Political Gabfest

The “Back to School” Edition

The Afghanistan evacuation, starting school during delta, and the path forward for infrastructure–with guest host Jamelle Bouie.


Episode Notes

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

Jamelle Bouie for the New York Times: “$1 Trillion Isn’t as Much as It Sounds

Here’s this week’s chatter:

Jamelle: Godzilla: The Album

Emily: Jessica Stoya for Slate: “What We Can Really Learn From the OnlyFans Debacle

David: Atul Gawande for the New Yorker: “Costa Ricans Live Longer Than Us. What’s the Secret?

Listener chatter from Nilo Garza: The Daily: Why Mexico is Suing U.S. Gun Manufacturers”; James Fredrick for NPR: “Mexico’s Suit Against U.S. Gun Companies May Seek More Than A Court Win

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Jamelle, Emily, and David talk about electric bikes and scooters.

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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