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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 “Wicked, Even for Trump” Edition21 June 2018
    1:01:23
  2. 2.
    The “Special Place in Hell” Edition14 June 2018
    52:31
  3. 3.
    The “I Beg My Pardon” Edition7 June 2018
    58:52
  4. 4.
    The “Ambien and Racism” Edition31 May 2018
    56:55
  5. 5.
    The “Open Hostility” Edition24 May 2018
    53:09
  6. 6.
    The “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” Edition17 May 2018
    59:29
  7. 7.
    The “Is Every Attorney in New York a Crook?” Edition10 May 2018
    50:28
  8. 8.
    The "Live in St. Louis" Edition3 May 2018
    1:06:29
  1. 9.
    The “Hardest Job in the World” Edition26 April 2018
    1:04:27
  2. 10.
    The “Slimeball” Edition19 April 2018
    1:05:04
  3. 11.
    The “Farewell My Blue-Eyed Monster” Edition12 April 2018
    51:20
  4. 12.
    The “Caravan of Gabfesters” Edition5 April 2018
    53:23
  5. 13.
    The “Pardon Me” Edition29 March 2018
    53:52
  6. 14.
    The "Delete Facebook" Edition22 March 2018
    1:09:05
  7. 15.
    The "Rex Wrecks" Edition15 March 2018
    1:04:18
  8. 16.
    The "Stormy Weather" Edition8 March 2018
    1:07:09
  9. 17.
    The “There Once Was a Union Maid But Not Anymore” Edition1 March 2018
    1:03:08
  10. 18.
    The “Enough Thoughts and Prayers” Edition22 February 2018
    1:02:15
  11. 19.
    The “Let’s Just Ban Everything” Edition15 February 2018
    1:20:36
  12. 20.
    The “A Correction, Not a Crash” Edition8 February 2018
    1:10:25
  13. 21.
    The “Hope Hicks’ Loose Lips Sinks Ships” Edition1 February 2018
    59:52
  14. 22.
    The “50,000 Texts” Edition25 January 2018
    55:09
  15. 23.
    The “A House is Not a Hole” Edition18 January 2018
    58:04
  16. 24.
    The "Very Stable Genius" Edition 11 January 2018
    52:45
  17. 25.
    The “Lost His Mind” Edition4 January 2018
    51:18
  18. 26.
    The "2017 Conundrums featuring They Might Be Giants" Edition28 December 2017
    1:00:18
  19. 27.
    The “Paul Ryan Has Died and Gone to Heaven” Edition21 December 2017
    1:02:19
  20. 28.
    The “Devil and Mister Jones” Edition14 December 2017
    56:19
  21. 29.
    The "Wedding Cake" Edition7 December 2017
    1:09:38
  22. 30.
    The “Pass Through” Edition30 November 2017
    1:00:25
  23. 31.
    Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha28 November 2017
    24:36
  24. 32.
    The “Al Franken and Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton and Roy Moore and John Conyers Should All Resign” Edition23 November 2017
    53:43
  25. 33.
    The “She Was Just 17, You Know What I Mean” Edition16 November 2017
    1:00:14
  26. 34.
    The "One Year and One Day" Edition9 November 2017
    1:05:32
  27. 35.
    The "Cut, Cut, Cut" Edition2 November 2017
    59:15
  28. 36.
    The "Live from Chicago" Edition26 October 2017
    1:14:20
  29. 37.
    The "President Pence" Edition19 October 2017
    52:00
  30. 38.
    The “Adult Day Care” Edition12 October 2017
    1:02:01
  31. 39.
    The “Thoughts and Prayers” Edition6 October 2017
    53:56
  32. 40.
    The “Everyone Listens to Women When They Speak Around Here” Edition28 September 2017
    46:55
  33. 41.
    The “Equinox, the Rocket Man” Edition21 September 2017
    49:55
  34. 42.
    The "What Happened” Edition14 September 2017
    59:49
  35. 43.
    The “DACA Attack-A” Edition7 September 2017
    56:50
  36. 44.
    The “Après Moi, Le Déluge” Edition1 September 2017
    54:56
  37. 45.
    The “Get Me Another General” Edition24 August 2017
    53:21
  38. 46.
    The “Very Fine People” Edition17 August 2017
    49:03
  39. 47.
    The “Like the World Has Never Seen” Edition10 August 2017
    55:48
  40. 48.
    The “Kelly and the Mooch” Edition3 August 2017
    1:01:57
  41. 49.
    The “If Only This Were A Movie And Not Our Lives” Edition27 July 2017
    52:20
  42. 50.
    The “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” Edition 20 July 2017
    1:06:37
  43. 51.
    The “I Love It” Edition13 July 2017
    1:05:52
  44. 52.
