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Here are some references from this week’s show:

David Wasserman for the Cook Political Report: “What One Florida County Could Tell Us About a ‘Gray Revolt’ on Election Night”

Rosemary Quigley’s Slate diary

The Betsy-Tacy Treasury book series, by Maud Hart Lovelace

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

The Anne of Green Gables book series by L.M. Montgomery

John Dickerson for Slate: “To the Teacher Who Changed My Life”

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Casey Newton’s newsletter, Platformer

John:  El País: “A Room, a Bar and a Classroom: How the Coronavirus Is Spread Through the Air”; The Intuitionist, by Colson Whitehead

David: David asked whether there is a word for the extreme discomfort he felt watching people embarrassed in terrible ways in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Listener chatter from Alana @snarkoutgirl: Wikitongues: “Aydyn Speaking Tuvan”

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment ahead of Halloween, Emily, David, and John share memories of times they were deeply scared.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.

Football news:

Van Dijk - best Central defender of 2020, Trent-right, Robertson-left (ESPN)
Massimiliano Allegri: Ronaldo is a top player in terms of mentality. He has a new goal every year
Borussia Dortmund presented a collection with Spongebob as part of a deal with Nickelodeon
Woodward on Manchester United and trophies: there is a lot of work Ahead to achieve the stability needed
Neuer - best goaltender in 2020, Alisson-2nd, Oblak-3rd (ESPN)
Liverpool are Interested in 21-year-old Leipzig defender Konate
Niko Kovac: I'm Waiting for Golovin to return. But it might be better to wait another week or two