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Political Gabfest

By Slate Magazine

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.

  1. 1.
    The "Cheek Swab" Edition10/18/2018
    1:07:43
  2. 2.
    The "Angry Mob" Edition10/11/2018
    55:19
  3. 3.
    The “All County Building Supply and Maintenance” Edition10/04/2018
    1:01:39
  4. 4.
    The “Live from Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” Edition10/01/2018
    1:14:37
  5. 5.
    The “One Hundred Percent Certain” Edition09/28/2018
    39:58
  6. 6.
    The “What Happens At Georgetown Prep...” Edition09/20/2018
    1:17:43
  7. 7.
    Special: The "Kavanaugh in Crisis" Edition09/17/2018
    27:48
  8. 8.
    The “Trump Economy” Edition09/13/2018
    1:06:03
  1. 9.
    The "Unsung Hero" Edition09/06/2018
    1:07:42
  2. 10.
    The “Packing and Cracking” Edition08/30/2018
    1:00:16
  3. 11.
    The “Eight Count” Edition08/23/2018
    1:19:05
  4. 12.
    The "Unhinge Me Now" Edition08/16/2018
    1:06:09
  5. 13.
    Gabfest Presents: Slow Burn08/13/2018
    44:01
  6. 14.
    The “War on Your Mind” Edition08/09/2018
    1:13:02
  7. 15.
    The “3D-Printed Gabfest” Edition08/02/2018
    1:03:34
  8. 16.
    The “Pay With Cash” Edition07/26/2018
    59:16
  9. 17.
    The "Double Negative" Edition Live from Glenside, PA07/19/2018
    1:14:02
  10. 18.
    The “Carpool Justice” Edition07/12/2018
    1:02:33
  11. 19.
    The "Abolish ICE" Edition07/05/2018
    49:23
  12. 20.
    The “Red Court, Red Dem, and Red Hen” Edition06/28/2018
    1:07:41
  13. 21.
    The “Wicked, Even for Trump” Edition06/21/2018
    1:01:23
  14. 22.
    The “Special Place in Hell” Edition06/14/2018
    52:31
  15. 23.
    The “I Beg My Pardon” Edition06/07/2018
    58:52
  16. 24.
    The “Ambien and Racism” Edition05/31/2018
    56:55
  17. 25.
    The “Open Hostility” Edition05/24/2018
    53:09
  18. 26.
    The “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” Edition05/17/2018
    59:29
  19. 27.
    The “Is Every Attorney in New York a Crook?” Edition05/10/2018
    50:28
  20. 28.
    The "Live in St. Louis" Edition05/03/2018
    1:06:29
  21. 29.
    The “Hardest Job in the World” Edition04/26/2018
    1:04:27
  22. 30.
    The “Slimeball” Edition04/19/2018
    1:05:04
  23. 31.
    The “Farewell My Blue-Eyed Monster” Edition04/12/2018
    51:20
  24. 32.
    The “Caravan of Gabfesters” Edition04/05/2018
    53:23
  25. 33.
    The “Pardon Me” Edition03/29/2018
    53:52
  26. 34.
    The "Delete Facebook" Edition03/22/2018
    1:09:05
  27. 35.
    The "Rex Wrecks" Edition03/15/2018
    1:04:18
  28. 36.
    The "Stormy Weather" Edition03/08/2018
    1:07:09
  29. 37.
    The “There Once Was a Union Maid But Not Anymore” Edition03/01/2018
    1:03:08
  30. 38.
    The “Enough Thoughts and Prayers” Edition02/22/2018
    1:02:15
  31. 39.
    The “Let’s Just Ban Everything” Edition02/15/2018
    1:20:36
  32. 40.
    The “A Correction, Not a Crash” Edition02/08/2018
    1:10:25
  33. 41.
    The “Hope Hicks’ Loose Lips Sinks Ships” Edition02/01/2018
    59:52
  34. 42.
    The “50,000 Texts” Edition01/25/2018
    55:09
  35. 43.
    The “A House is Not a Hole” Edition01/18/2018
    58:04
  36. 44.
    The "Very Stable Genius" Edition 01/11/2018
    52:45
  37. 45.
    The “Lost His Mind” Edition01/04/2018
    51:18
  38. 46.
    The "2017 Conundrums featuring They Might Be Giants" Edition12/28/2017
    1:00:18
  39. 47.
    The “Paul Ryan Has Died and Gone to Heaven” Edition12/21/2017
    1:02:19
  40. 48.
    The “Devil and Mister Jones” Edition12/14/2017
    56:19
  41. 49.
    The "Wedding Cake" Edition12/07/2017
    1:09:38
  42. 50.
    The “Pass Through” Edition11/30/2017
    1:00:25
  43. 51.
    Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha11/28/2017
    24:36
  44. 52.
    The “Al Franken and Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton and Roy Moore and John Conyers Should All Resign” Edition11/23/2017
    53:43
  45. 53.
    The “She Was Just 17, You Know What I Mean” Edition11/16/2017
    1:00:14
  46. 54.
    The "One Year and One Day" Edition11/09/2017
    1:05:32
  47. 55.
    The "Cut, Cut, Cut" Edition11/02/2017
    59:15
  48. 56.
    The "Live from Chicago" Edition10/26/2017
    1:14:20
  49. 57.
    The "President Pence" Edition10/19/2017
    52:00
  50. 58.
    The “Adult Day Care” Edition10/12/2017
    1:02:01
  51. 59.
    The “Thoughts and Prayers” Edition10/06/2017
    53:56
  52. 60.
    The “Everyone Listens to Women When They Speak Around Here” Edition09/28/2017
    46:55
  53. 61.
    The “Equinox, the Rocket Man” Edition09/21/2017
    49:55
  54. 62.
    The "What Happened” Edition09/14/2017
    59:49
  55. 63.
    The “DACA Attack-A” Edition09/07/2017
    56:50
  56. 64.
    The “Après Moi, Le Déluge” Edition09/01/2017
    54:56
  57. 65.
    The “Get Me Another General” Edition08/24/2017
    53:21
  58. 66.
    The “Very Fine People” Edition08/17/2017
    49:03
  59. 67.
    The “Like the World Has Never Seen” Edition08/10/2017
    55:48
  60. 68.
    The “Kelly and the Mooch” Edition08/03/2017
    1:01:57
  61. 69.
    The “If Only This Were A Movie And Not Our Lives” Edition07/27/2017
    52:20
  62. 70.
    The “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” Edition 07/20/2017
    1:06:37
  63. 71.
    The “I Love It” Edition07/13/2017
    1:05:52
  64. 72.
    The “ICBM” Edition07/06/2017
    52:16
  65. 73.
    The “Mitch McConnell Really Does Have a Secret Plan” Edition06/29/2017
    58:25
  66. 74.
    The "Lump of Coal" Edition06/22/2017
    51:22
  67. 75.
    The "Mean" Edition06/15/2017
    1:10:16
  68. 76.
    The "I Expect Loyalty" Edition Live From Denver06/08/2017
    1:02:51
  69. 77.
    The “Jared Went to Him” Edition06/01/2017
    49:00
  70. 78.
    The “Glowing Orb” Edition05/25/2017
    1:00:11
  71. 79.
    The "Witch Hunt" Edition05/18/2017
    58:16
  72. 80.
    The “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition05/11/2017
    1:07:20
  73. 81.
    Gabfest EXTRA: The “AHCA Returns” Edition05/05/2017
    26:58
  74. 82.
    The "Deface the Nation" Edition 05/04/2017
    48:41
  75. 83.
    The “One-Page Tax Plan” Edition04/27/2017
    54:14
  76. 84.
    The “Bill Comes Due” Edition 04/20/2017
    49:44
  77. 85.
    The "Red, Red Line" Edition 04/13/2017
    50:41
  78. 86.
    The “Crossing Many Lines” Edition04/06/2017
    47:32
  79. 87.
    The “Darkness at Nunes” Edition03/30/2017
    1:02:36
  80. 88.
    Gabfest EXTRA 2- the Vanishing Health Care Bill03/24/2017
    6:09
  81. 89.
    Gabfest "EXTRA- the Health Care" Edition03/24/2017
    12:53
  82. 90.
    The “Playing Sofball with Neil” Edition03/23/2017
    56:21
  83. 91.
    The “When I'm 64” Edition03/16/2017
    1:09:18
  84. 92.
    The “Is This the Worst Bill in History” Edition03/09/2017
    1:03:36
  85. 93.
    The “Live from the Free and Independent Republic of California” Edition 03/02/2017
    1:00:22
  86. 94.
    The “Deploy, Detain, Deport” Edition02/23/2017
    1:00:18
  87. 95.
    The "Freaks and Leaks" Edition02/19/2017
    57:31
  88. 96.
    The “Nevertheless She Persisted” Edition02/09/2017
    54:18
  89. 97.
    The “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” Edition02/02/2017
    1:04:22
  90. 98.
    The “Has it Really Only Been a Week?” Edition01/26/2017
    57:38
  91. 99.
    The “I Think We're Going to be Okay” Edition01/19/2017
    55:03
  92. 100.
    The “Cloudy with 100 Percent Chance of Showers” Edition01/12/2017
    1:06:21
  93. 101.
    The “It Still Seems Pretty Swampy To Me” Edition01/05/2017
    59:35
  94. 102.
