Political Gabfest

The “Mature Minor” Edition

Escalating threats to democratic elections, minors’ rights to vaccination, and Josh Levin on the podcast One Year: 1977.


Episode Notes

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

Slate’s One Year: 1977

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth, by Josh Levin

Citizen Kane

Ulysses, by James Joyce

Here’s this week’s chatter:

John: Gaia Pianigiani and Emma Bubola for the New York Times: “Italy’s Government to Ban Cruise Ships From Venice”; the New York Times: “How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born?

Josie: Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters

David: City Cast: “City Cast Expands to 8 New Cities

Listener chatter from Chris Heuberger, @chrisbup: David Owen for the New Yorker: “How a Young Activist Is Helping Pope Francis Battle Climate Change”; Solvable podcast: “Mapping Catholic Lands Can Help Solve Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change.”

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, John, Josie and David give classical music another review.

Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.


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