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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
Feb. 12 2016 11:43 AMThe “Happy Valentine’s Day, Rubio Robot” EditionListen to Slate's show about the the New Hampshire primary, the future of the presidential race, and the blow to President Obama’s climate change action.
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!
Politics
Feb. 2 2016 11:47 AMWhat We Learned in IowaMaybe the GOP contest isn’t really about the establishment and outsiders.
Whistlestop
Jan. 27 2016 10:55 AMThe Dean ScreamThe downfall of Howard Dean’s groundbreaking campaign started long before his infamous TV moment in Iowa.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 22 2016 11:32 AMThe “Squirmishes” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP reaction to Trump and Cruz, Iran-U.S. relations, and the tragedy of the Flint water crisis.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 15 2016 10:55 AM“There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 8 2016 10:44 AMThe “I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Obama’s executive action on gun control, and Ronald Reagan’s legacy.
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.
Whistlestop
Feb. 9 2016 12:28 PMWhen the Straight Talk Express Rolled Through New HampshireAhead of the 2000 Republican primary, Sen. John McCain held 114 town hall meetings in the Granite State and visited every town.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 5 2016 10:33 AMThe “Coin Toss” EditionListen to Slate’s show on the results of the Iowa caucus, our predictions for the upcoming primaries, and what the Big Short says about big banks, regulation, and politics.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 29 2016 10:10 AMThe “Dark, Dark, Dark Money” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Bloomberg’s flirtation with running for president, and Jane Mayer’s new book on the Koch brothers’ empire.
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. 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. 
Politics
Jan. 11 2016 7:25 PMHow Big Can the Republican Tent Be?The GOP may not be big enough for Donald Trump and Paul Ryan.
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
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.

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