Political GabFest Podcast

Where sharp political analysis meets informal and irreverent discussion. Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says, “Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest.”

The Slate Political Gabfest launched in 2005, making it one of the very first political podcasts and the first to attain wide popularity. On every episode of Political Gabfest, New York Times Magazine Emily Bazelon, 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson, and CEO of Atlas Obscura David Plotz, tackle three topics from the world of politics, then offer a tidbit of “cocktail chatter” to close the episode.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Emily Bazelon
Emily Bazelon

Slate Magazine

photo of John Dickerson
John Dickerson

Slate Magazine

photo of David Plotz
David Plotz

Slate Magazine

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge