Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest “Hamlet on Steroids” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The Northman, Russian Doll Season 2, and the new social media app BeReal.


Episode Notes

This week, Isaac Butler, author and co-host of the Slate podcast Working, fills in for Steve as the panel begins by seeking Valhalla with The Northman. Then, the panel takes a time-traveling ride with Season 2 of Russian Doll. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion to discuss the new social media app BeReal.
In Slate Plus, the panel—plus guest producer Jessamine Molli—share their experiences watching content while under the influence.

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Dana: The Hans Holbein exhibit Holbein: Capturing Character at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Their website has a great online version of the exhibit with audio and artistic reproductions.

Julia: Still looking for RFP on snorkeling; also: an old-school internet delight: Grunge Frasier.

Isaac: Two novels! First: The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson from the mid-20th century. Second: the new novel Happy for You by Claire Stanford.

Buy Dana’s book and Isaac’s book!

Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe.

Outro music is “The King” by Robin Carolan and Sebastian Gainsborough from The Northman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).


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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