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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Ingrid Goes West, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, the culture’s obsession with social media, and if the movie pays off in any satisfying way. Then, they discuss the animated series Rick and Morty, a cartoon about the misadventures of a genius and his grandson with an exceptionally dark sense of humor. Finally, Aisha Harris joins the gabbers to discuss her visit to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a southern take on Medieval Times–style dinner theater in which the North and South battle it out.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- The trailer for Ingrid Goes West
- Black Mirror
- To Die For
- Rick and Morty
- Bob’s Burgers
- Steven Universe
- This clip from Rick and Morty about a video game named Roy
- “Springtime for the Confederacy” by Aisha Harris in Slate
- Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
Outro: “Wrong Heaven” by Eggstone
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