John Dickerson
John Dickerson John Dickerson

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

Politics
May 22 2017 3:27 PMThe Future of American ConservatismEvan McMullin joins the Political Gabfest to discuss the GOP, Trump, and what D.C. and Utah can learn from each other.
Political Gabfest
May 11 2017 10:48 AMThe “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition—Live From D.C.Listen to Slate’s show about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the state of conservatism under Trump, and what Utah and D.C. can learn from one another.
Political Gabfest
April 27 2017 5:52 PMThe “One-Page Tax Plan” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s 100-day mark, Obama’s Wall Street speech, and the executive order on sanctuary cities.
Whistlestop
April 20 2017 10:24 AMA Recipe for a Presidential SpeechOn June 11, 1962, President Kennedy made a speech he thought would sway his audience at Yale.
Political Gabfest
April 13 2017 1:20 PMGoing NuclearRead what the Political Gabfest had to say about the end of the filibuster, human rights under Trump, and more.
Whistlestop
April 5 2017 5:12 PMThe Fiery Words of Spiro AgnewRevisiting Oct. 15, 1969, and the then–vice president’s divisive language.
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.
Whistlestop
May 17 2017 4:14 PMRecording From the OvalIn February 1971, President Nixon asked his chief of staff if they could record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.
Political Gabfest
May 4 2017 7:17 PMThe “Deface the Nation” EditionListen to Slate’s show about John Dickerson’s interview with President Trump, the return of Hillary Clinton, and Bret Stephens at the New York Times.
Political Gabfest
April 20 2017 6:46 PMThe “Bill Comes Due” EditionListen to Slate’s show about North Korea, H-1B visas, tax reform, and Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2017 10:16 AMThe “Red, Red Line” EditionListen to Slate’s show about America’s foreign relations, congressional races, and the United Airlines seat ejection.
Political Gabfest
April 6 2017 5:15 PMThe “Crossing Many Lines” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the end of the filibuster, human rights under the Trump presidency, and conflicts of interest.
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.

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