Political Gabfest

The “Impeachment Trial Again” Edition

Trump’s impeachment trial, lawsuits about election lies, and the execution of a possibly innocent man.


Episode Notes

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

Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States by Brian Rosenwald

New US Capitol Riot Video Shows Mob Rifling Through Senators’ Desks” The Telegraph

Emily Bazelon for the New York Times: “Did Tennessee Execute an Innocent Man?

Slate Culture Gabfest: “‘Magic or Manipulation’ Edition

Slate’s The Gist: “Illusions, Delusions, and Flat Out Lies

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Christopher Z. Mooney for the Chicago Tribune: “How the Census Delay Could Hand Control of Illinois Redistricting to the GOP

John: A letter from George Washington that ended with the sign-off: “Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant” may reveal, or remind us, what our contemporary sign-offs mean.

David: The New York Times Presents:Framing Britney Spears

Listener chatter from James Dillard: Amanda Ripley for Comment: “The Mystery of Trust

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself.

You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (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.

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