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Dana Stevens

Dana Shawn Stevens is a movie critic and co-host of the Culture Gabfest.
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The Authority: The Daemon-Cages
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 episode 6, “The Daemon-Cages”, in which Lyra sees firsthand what they’re up to at Bolvanger. Plus: a closer look at intercision.Join the conversation:Email: asktheauthority@slate.comDan Kois on Twitter: @dankoisLaura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbookPodcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Decoder Ring: Murphy's Law
Nick Spark fell down a rabbit hole tracking down the origins of Murphy’s Law, the ubiquitous phrase that says “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong”. On this episode of Decoder Ring, we follow Nick on his journey while taking a few detours of our own to find out how Murphy’s Law was [maybe] born out of the rocket sled experiments of the dawning jet age. We talk to Nick, hear some of the recordings he collected during his own research, plus talk to researchers who are skeptical of Nick’s hypothesis, all to try and find out how an obscure engineering aphorism spread to world-conquering philosophical observation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Spoiler Specials: Marriage Story
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens and Sam Adams discuss Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. Charlie and Nicole have decided to end their marriage. Now they need to figure out how to get a divorce. Can they keep the proceedings civil or will it escalate to a fraught situation as divorce lawyers pit them against each other? Will Charlie have to uproot his life to maintain custody? What will happen to the kid? At the end of the divorce, will they even be able to remember why they fell in love in the first place? You can read Dana Stevens’ review here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore.Email us at spoilers@slate.com.Podcast Production by Rosemary Belson. HostsDana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marriage Story
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens and Sam Adams discuss Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. Charlie and Nicole have decided to end their marriage. Now they need to figure out how to get a divorce. Can they keep the proceedings civil or will it escalate to a fraught situation as divorce lawyers pit them against each other? Will Charlie have to uproot his life to maintain custody? What will happen to the kid? At the end of the divorce, will they even be able to remember why they fell in love in the first place? You can read Dana Stevens’ review here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore.Email us at spoilers@slate.com.Podcast Production by Rosemary Belson. HostsDana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mom & Dad: Home Alone
This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Katherine Goldstein answer listener questions from a parent looking for ways to enjoy family visits and a neighbor who is worried for the kids next door who were left behind. For Slate Plus, what should you NOT say to someone expecting twins. Sign up for Slate Plus here.Recommendations:Jamilah recommends matching outfits with your kid.Katherine recommends Shrinky Dinks as a creative way to pass a few hours.Dan recommends That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug from Emily Flake.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.HostsJamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California.Dan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward.Katherine Goldstein is a journalist as well as the creator and host of The Double Shift, a reported, narrative podcast about a new generation of working mothers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Birthdate
Jun 30th, 1966
Location
New York City, NY, USA
Episode Count
869
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 weeks, 6 days