12:30 PMClarence Thomas Finds His VoiceWhat made the justice finally speak up, and why now? 
Political Gabfest
Feb. 23 2016 2:26 PMWhat It Takes to Moderate the CBS Republican DebateJohn Dickerson fills us in on what it’s like to run the show in Greenville, South Carolina.
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. 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.
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. 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
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.
Political Gabfest
April 15 2016 12:54 PMWhat #NeverTrump Can Learn From This Spooky 1964 Campaign Ad The Political Gabfest examines a surprisingly topical attack ad from LBJ’s 1964 race against Barry Goldwater.
Political Gabfest
April 1 2016 12:41 PMThe Political Gabfest Designs Mount Rushmore Part 2Who are the four American greats that we should feature on a Mount Rushmore remake?
Political Gabfest
March 14 2016 3:47 PMWhat We Like About These Despicable PrimariesThe Political Gabfest finds the good in the 2016 presidential race. 
Political Gabfest
Feb. 26 2016 4:07 PMThe Sleepless Lives of Presidential Candidates What do the candidates do in their down time? (What down time?)  
Political Gabfest
Feb. 22 2016 12:37 PMBehind the Scenes at the Republican DebateJohn Dickerson takes the Political Gabfest behind the curtain.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 25 2016 10:03 AMIs the Supreme Court’s United States v. Texas Too Big to Swallow?Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new immigration battle at the Supreme Court.
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. 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. 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. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 26 2015 8:30 AMThe “Voluminous Ocean of Fails” Bonus SegmentThe Mom and Dad Are Fighting crew is live from D.C. to share their best and worst parenting experiences.
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
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. 
Behind the Scenes
June 10 2015 1:37 PMHow to Turn a Hotel Room Into an OfficeI spend a lot of my life in hotels. My tips for working on the road.

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