Political Gabfest

The “Should You Work for President Trump?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about President-elect Trump’s inner circle, how journalists and bureaucrats should respond to his presidency, and Facebook’s fake news problem.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Trump administration inner circle, whether journalists and bureaucrats should treat his presidency as normal, and Facebook’s fake news problem.

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

Emily chatters about the upcoming book by Fordham Law professor John Pfaff: Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.

For his chatter, John remembers renowned journalist Gwen Ifill.

David chatters about the (very soothing) Netflix series The Crown, chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth.

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.