Political Gabfest

The “Price of a Gallon of Gas” Edition

Ukraine holds on, rising gas prices, and conformity on campus.


Episode Notes

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

The Science of Politics podcast: “Does the Public Respond to Threats to Democracy?

The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill: On Liberty, the Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism

The Guns of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman

Emma Camp for the New York Times: “I Came to College Eager to Debate. I Found Self-Censorship Instead.

David A. Plotz for the Harvard Crimson: “‘Politically Correct’ Thought Control

Here’s this week’s chatter:

David: Kayla Stewart for the New York Times: “One Huge Hog, One Long Day and a Nourishing Southern Tradition

Emily: Pam & Tommy

John: Henry Fountain for the New York Times: “At the Bottom of an Icy Sea, One of History’s Great Wrecks Is Found

Listener chatter from Carol Walker: BBC podcast 1914: Day by Day

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily, and David discuss the people they carry with them.

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.


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.