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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the dire new climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, and Taylor Swift’s new engagement with politics.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Bjorn Lomborg for the New York Post: “How the War on Climate Change Slams the World’s Poor”
- Sean O’Neal for the A.V. Club: “The Day After Traumatized a Generation With the Horrors of Nuclear War”
- Bret Stephens for the New York Times: “For Once, I’m Grateful for Trump”
- Nate Silver for FiveThirtyEight: “What’s Behind Democrats’ Shrinking Senate Odds?”
- Jonathan Martin for the New York Times: “#MeToo Is a ‘Movement Toward Victimization,’ G.O.P. Senate Candidate Says”
- Jonathan Goldstein for the podcast Heavyweight, Episode 16: “Rob”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: The New York Times’ interactive feature “This Is 18”
- John: “This Craigslist ‘Missed Connection’ Will Hit You Right in the Feels” by Jake Brannon in UberFacts
- David: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich
- Listener chatter from Sara Anne Eckhart: “Thieves Stole 7,000 Creepy Insects and Spiders From a Museum. But Why?” by Jason Bittel in the Washington Post
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.