Slate’s Culture Gabfest bonus segment: What are the family personalities at Thanksgiving?

Should We Stoke the Fires of Family Discord at Thanksgiving? The Culture Gabfest Crew Weighs In. 

Should We Stoke the Fires of Family Discord at Thanksgiving? The Culture Gabfest Crew Weighs In. 

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Nov. 30 2015 10:11 AM
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The “Useful Thanks Purveyor” Bonus Segment

The Culture Gabfest hosts welcome culture editor Dan Kois to discuss the archetypal family roles at Thanksgiving dinners.

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This week on the Culture Gabfest’s Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Julia Turner and Stephen Metcalf welcome Dan Kois, Slate’s culture editor and co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting. The Gabfest crew considers the familial roles they played in their childhood years. Have their views of Thanksgiving changed over time? Are they still considered the “bad cousins” of the family? Or do they desperately wish to bring distant relatives together and keep traditions alive?