Political Gabfest

Gabfest Reads: Coming of Age in the ’90s

Elif Bautman’s The Idiot sequel, Either/Or, looks back with a modern eye.


Episode Notes

John Dickerson talks with author Elif Batuman about coming of age as a college student in the 1990s, and the similarities between herself and her main character in Either/Or, the sequel to The Idiot.

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Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.


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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