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Slate Culture Gabfest on the Oscars, Nobody, and Scott Rudin.

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Episode Notes

This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Oscars in a pandemic year. Then the panel dives into the Bob Odenkirk action flick Nobody. Finally, the group discusses the allegations of workplace harassment against the producer Scott Rudin, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about the fallout surrounding sexual assault allegations against Blake Bailey, who published a biography of Phillip Roth earlier this month.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews and Jasmine Ellis. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

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Dana: Call My Agent! and the accompanying French podcast

Julia: Sheet-Pan Sausages and Brussel Sprouts With Honey Mustard recipe from the New York Times

Steve: Sturgill Simpson, specifically his NPR Tiny Desk concert and “The Woman Who Shattered the Myth of the Free Market” by Zachary D. Carter in the New York Times

Further Reading

How Bob Odenkirk Actually Transformed Into a Badass for the Ass-Kicking Nobody” by Chris Lee in Vulture

Scott Rudin, As Told by His Assistants” by Anne Victoria ClarkJackson McHenryLila ShapiroGazelle EmamiHelen ShawTara AbellNate JonesE. Alex Jung, and Megh Wright in Vulture


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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