Political Gabfest

The “Is Antisemitism Back” Edition

Trump elevates proud antisemites Ye and Fuentes; protestors challenge China’s authoritarian regime, and Congress protects marriage equality.


Episode Notes

This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss Trump hosting prominent antisemites Ye (fka Kanye West) and Nick Fuentes; Chinese protestors challenging their authoritarian government with Sheena Chestnut Greitens; and Congress legislating to protect marriage equality through the Respect for Marriage Act.

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

Sheena Chestnut Greitens for Foreign Affairs: “Xi Jinping’s Quest for Order

Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Julian Gewirt for Foreign Affairs: “China’s Troubling Vision for the Future of Public Health

Here are this week’s chatters:

John: Darby Saxbe and Magdalena Martínez García for The Conversation: “Fatherhood Changes Men’s Brains, According to Before-and-After MRI Scans

Emily: A compilation of Gabfest listeners favorite salad dressing recipes.

David: City Cast is expanding to new cities; Nicole Eustace for the New York Times: “300 Years Ago, There Was a Brutal Murder. We Could Learn From the Treaty That Followed.

Listener chatter from Richard Medlicott: the Economist:”Shyam Saran Negi Never Failed in His Democratic Duty”; Alex Binley for the BBC: “Shyam Saran Negi: Man Dubbed ‘India’s First Voter’ Dies Aged 105

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, David, and John discuss the Supreme Court challenge to the Biden administration’s immigration policy in United States v. Texas.

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 Cheyna Roth.

Research 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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