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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Live Recording of Slate's "Political Gabfest"

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Political Gabfest will be live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. Let hosts Emily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine, John Dickerson of CBS This Morning and David Plotz of Atlas Obscura guide you through the thick of today's difficult-to-navigate political terrain with their always entertaining discussion and analysis of the week's top headlines. They will be joined by special guest DeRay Mckesson, civil rights activist and organizer.

Tickets to Political Gabfest Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine and Co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest”
Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she covers politics and law, and is co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest,” a weekly current events podcast. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School and author of national... Read More →
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John Dickerson

Co-Anchor of CBS “This Morning” and Contributing Editor for The Atlantic
Dickerson joined CBS “This Morning” in 2018 after serving as CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent. He is also a contributing editor to The Atlantic and a contributor to Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast. Dickerson was previously anchor of CBS News’ “Face The... Read More →
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Mckesson is a prominent activist with the Black Lives Matter movement and an outspoken voice against police violence. He began speaking out against police violence during the August 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and has since amassed a large online following. In 2015, Mckesson... Read More →
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David Plotz

CEO of Atlas Obscura and Host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest” Podcast
Plotz has served as CEO of the online travel and discovery magazine Atlas Obscura since 2014. Before joining Atlas Obscura, he served as editor-in-chief of Slate Magazine from 2008 to 2014 after serving as a writer and deputy editor. Plotz is currently the host of Slate’s “Political... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space