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Political Gabfest

Political Gabfest

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Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.

Latest Episodes

Open the Damn Schools

EEmily, John and David discuss the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, reopening schools--with guest Emily Oster, and Russia’s bounties for U.S. Troops. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Melissa Murray for The Washington Post: “The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Seems Pulled From The ‘Casey’ Playbook” Linda Greenhouse for The New York Times: “How Chief Justice Roberts Solved His Abortion Dilemma” Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker: “John Roberts Distances Himself from the Trump-McConnell Legal Project” Emily Oster for the Atlantic: “Parents Can’t Wait Around Forever” Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster Charlie Savage, Mujib Mashal, Rukmini Callimachi, Eric Schmitt and Adam Goldman for the New York Times: “Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers” Susan E. Rice for The New York Times: “Why Does Trump Put Russia First?” Carl Bernstein for CNN: “From Pandering to Putin to Abusing Allies and Ignoring His Own Advisers, Trump's Phone Calls Alarm US Officials” David Plotz for Business Insider: “What If Your Boss Acted Like This?” This Day in Esoteric Political History: “The Man Who Didn't Sign The Declaration (1776)” Ross Douthat for the New York Times: “The Ghost of Woodrow Wilson” David W. Blight for the Washington Post: “Yes, the Freedmen’s Memorial Uses Racist Imagery. But Don’t Tear It Down. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David Blight Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Jen Doll for Mental Floss: “How A Wrinkle in Time Changed Sci-Fi Forever”; Money Heist Emily: Alison Dirr for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director To Stay On For Time Being, Filling Leadership Void”; Scott Neuman for NPR: “Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans”; Derry Girls David: Call My Agent Listener chatter from Randy Koehn @noonan66: Matthew Rosenberg @AshcanPress’s Twitter thread with a beautiful story about Carl Reiner, who passed away this week. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss whether history should be taught backwards. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MIN6 d ago
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Open the Damn Schools

Global Pariahs

EEmily, John and David discuss the rising numbers of COVID cases, the politicization of the DOJ, and they are joined by Slow Burn's Josh Levin to talk about the new season focused on David Duke. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Austan Goolsbee and Chad Syverson: “Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline 2020, University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-80.” Kasra Zarei and John Duchneskie for the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Coronavirus Cases Rise in States with Relaxed Face Mask Policies” Carol D. Leonnig and Joshua Partlow for the Washington Post: “Dozens of Secret Service Officers and Agents Told to Self-quarantine After Trump’s Tulsa Rally” Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns, Matt Stevens for the New York Times: “Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race” Slate’s Slow Burn, Season 4: David Duke Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Maria Konnikova for Wired: “Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty”; The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova Emily: Christoph Koettl, Nilo Tabrizy, Muyi Xiao, Natalie Reneau and Drew Jordan for The New York Times: “How the Philadelphia Police Tear-Gassed a Group of Trapped Protesters” David: Melissa Fay Greene for the Atlantic: “30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact” Listener chatter from Fredrik Hilding @FHilding: Jessica Leigh Hester for Atlas Obscura’s Show & Tell podcast: “Show and Tell With Colored-Pencil Cartographer Anton Thomas” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss some of the nicer changes the pandemic has brought to their daily lives. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

67 MIN1 w ago
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Global Pariahs

Because of Sex

EEmily, John and David discuss Trump’s Tulsa rally, Bolton’s book, and this week’s historic Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights--with attorney Chase Strangio. Episode Notes Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Kathryn Dunn Tenpas for Brookings: “Tracking Turnover in the Trump Administration” Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly” Dylan Scott for Vox: “What Mike Pence Got Wrong About the New Coronavirus Spikes” Margo Vansynghel and David Kroman for Crosscut: “The Future of Capitol Hill’s Protest Zone May Lie in Seattle History” Ashley Garcia Ashley for the Washington Post: “Seattle’s Protest is the Latest in a Long History of Experimental Living” Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Carl Hulse for The New York Times: “Senate Passes Major Public Lands Bill” Emily:Jonathan Chait for New York Magazine: “The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age” David: David Plotz for Business Insider: “DC Statehood Is a Great But Doomed Cause. Here's a Better Idea.” Listener chatter from D Holstein @The_Pophouse: Kaitlyn Tiffany for the Atlantic: “Why K-pop Fa Are No Longer Posting About K-pop” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest, also known as “CHOP.” You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

