Political Gabfest

The “2018 Conundrums” Edition

Emily, John, and David close out the year considering listeners’ most confounding conundrums, with special guest Simon Doonan!

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On this week’s live Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Simon Doonan take on listener-submitted conundrums, including:

• Would you rather be a bird or a mountain? —Phil Goldstein

• Would you rather have the wisdom of 50 at age 25 or the body of 25 at age 50? —Dan Fisher


• Would you rather have a washing machine or the vote? —Robbie Hudson

• Would you rather be a dragon or have a dragon? —Anonymous

• Would you prefer to re-experience your best memory or wipe away your worst? —Shawn S.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.