Culture Gabfest

The “Hamilton in the Trump Era” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on I May Destroy You, Hamilton, and Twister.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Félix to talk about I May Destroy You. Then, Steve and Dana are joined by Isaac Butler, writer and co-host of this season of Slate’s Working podcast, to discuss the filmed version of Hamilton, now streaming on Disney Plus. Finally, the panel dives into Julia’s comfort-watch pick of the week: the 1996 disaster film Twister.

In Slate Plus, the hosts continue to talk with Isaac about Hamilton, its ending, its significance in 2020, and more.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

Outro Music:  “Smartface” by Smartface


Dana: Scott Brick’s narration of Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.

Julia: The movie Dave.

Steve: “Wanting Wrong” by Anne Enright in the New York Review of Books.


About the Show

New York Times critic Dwight Garner says, “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

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