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Political Gabfest

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.

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.

 

#482

Gabfest Live! Grab the Steering Wheel Edition

This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are live at Sixth & I in Washington, DC discussing the new insurrection revelations; the overturning of Roe; and the legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: David French for The Dispatch: “ [The Case for Prosecuting Donald Trump Just Got Much Stronger] (https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/the-case-for-prosecuting-donald-trump) ” Kirsten M. J. Thompson, Hugh J. W. Sturrock, Diana Greene Foster, et al for JAMA Network Open: “ [Association of Travel Distance to Nearest Abortion Facility With Rates of Abortion] (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2781624) ” [Sacred Hunger] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385265301/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Barry Unsworth  [Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802145310/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Karl Marlantes  Meridith McGraw and Matt Dixon for Politico: “ [Trump Fatigue Sets In: ‘Some Donors Are Getting Sick Of The Sh--Show'] (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/26/trump-fatigue-sets-in-some-donors-are-getting-sick-of-the-sh-show-00042413) ” Here are this week’s chatters: Emily: Christopher Clarey for The New York Times: “ [Tennis Tours Penalize Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/sports/tennis/wimbledon-russia-ukraine-atp.html) ” David: Emily Temple for LitHub: “ [Famous Authors Who Died on the Exact Same Day] (https://lithub.com/famous-authors-who-died-on-the-exact-same-day/) ” John: Terri Jo Ryan for Waco History: “ [Crash at Crush] (https://wacohistory.org/items/show/70) ” Don’t miss Emily’s conversation with author Keri Blakinger on her new book, [Corrections in Ink] (https://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Ink-Memoir-Keri-Blakinger/dp/1250272858/ref=sr_1_1?crid=40IVNND5JE07&keywords=corrections+in+ink+keri+blakinger&qid=1656008931&sprefix=keri+bla%2Caps%2C91&sr=8-1/?tag=slatmaga-20) , for the June 26, 2022 episode of Gabfest Reads. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Jun 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:11

30 Jun 2022


#481

Gabfest Reads: Corrections in Ink

Emily Bazelon talks with author Keri Blakinger about her new memoir, [Corrections in Ink] (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250272850/correctionsinink) which recounts Blakinger’s path from Olympic ambitions, to heroin addiction, to prison, and ultimately a return to life on the outside.   Blakinger launched a program to deliver her memoir to currently incarcerated readers. You can learn more here:  [https://800ceoread.com/coupons/redeem/donationcorrectionsinink] (https://800ceoread.com/coupons/redeem/donationcorrectionsinink)   Tweet us your questions [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages could be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jun 2022

38 MINS

38:44

26 Jun 2022


#480

SCOTUS Guts The Establishment Clause

This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court decision requiring that government funding for private schools include religious ones, the January 6th hearings, and dissension at progressive organizations. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Jack Goldsmith for The New York Times: “ [Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself in Merrick Garland’s Shoes.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/20/opinion/trump-merrick-garland-january-6-committee.html) ” John Dickerson for Slate: Whistlestop podcast: “ [The Mulligan Letters] (http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/whistlestop/2015/04/james_g_blaine_and_the_mulligan_letters_on_this_week_s_whistlestop_campaign.html) ” Ryan Grim for The Intercept: “ [Elephant in the Zoom] (https://theintercept.com/2022/06/13/progressive-organizing-infighting-callout-culture/) ” Here are this week’s chatters: John: “Watergate Trial Records Digitized For 50th Anniversary of Watergate” Emily: Agnes Callard for The Boston Review: “ [Against Persuasion] (https://bostonreview.net/articles/against-persuasion/) ” David: [Hustle] (https://www.netflix.com/title/80242342) Listener chatter from Cyrus Farivar: Tim Folger for Scientific American: “ [Record-Breaking Voyager Spacecraft Begin to Power Down] (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/record-breaking-voyager-spacecraft-begin-to-power-down/) ” Be sure to tune into Emily’s conversation with author Keri Blakinger on her new book, [Corrections in Ink] (https://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Ink-Memoir-Keri-Blakinger/dp/1250272858/ref=sr_1_1?crid=40IVNND5JE07&keywords=corrections+in+ink+keri+blakinger&qid=1656008931&sprefix=keri+bla%2Caps%2C91&sr=8-1/?tag=slatmaga-20) , on Gabfest Reads on June 26, 2022.  Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

