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The "Say It with Me: President Ted Cruz" Edition

Friday, March 27, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jamelle Bouie discuss the presidential ambitions of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court case involving license plates and the Confederate flag, and the deliberate downing of a German airliner.

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The "Welcome Back, Vladimir" Edition

Friday, March 20, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe discuss the reelection in Israel of Benjamin Netanyahu, the reappearance in Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the resignation from Congress of Rep. Aaron Schock.

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The "Is It Dear Ali or Dear Ayatollah or Dear Mullah?" Edition

Friday, March 13, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Betsy Woodruff discuss the Republican letter to Iran's leaders, the Clinton nonexplanation of her private email account, and a University of Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant.

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Whistlestop: The Art of Political Umbrage-Taking

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recounts the election of 1840, during which a candidate took to the trail for the very first time.

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The hdr22@clintonemail.com Edition

Friday, March 06, 2015

Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the fallout from Netanyahu's speech before Congress, Hillary Clinton's use of private email to conduct public business, and the oral arguments in the Supreme Court's latest ObamaCare case.

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The "Bibi, Vidi, Vici" Edition

Friday, February 27, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court's ObamaCare case, Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress, and whether Chris Christie's presidential campaign has already fizzled.

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The "Does President Obama Love America?" Edition

Friday, February 20, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the legality of Obama's immigration policy, the strategy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's university cuts, and recent rhetorical assaults on the president.

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The "Happy Valentine's Day, Judge Moore" Edition

Friday, February 13, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Alabama's legal thicket over marriage equality, whether to forgive Brian Williams, and Emily's New York Times Magazine story "The Stanford Undergraduate and the Mentor."

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The "Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers" Edition

Friday, February 06, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Annie Lowrey of New York magazine discuss the burgeoning anti-vaccine movement, the go-nowhere Obama budget, and the fog-of-war embellishments of NBC's Brian Williams.

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The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition

Friday, January 30, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece.

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The "Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?" Edition

Friday, January 23, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Obama's State of the Union address, the Supreme Court's next (final?) marriage equality case, and the controversy over the movie Selma.

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The Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You Edition

Friday, January 16, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the fallout from the French terrorist attack, whether Mitt Romney is really weighing a third presidential run, and Obama's ambition to make community college tuition free.

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Le "Je Suis Charlie Hebdo" Édition

Friday, January 09, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the murderous attack on a French satirical newspaper, the start of the new Congressional session, and the NYPD's recent work slowdown.

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The Year's Best Gabfest Edition

Friday, January 02, 2015

In segments culled from throughout 2014, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss when to call the cops, the rise of political partyism, and whether to read Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices.

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The “2014 Conundrum Show, Live in Chicago” Edition

Friday, December 26, 2014

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ask Amy columnist Amy Dickinson discuss tough philosophical and ethical conundrums about sending kids to private school, keeping secrets from spouses, and why they wish they’d had more sex in their 20s.

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The "Why Close Guantanamo When You Can Open Havana?" Edition

Friday, December 19, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba with guest Will Dobson. They also talk about Jeb Bush's possible, potential, probable presidential run and Slate's Year of Outrage.

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The America's National Shame Edition

Friday, December 12, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called "torture report," the unraveling Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape at UVA, and the satirical performance art that was the Colbert Report.

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The "I'm Pregnant, Don't Fire Me!" Edition

Friday, December 05, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss a grand jury's refusal to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner and the Rolling Stone story about an alleged UVA gang rape. They also debate whether Obamacare has hurt the Dems.

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Political Gabfest Extra: Windy City Wander

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Two Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.

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Political Gabfest Extra: San Francisco Treat

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Two Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination

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