Political Gabfest

The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the post-debate feud between Donald Trump and Fox News, the reordering of Google’s corporate structure, and the one-issue presidential bid of law professor Lawrence Lessig.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Slate staff writers Jamelle Bouie, who covers politics and race, and Amanda Hess, who reports on Internet culture, join Emily Bazelon to discuss the dust-up between Donald Trump and newswoman Megyn Kelly and the single-issue presidential aspirations of Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. They also talk to Slate’s Will Oremus about the restructuring of Google.


Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:


Emily chatters about the 100th episode of the Longform Podcast (as well as the Amanda Hess and Emily Bazelon episodes).


Jamelle chatters about his photography hobby and his new Konica SLR film camera.

Amanda chatters about Netflix’s new arrival, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.