52 MINS

52:17

23 Jun 2022


#479

Drunk as Rudy Guiliani

This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the January 6th hearings, Jason Furman on the economy, and debates among providers of gender-affirming medical care. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Michael Dorf for Dorf on Law: “ [House Select Committee Hearing 2: Scoundrels, Patriots, and Collaborators] (http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2022/06/maybe-better-name-would-be-team-new.html) ” Mona Charen for The Bulwark: “ [Of Course Trump Is Responsible for His Lies] (https://www.thebulwark.com/did-trump-know-he-was-lying-who-cares-fox-january-6/) ” David Brooks for The New York Times: “ [The Jan. 6 Committee Has Already Blown It] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/opinion/the-jan-6-committee-has-already-blown-it.html) ” Derek Thompson for The New York Times: “ [The Crypto Crash Is Just the Start] (https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/05/worrying-signs-economy-inflation-crypto/629848/) ” Emily Bazelon for The New York Times Magazine: “ [The Battle Over Gender Therapy] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/magazine/gender-therapy.html) ”   Here are this week’s chatters: John: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland for The New York Times: “ [F.D.A. Panel Recommends Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines for Youngest Children] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/us/politics/covid-vaccines-fda-children.html) ” Emily: Joan Walsh for The Nation: “ [The Backlash Against Sex Ed] (https://www.thenation.com/article/society/comprehensive-sex-ed-florida-backlash/) ” David: [Explore a Civil War fort with David] (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1014947) ; The New York Times: “ [Anthony Mancinelli, World's Oldest Working Barber, Dies at 108] (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/nyregion/anthony-mancinelli-dead.html) ”; Kate Springer for CNN: “ [Philippines' Oldest Tattoo Artist -- Meet Whang Od Oggay] (https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/philippines-oldest-tattoo-artist/index.html) ”; Teller Report: “ [‘Working For 77 Years’ The Secret of The Long Run of a 100-Year-Old Civil Servant] (https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2020-07-28-%22working-for-77-years%22-the-secret-of-the-long-run-of-a-100-year-old-civil-servant.BJhSpX76xD.html) ” Listener chatter from Andy Scarpelli: [The Biodesign Challenge] (https://www.biodesignchallenge.org/)   For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David discuss what they are looking forward to reading and watching this summer. [Cloud Cuckoo Land] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1982168439/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Anthony Doerr [The Immortal King Rao] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393541754/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Vauhini Vara  [Swann's Way] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142437964/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Marcel Proust [Physical] (https://tv.apple.com/us/show/physical/umc.cmc.6gdc6v4vwyaab7klocftv2s10?ctx_brand=tvs.sbd.4000&ign-itscg=MC_20000&ign-itsct=atvp_brand_omd&mttn3pid=Google%20AdWords&mttnagencyid=a5e&mttncc=US&mttnsiteid=143238&mttnsubad=OUS2019903_1-601227682452-c&mttnsubkw=128402029168__dQIConYd_&mttnsubplmnt=) Season Two [Loving Day] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812993454/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Mat Johnson  [Invisible Things] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HGTMWWY/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Mat Johnson [Manhattan Beach] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1476716730/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Jennifer Egan  [A Visit From The Goon Squad] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036S4C6G/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Jennifer Egan [The Americans] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2149175/) Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

56 MINS

56:27

16 Jun 2022


#478

Is San Francisco a Hellscape?

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Tuesday’s primaries, the economy (is it as bad as we all think it is?), and are joined by Susan Matthews to talk Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade.  Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Nellie Bowles for the Atlantic: “ [How San Francisco Became a Failed City] (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/06/how-san-francisco-became-failed-city/661199/) ” Emily Bazelon for the New York Times: “ [America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/magazine/roe-v-wade-abortion-rights.html) ” Derek Thompson for the Atlantic: “ [Everything Is Terrible, but I’m Fine] (https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/06/american-economy-negative-perception-inflation/661149/) ”  Patricia Cohen for the New York Times: “ [Global Growth Will Be Choked Amid Inflation and War, World Bank Says] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/business/world-bank-forecast.html) ”  Here’s this week’s chatter: David: Jack Hitt for the New York Times: “ [Want to Do Less Time? A Prison Consultant Might Be Able to Help.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/magazine/prison-consultants-fixers.html) ”  John: The Economist, “ [The coming food catastrophe] (https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/05/19/the-coming-food-catastrophe) ”; The Paris Review, “ [Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28] (https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4597/the-art-of-fiction-no-28-henry-miller) ” Emily: [Moore v. Harper] (https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/21A455) Listener chatter from Daniel Reich: “ [The Path to Power] (https://www.amazon.com/Path-Power-Years-Lyndon-Johnson/dp/0679729453/tag=slatmaga-20) ” by Robert Caro  For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John talk about the 20th anniversary of The Wire.  Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Grace Woodruff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Jun 2022

