Culture Gabfest

“Capitalist Pigs” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Pig, White Lotus, and The Plot Thickens: The Devil’s Candy.


Episode Notes

This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate editor and writer Dan Kois. First, the panel discusses the TV show White Lotus, airing on HBO. Next, they talk about the Nicholas Cage movie Pig. Finally, the hosts review the second season of the podcast The Plot Thickens, based on the book The Devil’s Candy.

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about their past summer jobs.

Outro music is “What We Didn’t Do” by Particle House.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Cleo Levin.


Dana: The documentary The Truffle Hunters

The Mike White movie School of Rock

Dan: The book Truck: On Rebuilding a Worn-Out Pickup and Other Post-Technological Adventures

Steve: The pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his album Arctic Riff

Against Persuasion” by Agnes Callard in the Boston Review


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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