On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by Lauren Michele Jackson
to discuss her recent piece in Vulture, “What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For?
” Then, the panel talks about cop shows during this current moment, jumping off of a recent article
in the Washington Post by Alyssa Rosenberg that argues these procedurals that tend to glorify the police should be canceled. Finally, they discuss the power of citizen-shot videos of police brutality that are widely shared on social media.
In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the New York Times’s decision to publish an op-ed
by Sen. Tom Cotton and what the fallout means for newsrooms today. You can sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/cultureplus
Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.
Outro Music: Cheap Flights by Dylan Sitts