52 MINS

52:28

09 Jun 2022


#477

Forgive Me, Joe

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the response to the Uvalde shooting, Biden’s plan for student loan forgiveness, and a bunch of ignored subpoenas.  Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Jillian Peterson and James Densley, interviewed by Melanie Warner for Politico: “ [Two Professors Found What Creates a Mass Shooter. Will Politicians Pay Attention?] (https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/05/27/stopping-mass-shooters-q-a-00035762) ” Here’s this week’s chatter: Emily: Heidi Przybyla for Politico: “ [‘It’s going to be an army’: Tapes reveal GOP plan to contest elections] (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/01/gop-contest-elections-tapes-00035758) ” David: Ezra Klein for the New York Times: “ [What America Needs Is a Liberalism That Builds] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/29/opinion/biden-liberalism-infrastructure-building.html) ”  John: AP: “ [Over 37K voters crossed over in Georgia GOP primary in effort to block Trump-based nominees] (https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/ap-over-37k-voters-crossed-over-georgia-gop-primary-vote-against-trump-backed-nominees/NCWM3L3QKND2ZFUDJK7MAW6RE4/) ”; LiveScience: “ [Male mice are terrified of bananas. Here's why.] (https://www.livescience.com/mice-fear-bananas) ”  Listener chatter from Barbara Tanzler: [The 11th World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland] (https://wpc2022ireland.com/) For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss Elon Musk’s ultimatum for a full return to work.  Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Grace Woodruff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jun 2022

52 MINS

52:26

02 Jun 2022


#476

Gabfest Reads: Coming of Age in the Nineties

John Dickerson talks with author Elif Batuman about coming of age as a college student in the 1990’s, and the similarities between herself and her main character in Either/Or, the sequel to The Idiot.  Tweet us your questions  [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en)  or email us at  [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages could be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 May 2022

36 MINS

36:59

29 May 2022


#475

No Way to Prevent This

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Kate McGee and Jolie McCullough for The Texas Tribune: “ [Confronted] (https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/24/texas-gun-laws-uvalde-mass-shootings/) [with mass shootings, Texas Republicans have repeatedly loosened gun laws] (https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/24/texas-gun-laws-uvalde-mass-shootings/) ” Bruce Leshan for WUSA9: “ [Other countries have been hit by school shootings – and done something] (https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/nation/other-countries-have-been-hit-by-school-shootings-and-done-something/65-519350905) ”  Carl Hulse for The New York Times: “ [How Congress Passed an Assault Weapons Ban in 1994] (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/us/politics/congress-assault-weapons-ban.html) ”  Rebecca Kern for Politico: “ [Tech companies removed the Buffalo shooting manifesto. A Texas law could make that illegal] (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/18/censorship-buffalo-manifesto-texas-law-00033228) ”   Emily Woodbury for St. Louis Public Radio: “ [Sheena Chestnut Greitens analyzes China’s tightrope walk amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine] (https://news.stlpublicradio.org/show/st-louis-on-the-air/2022-03-16/sheena-chestnut-greitens-analyzes-chinas-tightrope-walk-amid-russias-invasion-of-ukraine) ” Lara Seligman for Politico: “‘ [Deadly serious’: U.S. quietly urging Taiwan to follow Ukraine playbook for countering China] (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/19/deadly-serious-u-s-quietly-urging-taiwan-to-follow-ukraine-playbook-for-countering-china-00033792) ”  Here are this week’s chatters: David: The Congressional Naming Commission  [planning to rename forts] (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/24/politics/commission-bases-confederate-leaders/index.html)  originally named for Confederate leaders Emily: The women in her New York Times piece “ [America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/magazine/roe-v-wade-abortion-rights.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes) ”  John: Trump’s losses in the Georgia Republican primary and Jason Willick’s Washington Post piece, “ [Why Trump’s 2024 chances are even worse than Georgia suggests] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/25/trump-2024-republican-primary-chances/?itid=ap_jasonwillick) ”   Listener chatter from Rebecca Vernon: Marisa lati for The Washington Post: “ [In a massive Chinese sinkhole, scientists find a secret forest] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/05/19/sinkhole-forest-china/) ” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily and David talk to [Jody Rosen] (https://twitter.com/jodyrosen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) about bicycles and his new book, [Two Wheels Good: The History & Mystery of the Bicycle] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/239537/two-wheels-good-by-jody-rosen/) . Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 May 2022

58 MINS

58:32

26 May 2022


#474

More Fetterman!