78 MIN2 w ago
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Because of Sex

He Is Going to Change the World

EDavid, Emily, and John present a special livestream of the Political Gabfest on police abuse, the 2020 election, and John’s new book, The Hardest Job in the World. Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: Emily:Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman for the New York Times: “Outsider Tapped in Flynn Case Calls Justice Dept. Reversal a ‘Gross Abuse’ of Power” David: Emily Cochrane for the New York Times: “That Trump Tweet? Republicans Prefer Not to See It”; Aaron Blake for the Washington Post: “No, It’s Not Just a Trump Tweet” John:Whistlestop: “The Spring of 1787” Listener chatter from Josh Delaney @jddelaney and Andy O))) @alchemistscave: Johnny Diaz for the New York Times: “Someone Found the Buried Treasure That an Art Dealer Hid in the Rocky Mountains” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John answer questions from viewers of the special livestream of the show. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “How Much Is America Changing?” Matthew Yglesia for Vox: “Study Suggests Democrats Should Be Running More Ads About Biden, Fewer About Trump” Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly” Frederick Douglass: Prophets of Freedom by David W. Blight You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

79 MIN3 w ago
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He Is Going to Change the World

Inspecting the Bunker

EEmily, John and David discuss the protests against police brutality and racism, Trump’s increasingly authoritarian response, and the pandemic--with guest Jamelle Bouie. Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “What Will College Be Like in the Fall?” Emily: A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua David:The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins; Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly” Listener chatter from David Foreman: Aeon Video: “‘Quite A Height, Ah?’ A Tour of the Chrysler Building by Those Building It” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss James Mattis speaking out about Trump’s work to divide Americans during crisis. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: The New York Times: “After 6 Months, Important Mysteries About Coronavirus Endure” The Lancet: “Physical Distancing, Face Masks, and Eye Protection to Prevent Person-to-Person Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” Monmouth University Polling Institute: “Protestors’ Anger Justified Even If Actions May Not Be: Most Say Police More Likely to Use Excessive Force on Black Individuals” Shant Shahrigian for The New York Daily News: “De Blasio Staffers Demand ‘Radical Change From Mayor’ in Open Letter: Read Full Text” German Lopez for Vox: “How to Reform American Police, According to Experts” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MINJUN 5
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Inspecting the Bunker

It's Not a Lie, It's a Tweet

EEmily, John and David discuss the Trump vs. Twitter battle, the realities of this partisan pandemic, and U.S.-China relations with guest Sheena Chestnut Greitens. Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Lori Dorn for Laughing Squid: “A Timeline of the Most Popular TV Shows (1951-2019)” Emily: Willa Paskin for Slate: “Mrs. America’s Showrunner on the Show’s Lessons and Its Detractors” David:NASA Office of the Inspector General: “Examining the Future of the International Space Station” Listener (Producer) chatter from Jocelyn Frank: “Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder” Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman for the Wall Street Journal: “Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive” Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States by Brian Rosenwald These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore For this week’s S...

78 MINMAY 29
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It's Not a Lie, It's a Tweet

L-Shaped Recovery

EEmily, John and David discuss the state of the pandemic; insider trading allegations in the Senate; and Trump’s firing of the watchdog investigating Mike Pompeo. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss the online videos that haveeducated and entertained them during social isolation.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Episode Notes Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Ed Yong for the Atlantic: “America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further” Ryan Grim for the Intercept: “David Perdue Got Sweetheart Deal That Grew North of $6 Million After Election to The Senate” Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John:These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore; Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss The Hardest Job in the World, by John Dickerson Emily: Meredith Blake for the Los Angeles Times: “The Woman Behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ Didn’t Change Her Mind on Abortion. She was Paid” David: Normal People by Sally Rooney ; “Abhushan Gautam for the Nepali Times: When The Air is Clean: Photographs of Kathmandu Valley With Air Pollution Removed by the Coronavirus Lockdown” Listener chatter from Valerie Minor: LavaMae‘s design for a DIY handwashing station you can build for the use of people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MINMAY 22
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L-Shaped Recovery

There Is No Plan

EEmily, John, and David discuss COVID without federal leadership; challenges to Trump at the Supreme Court; and novelist Isabel Allende joins the show to talk about her new book A Long Petal of the Sea, and how crisis can be an opportunity for change. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss (what would be) epic historical counterfactuals.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Marty Makary for The New York Times: “...

