On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by Jamelle Bouie to talk about the toppling of statues across the country
. Then, the panel talks about Spike Lee’s latest film Da 5 Bloods. Finally, they discuss Julia’s comfort-watch pick: Center Stage.
In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the postponement of the Oscars to 2021.
Other items discussed in the show:
The Slate podcast series Reconstruction
, hosted by Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca OnionThis Twitter thread
on the history of Mount Rushmore
“‘First Cow’ for best picture? A critic’s guide to …
,” by Justin Chang in the Los Angeles Times
Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.
Outro Music: Self Made Woman by Katharine Appleton
Dana: Jamelle Bouie’s newsletter
Julia: Waterproof UNO
, the card game.
Steve: Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall
The French spy thriller The Bureau
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