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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on 45 Years, London Spy, and the ethics of ethnography.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss 45 Years: Andrew Haigh’s film about a married couple who receive shocking news while planning their 45th wedding anniversary. How well does it capture the complexities of long-term relationships? Next up, London Spy is a new BBC thriller about a man whose romance accidentally involves him with the British intelligence service. In a TV landscape oversaturated with spy shows, does this one stand out? Finally, Leon Neyfakh joins the gabbers to discuss a recent article in the New York Times Magazine about the controversial work of sociologist Alice Goffman. Where is the line between ethnography and journalism?   


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Dana: The movie Bottle Shock starring Alan Rickman

June: The TV show Outsiders on WGN America

Julia: Learning about the ghastly mating habits of anglerfish

Outro: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by the Platters

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