Slate’s Culture Gabfest bonus segment: Rediscovering childhood stories.

What Lost Object Would You Reconnect With? The Culture Gabfest Digs Into Their Pasts.

What Lost Object Would You Reconnect With? The Culture Gabfest Digs Into Their Pasts.

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Dec. 3 2015 2:06 PM
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The “As Wonderful As I Remember It” Bonus Segment

The Culture Gabfest hosts rediscover their favorite children’s stories.

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Culture Gabfest's Julia Turner, left, Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Steve McFarland.

This week on the Culture Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, host Julia Turner describes being reunited with her favorite childhood book, Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse!, which tells the tale of Henrietta, a mouse architect.

The Gabfesters debate the heroine’s occupation and the story’s gender norms, and later reflect on their favorite childhood stories. What is it like to reconnect with a lost book, video, or TV episode? Are the characters just as deeply pleasurable as they once were? How does it feel to encounter a thing that you’ve lost for three decades?