Political Gabfest

The “Red Dawn” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Russia’s intervention in the U.S. election, Trump’s secretary of state, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story “My President Was Black.”

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Russia’s intervention in the U.S. election, Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story “My President Was Black.”

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

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Emily chatters about James Sturm’s Slate cartoon series “Off Season,” her sister Dana Bazelon’s piece in Vox about inmate visitation restrictions, and an amazing New York Times series on how money undermined the criminal justice reform effort of pretrial diversion.

John chatters about North Carolina’s Republican Legislature moving to tie the hands of the new Democratic governor and a Washington Post column in which Michael Gerson recommends the three texts President-elect Trump should read.

David chatters about a Cara Giaimo piece in Atlas Obscura on the “Incompatible Food Triad.”

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.