    The “ICBM” Edition6 July 2017
    52:16
  45. 53.
    The “Mitch McConnell Really Does Have a Secret Plan” Edition29 June 2017
    58:25
  46. 54.
    The "Lump of Coal" Edition22 June 2017
    51:22
  47. 55.
    The "Mean" Edition15 June 2017
    1:10:16
  48. 56.
    The "I Expect Loyalty" Edition Live From Denver8 June 2017
    1:02:51
  49. 57.
    The “Jared Went to Him” Edition1 June 2017
    49:00
  50. 58.
    The “Glowing Orb” Edition25 May 2017
    1:00:11
  51. 59.
    The "Witch Hunt" Edition18 May 2017
    58:16
  52. 60.
    The “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition11 May 2017
    1:07:20
  53. 61.
    Gabfest EXTRA: The “AHCA Returns” Edition5 May 2017
    26:58
  54. 62.
    The "Deface the Nation" Edition 4 May 2017
    48:41
  55. 63.
    The “One-Page Tax Plan” Edition27 April 2017
    54:14
  56. 64.
    The “Bill Comes Due” Edition 20 April 2017
    49:44
  57. 65.
    The "Red, Red Line" Edition 13 April 2017
    50:41
  58. 66.
    The “Crossing Many Lines” Edition6 April 2017
    47:32
  59. 67.
    The “Darkness at Nunes” Edition30 March 2017
    1:02:36
  60. 68.
    Gabfest EXTRA 2- the Vanishing Health Care Bill24 March 2017
    6:09
  61. 69.
    Gabfest "EXTRA- the Health Care" Edition24 March 2017
    12:53
  62. 70.
    The “Playing Sofball with Neil” Edition23 March 2017
    56:21
  63. 71.
    The “When I'm 64” Edition16 March 2017
    1:09:18
  64. 72.
    The “Is This the Worst Bill in History” Edition9 March 2017
    1:03:36
  65. 73.
    The “Live from the Free and Independent Republic of California” Edition 2 March 2017
    1:00:22
  66. 74.
    The “Deploy, Detain, Deport” Edition23 February 2017
    1:00:18
  67. 75.
    The "Freaks and Leaks" Edition19 February 2017
    57:31
  68. 76.
    The “Nevertheless She Persisted” Edition9 February 2017
    54:18
  69. 77.
    The “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” Edition2 February 2017
    1:04:22
  70. 78.
    The “Has it Really Only Been a Week?” Edition26 January 2017
    57:38
  71. 79.
    The “I Think We're Going to be Okay” Edition19 January 2017
    55:03
  72. 80.
    The “Cloudy with 100 Percent Chance of Showers” Edition12 January 2017
    1:06:21
  73. 81.
    The “It Still Seems Pretty Swampy To Me” Edition5 January 2017
    59:35
  74. 82.
    The "2016 Conundrum" Edition29 December 2016
    1:02:17
  75. 83.
    The “How Bad Could 2017 Be Anyway?” Edition22 December 2016
    47:50
  76. 84.
    The “Red Dawn” Edition15 December 2016
    1:01:15
  77. 85.
    The “Cling Tightly to One Tiny Piece of Good News” Edition8 December 2016
    58:09
  78. 86.
    The “Welcome to the Kleptocracy” Edition1 December 2016
    55:07
  79. 87.
    The “Safe and Special Place” Edition23 November 2016
    1:00:51
  80. 88.
    The “Should You Work for President Trump” Edition17 November 2016
    50:15
  81. 89.
    The "Even Longer National Nightmare" Edition9 November 2016
    56:46
  82. 90.
    Year of Great Books | What Should We Read Next?4 November 2016
    14:25
  83. 91.
    The “Is it Tuesday Yet” Edition3 November 2016
    56:02
  84. 92.
    The "Live From Boston" Edition27 October 2016
    1:00:37
  85. 93.
    The "I Will Keep You in Suspense" Edition20 October 2016
    1:03:59
  86. 94.
    The "Trying to Find Someone Who Was Not Assaulted By Donald Trump" Edition13 October 2016
    1:01:42
  87. 95.
    Gabfest Extra: The "Grabfest Post Debate Special" Edition 10 October 2016
    25:45
  88. 96.
    The “That Mexican Thing” Edition6 October 2016
    50:02
  89. 97.
    The “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail” Edition 29 September 2016
    52:41
  90. 98.
    Gabfest Extra: The “I'm So Relieved” Edition 27 September 2016
    28:30
  91. 99.
    The “Time to Panic” Edition22 September 2016
    58:22
  92. 100.
    The "Hack, Sputter, Cough" Edition15 September 2016
    51:25
  93. 101.
