Culture Gabfest: Hamilton in the Trump Era


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On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Félix to talk about I May Destroy You. Then, Steve and Dana are joined by Isaac Butler, writer and co-host of this season of Slate’s Working podcast, to discuss the filmed version of Hamilton, now streaming on Disney Plus. Finally, the panel dives into Julia’s comfort-watch pick of the week: the 1996 disaster film Twister.

In Slate Plus, the hosts continue to talk with Isaac about Hamilton, its ending, its significance in 2020, and more.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

Outro Music: Smartface by Smartface


Dana: Scott Brick’s narration of Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.

Julia: The movie Dave.

Steve: “Wanting Wrong” by Anne Enright in the New York Review of Books.

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