Slate's Culture Gabfest

Slate's Culture Gabfest

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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

Episodes

Live From Washington D.C. Edition  

Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf are joined at the Hamilton Theater in Washington D.C. by Face the Nation's John Dickerson and Slate's Jamelle Bouie to talk Fate of the Furious, Bob Dylan's singing voice, and their favorite DC movies.

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Five Men and a Baby Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new documentary Five Came Back with creator Mark Harris, the end of the show Girls with The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, and the United Airlines fiasco with Laura Miller.

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WTF Were You Thinking Edition  

Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new Anne Hathaway film Colossus, Andy Daly's Comedy Central sitcom Review, and Pepsi's recent ad controversy.

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Lust-Free Dinner with David Plotz Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and special guest David Plotz of the Slate Political Gabfest discuss the new podcast S-Town, the film Ghost in the Shell with Represent host Aisha Harris, and the controversy surrounding Vice President Pence and his self-imposed rules around women.

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Beast, Brontës, and Broadway Edition  

June Thomas, Willa Paskin, and Laura Miller discuss Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast and To Walk Invisible, the new drama about the Brontë sister, plus an interview with Alison Wright of The Americans, Feud, and her recent Broadway debut, Sweat.

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[Chuck Berry Guitar Lick] Edition  

Julia Turner, Gabriel Roth, and Willa Paskin discuss the new film Personal Shopper, the legacy of Chuck Berry with the New York Times Magazine's Jody Rosen, and the sale of Us Weekly with the hosts of the podcast Who Weekly.

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Nature Made Me a Freak, Man Made Me a Weapon Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Jamelle Bouie and Isaac Chotiner discuss the new X-Men spinoff Logan, the new album 50-Song Memoir by The Magnetic Fields with critic Carl Wilson, and Phoebe Maltz Bovy's article in The New Republic: "The Perils of Privilege".

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Snowed in Until Tomorrow Non-Edition  

No episode today, but we'll be back with a new episode tomorrow. Thanks for listening! 

Lose the Shoulder Pads Edition  

Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens discuss George Orwell's classic novel 1984, Ryan Murphy's new show Feud about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and pop culture's current obsession with sleep.

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Crab Dystopia Edition  

Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf discuss Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out with Aisha Harris, the Oscars, and the new season of the BBC's Planet Earth.

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[Crickets] Edition  

Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss HBO's Big Little Lies with TV critic Willa Paskin, Martin Scorsese's latest film Silence, and the new podcast Missing Richard Simmons.

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Stephen's Universe Edition  

Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the cartoon phenomenon Stephen Universe with intern Daniel Schroeder, SNL and political satire with the Political Gabfest's Emily Bazelon, and The Trump Fiction project with author Ben H Winters.

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Archie Got Hot Edition  

Slate's Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Julia Turner discuss the CW's new Archie adaption Riverdale, David Mackenzie's Oscar-nominated film Hell or High Water, and this year's Super Bowl ads with Seth Stevenson.

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We Love Spunk Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Slate’s culture editor Laura Bennett discuss the film Elle, NBC's This Is Us, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Chalkboard Ninja Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and guests discuss the film Hidden Figures, Oscar nominations, and whether or not it's ok to punch a Nazi. 

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Slow Mo Nun Soccer Edition  

Dana Steven, Stephen Metcalf and Sam Anderson discuss HBO's new show The Young Pope, the film A Monster Calls directed by J. A. Bayona, and Neanderthals Were People, Too from The New York Times Magazine. 

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And by LifeAfter. What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a newseries from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winningThe Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter whereveryou find your podcasts.

And by the SHOWTIME Original Series HOMELAND, starring Claire Danes. Relentlesslyfighting the government’s abuse of power here at home, Carrie Mathison is at odds withformer allies. HOMELAND returns with new episodes every Sunday at 9 PM. Downloadthe SHOWTIME app now to start your free trial.

Decadent Slime Edition  

Slate's Steven Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Netflix's new sci-fi show The OA, the film Fences with UCLA professor and playwright Dominic Taylor, and then whether hard times make for great art. 

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sheets by going to BollandBranch.com and using promo code culture.

And by ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design
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thirdlove.com/culture.

And by LifeAfter. What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a new
series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning
The Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter wherever
you find your podcasts.

Samba and Tapas Edition  

Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film musical La La Land, the Oscar-contender Manchester By the Sea with John Swansburg, and the best movies of the year in Slate's movie club. 

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And by LifeAfter. What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning The Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter wherever you find your podcasts.

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Two Condoms and a Poem Edition  

Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, Steven Metcalf and Dear Prudence's Mallory Ortberg come together around the podcast fire to answer your advice questions in our yearly call-in holiday special. Topics include poems for suitors, father-daughter dances, foreign name pronunciation and much more. 

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Live Star Death Star Edition  

Dan Kois, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, TBS's mystery millennial comedy Search Party, and Stevie Wonder and Slate's Wonder Week with Slate's pop critic Jack Hamilton.

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