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Slate’s Political Gabfest, hosted by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, has been one of iTunes’ most popular political podcasts since it began in 2005. Its companion program the Culture Gabfest is equally influential among those who want to keep up with the dizzying output of American culture, both high and low. It was launched in 2008, and is hosted by Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner.

This show has ceased production. You can still hear the full, unedited versions of Slate’s The Political Gabfest and The Cultural Gabfest by subscribing to these podcasts online.

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  • Emily Bazelon

  • John Dickerson

    John Dickerson is Slate’s chief political correspondent and the political director for CBS News. He is the author of On Her Trail.

    Read more about John Dickerson on Slate

  • Stephen Metcalf

    Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. Metcalf’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and The New York Observer, among other outlets.

    Read more about Stephen at Slate

  • David Plotz

    David Plotz is the editor of Slate. He is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible.

    Read more about David on Slate

  • Dana Stevens

    Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. She’s also written about film for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among others. 

    Read more about Dana on Slate.

  • Julia Turner

    Julia Turner is the deputy editor of Slate, where she writes and edits features on culture and design.

    Read more about Julia on Slate