Political Gabfest

The “Great and Unmatched Wisdom” Edition

Obstructing the impeachment investigations, the new Supreme Court term, and Bernie Sanders’ health.

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Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says, “Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest.” The Gabfest is hosted by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Listen for the debates, stay for the cocktail chatter.

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

• Noah Feldman for the New York Times: “This Is a Constitutional Crisis. What Happens Next?

• The Netflix documentary American Factory

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: David Talbot for the San Francisco Chronicle: “SF Mayor Breed’s Appointment of Suzy Loftus as Interim DA is a Miscarriage of Justice”

John: Metropolitan Stories by Christine Coulson

David: Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, and Dylan Thuras

Listener chatter from Matthew Zito @MatthewZito: Twitter thread by Ben Marrow @benmarrow about a paper by Nicola Limodio showing fluctuations in the international price of silver can predict the probability of terrorist attacks.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Emily discuss the controversy over the NBA and Hong Kong.

You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.