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    The Waves: Why Being the Chef on a Yacht Could Drive Anyone to Yell “Eat My Cooter!”

    The Waves: Why Being the Chef on a Yacht Could Drive Anyone to Yell “Eat My Cooter!”

    On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews and Waves producer Cheyna Roth talk about one of the most popular reality TV shows: Below Deck. First, they share why they love it even though it is...a bit problematic, and then they bring on Rachel Hargrove, the chef from Seasons 8 and 9. Hargrove dishes on what it’s really like to be behind the camera, the backlash she received after her first season, working in the male-dominated yachting industry, and how yachts and their kitchen are making more room for women. 

    In Slate Plus: More from Susan and Cheyna’s chat with Rachel. They talk about what you don’t see on television and get Rachel’s thoughts on the upcoming season of Below Deck. 

    Recommendations
    Susan: The HBO and BBC series I May Destroy You.
    Cheyna: Setting your parents up with Spotify.
     
    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. 
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    • 35 min
    Culture Gabfest: I’ll Be Your Mirror

    Culture Gabfest: I’ll Be Your Mirror

    This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Karen Han. First, Slate’s music critic Carl Wilson chimes in to discuss Todd Haynes’s new The Velvet Underground documentary, which he wrote beautifully about for Slate. Next, the panel (minus Dana) is joined by Slate staff writer Rebecca Onion to review Mike Flanagan’s newest Netflix horror series, Midnight Mass—which she also wrote lovingly about. Finally, the panel (minus Dana) is joined by Vulture senior editor and host of the Good One podcast, Jesse David Fox, to discuss the Dave Chappelle controversy.
    In Slate Plus, the panel discusses media they loved when they were younger that they have since outgrown.
    Email us at culturefest@slate.com.
    Endorsements
    Dana: The book equivalent of Todd Haynes’s documentary, the first oral history Dana ever read and still one of the best she’s ever read to this day: Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein and George Plimpton. The oral history tells the story of actress and model Edie Sedgwick completely through testimony from people that were there, without any interstitial material. 
    Karen: New World, the Korean crime drama film from Park Hoon-jung that stars Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae. The film features Lee as an undercover cop who is tasked with infiltrating the mob, but ends up caught between two worlds. It also stars a slew of great Korean actors including Hwang Jung-min and Song Ji-hyo. 
    Steve: First, Netflix’s series The Chestnut Man, a dark, taught crime drama which takes place in Copenhagen. Then, a whole genre of YouTube videos taking you from raw audio of rehearsal to mastertape of Elvis’s songs, including “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”—though, Neil Diamond’s version of that one is better.
    Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe.
    Outro music is “I’ll Be Your Mirror” by The Velvet Underground.
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    ICYMI: We Interviewed the Pug With No Bones

    ICYMI: We Interviewed the Pug With No Bones

    Is it a bones day or a no bones day? That’s the question that’s swept across TikTok, thanks to Noodle the pug. Each morning, owner Jonathan Graziano wakes up and checks if his geriatric pug has bones or not, a helpful way of predicting what sort of day we’re all going to have. On today’s episode, Madison and Rachelle interview Jonathan (and Noodle) about his sudden viral fame, how Noodle is handling such celebrity, and exactly what it means to have a no bones day.
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Derek John.
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    • 28 min
    Succession: "Weevils in the Flour Sack"

    Succession: "Weevils in the Flour Sack"

    Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For the series premier, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Janine Gibson, assistant editor of Financial Times to talk about Geri's glass cliff promotion, who might be going to jail, and all the best one liners.

    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.
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    • 43 min
    Working: How Alessandro Nivola Became Dickie Moltisanti in The Many Saints of Newark

    Working: How Alessandro Nivola Became Dickie Moltisanti in The Many Saints of Newark

    This week, host Isaac Butler talks to actor Alessandro Nivola, who recently starred in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark. In the interview, Alessandro discusses his early career as a theater actor and shares a piece of wisdom he got from Robert De Niro about memorizing lines. Then he digs into the process of becoming a believable 1970’s tough guy in Many Saints. 
    After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss line memorization and the joys of being part of a “scene.” 
    In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Alessandro shares how he’s able to tap into powerful emotions in scenes that call for it. 
    Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.
    Podcast production by Cameron Drews. 
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    • 53 min
    ICYMI: The TikTok Salmon Bowl Can’t Save Us

    ICYMI: The TikTok Salmon Bowl Can’t Save Us

    Emily Mariko’s salmon rice bowl video has taken TikTok by storm, with fans praising its deliciousness and even claiming that her video helped heal their relationship with food. On this episode of ICYMI, Rachelle and Madison figure out where this story fits into the diet culture conversation and explain how the reaction to Mariko’s dish is about much more than just the ingredients she’s using. Of course, they weren’t about to talk about a viral recipe without trying it, so the hosts took to the kitchen to find out whether it really lives up to the hype.
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Derek John.
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    • 34 min

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