75 MINMAY 15
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There Is No Plan

Vote By Mail

EEmily, John and David discuss states reopening as numbers of cases continue to climb; this year’s election security challenges; and they're joined by guest Gene Sperling to talk about “economic dignity.” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss how to save the summer.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Notes and references from this week’s show: Nicholas Confessore, Andrew Jacobs, Jodi Kantor, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Luis Ferré-Sadurní for the New York Times: “How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies” Jason Dearen and Mike Stobbe for the Associated Press: “US Shelves Detailed Guide to Reopening Country” Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “Will Americans Lose Their Right to Vote in the Pandemic?” Mark Joseph Stern for Slate: “Trump Can’t Cancel the Election. But States Could Do It for Him.” Economic Dignity by Gene B. Sterling Gene B. Sperling for the New York Times: “Martin Luther King Jr. Predicted This Moment” Jason DeParle for the New York Times: “As Hunger Swells, Food Stamps Become a Partisan Flash Point” Harry Potter and the Sacred Text’s online classes Spy Hop’s on demand art classes National Karate’s online classes This week’s cocktail chatters: Emily: Richard L. Hansen for Slate: “We Cannot Hold an Election Without a Functional Post Office”; Strict Scrutiny: “Stay Frustrated” John: The New York Times’ The Daily:“One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections”; Mike Baker for the New York Times: “‘Murder Hornets’ in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet” David: Benjamin Wofford for The Washingtonian: “Sally Quinn Modeled the Erotic Hero of Her 1991 Bestseller on…Anthony Fauci. Yes, that Anthony Fauci.”; Perry Stein and Donna St. George for the Washington Post: “Despite Pushback, Sidwell and Other D.C.-area Prep Schools are Keeping Their Small-Business Loans” Listener chatter from Dave Campbell @DaveCampbell116: Twitter thread from Rhodri Davies @Rhodri_H_Davies about Irish people donating to a crowdfunding campaign to help Choctaw & Navajo people hit by Covid-19, in recognition of support given by Choctaw during Irish famine of 1845. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

76 MINMAY 8
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Vote By Mail

Come On, Man, I Heard You Liked Me

EEmily, John and David discuss Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden, the debate over reopening schools, and the three hosts are joined by astronaut Scott Kelly to talk through tips for living in confined spaces. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss the ethics of human challenge trials for vaccine development.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Here are notes and references from this week’s show: Michael J. Stern for USA Today: “Why I'm Skeptical About Reade's Sexual Assault Claim Against Biden: Ex-Prosecutor” Brian & Eddie Krassenstein for Medium: “Biden Accuser, Tara Reade, Allegedly Stole from Non-Profit Organization” Seren Morris for Newsweek: “What is 1 Day Sooner? Scientists Seek Volunteers to Become Infected with Coronavirus to Speed Up Vaccine Development” Peter Singer and Richard Yetter Chappell for the Washington Post: “Pandemic Ethics: The Case for Experiments on Human Volunteers” Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: Emily: Linda Villarosa for The New York Times Magazine: “‘A Terrible Price’: The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America” John: Kathryn Krawczyk for The Week: “Michigan Governor Introduces a GI Bill for Frontline Workers”;Rosalind Adams and Ken Bensinger for Buzzfeed: “After One Tweet To President Trump, This Man Got $69 Million From New York For Ventilators” David: David’s new newsletter for Business Insider; Johnny Diaz for the New York Times: “Cities Close Streets to Cars, Opening Space for Social Distancing” Listener chatter from Püblic Üniversal Fiend @UniversalFiend: Associated Press: “Dutch Students Complete Trans-Atlantic Voyage Forced by Coronavirus” Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

