Political Gabfest

The “Invading America” Edition

Trump’s assault on Portland, scrapping the filibuster, and Julian Zelizer’s new book on Newt Gingrich—with guest host Jamelle Bouie.

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Episode Notes

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

Jamelle Bouie for the New York Times: “The Border War in Portland

Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party by Julian E. Zelizer

The Weeds: “Biden Reloaded”

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Jamelle: Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

Emily: Amicus Presents: The Class of RBG by Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick and Molly Olmstead for Slate: “The Class of RBG
Dahlia Lithwick for Slate: “It’s Amazing to Me How Distinctly I Remember Each of These Women
The Lie That Binds by Ilyse Hogue and Ellie Langford

David: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Listener chatter from Joshua Bennet: Ann Gibbons for Science: “Why 536 Was ‘The Worst Year to Be Alive’

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Jamelle, David, and Emily discuss the people they consider the greatest living Americans after the death of John Lewis.

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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.

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  • 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.

  • Jamelle Bouie is a New York Times opinion columnist. He was formerly Slate’s chief political correspondent.

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