Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Mad Max: Fury Road and the Mad Men finale

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Mad Max: Fury Road and the Mad Men finale

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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:

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Endorsements:

Dana: The recently digitized English Broadside Ballad Archive at the University of California, Santa Barbara

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Steve: The band Lone Justice

Outro: “On the Street Where You Live” by Vic Damone

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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.