Political Gabfest

The “Because of Sex” Edition

Trump’s Tulsa rally, John Bolton’s book, and this week’s historic Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, with attorney Chase Strangio.

Illustration depicting a female with a microphone

Listen longer

Slate Plus members get ad-free versions of all Slate podcasts, plus extra segments, bonus episodes, and more. Try it free today.

Join Slate Plus

Episode Notes

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas for Brookings: “Tracking Turnover in the Trump Administration

Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge Trump’s Enablers Harshly

Dylan Scott for Vox: “What Mike Pence Got Wrong About the New Coronavirus Spikes

Margo Vansynghel and David Kroman for Crosscut: “The Future of Capitol Hill’s Protest Zone May Lie in Seattle History

Ashley Garcia Ashley for the Washington Post: “Seattle’s Protest is the Latest in a Long History of Experimental Living

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

John: Carl Hulse for the New York Times: “Senate Passes Major Public Lands Bill

Emily:  Jonathan Chait for New York Magazine: “The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age

David: David Plotz for Business Insider: “DC Statehood Is a Great But Doomed Cause. Here’s a Better Idea.

Listener chatter from D Holstein @The_Pophouse: Kaitlyn Tiffany for the Atlantic: “Why K-pop Fans Are No Longer Posting About K-pop

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest, also known as “CHOP.”

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.

About the Show

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.

All episodes

Hosts

  • David Plotz is a host of the Slate Political Gabfest, an editor at large at Business Insider, and the former CEO of Atlas Obscura.

  • Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, the author of Charged and Sticks and Stones, and co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

  • John Dickerson is a 60 Minutes correspondent, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.

Follow