Episode #61

Gabfest Radio: Shut Down That Shutdown Edition

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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.

On the Culture Gabfest, panelists Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new movie Captain Phillips, whether the SAT’s essay section encourages the wrong kind of writing, and Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize for Literature. 

You’ll find links to some of the items mentioned in this episode on the Political Gabfest and Culture Gabfest show pages. You can also join the Gabfest discussion all week long at the Political Gabfest Facebook page and the Culture Gabfest Facebook page.

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Comments [3]

Barbara from NY, NY

Love Gabfest, it's so smart, fast, thoughtful and funny.

But I expected discussion of Oscar acceptance speech by Matthew McConnaughey (sp?) to mention his big shout-out to God, it didn't

Mar. 09 2014 06:45 PM
Mayagrafix from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

A great and wonderfull show. Thank you.

Please note: Clarity in prose, legibility in print and clear sound in radio are just about the same thing. Sometimes the conversation becomes muffled, and becomes hard to understand. A little more work for the sound engineer, (keeping the VU meter off the red) I suppose. Hate to miss even one vowell! otherwise the content is sterling.

Saludos from the Yucatan,

Oct. 20 2013 10:33 PM
Dick Boschen from NYC

I applaud your decidion to have each person endorse something on each broadcast. The endorsements are interesting, varied & I find myself lunging for something to scribble on. Let's hope this means the snarkiness pendulum has made a full swing & is beginning to swing back ...

Oct. 20 2013 07:54 PM

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