Political Gabfest

The “Is Trump the Gorilla and America the Kid?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about California’s Democratic primary, Obama’s new overtime rules, and a gorilla killing at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Adam Davidson, and David Plotz discuss the Democratic primary ahead of California, Obama’s new overtime rules, and the killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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


Emily chatters about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cracking down on payday loans and taking on mandatory arbitration clauses. (And also Shaq going undercover as a Lyft driver.)


Adam chatters about an initiative at MIT to research and support innovative companies that try to maximize employee job quality as well as profits.

David’s chatter is a confession from college. As Republicans rally around a bully in the name of partisan politics, he admits to doing the same when making the case for John Silber over Bill Weld in his college paper’s endorsement discussions.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.