Allegra Frank is an associate culture editor at Vox, podcaster, and co-host of The Polygon Show Podcast.
This week Steve and Dana are joined by Slate editor Allegra Frank. First, they discuss Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Next, they chat about the Pedro Almodóvar short The Human Voice and discuss how it compares to other Almodóvar works. Finally, they’re joined by Slate staff writer Aaron Mak to talk about NFT's (non-fungible tokens), the new digital certificates of "ownership" that are changing the way people buy art. In Slate Plus, the panel talks about their feelings on re-entering society post-pandemic. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Email the hosts at Outro Music: "Break The Line" by Coma Svensson Slate Plus members get a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest and access to exclusive shows like Dana Stevens’ classic movies podcast Flashback. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Further reading: “Coming 2 America’s Disastrous Return to Africa” by Allegra Frank in Slate “What the Heck Are NFTs, and Why Are Grimes, Lindsay Lohan, and the Guy Who Made Nyan Cat Selling Them?” by Aaron Mak in Slate Endorsements Dana: “Repeat After Me” by June Thomas in Slate  “Talk To Her, All About My Mother, Broken Embraces …” by June Thomas in Slate  This radish recipe  Allegra:  The Real World Homecoming: New York and the original.  “i drive me mad” by renforshort, as heard on Generation  Steve:  “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” by Saint Etienne "Cherry Wine" by Hozier "Shrike" by Hozier
Andru becomes obsessed with single family houses and thinks about moving to rural Pennsylvania. Allegra is hesitant.
During the 2020 pandemic, Allegra and Andru do some fact checking on their previous episode and find shocking new details, making them question everything they thought they knew about Lu the 60-year-old hippo.
Nintendo’s new game New Horizons has become a place to escape the reality of a global pandemic, gather with friends online - and even get married. Featuring Allegra Frank (@legsfrank) Sharmin Asha & Nazmul Ahmed Links to resources discussed: Allegra’s article: Sharmin and Naz’s Reddit post: Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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