Political Gabfest

The “In the Loop” Edition

Impeachment bombshells, the Democratic primary debate, and emails confirming that Stephen Miller is a white nationalist.

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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:

• Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “The Danger of Elizabeth Warren

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: A collection of anti–John Bel Edwards campaign ads that didn’t work compiled by Nick Gourevitch.

Josie: For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity by Liz Plank

David: the Wiktionary list of slang names for cannabis.

Chatter from listeners Tricia Nociti @tnociti and Barb Zak @ZakBarb: Matt Egan for CNN, “Secretive Energy Startup Backed by Bill Gates Achieves Solar Breakthrough

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and Josie discuss South Dakota’s “Meth. We’re on it.” campaign.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.