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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 critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 128 ratings
Best in Show
I’m super-picky about how I spend my podcast time. Slate Culture Gabfest is the best in the game. They don’t waste a lot of time on extraneous chit-chat, yet they clearly know each other well and are seasoned pros. I alway learn something new and they always offer fresh insights on things I...Read full review »
KarlaV98 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/21
I like the birds sounds....
Why so many reviews of NETFLIX shows? What about PBS? i.e. the Ken Burns Hemingway documentary?
World traveler.... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
SCGF forever
Dana has the best movie recommendations, and Steve’s diatribes about culture are terrific. Julia always has an interesting editor’s perspective. I’m in.
Dawnshhdhbekenb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/21
Recent Episodes
This week Dana and Steve are joined by Monica Castillo, arts and culture reporter for Colorado Public Radio, to discuss In the Heights. Next, Atlantic staff writer Sophie Gilbert comes on to talk about HBO’s Hacks. Finally, Dana and Steve dive into Liz Phair’s new album, Soberish, with the...
Published 06/16/21
This week Dana is joined by Slate senior editor Sam Adams and Vulture critic Kathryn VanArendonk. First, the panel discusses the HBO mini-series Mare of Easttown. Next, they talk about Bo Burnham’s Netflix special Inside. Finally, Dana and Sam dive into the recent Amazon-MGM deal. In Slate Plus,...
Published 06/09/21
This week Steve is joined by Slate senior editor Allegra Frank and Slate staff writer Karen Han. The group first discusses Cruella, starring Emma Stone. Next, they discuss the television adaption of Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad. Finally, the group is joined by Slate’s Hit...
Published 06/02/21
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