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.
On the Culture Gabfest, panelists Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Her, Spike Jonze's futuristic film about a man's love affair with his sentient operating system. Next the gabbers turn to a 1964 essay by science-fiction demigod Isaac Asimov, outlining his predictions for 2014. Finally, New York magazine restaurant reviewer Adam Platt joins the Gabfest to discuss the pretense of anonymity among food critics.
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