    The "2016 Conundrum" Edition12/29/2016
    1:02:17
  95. 103.
    The “How Bad Could 2017 Be Anyway?” Edition12/22/2016
    47:50
  96. 104.
    The “Red Dawn” Edition12/15/2016
    1:01:15
  97. 105.
    The “Cling Tightly to One Tiny Piece of Good News” Edition12/08/2016
    58:09
  98. 106.
    The “Welcome to the Kleptocracy” Edition12/01/2016
    55:07
  99. 107.
    The “Safe and Special Place” Edition11/23/2016
    1:00:51
  100. 108.
    The “Should You Work for President Trump” Edition11/17/2016
    50:15
  101. 109.
    The "Even Longer National Nightmare" Edition11/09/2016
    56:46
  102. 110.
    Year of Great Books | What Should We Read Next?11/04/2016
    14:25
  103. 111.
    The “Is it Tuesday Yet” Edition11/03/2016
    56:02
  104. 112.
    The "Live From Boston" Edition10/27/2016
    1:00:37
  105. 113.
    The "I Will Keep You in Suspense" Edition10/20/2016
    1:03:59
  106. 114.
    The "Trying to Find Someone Who Was Not Assaulted By Donald Trump" Edition10/13/2016
    1:01:42
  107. 115.
    Gabfest Extra: The "Grabfest Post Debate Special" Edition 10/10/2016
    25:45
  108. 116.
    The “That Mexican Thing” Edition10/06/2016
    50:02
  109. 117.
    The “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail” Edition 09/29/2016
    52:41
  110. 118.
    Gabfest Extra: The “I'm So Relieved” Edition 09/27/2016
    28:30
  111. 119.
    The “Time to Panic” Edition09/22/2016
    58:22
  112. 120.
    The "Hack, Sputter, Cough" Edition09/15/2016
    51:25
  113. 121.
    The “Bart Simpson Versus Lisa Simpson” Edition09/08/2016
    53:32
  114. 122.
    The “Make Mexico Great Again” Edition09/01/2016
    47:10
  115. 123.
    The "Meet the New Trump" Edition08/25/2016
    55:06
  116. 124.
    The “Should You Believe Juanita Broaddrick” Edition08/18/2016
    49:17
  117. 125.
    The "Many People Are Saying" Edition08/11/2016
    45:14
  118. 126.
    The “You Can Get the Baby Out of Here” Edition08/04/2016
    54:43
  119. 127.
    The “Bunch of Malarkey” Edition07/28/2016
    56:13
  120. 128.
    The “Your Word is Your Bond” Edition07/21/2016
    52:13
  121. 129.
    The "Last Week Was Awful and This Week I Have to Go to Cleveland" Edition 07/14/2016
    1:07:08
  122. 130.
    The "Seven Salty Almonds, Six-Pointed Stars, Five Secret Emails" Edition07/07/2016
    57:33
  123. 131.
    The "Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival" Edition07/01/2016
    49:08
  124. 132.
    The "Show Me The Money" Edition06/23/2016
    45:22
  125. 133.
    The "Brexit Pursued by a Bear" Edition06/16/2016
    59:01
  126. 134.
    The "Textbook Definition of Racism" Edition06/09/2016
    59:13
  127. 135.
    The “Is Trump the Gorilla and America the Kid?” Edition06/02/2016
    54:38
  128. 136.
    The "Weiner" Edition05/26/2016
    46:36
  129. 137.
    The “I Threw a Chair in Reno Just to Watch it Fly” Edition05/19/2016
    50:05
  130. 138.
    The "Goofy Elizabeth Warren" Edition05/12/2016
    46:19
  131. 139.
    The "Suspending My Campaign" Edition 05/05/2016
    55:39
  132. 140.
    The "Live From Georgia" Edition04/28/2016
    51:38
  133. 141.
    The “Dreaming of 1237” Edition04/21/2016
    51:34
  134. 142.
    The "Count Me Out" Edition04/14/2016
    54:13
  135. 143.
    The “Does Bernie Sanders Know Anything About Anything?” Edition04/07/2016
    59:47
  136. 144.
    The "Corey's Gory Story" Edition03/31/2016
    53:01
  137. 145.
    The “Patrolling and Securing” Edition03/24/2016
    50:04
  138. 146.
    The "Rough Them Up" Edition03/17/2016
    57:33
  139. 147.
    EXTRA: The "Super Tuesday Part 3" Edition03/16/2016
    19:48
  140. 148.
    Trumpcast: Is Trump a Racist?03/15/2016
    13:45
  141. 149.
    The “Maybe its Hillary Who Should Drop Out” Edition03/10/2016
    49:49
  142. 150.
    The "Hate and Castrate" Edition03/04/2016
    43:02
  143. 151.
