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Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
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Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

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Episodes

Girls, Girls, Burgers, Edition

12/5/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: SimpliSafe, protect your home today with twenty-four seven monitoring for just fifteen dollars a month, visit simplisafe.com/culture. Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. Learn...

Duration:01:01:01

Decoder Ring: Sad Jennifer Aniston

12/3/2018
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Jennifer Aniston’s story had it all: Heartbreak, secrecy, sex, betrayal. But what it also had was a new kind of tabloid: Us Weekly and its copycats. Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie would have been a huge Hollywood scandal no matter when it happened, but it became an even bigger one because it was turbocharged by these tabloids. Almost 15 years later, the tabloid In Touch ran an issue with the headline “Brad Stuns Jen! Marry Me again!” What is going on? How is it still...

Duration:00:43:36

Spoilers: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

11/30/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Helix, a new kind of DNA testing. Try today for a deep discount at...

Duration:00:55:12

Hit Parade: The Give Me a Sign Edition

11/30/2018
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From a very young age, Britney Spears seemed destined for stardom. The kid from Louisiana had landed a role on the revived Mickey Mouse Club and styled herself as a belter of power ballads. But to score her first No. 1 hit, Spears would team up with an introverted Swedish songwriter named Max Martin. He was trying to write American R&B and instead, through Britney and her high-school dance formations, created a new template for über–American teen-pop. This month, we go inside the Stockholm...

Duration:01:14:25

Wingless Thrush Edition

11/28/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Everlane, premium clothing essentials made with the finest materials, without the traditional markups. To get a special offer exclusive to our listeners, visit everlane.com/culture. Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at...

Duration:01:12:03

Mum's the Word Edition

11/21/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Learn more about...

Duration:00:56:26

Spoilers: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

11/16/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:40:22

Dinner is Served! Edition

11/14/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Learn more...

Duration:01:05:52

Orson Welles in a Snuggie Edition

11/7/2018
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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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: SimpliSafe, protect your home today with twenty-four seven monitoring for just fifteen dollars a month, visit simplisafe.com/culture. Everlane, premium clothing essentials made with...

Duration:01:05:54

Spoiler Specials: Suspiria

11/2/2018
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This week on Spoiler Specials Dana Stevens and Sam Adams discuss Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria. Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Simple Contacts. To save $20 off your first order, go to simplecontacts.com/SPOILER and use the promo code SPOILER. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:57:05

Spoiler Specials: Halloween

10/31/2018
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In a special bonus Halloween episode of Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Jeffrey Bloomer and Christina Cauterucci discuss the 11th installment in the Halloween franchise. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:31

Werewolf Bar-Mitzvah Edition

10/31/2018
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On this spooky scary edition of the show: Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Isaac Butler discuss the new Halloween reboot, Netflix's Haunting of Hill House, and the absence of women in horror film direction. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Dream Corp LLC. Catch the new season on Adult Swim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:52:51

Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers

10/29/2018
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Ong's Hat, or The Incunabula Papers, is a conspiracy theory that arose on the early internet. Combining cutting edge science, mysticism, and obvious hokum, it intrigued thousands of people who tried to find out what it all meant. Today we uncover the secrets of Ong's Hat, the man behind it, and the new art form it inadvertently birthed. Check out our showpage at slate.com/culture/decoder-ring This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Aleph Mattresses, a handmade...

Duration:00:53:16

Hit Parade: The Oh. My. God. Becky Edition

10/26/2018
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In Hit Parade’s “Def Jams Edition,” we told you about rap’s first wave in the ’80s. But in this sequel (don’t believe the hype!) we enter the ’90s with still no No. 1 rap hits on the Hot 100—even though the music was starting to dominate both streets and stores: from conscious rappers like Public Enemy, to gangstas like N.W.A, to left-field innovators like De La Soul. It would take Billboard rebooting its charts in 1991 tallying record sales more accurately than ever with SoundScan...

Duration:01:24:15

Who's On First Edition

10/24/2018
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new movie First Man, the Netflix streamer Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and Slate's New American Songbook with culture editor Forrest Wickman, This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Border, from Neon and MoviePass Films. Check it out in theatres starting 10/26. Simplisafe. Start...

Duration:01:00:36

Spoiler Specials: The Hate U Give

10/19/2018
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Assistant Editor Marissa Martinelli, Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton and Culture writer Inkoo Kang discuss The Hate U Give, the movie starring Amandla Stenberg based on the best selling novel by Angie Thomas. This episode is brought to you by I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:53

Brain and Body Still Rebooting Edition

10/17/2018
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③ Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film Private Life, then are joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth to discuss the legacy of Doctor Who and its new season starring Jodie Whitaker, and finally a reading of Kanye West at the White House. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Everlane, premium clothing essentials made with the finest materials, without the traditional markups. To get a special offer exclusive to our listeners, visit...

Duration:01:02:16

Just Wanted to Take Another Look at You Edition

10/10/2018
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the film A Star is Born, the TV documentary America to Me, and bring critic Wesley Morris into the studio to discuss his New York Times Magazine piece "The Morality Wars" about the state of art criticism. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: SimpliSafe, protect your home today with twenty-four seven monitoring for just fifteen dollars a month, visit simplisafe.com/culture. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:07:47

Sponsored: I Travel For Local Flavor

10/9/2018
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In Episode 1 of I Travel For, producer and culinary explorer Otis Gray eats, drinks, and forages his way across Great Britain. From the cultural smorgasbord of London’s Borough Market to an Indian pub in Birmingham to mushroom hunting in the woods of Hereford, Otis’ flavorful journey is guided by the recommendations and generosity of local Brits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:52

Pope in a Speedo Edition

10/3/2018
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry's new show Kidding, the CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, and the purpose and practice of dad jokes. This episode is brought to you by Intel Optane Memory. Learn more about the speed and responsiveness of Optane at intel.com/youcould. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:14