WNYC, Slate team for “Gabfest Radio”


Slate Magazine and NY Public Radio’s WNYC-AM NY are teaming up to bring Slate’s acclaimed podcasts to the radio airwaves for the first time. Launching Saturday, 8/25, “Gabfest Radio”  combines Slate’s most popular and acclaimed podcasts – The Culture Gabfest and The Political Gabfest – into a one-hour weekly program on WNYC AM820 and www.wnyc.org. The show will offer listeners a half-hour of intelligent political analysis before pivoting to another half-hour take on the week’s most intriguing cultural news topics, all delivered with Slate’s signature wit and brutal honesty.

Gabfest Radio will air Saturdays at 7am and Sundays at 6pm on WNYC AM820, www.wnyc.org, and via the WNYC mobile app.

“WNYC is the perfect radio home for Slate,” said Andy Bowers, Executive Producer of Slate podcasts. “WNYC already produces some of the most innovative programs in public radio, and several of the Slate Gabfest hosts appear regularly on its shows. Bringing our most popular podcasts to WNYC’s airwaves is a natural fit. We’re excited to welcome WNYC’s listeners into the Slate Gabfest family.”

The Slate Political Gabfest, launched in 2005, is hosted by Slate editor David Plotz, Slate’s chief political correspondent and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and Slate senior editor and legal correspondent Emily Bazelon. The Slate Culture Gabfest, launched in 2008, is hosted by Slate deputy editor Julia Turner, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens and Slate culture critic at large, Stephen Metcalf.