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This week on Slate Plus, the critics talk about their favorite road trips.
On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment in George Miller’s dystopian action series. How does it stack up against the original Mad Max films? Next, guests Jessica Winter and John Swansburg join for a special extended discussion about the Mad Men finale. Was this a satisfying ending? Now that’s the show is over, what did it all mean?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Babe: Pig in the City
- Lorenzo’s Oil
- Dana’s review of Mad Max: Fury Road in Slate
- Mad Max
- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
- A.O. Scott’s review of Mad Max: Fury Road in the New York Times
- Pitch Perfect 2
- Jessica Winter’s piece in Slate about Mad Men and women in the workplace
- John Swansburg’s finale recap in Slate
- The Mad Men Wikia
- Laura Bennett’s interview in Slate with former McCann creative rirector Bill Backer
- “Mad Men and the Coke Jingle Theory” by Tim Carmody
Dana: The recently digitized English Broadside Ballad Archive at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Steve: The band Lone Justice
Outro: “On the Street Where You Live” by Vic Damone
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