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Thomas B. Edsall for The New York Times: “ [Status Anxiety Is Blowing Wind Into Trump’s Sails] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/09/opinion/trump-status-anxiety.html) ” Karn Yourish and Nicholas Confessore for The New York Times: “ [A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/15/us/replacement-theory-shooting-tucker-carlson.html) ” Jamelle Bouie for The New York Times: “ [The Slaughter in Buffalo Hasn’t Quieted the Great Replacement Caucus] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/opinion/buffalo-great-replacement-republicans.html) ” Nathaniel Rakich for FiveThirtyEight: “ [What Went Down During the May 17 Primary Elections] (https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/pa-nc-primary-elections-2022/) ”  David A. Graham for The Atlantic: “ [John Fetterman Wins on Vibes] (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/john-fetterman-pennsylvania-election/629893/) ” Greg Sargent for The Washington Post: “ [Say it Clearly: Republicans Just Nominated a Pro-Trump Insurrectionist] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/18/doug-mastriano-insurrectionist/) ” Lauren Debter for Forbes: “ [A Startup Wanted To Make A Better Baby Formula. It Took Five Long Years.] (https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurendebter/2022/05/17/byheart-startup-wanted-to-make-a-better-baby-formula-it-took-five-years/?sh=47470e2623ee) ” Mary McNamara for Los Angeles Times: “ [Worried About The Declining Birthrate? How About Giving Mothers a Break] (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-05-25/column-if-we-want-to-increase-the-declining-birthrate-we-need-to-make-motherhood-a-better-job) ”  Ruth Marcus for The Washington Post: “ [For Justice Thomas, The Roberts Court is More Feud Than Family] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/16/clarence-thomas-john-roberts-supreme-court-family-leak/) ”   Here are this week’s chatters: John: Steven Goff and Molly Hensley-Clancy for The Washington Post: “ [U.S. Women’s And Men’s National Soccer Teams Close Pay Gap With ‘Game-Changing’ Deal] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/05/18/uswnt-equal-pay-deal/) ” Emily: Patricia Campos Mello for Poynter: “ [An Unholy Coalition Torpedoes Social Media Reform Legislation in Brazil] (https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2022/an-unholy-coalition-torpedoes-social-media-reform-legislation-in-brazil/) ” David: “ [The Final Dance in Dirty Dancing, But They’re Dancing To The Muppet Show Theme Tune] (https://twitter.com/Pandamoanimum/status/1526503971719888898) ” by @Pandamoanimum Listener chatter from Dylan Bindman: Christophe Haubursin for Vox: “ [Who Made These Circles in The Sahara?] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twAP3buj9Og) ” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss Justice Clarence Thomas’ recent comments and the legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 May 2022

52 MINS

52:20

19 May 2022


#473

Why Did White Evangelicals Get So Angry

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Michael C. Dorf for Dorf on Law: “ [In a Post-Roe World, Can States Prevent Women From Seeking Abortions Out-of-State?] (http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2022/03/in-post-roe-world-can-states-prevent.html) ” Ruth Graham for The New York Times: “ [A Pastor and His Congregation Part Ways] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/05/10/us/evangelical-pastor-politics.html) ” Ruth Graham and Elizabeth Dias for The New York Times: “ [The Growing Religious Fervor in the American Right: ‘This Is a Jesus Movement’] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/us/christian-right-wing-politics.html) ” [The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church...and How to Prepare ] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0801014832/?tag=slatmaga-20) by John Dickerson Here are this week’s chatters: Emily: [Forbidden City] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399178813/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Vanessa Hua; [A River of Stars] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399178791/?tag=slatmaga-20) by Vanessa Hua; [Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1984881817/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Scott Hershovitz  John: [Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812986946/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Andrea Elliott; Jon Ward for Christianity Today: “ [Being a Political Journalist Made Me a Better Christian] (https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/may-web-only/christian-journalist-faith-media-religion-news.html) ”; [The Bob Dylan Center] (https://bobdylancenter.com/) ; John Dickerson for CBS This Morning: “ [Bob Dylan Center: A Window Into the Voice of a Generation] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Zgx29mxFY) ” David: Mother Jones: “ [How Private Equity Looted America] (https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/05/private-equity-apollo-blackstone-kkr-carlyle-carried-interest-loophole/) ”; Our Earth: “ [Cool Airplane ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlGeSlbNVWQ) [Camera Views on Lufthansa] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlGeSlbNVWQ) ” Listener chatter from Nicholas Gaffney: Alex Hanson for The Valley News: “ [Croydon Reverses Slashing Of School Budget After Voters Turn Out For Special Meeting] (https://www.vnews.com/Croydon-voters-consider-whether-to-overturn-school-budget-cut-46266340) ” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, David, and John discuss the things they do today that would horrify their 25-year-old selves. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 May 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:57