76 MINMAY 1
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Come On, Man, I Heard You Liked Me

Latest Episodes

Open the Damn Schools

EEmily, John and David discuss the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, reopening schools--with guest Emily Oster, and Russia’s bounties for U.S. Troops. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Melissa Murray for The Washington Post: “The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Seems Pulled From The ‘Casey’ Playbook” Linda Greenhouse for The New York Times: “How Chief Justice Roberts Solved His Abortion Dilemma” Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker: “John Roberts Distances Himself from the Trump-McConnell Legal Project” Emily Oster for the Atlantic: “Parents Can’t Wait Around Forever” Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster Charlie Savage, Mujib Mashal, Rukmini Callimachi, Eric Schmitt and Adam Goldman for the New York Times: “Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers” Susan E. Rice for The New York Times: “Why Does Trump Put Russia First?” Carl Bernstein for CNN: “From Pandering to Putin to Abusing Allies and Ignoring His Own Advisers, Trump's Phone Calls Alarm US Officials” David Plotz for Business Insider: “What If Your Boss Acted Like This?” This Day in Esoteric Political History: “The Man Who Didn't Sign The Declaration (1776)” Ross Douthat for the New York Times: “The Ghost of Woodrow Wilson” David W. Blight for the Washington Post: “Yes, the Freedmen’s Memorial Uses Racist Imagery. But Don’t Tear It Down. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David Blight Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Jen Doll for Mental Floss: “How A Wrinkle in Time Changed Sci-Fi Forever”; Money Heist Emily: Alison Dirr for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director To Stay On For Time Being, Filling Leadership Void”; Scott Neuman for NPR: “Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans”; Derry Girls David: Call My Agent Listener chatter from Randy Koehn @noonan66: Matthew Rosenberg @AshcanPress’s Twitter thread with a beautiful story about Carl Reiner, who passed away this week. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss whether history should be taught backwards. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MIN6 d ago
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Open the Damn Schools

Global Pariahs

EEmily, John and David discuss the rising numbers of COVID cases, the politicization of the DOJ, and they are joined by Slow Burn's Josh Levin to talk about the new season focused on David Duke. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Austan Goolsbee and Chad Syverson: “Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline 2020, University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-80.” Kasra Zarei and John Duchneskie for the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Coronavirus Cases Rise in States with Relaxed Face Mask Policies” Carol D. Leonnig and Joshua Partlow for the Washington Post: “Dozens of Secret Service Officers and Agents Told to Self-quarantine After Trump’s Tulsa Rally” Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns, Matt Stevens for the New York Times: “Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race” Slate’s Slow Burn, Season 4: David Duke Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Maria Konnikova for Wired: “Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty”; The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova Emily: Christoph Koettl, Nilo Tabrizy, Muyi Xiao, Natalie Reneau and Drew Jordan for The New York Times: “How the Philadelphia Police Tear-Gassed a Group of Trapped Protesters” David: Melissa Fay Greene for the Atlantic: “30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact” Listener chatter from Fredrik Hilding @FHilding: Jessica Leigh Hester for Atlas Obscura’s Show & Tell podcast: “Show and Tell With Colored-Pencil Cartographer Anton Thomas” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss some of the nicer changes the pandemic has brought to their daily lives. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

67 MIN1 w ago
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Global Pariahs

Because of Sex

EEmily, John and David discuss Trump’s Tulsa rally, Bolton’s book, and this week’s historic Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights--with attorney Chase Strangio. Episode Notes Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Kathryn Dunn Tenpas for Brookings: “Tracking Turnover in the Trump Administration” Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly” Dylan Scott for Vox: “What Mike Pence Got Wrong About the New Coronavirus Spikes” Margo Vansynghel and David Kroman for Crosscut: “The Future of Capitol Hill’s Protest Zone May Lie in Seattle History” Ashley Garcia Ashley for the Washington Post: “Seattle’s Protest is the Latest in a Long History of Experimental Living” Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Carl Hulse for The New York Times: “Senate Passes Major Public Lands Bill” Emily:Jonathan Chait for New York Magazine: “The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age” David: David Plotz for Business Insider: “DC Statehood Is a Great But Doomed Cause. Here's a Better Idea.” Listener chatter from D Holstein @The_Pophouse: Kaitlyn Tiffany for the Atlantic: “Why K-pop Fa Are No Longer Posting About K-pop” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest, also known as “CHOP.” You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