    Gabfest Extra: The “That Really Was a Super Tuesday” Edition03/02/2016
    21:06
  144. 152.
    The "Is Trump's Nomination Inevitable?" Edition02/26/2016
    45:55
  145. 153.
    The “I Have a Gun and Her Name Is America” Edition02/19/2016
    54:24
  146. 154.
    Gabfest Extra: Antonin Scalia's Death02/15/2016
    27:06
  147. 155.
    The "Happy Valentine's Day Rubio Robot" Edition02/12/2016
    50:15
  148. 156.
    Gabfest Extra: The "New Hampshire Primary" Edition02/10/2016
    23:58
  149. 157.
    Gabfest Extra: Whistlestop, The Straight Talk Express02/09/2016
    40:42
  150. 158.
    The "Coin Toss" Edition02/05/2016
    45:35
  151. 159.
    Gabfest Extra: The “Is It Groundhog Day or Is It the Day After Iowa Caucuses” Edition02/02/2016
    25:31
  152. 160.
    The "Dark, Dark, Dark Money" Edition01/29/2016
    55:47
  153. 161.
    The “Squirmishes” Edition01/22/2016
    48:33
  154. 162.
    The "There Once Was a Union Maid But Not Anymore" Edition01/15/2016
    54:39
  155. 163.
    The “I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Help” Edition01/08/2016
    48:35
  156. 164.
    The "Conundrum" Edition01/01/2016
    35:38
  157. 165.
    The “Year's Best Gabfest” Edition12/25/2015
    1:10:55
  158. 166.
    The "Chaos Candidate" Edition12/18/2015
    54:53
  159. 167.
    The “Is He Hitler or Mussolini?” Edition12/11/2015
    54:07
  160. 168.
    The "Everything is Absolutely Terrible" Edition12/04/2015
    47:18
  161. 169.
    The "Thousands Were Cheering" Edition11/26/2015
    59:38
  162. 170.
    The “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” Edition11/20/2015
    1:08:01
  163. 171.
    The "I Don't Like Philosophy or Welding" Edition11/13/2015
    57:04
  164. 172.
    The "Predator in the Bathroom" Edition11/06/2015
    51:18
  165. 173.
    The "Jeb-With-A-Sad-Droopy-Exclamation-Point!" Edition10/30/2015
    55:21
  166. 174.
    The “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” Edition10/23/2015
    44:55
  167. 175.
    The "Sick and Tired of Your Damn Emails" Edition10/16/2015
    58:12
  168. 176.
    The "Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?" Edition10/09/2015
    59:59
  169. 177.
    The Living Will Envy the Dead Edition10/02/2015
    1:00:35
  170. 178.
    Gabfest Extra: House Speaker John Boehner Will Resign09/25/2015
    19:55
  171. 179.
    The "Carly, Scotty, Franny" Edition09/25/2015
    52:00
  172. 180.
    The Live from San Francisco Edition09/18/2015
    1:33:19
  173. 181.
    The Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot Edition09/11/2015
    54:35
  174. 182.
    The "Let's Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk" Edition09/04/2015
    57:52
  175. 183.
    The "Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby!" Edition08/28/2015
    56:42
  176. 184.
    The Amabots and Amholes Edition08/21/2015
    59:21
  177. 185.
    The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever Edition08/14/2015
    42:41
  178. 186.
    The "Nine German Shepherds and One Raccoon" Edition08/07/2015
    1:01:37
  179. 187.
    The How to Debate a Drunk Person Edition07/31/2015
    1:24:37
  180. 188.
    The "Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?" Edition07/24/2015
    57:18
  181. 189.
    The John Kerry is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize Edition07/17/2015
    1:05:10
  182. 190.
    The "How Many Push-Ups Should the President Be Able to Do?" Edition07/10/2015
    1:10:03
  183. 191.
    The Killers and Rapists Edition07/03/2015
    57:53
  184. 192.
    Extra: The "Wait! There's Marriage Equality!" Edition06/26/2015
    11:47
  185. 193.
    The Jiggery-Pokery Edition06/26/2015
    1:03:54
  186. 194.
    The "I Would Build a Great Wall" Edition06/19/2015
    53:38
  187. 195.
    The "I'm Defaulting on My Student Loans" Edition06/12/2015
    1:01:08
  188. 196.
    This Gabfest Is On Background Edition06/05/2015
    1:03:15
  189. 197.
    The Bags and Bags and More Bags of Cash Edition05/29/2015
    53:49
  190. 198.
    The "Osama bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books" Edition05/22/2015
    1:02:15
  191. 199.
    The "I Don't Mean to Yell at You, But I Feel Good Doing It" Edition05/15/2015
    53:55
  192. 200.
    The "Je Suis Pam Geller" Edition05/08/2015
    46:42

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