12 May 2022


#472

The “End Of Roe Is Nigh!” Edition

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Ruth Marcus for The Washington Post: “ [The Leaked Draft Roe Opinion Is A Disaster For The Supreme] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/03/alito-roe-leaked-draft-disaster-for-supreme-court/) ” Edwin Meese III for The Washington Post: “ [Did The Conservative Legal Movement Succeed? That All Depends On Whether The Supreme Court Overrules Roe V. Wade.] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/29/did-conservative-legal-movement-succeed-that-all-depends-whether-supreme-court-overrules-roe-v-wade/) ” Reginald Dwayne Betts for The New York Times Magazine: “ [Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out] (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/magazine/felon-attorney-crime-yale-law.html) ” Here are this week’s chatters: Ruth: Julia Clancy for Eating Well: “ [What Is an Air Fryer and Should You Buy One?] (https://www.eatingwell.com/article/290909/what-is-an-air-fryer-and-should-you-buy-one/) ” James: [The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1324002026/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Nicholas Dawidoff  Emily: She’s getting a puppy! Send your advice. Listener chatter from Joe Stracci: Kevin Kelly for The Techium: “ [103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known] (https://kk.org/thetechnium/103-bits-of-advice-i-wish-i-had-known/) ”  For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily and Ruth interview James about his innovative programs at Yale’s Center for Law and Racial Justice. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 May 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:48

05 May 2022


#471

So Much Free Speech!

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, Title 42, and the current prayer in school debate. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Daphne Keller for The Center for Internet and Society: “ [What Does The DSA Say?] (https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2022/04/what-does-dsa-say-0) ” John Dickerson for Slate: “ [Born Identity] (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2011/04/obama-s-birth-certificate-released-it-s-not-the-media-s-finest-moment-or-trump-s-or-obama-s.html) ” Here are this week’s chatters: David: Ed Kilgore for New York Magazine: “ [Utah Democrats Endorse Independent Evan McMullin in Challenge to Mike Lee] (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/04/utah-democrats-endorse-independent-mcmullin-against-lee.html) ”; [CityCast.fm/jobs] (https://citycast.fm/jobs/)   John: Reddit thread: “ [This is a 3200-year old attendance sheet found in Deir el-Medina, Egypt. Reasons for worker absence include ‘embalming brother’, ‘brewing beer’ and ‘bitten by scorpion’] (https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/spc2rj/this_is_a_3200year_old_attendance_sheet_found_in/) ”; The British Museum: [Ostracon] (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/Y_EA5634)   Emily: Ronald Brownstein for The Atlantic: “ [Why California Wants to Recall Its Most Progressive Prosecutors] (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2022/04/san-francisco-los-angeles-da-recalls/629701/) ”; Vanessa Romo for NPR: “ [The LA Sheriff Now Says No Charges For The Reporter Who Wrote About A Cover-Up] (https://www.npr.org/2022/04/26/1094952916/los-angeles-sheriff-la-times-cover-up-reporter) ” Listener chatter from J.T. Horn: Mary Pols for Downeast Magazine " [Why Maine Owes Its Most Breathtaking Public Lands to One 1972 Newspaper Story] (https://downeast.com/history/why-maine-owes-its-most-breathtaking-public-lands-to-one-1972-newspaper-story/) "  For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, David, and John discuss John’s prescient [2011 piece about Trump’s birtherism] (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2011/04/obama-s-birth-certificate-released-it-s-not-the-media-s-finest-moment-or-trump-s-or-obama-s.html) . Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Kevin Bendis. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Apr 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:48

28 Apr 2022


#470

Farewell, Jocelyn!

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the ways that the war in Ukraine may be influencing China's future plans with guest Malcolm Turnbull; the mask mandate ruling; whether it matters that the RNC has rejected presidential debates; and Gabfest producer Jocelyn Frank signs off after many years of producing the show. Here are this week’s chatters: David: Mark Emem for CCN: “ [Jeff Bezos Missed 20,000% Gains After $250K Google Stake in 1998] (https://www.ccn.com/jeff-bezos-1998-250k-investment-google-goog-5-billion-today/) ” John: Kathryn Olivarius: “ [Necropolis: Yellow Fever, Immunity, And Capitalism In The Deep South, 1800-1860] (https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674241053) ” Emily: Rachel M. Cohen for the Intercept: “ [At a Pivotal Moment, Democrats Failed to Modernize Elections] (https://theintercept.com/2022/04/01/elections-democrats-brennan-center/) ” Listener chatter from Randy Switt: Christopher P. Hammon and Victoria L. Vish for National Law Review:  “ [Eleventh Circuit: Service Charges Are Wages, Not Tips, Under FLSA] (https://www.natlawreview.com/article/restaurant-s-mandatory-service-charge-was-not-tip-and-may-satisfy-flsa-wage) ” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment long-time Gabfest producer [Jocelyn Frank] (http://www.jocelynfrank.com) shares her experiences making the show with Emily, David, and John. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Apr 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:02

