Political Gabfest

The “Last Week Was Awful and Next Week I Have to Go to Cleveland” Edition—Live From D.C.

Listen to Slate’s show about the recent police shootings, the Atlantic cover story on what ails American politics, and the upcoming party conventions.

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David Plotz at the live Political Gabfest taping in Washington on Wednesday.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss recent police shootings, an Atlantic cover story on what ails American politics, and the upcoming party conventions.

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

Emily chatters about why Ruth Bader Ginsburg insulting Trump is problematic.

John chatters about a story from the book The Republic of Spin in which Warren Harding’s 1920 campaign had him pitch in a Chicago Cubs game in Ohio.

David chatters about a game he created called “10-Second Spouse” where you pick a defined area where you have 10 seconds to pick someone you’d marry.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

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