78 MIN2 w ago
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Because of Sex

He Is Going to Change the World

EDavid, Emily, and John present a special livestream of the Political Gabfest on police abuse, the 2020 election, and John’s new book, The Hardest Job in the World. Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: Emily:Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman for the New York Times: “Outsider Tapped in Flynn Case Calls Justice Dept. Reversal a ‘Gross Abuse’ of Power” David: Emily Cochrane for the New York Times: “That Trump Tweet? Republicans Prefer Not to See It”; Aaron Blake for the Washington Post: “No, It’s Not Just a Trump Tweet” John:Whistlestop: “The Spring of 1787” Listener chatter from Josh Delaney @jddelaney and Andy O))) @alchemistscave: Johnny Diaz for the New York Times: “Someone Found the Buried Treasure That an Art Dealer Hid in the Rocky Mountains” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John answer questions from viewers of the special livestream of the show. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “How Much Is America Changing?” Matthew Yglesia for Vox: “Study Suggests Democrats Should Be Running More Ads About Biden, Fewer About Trump” Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly” Frederick Douglass: Prophets of Freedom by David W. Blight You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

79 MIN3 w ago
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He Is Going to Change the World

Inspecting the Bunker

EEmily, John and David discuss the protests against police brutality and racism, Trump’s increasingly authoritarian response, and the pandemic--with guest Jamelle Bouie. Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “What Will College Be Like in the Fall?” Emily: A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua David:The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins; Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly” Listener chatter from David Foreman: Aeon Video: “‘Quite A Height, Ah?’ A Tour of the Chrysler Building by Those Building It” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss James Mattis speaking out about Trump’s work to divide Americans during crisis. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: The New York Times: “After 6 Months, Important Mysteries About Coronavirus Endure” The Lancet: “Physical Distancing, Face Masks, and Eye Protection to Prevent Person-to-Person Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” Monmouth University Polling Institute: “Protestors’ Anger Justified Even If Actions May Not Be: Most Say Police More Likely to Use Excessive Force on Black Individuals” Shant Shahrigian for The New York Daily News: “De Blasio Staffers Demand ‘Radical Change From Mayor’ in Open Letter: Read Full Text” German Lopez for Vox: “How to Reform American Police, According to Experts” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MINJUN 5
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Inspecting the Bunker

It's Not a Lie, It's a Tweet

EEmily, John and David discuss the Trump vs. Twitter battle, the realities of this partisan pandemic, and U.S.-China relations with guest Sheena Chestnut Greitens. Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John: Lori Dorn for Laughing Squid: “A Timeline of the Most Popular TV Shows (1951-2019)” Emily: Willa Paskin for Slate: “Mrs. America’s Showrunner on the Show’s Lessons and Its Detractors” David:NASA Office of the Inspector General: “Examining the Future of the International Space Station” Listener (Producer) chatter from Jocelyn Frank: “Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder” Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman for the Wall Street Journal: “Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive” Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States by Brian Rosenwald These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore For this week’s S...

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It's Not a Lie, It's a Tweet

L-Shaped Recovery

EEmily, John and David discuss the state of the pandemic; insider trading allegations in the Senate; and Trump’s firing of the watchdog investigating Mike Pompeo. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss the online videos that haveeducated and entertained them during social isolation.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Episode Notes Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Ed Yong for the Atlantic: “America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further” Ryan Grim for the Intercept: “David Perdue Got Sweetheart Deal That Grew North of $6 Million After Election to The Senate” Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: John:These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore; Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss The Hardest Job in the World, by John Dickerson Emily: Meredith Blake for the Los Angeles Times: “The Woman Behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ Didn’t Change Her Mind on Abortion. She was Paid” David: Normal People by Sally Rooney ; “Abhushan Gautam for the Nepali Times: When The Air is Clean: Photographs of Kathmandu Valley With Air Pollution Removed by the Coronavirus Lockdown” Listener chatter from Valerie Minor: LavaMae‘s design for a DIY handwashing station you can build for the use of people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MINMAY 22
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L-Shaped Recovery

There Is No Plan

EEmily, John, and David discuss COVID without federal leadership; challenges to Trump at the Supreme Court; and novelist Isabel Allende joins the show to talk about her new book A Long Petal of the Sea, and how crisis can be an opportunity for change. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss (what would be) epic historical counterfactuals.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Marty Makary for The New York Times: “...

