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Culture Gabfest

By Slate Magazine

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.

  1. 1.
    Spoilers: Isn't It Romantic02/22/2019
    51:01
  2. 2.
    As In Her Royal Highness Edition02/20/2019
    1:01:23
  3. 3.
    Spoilers: Russian Doll 02/15/2019
    45:38
  4. 4.
    Steampunk Deer Edition02/13/2019
    57:52
  5. 5.
    Spoilers: Lego Movie 202/08/2019
    48:32
  6. 6.
    Nobody's Mad at Columbo Edition02/06/2019
    1:03:31
  7. 7.
    Decoder Ring: The Grifter01/31/2019
    51:51
  8. 8.
    Prosthesis Statement Edition01/30/2019
    58:53
  1. 9.
    Hit Parade: The Gaga is Born Edition01/25/2019
    1:07:25
  2. 10.
    Beautiful Blindspot Edition01/23/2019
    53:46
  3. 11.
    Spoilers: Glass01/22/2019
    56:56
  4. 12.
    The Life-Changing Magic of Making a Black Friend Edition01/16/2019
    1:07:18
  5. 13.
    Spoilers: Bandersnatch01/11/2019
    1:03:36
  6. 14.
    Sponsored: Are Today's Caregivers Tomorrow's Patients?01/10/2019
    26:53
  7. 15.
    Naked Pomegranate Tory Edition01/09/2019
    1:07:14
  8. 16.
    Welcome to Slaht Ploos Edition01/02/2019
    1:05:53
  9. 17.
    Spoilers: Mary Poppins Returns12/28/2018
    52:05
  10. 18.
    Completely Phoned-In Holiday Show Edition12/26/2018
    59:54
  11. 19.
    Hit Parade: The Christmas is All Around Edition12/21/2018
    1:13:51
  12. 20.
    Treacle Box Edition12/19/2018
    1:07:05
  13. 21.
    Spoilers: The Favourite12/14/2018
    37:13
  14. 22.
    Angry at the Lollipop Edition12/12/2018
    1:05:36
  15. 23.
    Girls, Girls, Burgers, Edition12/05/2018
    59:42
  16. 24.
    Decoder Ring: Sad Jennifer Aniston12/03/2018
    43:37
  17. 25.
    Spoilers: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs11/30/2018
    54:31
  18. 26.
    Hit Parade: The Give Me a Sign Edition11/30/2018
    1:14:08
  19. 27.
    Wingless Thrush Edition11/28/2018
    1:12:03
  20. 28.
    Mum's the Word Edition11/21/2018
    56:26
  21. 29.
    Spoilers: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald11/16/2018
    40:22
  22. 30.
    Dinner is Served! Edition11/14/2018
    1:01:07
  23. 31.
    Orson Welles in a Snuggie Edition11/07/2018
    1:06:21
  24. 32.
    Spoiler Specials: Suspiria11/02/2018
    55:38
  25. 33.
    Spoiler Specials: Halloween10/31/2018
    58:31
  26. 34.
    Werewolf Bar-Mitzvah Edition10/31/2018
    52:51
  27. 35.
    Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers10/29/2018
    53:16
  28. 36.
    Hit Parade: The Oh. My. God. Becky Edition10/26/2018
    1:24:05
  29. 37.
    Who's On First Edition10/24/2018
    1:00:37
  30. 38.
    Spoiler Specials: The Hate U Give10/19/2018
    55:53
  31. 39.
    Brain and Body Still Rebooting Edition10/17/2018
    1:02:16
  32. 40.
    Just Wanted to Take Another Look at You Edition10/10/2018
    1:07:47
  33. 41.
    Sponsored: I Travel For Local Flavor10/09/2018
    28:52
  34. 42.
    Pope in a Speedo Edition10/03/2018
    1:00:05
  35. 43.
    Decoder Ring; Hotel Art10/01/2018
    33:07
  36. 44.
    Hit Parade: The Nights on Broadway Edition 09/28/2018
    1:30:56
  37. 45.
    Still There Edition09/26/2018
    1:01:39
  38. 46.
    Julia Turner's Women in Charge09/23/2018
    44:05
  39. 47.
    Spoiler Specials: A Simple Favor09/21/2018
    1:06:43
  40. 48.
    Oopsie Jar Edition09/19/2018
    1:01:48
  41. 49.
    God's Laptop Edition09/12/2018
    1:04:09
  42. 50.
    Spoiler Specials: Insatiable09/07/2018
    1:14:47
  43. 51.
    Eat Your Terrarium Edition09/05/2018
    1:04:10
  44. 52.
