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#103: (Pt. 2) Lady Bird / Ghost World (2001)

The Next Picture Show

A deep dive into Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut and how its nostalgic look back at the early 2000s compares with Zwigoff's '01 effort.

55 Min

Nov 16, 2017

Tell Me About a Complicated Man Edition

Slate's Culture Gabfest

Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Louie CK's sexual abuse with Willa Paskin, and a new translation of Homer's The Odyssey with classicist Emily Wilson.

54 Min

Nov 15, 2017

Sometimes Just Because

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

Language is often at the mercy of pure chance.

29 Min

Nov 14, 2017

#102: (Pt. 1) Lady Bird / Ghost World (2001)

The Next Picture Show

Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut gets paired with Thora Birch's iconoclastic Enid from Terry Zwigoff's coming of age comedy.

57 Min

Nov 14, 2017

124. Juli Berwald (writer) – Our Jellyfish Overlords

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Jellyfish have their tentacles all tangled up in our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of.

47 Min

Nov 11, 2017

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78 min
Nov 10, 2017
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Khizr Khan discusses his life and his memoir An American Family in Washington, DC.

53 min
Nov 10, 2017
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Gardner talks Season 2 and personally connecting with her character, Charley Bordelon.

58 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Guest host David Strathairn presents two stories about hard times.

18 min
Nov 9, 2017
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After an interview with the author of the book “How to Monetize Your Vacation” goes horribly wrong, Dexter disappears.

55 min
Nov 8, 2017
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Dana Stevens, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Greta Gerwig's new film Lady Bird, the Margaret Atwood TV adaptation Alias Grace, and the new HBO documentary about Rolling Stone.

47 min
Nov 7, 2017
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The blood-soaked finale to season two. The rebel army, under General Qulan, prepares to march on the city where Gregor, struggling to decide where his loyalties lie, comes face to face with his past.

41 min
Nov 4, 2017
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Two classic episodes from Think Again's origins, reunited at last.

0 min
Nov 3, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Dan Kois, and Jonathan Fischer discuss Marvel and Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok

54 min
Nov 3, 2017
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Q’orianka talks starring in Te’Ata, being typecast, and how her activism influences her work.

59 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents two stories about identity, appearance, and longing.

59 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Part two in a pairing of Dustin Hoffman career bookends.

19 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Dexter finally speaks with his thought leader crush, Sharon Doyle.

10 min
Nov 1, 2017
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This week, we speak to former speechwriter for Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz

61 min
Nov 1, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Joan Didion documentary The Center Will Not Hold, the return of Will & Grace with Daniel Schroeder, and what to make of the continued sexual harassment and abuse allegations.

29 min
Oct 31, 2017
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It's time to permanently shelve the Elements of Style.

52 min
Oct 31, 2017
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Separated by five decades, two tales of neurotics gone wild featuring the great Dustin Hoffman.

47 min
Oct 31, 2017
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60 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened.

0 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Tom Petty and Prince only played together once. But their careers paralleled each other for four decades.

43 min
Oct 28, 2017
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Bending, breaking, & blending: How humans remake the world. Neuroscientist David Eagleman on creativity.

54 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Colin Dickey reads from his book Ghostland at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.

45 min
Oct 27, 2017
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On her directorial debut, the short film, "The Tale of Four."

59 min
Oct 26, 2017
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This special, hosted by fantasy writer and illustrator Neil Gaiman, offers four creepy stories with a hint of laughter.

20 min
Oct 25, 2017
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Dexter’s long-time producer, Tammy, announces she is leaving the company for another job.

47 min
Oct 26, 2017
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Manel must prove her commitment to the rebel cause by undertaking a dangerous mission - one that will bring her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime.

52 min
Oct 25, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Netflix's Mindhunters, Post Malone's hit song Rockstar with Hit Parade's Chris Molanphy, and the criticism surrounding Rotten Tomatoes by film creators.

47 min
Oct 23, 2017
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Accused of hoarding heretical text, Ibn the slave trader must face trial by the regime’s religious courts. Despite news of a threat of plague, the Inquisitor Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics. He chooses Gregor to assist him.

44 min
Oct 21, 2017
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Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again.

0 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.

48 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Eileen Myles reads from her book Afterglow (a dog memoir) at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.

39 min
Oct 20, 2017
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On the Netflix documentary, "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson," and who gets to tel trans stories

59 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Guest host Hope Davis presents three works by the Southern master Carson McCullers.

23 min
Oct 19, 2017
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The theme for this episode is all an elaborate ploy by Dexter to interview the executive assistant of the woman he has fallen for, Sharon Doyle.

64 min
Oct 18, 2017
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The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.

49 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Gregor’s niece, Manel, is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to assassinate a doctor believed to be collaborating with the new regime.

