Culture Gabfest

“Ensorcelled by Sorkin” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ted Lasso, and “Cereal Eats” with Jamelle Bouie.

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Episode Notes

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss The Trial of the Chicago 7. Then, the panel is joined by Willa Paskin, Slate’s TV critic, to discuss Ted Lasso. Finally, they discuss “Cereal Eats” with New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie.

The Slate Plus segment this week features producer Jessamine Molli, as the panel talks about knowing about things before they become popular.

Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Whitney Tesi.

Outro music: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (Arr. E. Bindman for Piano): I. Prélude

Endorsements:

Dana: J.S. Bach Cello Suites for Solo Piano transcribed and performed by Eleanor Bindman*

Julia: Cinnamon Buns

Steve: Miami and the Siege of Chicago, by Norman Mailer; Return of the Secaucus 7

Correction, Oct. 21, 2020: This page originally misspelled Eleanor Bindman’s last name.

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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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