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Slate Culture Gabfest on Wonder Woman 1984, Bridgerton, and the Movie Club.

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Episode Notes

Steve, Dana, and Julia start by talking about Wonder Woman 1984 with L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang. Then they discuss Bridgerton, the new Netflix show produced by Shonda Rhimes and based on a series of novels Julia Quinn. After that, Justin Chang rejoins the show to talk about the Movie Club, Slate’s annual end-of-year movie coverage.

In Slate Plus, the hosts expand on their Wonder Woman conversation in spoiler-filled detail.

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


Dana: Home and Home Work, the two-part memoir by Julie Andrews (especially the audiobooks!)

Julia: Chris Van Dusen’s If I Build a House and If I Built a Car as well as a 2008 Terry Gross interview with Julie Andrews.

Steve: Ethiopiques, vol. 21, featuring Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

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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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