22 Apr 2022


#469

Gabfest Reads: He Wanted to Die Holding Hands

David Plotz talks with author Amy Bloom about her journey to support the death, by suicide, of her husband, chronicled in her new book [In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/677454/in-love-by-amy-bloom/) .   Tweet us your questions [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages could be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Apr 2022

22 MINS

22:31

17 Apr 2022


#468

Double Bazelon

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the approaching midterms, inflation, and whether social media is imperiling U.S. democracy—with guest Simon Bazelon. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Simon Bazelon for Slow Boring: “ [Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into A Senate Disaster] (https://www.slowboring.com/p/democrats-are-sleepwalking-into-a) ” Thomas B. Edsall for The New York Times: “ [Trump Poses a Test Democracy Is Failing] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/opinion/trump-democracy-decline-fall.html) ” Matthew H. Graham and Milan W. Svolik for The American Political Science Review: “ [Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the United States] (https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/campuspress.yale.edu/dist/6/1038/files/2020/06/Graham-and-Svolik-2020-APSR.pdf) ” Jonathan Haidt for The Atlantic: “ [Why The Last Ten Years of American Life Have Been So Stupid] (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/) ” Paul Krugman for The New York Times: “ [Inflation Is About to Come Down — but Don't Get Too Excited] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/opinion/inflation-consumer-prices.html) ” [Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0593138511/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Johann Hari [The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0465028020/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Jonathan Haidt Here are this week’s chatters: David: [Little Dorrit] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0141439963/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Charles Dickens John: [Macbeth on Broadway] (https://macbethbroadway.com/) Emily: Christine Charnosky for Law.com: “ [A University of Arizona Law Grad on How the GRE Changed Her Life] (https://www.law.com/2021/12/21/an-opportunity-to-build-generational-wealth-a-university-of-arizona-law-grad-on-how-the-gre-changed-her-life/) ”;  [University of Arizona Law’s Innovation for Justice] (https://law.arizona.edu/programs/innovation-for-justice) work  Listener chatter from Nick Gaffney: Alex Hanson for the Valley News: “ [Croydon School Budget Cut Sets Up High-Stakes Battle Over Future of Town's Education System] (https://www.vnews.com/Croydon-residents-hope-to-save-their-small-school-1) ”; Alex Hanson for the Valley News: “ [Budget Cut Looks Bleak For Schools After Croydon Meeting] (https://www.vnews.com/Croydon-holds-budget-hearing-before-May-vote-4586541) ” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David discuss what constitutes time well spent. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Apr 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:45

14 Apr 2022


#467

Hey, Groomer

Emily, John and David discuss Russia’s war crimes; Disney’s reaction to “don’t say gay”; and Amazon’s first union. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Andrew Exum for The Atlantic: “ [The Russian Military Has Descended Into Inhumanity] (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/04/bucha-ukraine-bodies-russian-military-crimes/629485/) ” Noam Scheiber for The New York Times: “ [Amazon Workers Who Won a Union Their Way Open Labor Leaders’ Eyes] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/business/economy/amazon-union-labor.html) ” Microsoft: “ [The Rise of the Triple Peak Day] (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worklab/triple-peak-day) ” [When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0735210632/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Daniel H. Pink  Here are this week’s chatters: David: Jessica Contrera for The Washington Post: “ [The Remarkable Brain of a Carpet Cleaner Who Speaks 24 Languages] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/interactive/2022/multilingual-hyperpolyglot-brain-languages/) ”; [The Wedding Party] (https://www.netflix.com/title/80168301) ; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art: “ [Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits] (https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/ike-ude-nollywood-portraits%3Aevent-exhib-6554) ” John: Jill Lawless for The Associated Press: “ [Darwin Notebooks Missing For 20 Years Returned to Cambridge] (https://apnews.com/article/charles-darwin-europe-easter-lifestyle-f982ad65c809a66a8da21e264be9da51) ”; Darwin Correspondence Project: “ [Fanny Owen] (https://darwin-staging.lib.cam.ac.uk/fanny-owen) ” Emily: Twitter thread by Manvir Singh @mnvrsngh on [time spent “doing nothing”] (https://twitter.com/mnvrsngh/status/1510978995269029888) in small-scale, non-industrial societies.  Listener chatter from Kate Conquest: “ [The Avian Soap Opera Unfolding Atop This Berkeley Bell Tower Has Humans Riveted] (https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-05/the-avian-soap-opera-unfolding-atop-this-berkeley-clock-tower-has-humans-riveted) ” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David discuss the trend of working a “third shift.” Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Apr 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:22

