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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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The "No True Bill" Edition

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jamelle Bouie joins Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz to discuss the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Also, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court and the GOP’s strong 2016 presidential field.

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The "Is Thanksgiving Red or Blue?" Edition

Friday, November 21, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's immigration overhaul, the politics of the Keystone Pipeline, and whether Thanksgiving is a liberal or a conservative holiday.

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The President Whisperer Edition

Friday, November 14, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court's new Affordable Care Act case, Obama's net neutrality stance, and the whisper campaign against White House aide Valerie Jarrett.

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The Multitudinous States Incarnadine Edition

Friday, November 07, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the results of the midterm elections, what's next for both parties, and the trend in ballot initiatives.

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The "I'll Disown You If You Marry a Republican" Edition

Friday, October 31, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the looming midterm elections, debate the exisence of "partyism," and attempt to understand Gamergate with New York Times video game critic Chis Suellentrop.

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The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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The "Is Amazon Evil?" Edition

Friday, October 17, 2014

David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Annie Lowrey discuss the political response to Ebola, ponder the presumptive 2015 Congress, and debate whether Amazon is a monopoly.

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The Live in San Francisco Superfest Edition

Friday, October 10, 2014

With MC Mike Pesca, the Political and Culture Gabfests team up to discuss California's recent "Yes Means Yes" legislation and the new wave of political TV shows. They also debate the merits of the Silicon Valley ethos and play a few rounds of Dictionary.

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Political: The Jump the Fence Edition

Friday, October 03, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the bungling, bullying Secret Service, the possibility that Mitt Romney may still harbor presidential ambitions, and the peculiar Senate race in Kansas.

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The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition

Friday, September 26, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the bombing campaign against ISIS, and Ezekiel Emanuel's Atlantic piece, "Why I Hope to Die at 75."

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