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“Unreal World” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on The Father, The Real World Homecoming: New York, and Philip Roth.

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Episode Notes

This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the film The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins. Next, the group is joined by Slate television critic Willa Paskin to talk about The Real World Homecoming: New York. Finally, the panel dive into the new secrets revealed by a Philip Roth biography.

In Slate Plus, Steve and Julia chat with Willa about the books, movies, or shows they have changed their minds about.

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

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Outro music: “Forbidden Love” by OTE


Dana: Bertrand Tavernier’s My Journey Through French Cinema

Julia: Her recent roadrunner sighting, the Atlantic podcast Floodlines, and I Capture the Castle

Steve: The Simpletons and Call My Agent!


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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