Political Gabfest

The “Slimeball” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Michael Cohen’s woes, James Comey, and racial profiling at Starbucks.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss fallout from the Michael Cohen raid, James Comey’s world tour, and racism at Starbucks.

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


Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking for support regarding presidential pardons.

John: Jeff Bezos’ 2018 letter to Amazon shareowners; “Cold Showers Lead to Fewer Sicks Days,” by Alison Beard for the Harvard Business Review

David: Julie Turkewitz for the New York Times: “Ryan Zinke Is Opening Up Public Lands. Just Not at Home.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts discuss former first lady Barbara Bush’s passing. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.