Laura Miller is a journalist and critic. Currently, she is a books and culture columnist for Slate. In 1995, Miller co-founded Salon, one of the first online-only magazines, where she worked as an editor and staff writer for twenty years. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the “Last Word” column. Miller has written two books, "The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia" (2008), and "Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created" (2016).
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 HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they cover the Season 2 finale, “Æsahættr”, in which Will finally meets his father, Lee Scoresby visits the Alamo, and Mrs. Coulter puts a kid in a trunk. Plus: an interview with Jack Thorne, the adaptor-in-chief of Philip Pullman’s books. Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Podcast production by Phil Surkis. Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook
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 HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they cover Episode 6 of Season 2, “Malice,” in which Mrs. Coulter controls Spectres, Lee loses control over his balloon, and Mary Malone spends a nice afternoon reading Let’s Go Cittàgazze. Plus: Actual daemons respond to HBO’s My Daemon app. Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Podcast production by Phil Surkis. My Daemon segment written by Marissa Martinelli. Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook
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 HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they cover Episode 5 of Season 2, “The Scholar,” in which Will and Lyra steal back the alethiometer, Mary Malone makes a big decision, and a monkey wears a seat belt. Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Further reading: Archive of Our Own: Temptress - Chapter 1 Podcast production by Phil Surkis. Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook
This week Steve and Dana are joined by co-host Laura Miller, books and culture columnist for Slate. First, the three of them talk to Slate's own Matthew Dessem about what's real and what's made up in the new David Fincher movie, Mank. Then Julia Turner joins the show for a discussion about Spotify's end-of-year "wrapped" feature. For the third segment, Laura talks about the best books of 2020. In Slate Plus, Laura talks about a debate that keeps cropping up in literary circles about whether kids should be taught more contemporary literature. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Outro music: "Ruins" by Origo Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Culture Gabfest each episode, and access to exclusive shows like Dana Stevens’ classic movies podcast Flashback. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
View 34 more appearances
Share Profile
Are you Laura? Verify and edit this page to your liking.

Share This Creator

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Creator Details

Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
36
Podcast Count
9
Total Airtime
1 day, 7 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 076837