Political Gabfest

The “Live From the Aspen Ideas Festival” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss Trumpism, Brexit, and populism with former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, examine the recent Supreme Court abortion decision, and chatter from Aspen.

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

Emily chatters about Adam Haslett’s book Imagine Me Gone.

John chatters about Brain Pickings’ publication of rare J.R.R. Tolkien recordings of the author reading from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

David chatters about the incredible new investigative piece by Mother Jones’ Shane Bauer, who spent four months as a private prison guard.

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