Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by iTunes listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Slate's Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss if Republicans and Democrats should keep the government open, Trump's opinions on immigration and what positive outcomes can result from public dissection of Grace's Aziz Ansari story.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson dig in, dissect and debate listener-generated conundrums with special performances from They Might Be Giants.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the final tax bill, government agency leadership, and are joined by Linda Greenhouse to talk about her new book about covering the Supreme Court.
David Plotz, Zoe Chace of This American Life, and Chairman of The Slate Group, Jacob Weisberg discuss the state of the GOP tax bills, the case for resignation by perpetrators of sexual harassment and the health of the magazine industry.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the downward spiral for Roy Moore, the tax plans of the House and Senate, and the latest with the Russia investigation and Wikileaks.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the initial indictments from the Mueller investigation and the House’s tax cut bill. Civil War historian David Blight joins in to dig in to John Kelly’s comments on the Civil War and Robert E. Lee.
Emily Bazelon, Ruth Marcus and Ross Douthat discuss Trump’s tax plan, shifting Republican power and pro athletes using their influence to inspire social change.
David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon discuss President Trump's potential to destroy the two-party system, criticism of Hillary Clinton's new book and Franklin Foer joins in to talk about the power and influence of large technology companies.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and Jamelle Bouie discuss Trump's improvisational words for North Korea, the unintended consequences of the Federal immigration stance and the value of public debate about the Google memo.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Senate's skinny health care ideas, President Trump's bullying of Jeff Sessions and what the future will hold for transgender people in the U.S. military.
John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss what will follow the Senate health care collapse, the influence of Steve Bannon and the future approach to prosecution of sexual assaults on college campuses.
Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by Jacob Weisberg to talk about Mitch McConnell's next move on health care, the rulings of the Supreme Court and CNN's recent resignations.
Live from Denver Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus discuss the Comey testimony, the legal debate about cell phone data privacy and the state of the Democratic Party with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, live from LA, discuss President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions and California’s potential to secede.
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic to discuss the Russia scandal and ouster of Michael Flynn. They also examine the populist revolt to save Obamacare, and American-Israeli relations.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the legal fight over the President Trump's immigration executive order, the confirmation battles and Elizabeth Warren's grandstanding, and whether comedy can shape public opinion and policy
John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss President Trump's immigration order, his nominee to the Supreme Court and the approaches of Washington's bureaucrats- should they change course?
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, the challenges of covering glitter, Twitter and news from the Trump administration and the commuting of Chelsea Manning's sentence.
Hosts David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Slate's chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie to discuss Donald Trump's press conference, the confirmation hearings and the legacy President Obama leaves behind.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by NPR's International Desk Editor William Dobson to discuss the terror attacks in Berlin and Turkey and the domestic and international agendas that Donald Trump may inherit as President.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson talk about CEO Rex Tillerson and whether Russian hackers could be responsible for the results of the Presidential election. Ta-Nehisi Coates joins in to discuss his recent essay “My President Was Black.”
John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon attempt to crack the code on Donald Trump's cabinet selections, talk over the real dangers of fake news and discuss what it would take to change the electoral college.
Host Emily Bazelon is joined by Adam Davidson of the New Yorker, and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post to discuss Donald Trump's business conflicts of interest, the future of health care and the rights and wrongs of responding to Trump tweets.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson examine what President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet appointments could portend, if Mike Pence was mistreated at a recent Hamilton performance and if Trump could cause real harm to the free press.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss how close the presidential race may be, the impact of FBI director James Comey's comments, and they attempt to brainstorm survival tactics for the remaining days leading up to the election.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson gab live from Boston about the state of the Presidential race, what happens to Trump voters if he loses the race and how to repair voters' faith, and stamina, in the campaign process for future seasons.
David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Slate Group chairman, Jacob Weisberg, to discuss the third Presidential debate and the possible danger zones that exist for an opinionated journalist, like Amy Goodman, covering a protest.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump, the latest from WikiLeaks on Hillary Clinton and whether its ethical to choose not to vote in this election.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and Jacob Weisberg of Trumpcast, join forces to debrief and decompress after the second Presidential debate.
Hosts John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss whether Hillary Clinton will surge out of the first debate, if Donald Trump should bring up the misdeeds of Bill Clinton and if the most recent crime numbers really represent the nation's crime.
David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post to discuss Hillary Clinton's hidden pneumonia, Donald Trump's charitable self-portraits and the political potential of the latest economic report.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson debate the ethical murkiness of Donald Trump's payment to Attorney General Pam Bondi, the candidates' preparation styles for the upcoming debates and the reparations offered by Georgetown University.
David Plotz and Emily Bazelon are joined by Adam Davidson of the New Yorker to discuss the new messages coming from Donald Trump, the new trove of Hillary Clinton emails and the geographic patterns of capital punishment in America.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Slate Contributor Frank Foer to discuss Paul Manafort's ties to Russia, the violence in Milwaukee and political responses, and the return of Juanita Broaddrick to the media spotlight.
Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, joined by Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post, discuss the weekly delights of Donald Trump, the role of gender in this election and how recent voting rights cases could impact this year's election outcomes.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the royalty and the squires of the Republican Convention and consider the work environment of Fox News in light of allegations of sexual misconduct brought against Roger Ailes.
Live from Washington D.C., David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the terrible recent U.S. shootings and they debate if we're all to blame for politics' failures and what to expect at the Republican National Convention.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Hillary Clinton's trustworthiness ratings, Donald Trump's use of Jewish star-shaped stars, and President Obama's nightly routines.
Slate Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie, joined by Adam Davidson of Surprisingly Awesome and the New York Times, and Rachel Martin of NPR, discuss Trump's (lack of) finances, the immigration and diversity component of Brexit and the "Veep-stakes."
David Plotz and Emily Bazelon along with Adam Davidson talk about why some Democrats don't appreciate Hillary, and about the President's new overtime rule. The three also debate who to blame for the untimely death of a gorilla at a Cincinnati zoo.
John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the threat of a Democratic Party fracture, the latest polls on Donald Trump's popularity and the Supreme Court's action plan with its current team of eight.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Paul Ryan's meeting with Donald Trump, the accusation that Facebook is manipulating its trending news and the fight between North Carolina and the Federal Government on transgender rights.
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump's rise, the Supreme Court's debate over what defines bribery and the three discuss Yale University's decision to maintain the name John C. Calhoun on one of its buildings.
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss Ted Cruz's running mate and the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. They weigh in on Hillary Clinton's standing and the three offer up new tests for future Presidential candidates.