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The Political Gabfest – a podcast from Slate: The “Public Charge” Edition

06/09/2019

15 Aug 2019

Slate’s Podcast – Political Gabfest – The Political Gabfest discusses Trump’s new move to punish documented immigrants, death in prison and Jeffrey Epstein, and recession.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

● Adam Serwer for the Atlantic: “The Cruelty is the Point”

● Ken White for the Atlantic: “Thirty-Two Short Stories About Death in Prison”

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Vann R. Newkirk II for the Atlantic: “The Great Land Robbery”; Lizzie Presser for ProPublica and the New Yorker: “Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.”; the New York Times Magazine: “The 1619 Project”; NPR’s Throughline: “Mass Incarceration”

Josie: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino*

David: NPR: “Where The Kids Across Town Grow Up With Very Different Schools”; John Plotz’s Recall This Book podcast: “Cixin Liu”

Listener chatter from Matt Thompson @thompsonmw1983: Richard Read for the Los Angeles Times: “Meet the Neglected 43-Year-Old Stepchild of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex

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