Culture Gabfest

“Dungeons, Dragons, and Depressed College Professors” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Dungeons & Dragons Honor Among Thieves, the new AMC series Lucky Hank, and a recent essay by poet Maggie Smith.


Episode Notes

This week, Slate’s own Nadira Goffe and Working co-host Isaac Butler join Dana to talk about Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Then they discuss the new AMC series starring Bob Odenkirk, Lucky Hank. Finally, Slate’s Dan Kois joins to talk about the poet Maggie Smith and an essay that was excerpted from her new memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful.

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about Phantom of the Opera finally leaving Broadway after more than three decades.

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Nadira: Nadira encourages you to visit the weirdo, small museums in your area that you might not go to otherwise, as inspired by her impromptu visit to the New York Transit Museum.

Isaac: The movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and the book Dear Committee Members.

Dana: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Yesica Balderrama.
Outro music is: “Last Sunday” by OTE


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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