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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on You’re the Worst, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and being a Luddite.

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This week on Slate Plus, the hosts discuss their favorite personal narratives in response to Laura Bennet’s recent Slate piece about how this form has taken over the Internet.  

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the second season of You’re the Worst, a single-camera anti-romantic comedy on FXX. Is the show asking interesting questions about the genre of the romantic comedy, or is it cartoonishly toxic? Next, the critics weigh in on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. How is “Stephen Colbert” the conservative political character different from Stephen Colbert the late night host? Finally, in a recent Slate piece, David Auerbach argues that people who are suspicious of technology might have a valid point. Who were the Luddites, and is it OK to be one?


Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:


Dana: The soundtrack from Until the End of the World

Julia: The Tumblr Dictionary Stories

Steve: The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson

Outro: “Metaphor” by Sparks from Hello Young Lovers

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