07 Apr 2022


#466

Burner Phone

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Biden's gaffe in speaking too honestly about Russia; Trump’s missing phone logs; and Ginni Thomas’s efforts to subvert the election. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Bob Woodward and Robert Costa for The Washington Post: “ [Jan. 6 White House Logs Given To House Show 7-Hour Gap In Trump Calls] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/29/trump-white-house-logs/) ” Hugo Lowell for The Guardian: “ [Trump Used White House Phone For Call On January 6 That Was Not On Official Log] (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/30/trump-used-white-house-phone-call-capitol-attack-jan-6-not-official-log) ” Bob Woodward and Robert Costa for The Washington Post: “ [Virginia Thomas Urged White House Chief to Pursue Unrelenting Efforts to Overturn the 2020 Election, Texts Show] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/24/virginia-thomas-mark-meadows-texts/) ” Benjamin Wittes for Lawfare: “ [Donald Trump, John Eastman and the Silence of the Justice Department] (https://www.lawfareblog.com/donald-trump-john-eastman-and-silence-justice-department) ” Karl Rove for The Wall Street Journal: “ [Republicans’ Jan. 6 Responsibility] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-jan-6-responsibility-anniversary-riot-storm-capitol-trump-protesters-investigation-11641417707) ” Here are this week’s chatters: David: [Beforeigners] (https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXjRHvgoDW5PCwgEAAAOG) ; [City Cast] (https://citycast.fm/) John: Anna P. Kambhampaty for The New York Times: “ [Want to See the Weirdest of Wikipedia? Look No Further.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/31/style/wikipedia-instagram-depths-annie-rauwerda.html) ”; [Morning Brew] (https://www.morningbrew.com/daily) newsletter; [Elden Ring] (https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/elden-ring/elden-ring) video game Emily: “ [The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Refutation] (https://spui25.nl/programma/the-betrayal-of-anne-frank-a-refutation) ”; [Anne Frank House] (https://www.annefrank.org/en/) Listener chatter from Andre Walker: [All The Sex I've Ever Had] (https://mammalian.ca/projects/all-the-sex-ive-ever-had/) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David discuss what they would do if they needed to disappear.  Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

31 Mar 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:13

31 Mar 2022


#465

Deep Sigh

David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Ruth Marcus to discuss Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing; Ukraine keeps fighting through atrocity; and more allegations of Republican candidates committing domestic abuse. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Dana Milbank for the Washington Post: “ [Cruz Attacks Jackson For ‘Critical Race Theory’—But Sends His Own Daughters to Learn It] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/03/23/cruz-jackson-hearing-critical-race-theory-school/) ” Henry Olsen for the Washington Post: “ [Republicans Are Right to Oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/03/21/republicans-are-right-to-oppose-ketanji-brown-jackson-supreme-court-nominee-confirmation-hearings/) ” Here’s this week’s chatter: David: BioHacked: Family Secrets: “ [The Genius Experiment: Part 1] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/4-the-genius-experiment-part-1/id1607121653?i=1000552121747) ”; [The Genius Factory] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007PMN5E4/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by David Plotz; [The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250271045/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Riley Black  John: [Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1501134191/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Dana Stevens Ruth: Christine Emba for The Washington Post: “ [Consent Is Not Enough. We Need A New Sexual Ethic.] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/03/17/sex-ethics-rethinking-consent-culture/) ”; [Rethinking Sex: A Provocation] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0593087569/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Christine Emba Listener chatter from Eric Jason Martin: Nick Paumgarten for the New Yorker: “ [Retirement the Margaritaville Way.] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/03/28/retirement-the-margaritaville-way) " For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Ruth, John, and David discuss their strangest behaviors. Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Mar 2022

56 MINS

56:17

24 Mar 2022


#464

Gabfest Reads: Invisible Kingdom: How Meghan 0'Rourke became a detective of her own illness.

Emily Bazelon talks with author Meghan O’Rourke about germ theory, biomarkers, medical mysteries, long COVID and the quest to return to health as chronicled in her new book [The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/317923/the-invisible-kingdom-by-meghan-orourke/) .   Tweet us your questions [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages could be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Mar 2022

