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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.


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Latest Episodes

This week, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are reunited with John Dickerson to discuss the Wisconsin Republicans’ effort to impeach Justice Janet Protasiewicz and protect their gerrymander; Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to start an impeachment inqu... more

8 days ago

This week, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer to discuss Joe Biden’s White House and The Last Politician; the war in Ukraine and the possible meeting of Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin; and Americans’ views on the... more

15 days ago

This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump’s trials schedule and the 2024 election calendar; Vivek Ramaswamy; and “What the Best Places in America Have in Common.”  more

22 days ago


4.5 out of 5 stars from 9.3k ratings
  • It’s opinion-based rather than fact-based

    It’s an entertainment first show, rather than a journalism first show

    Apple Podcasts
    Sweden19 days ago
  • ‘Both sides-ism’ continues with American journalists

    American journalists will run with the narrative of ‘the politicisation of Trump’s indictments’. But you don’t see Democrats in office rejoicing or profiting from merchandise sales of mug shots, inciting hatred against the judiciary & prosecutors who are simply doing their jobs, continuing to lie in the press with the help of right-wing media, drumming up illegal donations for court cases etc. That’s down to Trump & his Republican cronies. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Aunty RoRo
    Australia21 days ago
  • Too many commercials

    Otherwise very good.

    Apple Podcasts
    Leigh Karen
    United Statesa month ago
  • Too many ads

    The last episode was 6 minutes of ads, zero minutes of content

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • He said it would have to do it at

    I’m going back home to go get my hair and get my nails cleaned out for the next couple weeks so I’ll be back home

    Apple Podcasts
    h hung hhhhhj
    Israela month ago

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