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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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Gabfest Radio: The Masters of Sex and Gravity Edition

Friday, October 11, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss a potential breakthrough in the government shutdown and parse Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's freewheeling interview with New York magazine.

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The Cognitive Madisonianism Edition

Friday, October 04, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss possible ways out of the government shutdown crisis, as well as the looming debt ceiling debate. They also discuss this week's rollout of Obamacare.

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Gabfest: The Organic, Artisanal, Locally Sourced Kimchi Edition

Friday, September 27, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why government shutdown negotiations look particularly grim this time around. Also, they contemplate whether it should be illegal to post naked photos of your ex online.

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The Ms. Mouse Runs a Small Architectural Shop Edition

Saturday, September 21, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why the massacre at Washington's Navy Yard hasn't prompted serious discussion of gun control laws. They also wonder whether Pope Francis' comment that the Catholic Church spends too much energy opposing abortion and homosexuality signals a new direction for the Vatican.

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Enfeoffing Ourselves to Popularity Edition

Saturday, September 14, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether John Kerry's accidental Syria plan can work, and what that means for international law. They also discuss whether Bill de Blasio's victory in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary is a rejection of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his policies.

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The Not Dead Yet but Working on It Edition

Saturday, September 07, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the significance of President Obama’s surprise decision to seek congressional approval for a military mission in Syria. They also discuss the gun and pot laws provoking new fights about federalism.

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The I See a Red Line and I Want To Paint It Black Edition

Saturday, August 31, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the President’s plan to attack Syria. They also discuss the debt ceiling, immigration, and other challenges that confront Congress on its return to session.

Then on the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, our critics discuss the The World’s End, the final film in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy. The film follows five childhood friends who reunite in middle age to conquer the Golden Mile—a herculean beer binge across 12 pubs in the fictional Newton Haven, England—and find themselves in a position to save the world. The gabfest reviews the film and situates it among this summer’s other apocalypse parodies.

Next, with the help of Slate critic Aisha Harris, the gabbers take on Miley Cyrus’ now-viral performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, which featured an African-American dance crew, a twerking Miley, and a foam finger in all the wrong places. Was it racist? Over-sexed? Or just terribly awkward? Lastly, the gabfest celebrates the end of summer with a discussion of amusement parks: their hedonism, romance, and iconic place in an American summer.

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The “Now With Extra Culture” Edition

Saturday, August 24, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, the Political Gabfest panelists take a week off, so Culture Gabfest host Julia Turner welcomes special guests David Haglund and Seth Stevenson to bring you an all-culture episode. They discuss Lake Bell’s new romantic comedy In a World, which she directed, wrote, and stars in. The film follows Bell’s character as she tries to break the glass ceiling in the voice-over world—a world dominated by low-pitch, high-testosterone male voices.

Next, the gabfest dissects the New York Times’ multimedia story “The Jockey.” Like its Pulitzer Prize-winning predecessor, John Branch’s “Snow Fall,” “The Jockey” features high-quality photos and video clips embedded throughout. Does this species of online journalistic experiment work? Or does it get in the way of solid reporting? And then Slate music critic Carl Wilson joins in to discuss the 2013 Song of Summer, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” This summer hit comes with copyright drama, a NSFW video, and allegations of sexism. But is it catchy enough to deserve the hype?

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The Summer Strut 2013 Edition

Saturday, August 17, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by very special guest Paul Sabin, an associate professor of history at Yale University and author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth's Future. (He also happens to be Emily’s husband.)

 

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The Jeff Bezos Didn’t Buy Us Edition

Saturday, August 10, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by special guest Jack Hitt, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine and This American Life, and author of Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character. They discuss Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ purchase of the Washington Post, and the New Yorker’s exposé on American civil forfeiture laws by Sarah Stillman.

 

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The Best First Line Ever Edition

Friday, August 02, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon are joined by special guest Todd Purdum, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. They discuss the Bradley Manning verdict and the latest news about Edward Snowden and the NSA. Then, they discuss how the Justice Department plans to regain its oversight of Texas election law after the Supreme Court’s June ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

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The Prince George Alexander Louis Carlos Danger Edition (Plus, OITNB)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting problem, again. They also talk about a New Republic piece about challenges confronting large corporate law firms.

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Gabfest Radio: The This Town Makes Me Nostalgic Edition

Saturday, July 20, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are joined by special guest Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. They discuss Leibovich’s new book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital. They also discuss the acquittal of George Zimmerman

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Gabfest Radio: The Your Feet Are Killing Me Edition

Saturday, July 13, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the turmoil in Egypt, and the challenges it poses for the Obama administration. They also discuss Eliot Spitzer’s decision to run for office and whether the former New York governor (and Slate contributor) deserves forgiveness. During the cocktail chatter portion of the show, the Gabfesters are joined by special guest Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.

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Gabfest Radio: The Brooding Ethnic Antihero Edition

Saturday, July 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists John Dickerson and David Plotz are joined by special guest Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor at The Atlantic. They discuss immigration reform’s path through the House of Representatives and Hillary Clinton’s age.

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Gabfest Radio: The Out From Under the DOMA Edition

Saturday, June 29, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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