    The “Bart Simpson Versus Lisa Simpson” Edition8 September 2016
    53:32
  94. 102.
    The “Make Mexico Great Again” Edition1 September 2016
    47:10
  95. 103.
    The "Meet the New Trump" Edition25 August 2016
    55:06
  96. 104.
    The “Should You Believe Juanita Broaddrick” Edition18 August 2016
    49:17
  97. 105.
    The "Many People Are Saying" Edition11 August 2016
    45:14
  98. 106.
    The “You Can Get the Baby Out of Here” Edition4 August 2016
    54:43
  99. 107.
    The “Bunch of Malarkey” Edition28 July 2016
    56:13
  100. 108.
    The “Your Word is Your Bond” Edition21 July 2016
    52:13
  101. 109.
    The "Last Week Was Awful and This Week I Have to Go to Cleveland" Edition 14 July 2016
    1:07:08
  102. 110.
    The "Seven Salty Almonds, Six-Pointed Stars, Five Secret Emails" Edition7 July 2016
    57:33
  103. 111.
    The "Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival" Edition1 July 2016
    49:08
  104. 112.
    The "Show Me The Money" Edition23 June 2016
    45:22
  105. 113.
    The "Brexit Pursued by a Bear" Edition16 June 2016
    59:01
  106. 114.
    The "Textbook Definition of Racism" Edition9 June 2016
    59:13
  107. 115.
    The “Is Trump the Gorilla and America the Kid?” Edition2 June 2016
    54:38
  108. 116.
    The "Weiner" Edition26 May 2016
    46:36
  109. 117.
    The “I Threw a Chair in Reno Just to Watch it Fly” Edition19 May 2016
    50:05
  110. 118.
    The "Goofy Elizabeth Warren" Edition12 May 2016
    46:19
  111. 119.
    The "Suspending My Campaign" Edition 5 May 2016
    55:39
  112. 120.
    The "Live From Georgia" Edition28 April 2016
    51:38
  113. 121.
    The “Dreaming of 1237” Edition21 April 2016
    51:34
  114. 122.
    The "Count Me Out" Edition14 April 2016
    54:13
  115. 123.
    The “Does Bernie Sanders Know Anything About Anything?” Edition7 April 2016
    59:47
  116. 124.
    The "Corey's Gory Story" Edition31 March 2016
    53:01
  117. 125.
    The “Patrolling and Securing” Edition24 March 2016
    50:04
  118. 126.
    The "Rough Them Up" Edition17 March 2016
    57:33
  119. 127.
    EXTRA: The "Super Tuesday Part 3" Edition16 March 2016
    19:48
  120. 128.
    Trumpcast: Is Trump a Racist?15 March 2016
    13:45
  121. 129.
    The “Maybe its Hillary Who Should Drop Out” Edition10 March 2016
    49:49
  122. 130.
    The "Hate and Castrate" Edition4 March 2016
    43:02
  123. 131.
    Gabfest Extra: The “That Really Was a Super Tuesday” Edition2 March 2016
    21:06
  124. 132.
    The "Is Trump's Nomination Inevitable?" Edition26 February 2016
    45:55
  125. 133.
    The “I Have a Gun and Her Name Is America” Edition19 February 2016
    54:24
  126. 134.
    Gabfest Extra: Antonin Scalia's Death15 February 2016
    27:06
  127. 135.
    The "Happy Valentine's Day Rubio Robot" Edition12 February 2016
    50:15
  128. 136.
    Gabfest Extra: The "New Hampshire Primary" Edition10 February 2016
    23:58
  129. 137.
    Gabfest Extra: Whistlestop, The Straight Talk Express9 February 2016
    40:42
  130. 138.
    The "Coin Toss" Edition5 February 2016
    45:35
  131. 139.
    Gabfest Extra: The “Is It Groundhog Day or Is It the Day After Iowa Caucuses” Edition2 February 2016
    25:31
  132. 140.
    The "Dark, Dark, Dark Money" Edition29 January 2016
    55:47
  133. 141.
    The “Squirmishes” Edition22 January 2016
    48:33
  134. 142.
    The "There Once Was a Union Maid But Not Anymore" Edition15 January 2016
    54:39
  135. 143.
    The “I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Help” Edition8 January 2016
    48:35
  136. 144.
    The "Conundrum" Edition1 January 2016
    35:38
  137. 145.
    The “Year's Best Gabfest” Edition25 December 2015
    1:10:55
  138. 146.
    The "Chaos Candidate" Edition18 December 2015
    54:53
  139. 147.
    The “Is He Hitler or Mussolini?” Edition11 December 2015
    54:07
  140. 148.
    The "Everything is Absolutely Terrible" Edition4 December 2015
    47:18
  141. 149.
