Political Gabfest

The “Conundrums 2021” Edition

Emily, John, and David wrap up 2021 by considering life’s many conundrums—with special guest Dwayne Betts.


Episode Notes

Special thanks to everyone who contributed conundrums this year and especially:

Sean Mcpherson
Phil Goldstein
Mimi Robinson
Anya Kaiser
Al Verrette
Natalie Chudnovsky
Kim in Bangkok
Keith Granroos-Brezny
Dan Reiser
Alan Dybner
Bruce Tannahill
Zachary Sauro
Kenny Stoltz
Jason Kanter
Andrea C
Brett Elhoffer
Brian Platzer
Harris Feldman
Grant Osborne
Hamlin Jackson
Ryan Cummings
Zoë Cunliffe

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, John attempt a conundrum lightning round.

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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 and the CEO of City Cast.

  • 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 CBS political analyst and correspondent, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of The Hardest Job in the World.