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The Late Night Edition

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: updates from Ukraine, Stephen Colbert's new job, a new exhibit at the Guggenheim, and more.

The Bush and Rumsfeld Together Again Edition

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to discuss this week: Jeb Bush's eyes on the White House, a new movie about Donald Rumsfeld, an app that will change how we read, and more.

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The Great Flood Comes To The Big Screen

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Supreme Court rulings, big-budget biblical movies, where websites go when they "die," and more.

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Hobby Lobby Debates Religious Freedom

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Hobby Lobby's take on reproductive rights, whether or not Hillary Clinton's age will stall her in 2016, and the influence that dictionaries have had in major court cases.

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Obama's Utopian Vision Gets Tested

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Obama's foreign policy, Amazon's attempts to get more money from its customers, the advent of trigger warnings, and more.

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Pulling Open The Veil On Bitcoin

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Obama's new foray into comedy, Wes Anderson's directorial style, the reworking of Sagan's Cosmos, the confusion over virtual currency, and more.

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The Plight Of The Oscars

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: what’s going on with Russia and Ukraine, the always polarizing spectacle that is the Academy Awards, and what’s new in the ever-changing fashion world.

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Debating Gentrification In New York

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Arizona’s controversial discrimination bill, Spike Lee’s thoughts on gentrification, the death of Harold Ramis, the Disney movie Frozen, and more.

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Why is Ukraine suddenly in the world spotlight?

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: the political turmoil evolving in Ukraine, why Volkswagen employees have differing opinions on unionizing, the new television show Transparent and more.

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How Have the Olympics Changed Russia's Reputation?

Friday, February 14, 2014

On this edition of Gabfest Radio, panelists explore the "Hillary Papers," AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's big mistake, the cultural response to the new Lego Movie, and an update on how Russia's global reputation is faring in light of the Sochi Olympics.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosanne Cash and the Mississippi Delta

Friday, February 07, 2014

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Democratic and Republican prospects in the 2014 midterms and the truth behind the CBO's estimate that some people will work fewer hours because of Obamacare.

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Philomena, Broad City and Anxiety

Friday, January 31, 2014

Slate's culture team dissects Broad City, a new show on Comedy Central about two young women in New York City and asks the tough question: Can we stomach another Brooklyn-based series about female life post-graduation?

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The Unretouched Edition

Friday, January 24, 2014

On the Culture Gabfest, panelists dissect the controversy over Woody Allen, whose receipt of the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award unearthed allegations of sexual abuse from his past, as well as pick the "5 best punctuation marks in literature" and talk about the retouched Vogue cover featuring Girls creator Lena Dunham. 

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In Limbo in Utah Edition

Friday, January 17, 2014

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why the Supreme Court may soon have to take another marriage equality case and whether a Massachusetts law that puts a buffer between abortion protesters and clinics violates the First Amendment.

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The Dirty Jersey Edition

Friday, January 10, 2014

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss what the Fort Lee bridge closure scandal means for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential hopes and how compassionate conservatism is making a comeback.

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The Vegas Baby One More Time Edition

Friday, January 03, 2014

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, Will Saletan, and David Plotz consider whether ballot measures to raise the minimum wage could help Democrats win in 2014. Also, Hillel International forbids local chapters of the Jewish campus group from sponsoring speakers who do not support Israel. Students at Swarthmore College, however, have renounced the policy. Were they right to do so?

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Would You Rather Be Smart or Funny?

Friday, December 27, 2013

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz—in front of a live audience at San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop—tackle life's most vexing conundrums. For example, would you rather be smarter or funnier?

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The Supreme Court Term Limits Edition

Friday, December 20, 2013

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Judge Richard Leon's ruling that the NSA's phone program is likely unconstitutional, and whether Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire while Obama can appoint her successor.

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The “Why Don’t the Homeless Use Uber?” Edition

Friday, December 13, 2013

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, recorded live in San Francisco, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Roman Mars discuss whether President Obama can salvage an effective second term, and whether the ultra-rich will drive everyone else out of cities like San Francisco and New York.

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The Puzzling Will Shortz Edition

Friday, December 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether the botched rollout of Obamacare will destroy progressivism and whether Congress is likely to raise the federal minimum wage.

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The Corporations Are Religious People Too Edition

Friday, November 29, 2013

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss how the Iranian nuclear deal could cause a realignment of Middle Eastern politics, and what religious rights secular, for-profit corporations have.

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