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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.

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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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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Episodes

Come as You Were Edition

3/13/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the blockbusting Captain Marvel, Hulu's girl-puberty comedy Pen15, and the article Guilty with Seth Stevenson, about Seth coming to terms with being part of jury that convicted a man who didn't deserve it. In Slate Plus, Seth and the panel discuss their own personal experiences on a jury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:00

Spoilers: Captain Marvel

3/8/2019
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Dana Stevens, Marissa Martinelli and Jonathan Fischer spoil the latest Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:37

Michael Jackson Edition

3/6/2019
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens break our usual format to do an in-depth discussion of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland by director Dan Reed about two men allegedly abused by Michael Jackson. First the panel discuss the documentary, then are joined by Slate writer Christina Cauterucci to discuss how the film treats the victims for good and ill, and then discuss the future of Jackson's musical legacy with Slate music critic Carl Wilson. This episode is brought to you by...

Duration:01:04:35

Hit Parade: The Bad Moon on the Rise Edition

2/28/2019
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In just a couple of years, Creedence Clearwater Revival generated one of the most amazing runs of hits in American pop history: from “Proud Mary” to “Green River,” “Bad Moon Rising” to “Travelin’ Band.” Reportedly, they even outsold the Beatles in America in 1969. But for all their success with those John Fogerty–penned classics, CCR never held the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. All of those hits were No. 2s: a dubious Billboard chart record they hold to this day, for most No. 2s without a...

Duration:01:02:18

Jason Momoa Scrunchie Edition

2/27/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the Oscars ceremony and its various controversies, Comedy Central's new show The Other Two, and how letter boards took over Instagram and our visual culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:49

Decoder Ring: Baby Shark

2/25/2019
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Baby Shark is an megaviral YouTube video, an unstoppable earworm, a top 40 hit, a Eurodance smash, a decades old campfire song, and the center of an international copyright dispute. This month on Decoder Ring we explore the strange history and conflicted future of the song, what makes it so catchy, and how it came to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:21

Spoilers: Isn't It Romantic

2/22/2019
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In this week’s episode, Marissa Martinelli is joined by Slate culture intern Aja Hoggatt and Slate staff write Heather Schwedel to discuss Isn’t It Romantic. Was this movie even a parody? When did we first realize that that was not Chris Hemsworth? Is this going to be the new way of the rom-com? Listen to them discuss! Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:28

As In Her Royal Highness Edition

2/20/2019
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and K. Austin Collins discuss the film Bohemian Rhapsody, the bonkers true crime documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, and the death of the Mars rover Opportunity. To skip our spoiler segment on Abducted in Plain Sight, skip ahead to timecode 41:15. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:24

Spoilers: Russian Doll

2/15/2019
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In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:37

Steampunk Deer Edition

2/13/2019
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the film If Beale Street Could Talk, the TV phenomenon The Masked Singer with The Gist's Mike Pesca, and finally they deconstruct "The Stew"—the viral recipe that's seemingly everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:52

Spoilers: Lego Movie 2

2/8/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Forrest Wickman discuss Lego Movie 2:The Second Part. Is there any logic to the Lego universe? What does the movie have to say about toxic masculinity? And what was WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes doing there? Listen to them discuss below. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:58

Nobody's Mad at Columbo Edition

2/6/2019
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Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss Netflix's series Russian Doll, the best-documentary nominee Minding the Gap, and Vanity Fair's list of the 25 most influential movie scenes of the last 25 years with Richard Lawson and K. Austin Collins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:31

Decoder Ring: The Grifter

1/30/2019
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For over a decade, Brett Johnson was a cyber criminal, a scammer, and a con man, but now he's a good guy, helping companies stop people like who he used to be. His story is the stuff of a prestige TV anti-hero drama, but real life is more complicated than a story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:51

Prosthesis Statement Edition

1/30/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the Oscar-nominated film Vice, the Netflix streamer Sexual Education, and what to make of Netflix's "ratings" numbers with Slate TV critic and the host of Decoder Ring, Willa Paskin. This episode is brought to you by Capterra. Try it today, for free, at Capterra.com/CULTURE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:15

Hit Parade: The Gaga is Born Edition

1/25/2019
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A Star Is Born, the movie Hollywood can’t stop remaking, is a fairy-tale about the American dream factory. But it has also, always, been a reflection of the woman in the lead role—and the latest version stars a woman who has been playing a role for more than a decade: Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga. When Gaga scored her first No. 1 hit, “Just Dance,” 10 years ago this month, critics thought her fame might be short-lived. But Gaga had a lot to say about The Fame, and within a year she...

Duration:01:07:25

Beautiful Blindspot Edition

1/23/2019
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Sam Adams discuss the dueling Fyre Festival documentaries on Netflix and Hulu with Slate writer Shannon Palus, Glenn Close best actress vehicle The Wife, and the 2019 Academy Award Nominations. This episode is brought to you by Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:46

Spoilers: Glass

1/21/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams teams up with Slate Senior Editor Jeffrey Bloomer and the Editor in Chief of Screen Crush, Matt Singer to discuss the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, Glass. This is the third film in a trilogy that began with Unbreakable in 2000 and picked up again in 2016’s Split. The premise of all three movies is that comic-book-like superheroes live among us and have for centuries, but they keep a low profile and sometimes don’t even know they have powers. Does this...

Duration:00:56:56

The Life-Changing Magic of Making a Black Friend Edition

1/16/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the Golden Globs-conquering film Green Book with Vanity Fair's K. Austin Collins, Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and the art of the pan and the state of the bad review in criticism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:18

Spoilers: Bandersnatch

1/11/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams and Vulture staff writer Kathryn Van Arendonk discuss the new Black Mirror interactive episode “Bandersnatch”. Do we really want interactive content from Netflix? Is there a base version of “Bandersnatch”? Does Black Mirror have to always assume the worst possible outcome? Make the decision and listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. This episode is brought to you by Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at...

Duration:01:03:35

Sponsored: Are Today's Caregivers Tomorrow's Patients?

1/10/2019
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This is Life Effects, a podcast from Slate Studios and Teva Pharmaceuticals. In this episode, we enter the world of caregivers: the relatives and close friends who step up when sick family members need support. Often, it’s a full-time job, so it's not surprising that these caregivers can end up neglecting their own health. Host Sara Ivry discusses this dilemma with guests Kate Schrock and Dr. Sandy Butler. In a rapid turn of events, Kate Schrock became a single mom raising a newborn and the...

Duration:00:26:53