A close reading of HBO’s His Dark Materials Season 1, Episode 8—and the 2007 movie The Golden Compass.


Episode Notes

Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing the season finale, “Betrayal.” Plus, they take a closer look at New Line’s 2007 attempt to film The Golden Compass with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Why did that movie fail so badly?

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Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Melissa Kaplan and Asha Saluja.


About the Show

Go deeper inside the world of HBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Join Slate’s scholars of experimental theology, Laura Miller and Dan Kois, as they discuss Dust, daemons, the Magisterium, and more—and, of course, break down the events of each episode.

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