Political Gabfest

The “Bunch of Malarkey” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Democratic convention and the DNC email hack.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Democratic convention in Philadelphia and the DNC email hack.

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


Emily chatters about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s overhaul of debt collection, a topic Jake Halpern wrote a book about called Bad Paper.

John chatters about his new book Whistlestop (check it out on Amazon) and his appreciation for all the listeners he’s met at the conventions.

David chatters about “ ‘How’s Amanda?’ A Story of Truth, Lies and an American Addiction” in the Washington Post.

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