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Here are some references from this week’s show:David Wasserman for the Cook Political Report: “What One Florida County Could Tell Us About a ‘Gray Revolt’ on Election Night”Rosemary Quigley’s Slate diaryThe Betsy-Tacy Treasury book series by Maud Hart LovelaceRoll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. TaylorThe Anne of Green Gables book series by L.M. MontgomeryJohn Dickerson for Slate: “To the Teacher Who Changed My Life”Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: Emily: Casey Newton’s newsletter, PlatformerJohn: El País: “A Room, a Bar and a Classroom: How the Coronavirus Is Spread Through the Air”; The Intuitionist by Colson WhiteheadDavid: David asked whether there is a word for the extreme discomfort he felt watching people embarrassed in terrible ways in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Listener chatter from Alana @snarkoutgirl: Wikitongues: “Aydyn Speaking Tuvan”Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment ahead of Halloween, Emily, David, and John share memories of times they were deeply scared.You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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