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.

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Girls, Girls, Burgers, Edition


Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the film Support the Girls, the LeCarre TV adaptation Little Drummer Girl, and the saga of a writer at Thrillist who may or may not have killed a great burger joint.


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 2018-12-05  59m
 
 

Decoder Ring: Sad Jennifer Aniston


Is Jennifer Aniston Having Brad Pitt's Baby!??


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 2018-12-03  43m
 
 

Spoilers: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams discusses The Ballad of Buster Scruggs with the author of The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, Adam Nayman.
Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.

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 2018-11-30  54m
 
 

Hit Parade: The Give Me a Sign Edition


How an introverted Swedish producer and a showbiz kid from Louisiana made the late 1990s’ most influential No. 1 hit


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 2018-11-30  1h14m
 
 

Wingless Thrush Edition


Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the Coen Bros. new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, HBO's Elena Ferrante adaptation My Brilliant Friend, and the art of adaptation.


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 2018-11-28  1h7m
 
 

Mum's the Word Edition


Julia Turner returns with Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens to discuss the film Widows, The British import The Bodyguard on Netflix, and the life and work of William Goldman and what the role of screenwriter means today.


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 2018-11-21  55m
 
 

Spoilers: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


This week on Spoiler Specials, Dan Kois and Jeffrey Bloomer discuss the second installment of Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.

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 2018-11-17  40m
 
 

Dinner is Served! Edition


Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Laura Bennett discuss the Melissa McCarthy vehicle Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Netflix's filthy but heartfelt puberty cartoon Big Mouth, and the death of Stan Lee with Slate's Jamelle Bouie.


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 2018-11-14  59m
 
 

Orson Welles in a Snuggie Edition


Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf are joined by The Atlantic's David Sims, host of the podcast Blank Check to discuss the two new Orson Welles projects on Netflix, Robyn's new album Honey, and the concept of the "blank check" in the film industry.


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 2018-11-07  1h5m
 
 

Spoiler Specials: Suspiria


This week on Spoiler Specials Dana Stevens and Sam Adams discuss Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria.

Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt.

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 2018-11-02  56m