Here are some references from this week’s show:
David Wasserman for the Cook Political Report: “What One Florida County Could Tell Us About a ‘Gray Revolt’ on Election Night”
Rosemary Quigley’s Slate diary
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury book series, by Maud Hart Lovelace
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
The Anne of Green Gables book series by L.M. Montgomery
John Dickerson for Slate: “To the Teacher Who Changed My Life”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: Casey Newton’s newsletter, Platformer
John: El País: “A Room, a Bar and a Classroom: How the Coronavirus Is Spread Through the Air”; The Intuitionist, by Colson Whitehead
David: David asked whether there is a word for the extreme discomfort he felt watching people embarrassed in terrible ways in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Listener chatter from Alana @snarkoutgirl: Wikitongues: “Aydyn Speaking Tuvan”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment ahead of Halloween, Emily, David, and John share memories of times they were deeply scared.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.