The “Coin Toss” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show on the results of the Iowa caucus, our predictions for the upcoming primaries, and what the Big Short says about big banks, regulation, and politics.
The “Dark, Dark, Dark Money” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Bloomberg’s flirtation with running for president, and Jane Mayer’s new book on the Koch brothers’ empire.
The “Squirmishes” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP reaction to Trump and Cruz, Iran-U.S. relations, and the tragedy of the Flint water crisis.
“There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
The “I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Obama’s executive action on gun control, and Ronald Reagan’s legacy.
The “2015 Conundrum” EditionListen to Slate’s special year-end show about life’s most confounding questions, as submitted by listeners.
The “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate's show featuring listeners’ and the hosts’ favorite segments from 2015, including Ta Nehisi-Coates on the death of Freddie Gray, gender on the Upper East Side, and the assassination of Lincoln.
The “Chaos Candidate” EditionListen to Slate's show about the fifth GOP debate, the court martial and possible life sentence of Bowe Bergdahl, and the year in politics.
The “Is He Mussolini or Hitler?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering America and the Supreme Court’s affirmative action and “one person, one vote” cases.
The “Everything Is Absolutely Terrible” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tragic Colorado Springs and San Bernardino shootings, the challenges of the Paris climate conference, and the demand for change in Chicago.
The “Thousands Were Cheering” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump lying uncontrollably, the backlash against Syrian refugees, and Princeton University’s potentially erasing Woodrow Wilson’s name from its campus.
The “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Paris terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court’s new abortion case, and the multifaceted genius of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
The “I Don’t Like Philosophy or Welding” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the fourth Republican debate, the student protests at Yale and the University of Missouri, and the coming Supreme Court battle over immigration.
The “Predator in the Bathroom” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the conservatives’ victories in the off-year elections, the Republican revolt in the GOP primary debates, and the increasing death rates for middle-aged white Americans.
How Can We Explain This Crazy Campaign Season? David Axelrod Tells All.Obama’s chief strategist offers expert insight on this political season in an interview with the Political Gabfest.
Is the Supreme Court’s United States v. Texas Too Big to Swallow?Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new immigration battle at the Supreme Court.
What Does Chris Hughes’ Murder of the New Republic Mean for Journalism?The Political Gabfest mourns the death of a revered publication and wonders what it means for the future.
What the Oregon Standoff Is Really AboutIs thinking about this protest in racial terms missing the point? The Political Gabfest discusses Oregon in an extra bonus segment.
The “Peeing in the Shower” Bonus SegmentListen to the final conundrum on Slate’s special year-end show about life’s most confounding questions, according to listeners.
The “Command-A Changed My Life” Bonus SegmentPolitical Gabfest host David Plotz chats with John Dickerson about his favorite life hacks for work and travel.
The “Galactic Senate Makes No Sense” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts analyze the symbolic role of Star Wars in American politics.
The “You Need a Stronger Position” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfests hosts debate Ronnie Wood’s age and new role as a father.
The “Billionaire Olympics” Bonus SegmentThe Gabfest hosts discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s recent financial venture, the birth of his daughter, and “advancing human potential.”
The “Slightly Sad Breakfast” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts consider fresh food ideas to shake up Emily Bazelon’s morning routine.
The “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus SegmentHow did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?
The “There Will Be Wine There” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts discuss dinner party etiquette among French and Iranian diplomats.
The “Things That Aren’t True” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew applauds Emily Bazelon for her coverage of a recent Stanford sexual assault case.
“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.