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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a TV Show: Homeland

Friday, November 23, 2012

Every so often, we pick a popular movie, play, or TV show and talk about the real-life context. Today: Showtime's "Homeland."

Bob Baer, the Intelligence Columnist for TIME Magazine and 21-year veteran of the CIA, talks about what "Homeland" gets right and what it says about counter-terrorism. Then, June Thomas, a culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses what the show says about the evolution of spy thrillers after 9/11.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Good, Better, Best

Friday, November 23, 2012

This is a best-of Brian Lehrer Show, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open, and we'll be back live on Monday!

Before heading to the stores this Black Friday, Elizabeth Cline gives her take on bargain shopping. Plus: the founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill; Paul Auster remembers; Context and a Critic on Homeland; Randy Cohen's ethics, and the man behind the Khan Academy videos.

On Being

Diane Winston — Monsters We Love: TV's Pop Culture Theodicy

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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[Unedited] Diane Winston with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Explain It To Me Like I’m a Golden Retriever Edition

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner review the new Wall Street drama Margin Call and Showtime’s new series Homeland. For their final segment, they discuss the life and influence of New Yorker film

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