    Hegemonic Victimhood Edition08/29/2018
    1:07:31
  45. 53.
    Decoder Ring: The Paper Doll Club08/27/2018
    38:36
  46. 54.
    Spoiler Specials: Crazy Rich Asians08/24/2018
    1:23:44
  47. 55.
    You Will Never Be Enough Edition08/22/2018
    54:33
  48. 56.
    Sponsored: Coffee & Crayons: Inspiring Creativity & Self-Expression with Joy Cho08/20/2018
    23:53
  49. 57.
    No Bad Horses Edition08/15/2018
    59:15
  50. 58.
    Spoiler Specials: BlacKkKlansman08/10/2018
    1:11:37
  51. 59.
    Capitalism is Grift Edition08/08/2018
    56:27
  52. 60.
    Fortnite Kegel Storm Edition08/01/2018
    1:09:29
  53. 61.
    Decoder Ring: The Basement Affair07/30/2018
    40:47
  54. 62.
    Spoiler Specials: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again07/27/2018
    43:10
  55. 63.
    Hit Parade: The Feat. Don’t Fail Me Now Edition07/27/2018
    1:12:56
  56. 64.
    Summer Strut 2018 Edition07/25/2018
    1:07:57
  57. 65.
    Grasping at Straws Edition07/18/2018
    1:04:09
  58. 66.
    Spoiler Specials: The Handmaid's Tale Season 207/13/2018
    57:53
  59. 67.
    Hit Parade: The Deadbeat Club Edition, Part Two 07/13/2018
    54:58
  60. 68.
    This Is the Chewiest Thing I've Ever Had in my Mouth Edition07/11/2018
    1:02:33
  61. 69.
    Unproblematic Trolley Edition07/04/2018
    1:08:24
  62. 70.
    Hit Parade: The Deadbeat Club Edition, Part One 06/29/2018
    1:02:32
  63. 71.
    Spoiler Specials: Westworld Season 206/29/2018
    58:40
  64. 72.
    Anthony Rising Edition06/27/2018
    1:03:49
  65. 73.
    Decoder Ring: Clown Panic06/25/2018
    35:45
  66. 74.
    Unkindest Cut of All Edition06/20/2018
    1:00:59
  67. 75.
    Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar06/15/2018
    40:41
  68. 76.
    Spoiler Specials: Hereditary06/15/2018
    1:25:35
  69. 77.
    Elan Deficit Edition06/13/2018
    58:28
  70. 78.
    Spoiler Specials: Ocean's 806/08/2018
    57:14
  71. 79.
    Secret Summer Getaway Edition06/06/2018
    1:07:39
  72. 80.
    Decoder Ring: The Johnlock Conspiracy06/04/2018
    49:31
  73. 81.
    Spoiler Specials: 13 Reasons Why06/01/2018
    1:14:50
  74. 82.
    Whiskey and Pepto Bismol Edition05/30/2018
    1:02:13
  75. 83.
    Hit Parade: The Twerking and Chatrouletting Edition 05/25/2018
    1:04:38
  76. 84.
    Spoiler Specials: Solo: A Star Wars Story05/25/2018
    1:00:58
  77. 85.
    Guillotine in the Mists Edition 05/23/2018
    1:03:56
  78. 86.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Upon Further Review05/22/2018
    24:13
  79. 87.
    Spoiler Specials: Deadpool 205/18/2018
    46:00
  80. 88.
    Smoke-N-Chill Novelties Edition05/16/2018
    58:51
  81. 89.
    [Laugh Track] Edition05/09/2018
    59:55
  82. 90.
    Culture Gabfest Presents Decoder Ring: The Laff Box05/04/2018
    31:10
  83. 91.
    The Monkfish Was Fine Edition05/02/2018
    1:04:44
  84. 92.
    Hit Parade: The You Give Rock a Bad Name Edition 04/27/2018
    1:11:03
  85. 93.
    Spoiler Specials: Avengers: Infinity War04/27/2018
    1:13:50
  86. 94.
    It's Hammer Time Edition04/25/2018
    1:02:08
  87. 95.
    Apocalypse Mom Edition04/18/2018
    1:00:02
  88. 96.
    Neo-Maxi-Zoom-Dweebie Edition04/11/2018
    1:01:52
  89. 97.
    Spoiler Specials: Ready Player One04/06/2018
    54:45
  90. 98.
    Midnight at the OASIS Edition04/04/2018
    1:01:05
  91. 99.
    Hit Parade: The Veronica Electronica Edition 03/29/2018
    1:12:32
  92. 100.
