Ivan Oransky on the pitfalls of peer-review and Hollywood’s image of overworked fathers.

Has Hollywood Ever Met a Work-Freak It Couldn’t Redeem?

Has Hollywood Ever Met a Work-Freak It Couldn’t Redeem?

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May 23 2016 9:28 PM

Kevin Spacey Is a Cat

Breaking down the film cliché of workaholic dads who reconnect with their children.

Actor Kevin Spacey at the Academy Awards in 2014.

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Listen to Episode 503 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Ivan Oransky argues that when it comes to faulty claims, peer-review is a first defense, not an airtight one. He’s the vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today. For the Spiel, a breakdown of that movie cliché of the workaholic dad who reconnects with his kids.

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