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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz dig in, dissect, and debate listener-generated conundrums, with special guest performances by They Might Be Giants, live from Boston.
Here are some conundrums from this year’s live conundrum show:
- Would you rather put clean clothes on your dirty body or dirty clothes on your clean body?
- Your cellphone somehow connects to cell towers in 2025. You don’t know how long you have to stay connected. What do you do?
- Would you rather work for a great boss who’s a terrible person OR work for a person who’s terrible at his job but a great person?
- Would you rather stop aging at 30 and live for 30 more years OR stop aging at 70 and live for 70 more years?
- What would you do if you found out William Shakespeare behaved like Harvey Weinstein?
- Is it insulting to get someone the gift of a cleaning service?
And many more!
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