75 MINMAY 15
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There Is No Plan

Vote By Mail

EEmily, John and David discuss states reopening as numbers of cases continue to climb; this year’s election security challenges; and they're joined by guest Gene Sperling to talk about “economic dignity.” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss how to save the summer.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Notes and references from this week’s show: Nicholas Confessore, Andrew Jacobs, Jodi Kantor, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Luis Ferré-Sadurní for the New York Times: “How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies” Jason Dearen and Mike Stobbe for the Associated Press: “US Shelves Detailed Guide to Reopening Country” Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “Will Americans Lose Their Right to Vote in the Pandemic?” Mark Joseph Stern for Slate: “Trump Can’t Cancel the Election. But States Could Do It for Him.” Economic Dignity by Gene B. Sterling Gene B. Sperling for the New York Times: “Martin Luther King Jr. Predicted This Moment” Jason DeParle for the New York Times: “As Hunger Swells, Food Stamps Become a Partisan Flash Point” Harry Potter and the Sacred Text’s online classes Spy Hop’s on demand art classes National Karate’s online classes This week’s cocktail chatters: Emily: Richard L. Hansen for Slate: “We Cannot Hold an Election Without a Functional Post Office”; Strict Scrutiny: “Stay Frustrated” John: The New York Times’ The Daily:“One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections”; Mike Baker for the New York Times: “‘Murder Hornets’ in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet” David: Benjamin Wofford for The Washingtonian: “Sally Quinn Modeled the Erotic Hero of Her 1991 Bestseller on…Anthony Fauci. Yes, that Anthony Fauci.”; Perry Stein and Donna St. George for the Washington Post: “Despite Pushback, Sidwell and Other D.C.-area Prep Schools are Keeping Their Small-Business Loans” Listener chatter from Dave Campbell @DaveCampbell116: Twitter thread from Rhodri Davies @Rhodri_H_Davies about Irish people donating to a crowdfunding campaign to help Choctaw & Navajo people hit by Covid-19, in recognition of support given by Choctaw during Irish famine of 1845. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

76 MINMAY 8
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Vote By Mail

Come On, Man, I Heard You Liked Me

EEmily, John and David discuss Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden, the debate over reopening schools, and the three hosts are joined by astronaut Scott Kelly to talk through tips for living in confined spaces. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss the ethics of human challenge trials for vaccine development.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year.Sign up nowto listen and support our show. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Here are notes and references from this week’s show: Michael J. Stern for USA Today: “Why I'm Skeptical About Reade's Sexual Assault Claim Against Biden: Ex-Prosecutor” Brian & Eddie Krassenstein for Medium: “Biden Accuser, Tara Reade, Allegedly Stole from Non-Profit Organization” Seren Morris for Newsweek: “What is 1 Day Sooner? Scientists Seek Volunteers to Become Infected with Coronavirus to Speed Up Vaccine Development” Peter Singer and Richard Yetter Chappell for the Washington Post: “Pandemic Ethics: The Case for Experiments on Human Volunteers” Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: Emily: Linda Villarosa for The New York Times Magazine: “‘A Terrible Price’: The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America” John: Kathryn Krawczyk for The Week: “Michigan Governor Introduces a GI Bill for Frontline Workers”;Rosalind Adams and Ken Bensinger for Buzzfeed: “After One Tweet To President Trump, This Man Got $69 Million From New York For Ventilators” David: David’s new newsletter for Business Insider; Johnny Diaz for the New York Times: “Cities Close Streets to Cars, Opening Space for Social Distancing” Listener chatter from Püblic Üniversal Fiend @UniversalFiend: Associated Press: “Dutch Students Complete Trans-Atlantic Voyage Forced by Coronavirus” Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

76 MINMAY 1
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Come On, Man, I Heard You Liked Me
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