Political Gabfest

The “One Year From This Week” Edition

New polls and election results, impeachment, and leaving the Paris Agreement.

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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:

• Nate Cohn for the New York Times: “One Year From Election, Trump Trails Biden but Leads Warren in Battlegrounds

• Jonathan Chait for the Intelligencer: “New Poll Shows Democratic Candidates Have Been Living in a Fantasy World

• John F. Kerry and Chuck Hagel for the Washington Post: “Trump Has Formally Pulled the U.S. Out of the Paris Agreement. This Is a Dark Time for America.”

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

• Emily: Douglas Belkin for the Wall Street Journal: “For Sale: SAT-Takers’ Names. Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity

• John: Sara Lentati for the BBC: “The Man Who Cut Out His Own Appendix

• David: His Dark Materials on HBO

• Listener chatter from @shah_of_shaw: Jeanne Bonner for CNN: “Wind and Rain Dislodge Boat Trapped on Rocks Above Niagara Falls for 101 Years

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David, Emily, and John discuss the “OK, Boomer” phenomenon.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.