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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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What if JFK Had Lived?

Friday, November 22, 2013

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, discuss why the Kennedys still loom so large in the American imagination and ask the question: What if JFK had lived?

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The Pedaling Revolution Edition

Friday, November 15, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss what happens if healthcare.gov doesn't work by Nov. 30, and whether bikes should be treated like cars.

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The Wiki-Thievery Edition

Friday, November 08, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Chris Christie's big win and Rand Paul's plagiarism problem.

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Gabfest Radio: The Satellite of Love Edition

Friday, November 01, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Obamacare is doomed and whether department stores can and should racially profile to deter theft. 

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The Healthcare.gov Enters Night Vale Edition

Friday, October 25, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why healthcare.gov has been a disaster and whether Twitter accounts like @NatSecWonk contribute to free speech.

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Gabfest Radio: Shut Down That Shutdown Edition

Friday, October 18, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the implications of the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight for the future of American politics, and whether teens should be allowed to post publicly on Facebook.

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