Political Gabfest

The “Unsung Hero” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about an anonymous top Trump official’s op-ed, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the New Yorker Festival uninviting Steve Bannon.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss dissent within the Trump administration, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and backlash against the New Yorker for inviting and uninviting Steven Bannon to their Festival.

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

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Listener chatter from Chris Catania: “Homeless People in California, Western States Cannot Be Prosecuted for Sleeping Outside if Shelter Access is Lacking, Court Rules

Emily: Boom Town by Sam Anderson

John: “Want to Live Longer? Take up Tennis

David: Big Game by Mark Leibovich and “How Real News Is Worse Than Fake News” by Tyler Cowen

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