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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the Netflix series The Crown, Jeff Nichols’ Loving, and the Making Gay History podcast.

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This week on Slate Plus, Stephen, Dana, and June recall their earliest political memories.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the sumptuous new Netflix series The Crown from the creative mind behind The Queen and Frost/Nixon. The first season follows the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and the show is expected to air 50 more episodes to bring her story to the present day—but can it hold the gabbers attention? Next, producer Benjamin Frisch joins Dana and June to talk about Jeff Nichols’ acclaimed fifth film, Loving. The critics discuss how the film approaches the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia through the lens of plaintiffs Richard and Mildred Loving, and whether it deserves the praise it has received. Last, the critics talk about the new podcast Making Gay History, which mines Eric Marcus’ archive of interviews with important LGBTQ figures of the past.

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Endorsements

Dana: Terry Gross’ Fresh Air interview with Stephen Colbert

June: A Thin Bright Line by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Stephen: This is England

Outro: A song by Edythe Eyde from the Making Gay History podcast

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