24 min
Oct 18, 2017
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We all know it and love it -- but the The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland actually had a fraught 12-year long development where many people wondered if the ride would ever get built.

10 min
Oct 18, 2017
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This week, we speak to the author of What Milo Saw and Wishbones, Virginia Macgregor

49 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), the true-crime parody American Vandal, and the New York Times Magazine's article about teenage anxiety.

26 min
Oct 17, 2017
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What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.

34 min
Oct 17, 2017
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John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.

56 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Only one of these films is a replicant.

47 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Whilst Gregor attempts to survive by collaborating with the new regime, his niece Manel is drawn to the rebel cause. But treachery lurks at every corner and both are playing a deadly game.

59 min
Oct 14, 2017
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Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding discuss their anthology Nasty Women with contributors Nicole Chung and Mary Kathryn Nagle.

59 min
Oct 12, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents three stories drawn from the world of fables and fairytales.

47 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Tumanbay has been conquered by a brutal religious regime. As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor, previously the Sultan’s spymaster, has sworn an oath to the new rulers.

24 min
Oct 11, 2017
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To set an example, Dexter decides to face some personal and professional enemies head on.

51 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Isaac Butler discuss Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, catch up on Amazon's Transparent, and discuss the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

49 min
Oct 10, 2017
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The final chapter in season one of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan’s great victory, the brilliant and ruthless spymaster, Gregor discovers he has been deceived.

47 min
Oct 7, 2017
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For thousands of years, all over the world, we've told tales of monsters and the undead. Why? Aaron Mahnke, creator of the 'Lore' podcast, on the hunger for mystery.

44 min
Oct 7, 2017
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Slate Represents looks at representation in the new and returning TV shows this fall.

28 min
Oct 6, 2017
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As Shonda Rhimes’ game-changing drama enters its final season, we recap the premiere episode.

11 min
Oct 6, 2017
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A conversation with Atul Gawande, author of "Being Mortal".

0 min
Oct 6, 2017
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Twists and plot holes in Denis Villeneuve's movie Blade Runner 2049.

46 min
Oct 6, 2017
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David Litt on writing jokes for President Obama and comedy’s reluctant role as a source of truth in the Alternative Fact era.

43 min
Oct 6, 2017
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Our look at representation in the new and returning TV shows this fall.

59 min
Oct 5, 2017
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"Death, Sex, and Money" host Anna Sale joins us for stories about all these subjects.

54 min
Oct 5, 2017
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In which Bunuel plays the part of Aronofsky's mother.

19 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Dexter explains why starting a conference will give you instant credibility.

47 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Convinced of victory by the prophesies of a child, the Sultan prepares to march out and destroy the rebellious provincial leader, Maya. His nephew Madu has only one desire – to escape the city with his lover Daniel.

21 min
Oct 4, 2017
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In the second half of my mini-series on musical worlds, I talk with Sammus and Mega Ran, hip hop artists that create concept albums about their favorite childhood video games.

59 min
Oct 4, 2017
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Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film Battle of the Sexes, the life and work of Tom Petty with Hit Parade's Chris Molanphy, and the mind of John McPhee with The New York Times Magazine's Sam Anderson.

33 min
Oct 3, 2017
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After parking in front of a garage, John received a note written in Spanish.

46 min
Oct 3, 2017
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Aronofsky by way of Bunuel.

47 min
Oct 2, 2017
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Increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, the Sultan begins a purge of the palace. Slave trader Ibn is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with the man who stole his kingdom.

52 min
Sep 29, 2017
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On making his incredibly personal documentary about the murder of his brother, William Ford 25 years ago.

59 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Guest host Hope Davis presents stories about family ties.

19 min
Sep 28, 2017
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When Dexter’s producer Tammy is forced to bring her delinquent son Conner to work, Dex shifts the focus of the episode.

47 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Whilst the Sultan dreams of victory against the mysterious Maya and her followers, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.

55 min
Sep 27, 2017
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Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film mother! with Slate's Jack Hamilton, Ken Burns Vietnam documentary series with Willa Paskin, and the art of theme park caricatures with producer Benjamin Frisch.

46 min
Sep 26, 2017
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Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity.

47 min
Sep 26, 2017
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There has been a murder in the palace. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, attempts to unlock the secret to the missing reliquary and discover why it is worth killing for. In the desert, Heaven and her slave companion are held captive by a nomadic tribe.

55 min
Sep 22, 2017
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Danielle Allen discusses her memoir Cuz as well as the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

37 min
Sep 22, 2017
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On crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.

59 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about quiet times.

54 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Teen boys, dead bodies.

23 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Dexter explains how to create a “Personal Bubble” around oneself to block out any unwanted influence.

47 min
Sep 21, 2017
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General Qulan arrives in the provinces to gather the armies of empire and defeat the rebel forces led by the mysterious self-proclaimed "queen" Maya.