Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “Too Old to Be Governable, Too Young to Die” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Love and Friendship, Radiohead’s new album A Moon Shaped Pool, and Scott & Bailey and comfort TV.

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This week on Slate Plus, the critics speak to Dan Kois about the death of writer Katherine Dunn.


On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss the latest Whit Stillman movie, Love and Friendship, and how it stacks up against other Jane Austen adaptations. Next up, Slate’s music critic, Carl Wilson, joins the critics to talk about Radiohead’s new album and host a bonus musical guessing game. Finally, continuing the Anglophilic theme, the gabbers talk about British cop show Scott & Bailey and the wonders of comfort TV.


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Laura: Le Roman de Renard (1937)

Julia: The goblin shark, as discovered (by her) in the great illustrated book series by David Peters, including Giants, A Gallery of Dinosaurs, Strange Creatures, and as seen in this hideous video

Steve: Alien (1979) and not the lesser Aliens (1986). Also, “The Whitsun Weddings,” by Philip Larkin.

Outro: “Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)” by Laura Marling

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