    The Great Work Begins Edition03/28/2018
    57:00
  93. 101.
    Spoiler Specials: Isle of Dogs03/23/2018
    56:26
  94. 102.
    We Are a Sacred Troupe Edition03/21/2018
    1:00:22
  95. 103.
    Spoiler Specials: Blue Planet II03/16/2018
    1:01:55
  96. 104.
    10th Anniversary Edition03/14/2018
    1:16:42
  97. 105.
    Spoiler Specials: A Wrinkle in Time03/09/2018
    1:03:08
  98. 106.
    Dana the Octophile Edition03/07/2018
    59:53
  99. 107.
    Spoiler Specials: Annihilation03/02/2018
    1:08:40
  100. 108.
    Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment Edition02/28/2018
    1:01:08
  101. 109.
    Hit Parade: The Def Jams Edition 02/23/2018
    1:26:55
  102. 110.
    Spoiler Specials: Black Panther02/23/2018
    53:50
  103. 111.
    Redneck Margarita Edition02/21/2018
    1:01:12
  104. 112.
    Trundle-Tail Dog Edition02/14/2018
    55:27
  105. 113.
    Spoiler Specials: Fifty Shades Freed 02/09/2018
    51:27
  106. 114.
    Abrasive Toast Scrape Edition02/07/2018
    1:13:21
  107. 115.
    Live From Sundance Edition01/31/2018
    1:00:05
  108. 116.
    Hit Parade: The B-Sides Edition 01/26/2018
    1:22:24
  109. 117.
    Spoiler Specials: Mosaic01/26/2018
    33:59
  110. 118.
    Nobody Bonks Me On the Head With a Baguette Edition01/24/2018
    1:05:06
  111. 119.
    Run It! Edition01/17/2018
    1:00:46
  112. 120.
    Spoiler Specials: Black Mirror Season 401/12/2018
    48:08
  113. 121.
    "Why Wouldn't King Kong Want a Lady Gorilla?" Edition01/10/2018
    1:00:01
  114. 122.
    Beauteous Sprout Edition01/03/2018
    1:00:40
  115. 123.
    Hit Parade: The Silver Medalists Edition 12/29/2017
    51:36
  116. 124.
    Spoiler Specials: Phantom Thread12/29/2017
    39:45
  117. 125.
    Annual Highly Improbable Completely Pre-Taped Call-In Show Edition12/27/2017
    54:15
  118. 126.
    General Hugs Edition12/20/2017
    1:00:04
  119. 127.
    Spoiler Specials: Star Wars: The Last Jedi12/15/2017
    56:26
  120. 128.
    Frantic Rabbity Burst Edition12/13/2017
    57:36
  121. 129.
    Fractal Badness Edition 12/06/2017
    1:02:50
  122. 130.
    Spoiler Specials: The Shape of Water12/01/2017
    42:48
  123. 131.
    Do I Dare to Eat a Peach Edition11/29/2017
    58:13
  124. 132.
    Hit Parade: The Queen of Disco Edition 11/24/2017
    1:12:42
  125. 133.
    Recrimination in the Cranberry Sauce edition 11/22/2017
    59:00
  126. 134.
    SPECIAL: Weinstein Accusers in Conversation11/21/2017
    59:34
  127. 135.
    Spoiler Specials: Justice League11/17/2017
    27:59
  128. 136.
    Tell Me About a Complicated Man Edition11/15/2017
    54:56
  129. 137.
    Two Steves and a Metcalf Edition11/08/2017
    55:36
  130. 138.
    Spoiler Special - Thor: Ragnarok 11/03/2017
    41:00
  131. 139.
    Tiny Frozen Shrimp Edition11/01/2017
    1:01:42
  132. 140.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Hit Parade, Le Petty Prince Edition10/30/2017
    1:10:22
  133. 141.
    What if Crime Is Just a Response to Our Broken Society Edition10/25/2017
    52:52
  134. 142.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Spoiler Special on Halt and Catch Fire10/20/2017
    33:50
  135. 143.
    Priceless Moments Edition10/18/2017
    49:19
  136. 144.
    We've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe Edition 10/11/2017
    51:59
  137. 145.
    Slate Represent: Fall TV Roundup10/07/2017
    44:20
  138. 146.
    Spoiler Specials: Blade Runner 204910/06/2017
    42:35
  139. 147.
    Too Good to Last Edition10/04/2017
    59:18
  140. 148.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Hit Parade, The Great War Against the Single Edition09/29/2017
    1:16:52
  141. 149.
