Slate's Culture Gabfest

Slate's Culture Gabfest

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. Part of the Panoply Network.... Show More

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August 23, 2019 52 min

This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Inkoo Kang and Nitish Pahwa spoil Blinded By the Light. How does it compare to past Gurinder Chada fare? Is the movie overstuffed? Does it really want to be a full fledged musical? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Asha Saluja.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 21, 2019 63 min

June Thomas, Benjamin Frisch, and Rachelle Hampton discuss Richard Linklater's Where'd You Go Bernadette, HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show, and Slate's list of the 25 most important characters of the past 25 Years with Forrest Wickman. In Slate Plus, the panel adds their own picks to the important characters list. This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/culture. Le... Read more

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Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Ryan McCarthy - who, as the former Editor in Chief of Vice, has a slightly personal connection to this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 14, 2019 59 min

Stephen Metcalf, Aisha Harris, and Gabriel Roth discuss Jennifer Kent's new film The Nightingale, Amazon's streaming show The Boys, and the work of Toni Morrison with Sarah J. Jackson, professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Slate Money is obsessed with Succession. So we're going to be recapping and discussing the latest episode of Season 2 every week. For the season premiere, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by journalist Edmund Lee to talk about the real world counterparts to the characters, proper yachting attire, and all the best Kendall Roy insults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 12, 2019 41 min

Why is the ice cream truck business so bananas? On this episode of Decoder Ring we find out via three seperate stories about the strange world of ice cream trucks—about the first ever ice cream trucks in China, the ongoing ice cream wars of Manhattan, and the life of an ice cream family in Brooklyn. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch... Read more

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In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the second film directed by Orson Welles, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).Only Slate Plus members get to hear Flashback in full. To listen to the entire show, sign up for Slate Plus now.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 9, 2019 56 min

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams discuss the first ever Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw. Are Hobbs and Shaw really that different? Exactly how many tow trucks equal one helicopter? Why did The Rock need someone to throw him a t-shirt before... Read more

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August 9, 2019 56 min

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams discuss the first ever Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw. Are Hobbs and Shaw really that different? Exactly how many tow trucks equal one helicopter? Why did The Rock need someone to throw him a t-shirt before... Read more

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August 7, 2019 60 min

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film The Farewell, Netflix's glass-blowing show Blown Away, and the life of legendary theater director Hal Prince with Isaac Butler. In Slate Plus, Steve explains why he left Twitter. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. We're looking for a new production assistant! This is a paid, part-time position based in our office in ... Read more

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slatecritics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Mathew Dessem spoil Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Will this really be Tarantino’s second to last movie? Is Cliff Booth a total Kato Kaelin? And what’s that ending all about? Listen to discuss! You can also check out p... Read more

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July 31, 2019 64 min

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Netflix's The Great Hack documentary, and a piece about chronic lyme disease in  The Cut. In Slate Plus: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood spoilers. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. We're looking for a new production assistant! This is a paid, part-time position based in our office in... Read more

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July 28, 2019 13 min

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the idiosyncratic romantic comedy A New Leaf (1971), directed by Elaine May.Only Slate Plus listeners can listen to Flashback, our podcast about old movies, in full. Sign up now to listen.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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July 26, 2019 71 min

This month, Hit Parade explores the legacy of songs by The Beatles topping the charts...without The Beatles. This is the story of how a discarded Beatles song, a superstar vanity cover, and a bizarre disco medley managed to top the charts with Beatles songwriting credits, but without the fab four. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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July 24, 2019 60 min

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new version of Disney's The Lion King with the New York Times's Aisha Harris, the social media app TikTok with Slate's Daniel Schroeder, and the TV series about Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice. In Slate Plus: the panel discusses the new trailer for the film CATS. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. This episode is brought to you by ... Read more

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July 19, 2019 67 min

This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Sam Adams and Daniel Schroeder spoil Midsommar. What’s the least lame way to pronounce the title of the movie? Is the film too similar to Hereditary? Is the plot too telegraphed? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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July 17, 2019 66 min

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the film Peterloo, the newly-streaming classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion with Slate's Benjamin Frisch, and the legacy of Mad Magazine with Slate's Dan Kois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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July 16, 2019 30 min

Over the last half century the decorative pillow has been crowding out our sitting and sleeping spaces, multiplying across our beds and couches decade by decade. For some, decorative pillows are a fun design accent, for others a symbol of useless overconsumption. Today on Decoder Ring we explore the world of the decorative pillow to try and figure out why they've become so ubiquitous and what they tell us about our homes, interior ... Read more

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July 14, 2019 7 min

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss Sergeant York, based on real life war hero Alvin York and directed by Howard Hawks.Only Slate Plus members get to listen to Flashback in full. Sign up now to listen and enjoy other benefits.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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July 12, 2019 60 min

This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Inkoo Kang and Alex Barasch spoil Spider: Far From Home. Does Jake Gyllenhaal make for a good villain? How does the movie’s depiction of high school stack up? Where does the MCU got from now? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Cameron Drews.This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a... Read more

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