    The "Thousands Were Cheering" Edition26 November 2015
    59:38
  142. 150.
    The “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” Edition20 November 2015
    1:08:01
  143. 151.
    The "I Don't Like Philosophy or Welding" Edition13 November 2015
    57:04
  144. 152.
    The "Predator in the Bathroom" Edition6 November 2015
    51:18
  145. 153.
    The "Jeb-With-A-Sad-Droopy-Exclamation-Point!" Edition30 October 2015
    55:21
  146. 154.
    The “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” Edition23 October 2015
    44:55
  147. 155.
    The "Sick and Tired of Your Damn Emails" Edition16 October 2015
    58:12
  148. 156.
    The "Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?" Edition9 October 2015
    59:59
  149. 157.
    The Living Will Envy the Dead Edition2 October 2015
    1:00:35
  150. 158.
    Gabfest Extra: House Speaker John Boehner Will Resign25 September 2015
    19:55
  151. 159.
    The "Carly, Scotty, Franny" Edition25 September 2015
    52:00
  152. 160.
    The Live from San Francisco Edition18 September 2015
    1:33:19
  153. 161.
    The Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot Edition11 September 2015
    54:35
  154. 162.
    The "Let's Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk" Edition4 September 2015
    57:52
  155. 163.
    The "Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby!" Edition28 August 2015
    56:42
  156. 164.
    The Amabots and Amholes Edition21 August 2015
    59:21
  157. 165.
    The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever Edition14 August 2015
    42:41
  158. 166.
    The "Nine German Shepherds and One Raccoon" Edition7 August 2015
    1:01:37
  159. 167.
    The How to Debate a Drunk Person Edition31 July 2015
    1:24:37
  160. 168.
    The "Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?" Edition24 July 2015
    57:18
  161. 169.
    The John Kerry is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize Edition17 July 2015
    1:05:10
  162. 170.
    The "How Many Push-Ups Should the President Be Able to Do?" Edition10 July 2015
    1:10:03
  163. 171.
    The Killers and Rapists Edition3 July 2015
    57:53
  164. 172.
    Extra: The "Wait! There's Marriage Equality!" Edition26 June 2015
    11:47
  165. 173.
    The Jiggery-Pokery Edition26 June 2015
    1:03:54
  166. 174.
    The "I Would Build a Great Wall" Edition19 June 2015
    53:38
  167. 175.
    The "I'm Defaulting on My Student Loans" Edition12 June 2015
    1:01:08
  168. 176.
    This Gabfest Is On Background Edition5 June 2015
    1:03:15
  169. 177.
    The Bags and Bags and More Bags of Cash Edition29 May 2015
    53:49
  170. 178.
    The "Osama bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books" Edition22 May 2015
    1:02:15
  171. 179.
    The "I Don't Mean to Yell at You, But I Feel Good Doing It" Edition15 May 2015
    53:55
  172. 180.
    The "Je Suis Pam Geller" Edition8 May 2015
    46:42
  173. 181.
    The "Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?" Edition1 May 2015
    1:10:00
  174. 182.
    The "Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?" Edition24 April 2015
    59:08
  175. 183.
    The Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl Edition17 April 2015
    1:05:06
  176. 184.
    The Live at the Bell House Edition10 April 2015
    1:08:46
  177. 185.
    The "So, Who Can You Discriminate Against?" Edition3 April 2015
    59:28
  178. 186.
    The "Say It with Me: President Ted Cruz" Edition27 March 2015
    51:55
  179. 187.
    The "Welcome Back, Vladimir" Edition20 March 2015
    1:00:38
  180. 188.
    The "Is It Dear Ali or Dear Ayatollah or Dear Mullah?" Edition13 March 2015
    50:01
  181. 189.
    Whistlestop: The Art of Political Umbrage-Taking11 March 2015
    22:53
  182. 190.
    The hdr22@clintonemail.com Edition6 March 2015
    46:10
  183. 191.
    The "Bibi, Vidi, Vici" Edition27 February 2015
    59:03
  184. 192.
    The "Does President Obama Love America?" Edition20 February 2015
    53:17
  185. 193.
    The "Happy Valentine's Day, Judge Moore" Edition13 February 2015
    56:30
  186. 194.
    The "Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers" Edition6 February 2015
    53:33
  187. 195.
    The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition30 January 2015
    59:20
  188. 196.
    The "Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?" Edition23 January 2015
    56:22
  189. 197.
    The Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You Edition16 January 2015
    57:59
  190. 198.
    Le "Je Suis Charlie Hebdo" Édition9 January 2015
    1:06:52
  191. 199.
    The Year's Best Gabfest Edition2 January 2015
    41:05
  192. 200.
    The “2014 Conundrum Show, Live in Chicago” Edition26 December 2014
    1:10:13

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