    Allegory! Edition 09/27/2017
    55:11
  142. 150.
    Spoiler Special: Mother!09/22/2017
    40:12
  143. 151.
    Live From Toronto Edition 09/20/2017
    58:39
  144. 152.
    Bromance as Bloodsport Edition09/13/2017
    51:00
  145. 153.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Spoiler Special on It09/08/2017
    45:42
  146. 154.
    Look What You Made Richard Dreyfuss Do Edition 09/06/2017
    1:00:11
  147. 155.
    #NoFilter Edition08/30/2017
    58:33
  148. 156.
    The Tree is a Colander Edition 08/23/2017
    56:13
  149. 157.
    The Culture Gabfest Welcomes Studio 360 to Slate08/18/2017
    51:10
  150. 158.
    Hella Doomed Edition 08/16/2017
    56:42
  151. 159.
    To Keegan-Michael Key Or Not to Key Edition08/09/2017
    56:22
  152. 160.
    Crash! I Dropped a Vase Edition08/02/2017
    1:00:18
  153. 161.
    Hit Parade: The Charity Megasingle Edition 07/28/2017
    1:06:12
  154. 162.
    Apes, Pigs, and Comedians Edition 07/26/2017
    55:39
  155. 163.
    Conspiracy Thrillers | The Parallax View (1974)07/19/2017
    38:43
  156. 164.
    Hum In the Drum Edition 07/19/2017
    58:40
  157. 165.
    Summer Strut 2017 Edition07/12/2017
    1:14:38
  158. 166.
    "Edwina, Bring Me the Anatomy Book" Edition07/06/2017
    1:01:27
  159. 167.
    Hit Parade: The Imperial Elton and George Edition 06/30/2017
    1:09:51
  160. 168.
    Man Bun on a Hot Tin Roof Edition06/28/2017
    51:09
  161. 169.
    Vicarious Nails Edition06/21/2017
    48:49
  162. 170.
    Thus Always to Tyrants Edition06/14/2017
    51:57
  163. 171.
    Live From Melbourne Edition 06/07/2017
    1:13:19
  164. 172.
    Live From Sydney Edition05/31/2017
    57:01
  165. 173.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Hit Parade, The Fab Four Sweep Edition 05/26/2017
    49:28
  166. 174.
    Conspiracy Thrillers | The Manchurian Candidate (1962 + 2004)05/25/2017
    49:03
  167. 175.
    Whaboom Edition 05/24/2017
    53:39
  168. 176.
    Needless with Three E's Edition05/17/2017
    51:06
  169. 177.
    Dana Works Blue Edition 05/10/2017
    55:56
  170. 178.
    Demme God Edition 05/03/2017
    56:59
  171. 179.
    Culture Gabfest Presents: Hit Parade04/28/2017
    38:37
  172. 180.
    Live From Washington D.C. Edition04/26/2017
    1:05:37
  173. 181.
    Five Men and a Baby Edition04/19/2017
    53:32
  174. 182.
    WTF Were You Thinking Edition04/12/2017
    1:00:55
  175. 183.
    Lust-Free Dinner with David Plotz Edition04/05/2017
    55:40
  176. 184.
    Beast, Brontës, and Broadway Edition03/29/2017
    53:49
  177. 185.
    [Chuck Berry Guitar Lick] Edition03/22/2017
    58:08
  178. 186.
    Nature Made Me a Freak, Man Made Me a Weapon Edition 03/16/2017
    48:04
  179. 187.
    Lose the Shoulder Pads Edition03/08/2017
    1:01:15
  180. 188.
    Crab Dystopia Edition03/01/2017
    52:49
  181. 189.
    [Crickets] Edition 02/22/2017
    53:40
  182. 190.
    Stephen's Universe Edition 02/15/2017
    56:29
  183. 191.
    Archie Got Hot Edition 02/08/2017
    52:51
  184. 192.
    We Love Spunk Edition02/01/2017
    57:09
  185. 193.
    Chalkboard Ninja Edition01/25/2017
    55:25
  186. 194.
    Slow Mo Nun Soccer Edition 01/18/2017
    45:07
  187. 195.
    Decadent Slime Edition01/11/2017
    52:51
  188. 196.
    Samba and Tapas Edition 01/04/2017
    55:23
  189. 197.
    Two Condoms and a Poem Edition 12/28/2016
    51:37
  190. 198.
    Live Star Death Star Edition12/21/2016
    51:26
  191. 199.
    Mensch Warfare Edition 12/14/2016
    50:48
  192. 200.
    Low End Theory Edition 12/07/2016
    50:41

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