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
March 24 2017 1:02 PMThe “Playing Softball With Neil” EditionListen to Slate’s show about James Comey, Neil Gorsuch, and Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala.
Political Gabfest
March 16 2017 4:57 PMThe “When I’m 64” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trumpcare, the president’s proposed budget, and the latest hurdles to the federal immigration ban.
Whistlestop
March 8 2017 2:31 PMThe 104-Year-Old MistakeJohn Dickerson visits March 15, 1913—when President Woodrow Wilson convened the very first presidential press conference.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 23 2017 7:18 PMThe “Deploy, Detain, Deport” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s deportation effort, the rollback of transgender bathroom guidelines, and the fall of Milo Yiannopoulos.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 17 2017 1:12 PMThe Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in BlueSlate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan’s lyrics.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 9 2017 7:13 PMThe “Nevertheless She Persisted” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the legal challenge to Trump’s immigration ban, Senate confirmations, and SNL’s White House satire.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 2 2017 5:12 PMThe “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s immigration order, his nominee to the Supreme Court, and the approaches of Washington’s bureaucrats to Trump.
Year of Great Books
Jan. 23 2017 3:21 PMAbout The Brothers KaramazovJohn Dickerson joins Slate’s Year of Great Books to discuss what Dostoevsky’s novel teaches us about the limits of reason in a changing world.
Whistlestop
Jan. 11 2017 11:45 AMThe Inauguration of the People’s PresidentHost John Dickerson travels back to 1829 and the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 29 2016 5:23 PMThe “2016 Conundrums” EditionListen to Slate’s show of listener-submitted conundrums, answered live in Brooklyn.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 19 2016 12:15 PMIs Going to Journalism School Really Worth It?Or is it just a waste of time and money? Slate’s Political Gabfest has some thoughts.
Whistlestop
Dec. 14 2016 10:15 AMHarry S. Truman’s Battles With the BossesHost John Dickerson discusses President Harry S. Truman’s face-offs with labor bosses in 1946.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 9 2016 11:22 AMThe “Cling Tightly to One Tiny Piece of Good News” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s Cabinet picks, Pizzagate, and the Electoral College.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 29 2016 11:15 AMHere Are the Thanksgiving Traditions You Should DitchAnd which ones should you keep? Slate’s Political Gabfest has ideas.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 17 2016 6:06 PMThe “Should You Work for President Trump?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President-elect Trump’s inner circle, how journalists and bureaucrats should respond to his presidency, and Facebook’s fake news problem.
Whistlestop
March 22 2017 4:19 PMThe Bricker Amendment and Stories of Migratory BirdsWhistlestop travels back to Jan. 7, 1953, and the introduction of the Bricker Amendment.
Political Gabfest
March 9 2017 5:16 PMThe “Is This the Worst Bill in History?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the proposed Obamacare repeal, President Trump’s wiretapping accusation, and the future for Planned Parenthood.
Political Gabfest
March 2 2017 5:14 PMThe “Live From the Free and Independent Republic of California” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions, and California secession.
Whistlestop
Feb. 22 2017 10:24 AMSteely Executive Orders From Presidents Truman and TrumpWhen a president’s executive powers are challenged by the courts.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 16 2017 7:07 PMThe “Freaks and Leaks” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s Russia links, Obamacare, and American–Israeli relations.
Whistlestop
Feb. 8 2017 10:33 AMWhen a Supreme Court Justice Leaves a Seat Earlier Than ExpectedHow the U.S. government filled the seat Chief Justice Earl Warren left behind.
Whistlestop
Jan. 24 2017 2:27 PMThe Entanglements of the Mega RichHost John Dickerson on the echoes of economic entanglements from Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to President Donald Trump.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 19 2017 5:34 PMThe “I Think We’re Going to Be OK” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Obamacare, covering President Donald Trump, and Chelsea Manning.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 6 2017 10:49 AMThe “It Still Seems Pretty Swampy to Me” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the new Congress, the botched effort to gut the House ethics office, and Obama’s economic legacy.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 22 2016 5:49 PMThe “How Bad Could 2017 Be Anyway?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the attacks in Europe, policymaking under Trump, and North Carolina politics.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 16 2016 11:36 AMThe “Red Dawn” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Russia’s intervention in the U.S. election, Trump’s secretary of state, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story “My President Was Black.”
Political Gabfest
Dec. 9 2016 3:30 PMOur Favorite Books and Gifts of the YearThe Slate Plus Political Gabfest gift guide.
Whistlestop
Nov. 30 2016 4:54 PMThe Presidential Greatness EditionJohn Dickerson introduces a new podcast season of campaign curiosities focused on presidents past.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 23 2016 10:50 AMThe “Safe and Special Place” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s cabinet choices, the Hamilton–Pence kerfuffle, and how President Trump could obstruct journalists.
The Slatest
Nov. 14 2016 3:24 PMJohn Dickerson’s Tribute to His Beloved Friend and Colleague Gwen Ifill

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