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Keith Wager is a recovery friend of Marc’s who has a lot to be thankful for. Instead of doing drugs and getting arrested, like he did in the past, now he’s telling stories about his addiction and recovery on his podcast It’s All Bad. And because it always helps to talk about things, Keith and Marc talk about the bad decisions he made while drunk or on speed, his time in various detention centers, and his new life as a Hollywood wardrobe stylist. Plus, Marc delivers his annual reminder of how to manage the emotional minefield of Thanksgiving. This episode is sponsored by Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, SimpliSafe, and American Express.
Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk. French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop explains how her Cannes-winning film, Atlantics, creates a complex portrait of Senegalese youth. Music journalist Jon Savage makes the argument that the year 1966 was an important turning point for all pop culture that followed. Siminovitch Prize winners Maiko Yamamoto and James Long talk about what their big win means for them as well as for their protégé, actor and creator Conor Wylie.
There are a lot of barriers to changing your mind: ego, overconfidence, inertia — and cost. Politicians who flip-flop get mocked; family and friends who cross tribal borders are shunned. But shouldn’t we be encouraging people to change their minds? And how can we get better at it ourselves?
On The Gist, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Maria Konnikova is back for another “Is That Bullshit?” In the Interview, she talks to Mike about DOGTV, a cable network made for dogs. Maria breaks down whether or not DOGTV helps dogs feel a little less lonely while their owners are away and if DOGTV programming is truly relaxing for dogs. Maria’s latest book is The Confidence Game.In the Spiel, Rep. Jim Jordan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices