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

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.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2016 5:38 PMThe “Even Longer National Nightmare” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s victory, how Trump will govern, and what his opponents should do now.
Year of Great Books
Nov. 3 2016 5:32 PMWhat Should We Read Last?Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, or Tolstoy? Help us pick the final selection for A Year of Great Books.
Whistlestop
Nov. 2 2016 9:38 AMOctober Surprise, the 1964 EditionSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history chronicles the October surprise of the presidential campaign of 1964.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2016 9:42 AMThe “Live From Boston” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the state of the race, the future of Trumpism, and how to repair the country after this election.
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
Political Gabfest
Nov. 4 2016 6:07 PMWas a Federal Jury Right to Acquit the Bundy Brothers?The hosts of Slate’s Political Gabfest discuss the case’s unique verdict.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 3 2016 5:11 PMThe “Is It Tuesday Yet?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the state of the race, FBI Director Comey’s letter, and how to cope with election stress.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2016 5:22 PMWhat Do the Ghosts of America’s Past Have to Say About the Presidential Nominees?  Live from Boston, the Political Gabfest hosts a historical séance to understand the 2016 presidential election.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 21 2016 1:17 PMIs it Sneaky or Smart to Avoid the Moderator’s Questions?What John Dickerson thought of the third presidential debate.

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