Boston’s Big Dig today.

The Culture Gabfesters’ Little Trip to the Big Dig 

The Culture Gabfesters’ Little Trip to the Big Dig 

Slate's weekly roundtable.
Dec. 8 2014 10:06 AM

Culture Gabfest Extra: Little Trip to the Big Dig

The Culture Gabfesters explore Boston’s painfully epic construction project.

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Ramps leading to and from the I-93 south section of the “Big Dig” in 2003 in Boston.

Photo by John Mottern/Getty Images

Listen to this Culture Gabfest Extra recorded in Boston during Slate’s National Gabfest Tour.

Julia Turner and her dad, Robert, take Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf on a tour of Boston and its infamous mega–construction project, the Big Dig. This extra was recorded on the 2014 National Gabfest Tour made possible by Acura.

Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.