31 MINS

31:27

22 Mar 2022


#463

I Call On You To Do More

Emily and David are joined by guest host Juliette Kayyem to discuss the arming of Ukraine, how to prepare for the next pandemic or catastrophe, and daylight savings time debates. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Megan Garber for The Atlantic: “ [The Grim Stagecraft of Zelensky’s Selfie Videos] (https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/02/zelensky-ukraine-president-selfie-video-kyiv/622949/) ” Atul Gawande for The New Yorker: “ [Costa Ricans Live Longer Than We Do. What's the Secret?] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/30/costa-ricans-live-longer-than-we-do-whats-the-secret) ” [The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1541700090/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Juliette Kayyem Here’s this week’s chatter: David: Nina Siegal for The New York Times: “ [She Discovered What Happened to 400 Dutch Jews Who Disappeared] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/16/arts/design/nazis-dutch-jews-disappearance.html) ” Emily: Paul Blest for Vice: “ [Josh Hawley Accused Biden’s SCOTUS Pick of Being Soft on Child Porn] (https://www.vice.com/en/article/4awpbd/scotus-nominee-kentaji-brown-jackson-josh-hawley) ”; Emily Bazelon for The New York Times: “ [The Price of a Stolen Childhood] (https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/magazine/how-much-can-restitution-help-victims-of-child-pornography.html) ” Juliette: Maria Cramer for The New York Times: “ [A Year After Suez Blockage, Another Evergreen Ship Is Mired in the Chesapeake] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/15/business/ever-forward-stuck-chesapeake-bay.html) ” Listener chatter from Jonas Barciauskas: [This Land podcast] (https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/)   For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Juliette, Emily and David talk about what they think about when they want to increase their happiness.   Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Mar 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:55

17 Mar 2022


#462

Price of a Gallon of Gas

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Ukraine's fighting spirit, rising gas prices, and conformity on campus. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: The Science of Politics podcast: “ [Does the Public Respond to Threats to Democracy?] (https://www.niskanencenter.org/does-the-public-respond-to-threats-to-democracy/) ” [The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill: On Liberty, the Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0375759182/?tag=slatmaga-20) [The Guns of August] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JXV73EW/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Barbara W. Tuchman Emma Camp for the New York Times: “ [I Came to College Eager to Debate. I Found Self-Censorship Instead.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/opinion/campus-speech-cancel-culture.html) ” David A. Plotz for the Harvard Crimson: “ [‘Politically Correct’ Thought Control] (https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1990/2/5/politically-correct-thought-control-pbwbe-harvard/) ” Here’s this week’s chatter: David: Kayla Stewart for The New York Times: “ [One Huge Hog, One Long Day and a Nourishing Southern Tradition] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/dining/hogs-southern-food-tradition.html) ” Emily: [Pam & Tommy] (https://www.hulu.com/series/pam-tommy-78839250-a41a-4899-b8da-500ca59a4196) John: Henry Fountain for The New York Times: “ [At the Bottom of an Icy Sea, One of History’s Great Wrecks Is Found] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/climate/endurance-wreck-found-shackleton.html) ” Listener chatter from Carol Walker: BBC podcast [1914: Day by Day] (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03t8m6h/episodes/player)   For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily and David discuss the people they carry with them.   Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Mar 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:34

10 Mar 2022


#461

I Need More Ammunition

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss Ukraine's resistance, the State of the Union, and an increasing backlash against reformer prosecutors. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Thomas L. Friedman for The New York Times: “ [I See Three Scenarios for How This War Ends] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/opinion/ukraine-russia-putin.html) ” Anne Appelbaum for the Atlantic: “ [The Bad Guys Are Winning] (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/) ” Gal Beckerman for The Atlantic: “ [How Zelensky Gave the World a Jewish Hero] (https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2022/02/zelensky-ukraine-president-jewish-hero/622945/) ” Rebecca Davis O’Brien for The New York Times: “ [How This ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Balances Politics and Public Safety] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/nyregion/eric-gonzalez-brooklyn-politics.html) ” [Heart of Darkness] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B092CKWYDW/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Joseph Conrad [Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399590013/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Emily Bazelon Here’s this week’s chatter: David: [The Postman] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLSY8R6/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by David Brin  Emily: [In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0593243943/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Amy Bloom; [Away] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812977793/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Amy Bloom John: New York Times, Feb. 22, 1862: “ [The Execution of Nathaniel Gordon] (https://www.nytimes.com/1862/02/22/archives/the-execution-of-nathaniel-gordon.html) ” Listener chatter from Leslie Camp: Phil Davison for The Washington Post: “ [Monique Hanotte, Belgian resistance member who rescued 135 downed Allied airmen in World War II, dies at 101] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/02/24/monique-hanotte-teenage-belgian-spy-dead/) ”   For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily and David discuss what they do to find and boost their courage.   Tweet us your questions and chatters [@SlateGabfest] (https://twitter.com/slategabfest?lang=en) or email us at [gabfest@slate.com] (mailto:gabfest@slate.com) . (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Mar 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

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03 Mar 2022