The Cultures 172: Stretch Goals, Elena Ferrante, Clown Hysteria

It's Monday which means a new episode of The Cultures dropped yesterday! Wooooo!

This is a fun one, because we get a full-on classic crankpants rant from Adrian Hon about Kickstarter stretch goals and why they are complete and utter bullshit. So that's cool! Naomi Alderman talks about that nasty business with Elena Ferrante's private identity being outed because something something "the public is interested so it must be in the public interest." And then I lead my British colleagues through the baffling maze of clown sightings and scares that have plagued the U.S. these many weeks, surely an expression of not-so-repressed anxiety about the American election cycle, which, praise unto god, will be over very soon now.

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