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Gabfest Radio: The Django Dreamed a Dream Edition

Saturday, January 05, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon and David Plotz, and special guest David Weigel, discuss the fiscal cliff deal and the decision by the Journal News to publish a map of gun permit owners.

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Gabfest Radio: The Listeners' Choice Edition

Saturday, December 29, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz present their annual "Conundrums" show. We asked listeners to send us their most vexing moral or ethical dilemmas, and the panelists debate their favorites.

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Gabfest Radio: The Newtown Edition

Saturday, December 22, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss how America might confront gun violence in the wake of the latest mass shooting tragedy in Newton, Conn. They also discuss the legacy of the late Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.

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Gabfest Radio: The “You Asked for It, Beck” Edition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss Michigan’s new right-to-work law and the declining power of unions, and the depiction of torture in "Zero Dark Thirty."

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Gabfest Radio: The Death of Handwriting Edition

Saturday, December 08, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss the GOP’s search for better leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations, and the ethics of The New York Post’s tragic cover photo.

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Gabfest Radio: The Mr. Smith Returns to Washington Edition

Saturday, December 01, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss whether the long-discussed option of limiting the filibuster is really about to happen, and the ethics of outing bullies online.

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Gabfest Radio: The Quiet Car Edition

Saturday, November 24, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss whether raising taxes, enhancing revenue, or closing loopholes (or however you want to describe it) is going to be key to the White House and Congress finding a solution to the "fiscal cliff." They then discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln," and what it tells us about today's politics.

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Gabfest Radio: The All In Edition

Saturday, November 17, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon and David Plotz, along with special guest Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, discuss the Petraeus affair and its possible fallout in post-election Washington, and the Supreme Court’s decision to review the Voting Rights Act.

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Gabfest Radio: The "2016 Starts Now!" Edition

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s election to a second term, some of the factors that led to his victory over Mitt Romney, and ballot wins for same-sex marriage and legalizing pot (well, at least until the Feds get involved). 

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Gabfest Radio: The Home Stretch Edition

Saturday, November 03, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the political impact of Hurricane Sandy, the altered relationship between President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and the state of the presidential race going into the final weekend.

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Gabfest Radio: The Free to Be ... You and Me Edition

Saturday, October 27, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Will Saletan discuss the campaign’s home stretch, whether Mitt Romney has done enough to make himself a plausible alternative to Barack Obama, and what the "Castle Doctrine" says about how gun laws are evolving in America.

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Gabfest Radio: The Town Hall Brawl Edition

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the fight over what happened in Libya, and where the campaign goes next.

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Gabfest Radio: The Barcalounger Edition

Saturday, October 13, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and special guest Jacob Weisberg discuss the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s surge in the polls, and affirmative action back at the Supreme Court.

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Gabfest Radio: The Live in Seattle Edition

Saturday, October 06, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are live at Town Hall in Seattle, where they welcome special guest Dan Savage  They discuss the first presidential debate, which Mitt Romney was widely believed to have won, and what each party might do if it loses the White House in November.

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Gabfest Radio: The Queen of Versailles Edition

Saturday, September 29, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Mitt Romney’s challenges in heading into the presidential debates, and alleged liberal bias in the media and polling.

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Gabfest Radio: The Master and Commander-In-Chief Edition

Saturday, September 22, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47% of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes. And they look at the variety of same-sex marriage cases that may be taken up by the Supreme Court this term.

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Gabfest Radio: The Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight Edition

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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 the Arab world, including the death of the American ambassador to Libya, and the uproar over Mitt Romney’s response. They also assess the small polling bounce Barack Obama received after the conventions, and what the polling tells us about the state of the American electorate.

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Gabfest Radio: The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Edition

Saturday, September 08, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Democratic National Convention, including speeches by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton. They also debate whether either party convention will make a major difference in the overall campaign, and what impact Friday’s weak jobs report will have.

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Gabfest Radio: The Empty Chair Edition

Saturday, September 01, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Republican National Convention, including speeches by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and the unusual appearance by Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair. They also preview next week’s Democratic Convention, and assess what President Obama needs to do to recapture the excitement of 2008.

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Gabfest Radio: The Elephant Hats and Cockentrice Edition

Saturday, August 25, 2012

On this week’s debut episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Hanna Rosin preview the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa, and debate the usefulness of party conventions in the 21st century. They also discuss Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin’s inflammatory remarks about abortion and “legitimate” rape. And they weigh in on the intellectual cage fight that’s broken out over Harvard professor Niall Ferguson’s anti-Obama Newsweek cover story.

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