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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

Hit Parade: The Twerking and Chatrouletting Edition

5/25/2018
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Even before the launch of MTV, the music video has been making pop songs buzzworthy. And since the early ’80s, it has transformed also-rans into hitmakers—from the Buggles and Duran Duran to Peter Gabriel and a‑ha. But until the early 2010s, watching a video didn’t count on the Billboard charts. That all changed thanks to YouTube—and the biggest immediate beneficiary from the addition of video to the charts was a rising pop star, incubated on the Disney Channel, but looking to change her...

Duration:01:04:54

Spoiler Specials: Solo: A Star Wars Story

5/25/2018
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Forrest Wickman, Marissa Martinelli, and Sam Adams spoil Solo: A Star Wars Story. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:58

Guillotine in the Mists Edition

5/23/2018
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the royal wedding with Simon Doonan, the death of author Tom Wolfe with Laura Miller, and the way TV shows survive cancelation by examining Brooklyn Nine Nine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:56

Culture Gabfest Presents: Upon Further Review

5/22/2018
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Julia Turner is here to present the new podcast from The Gist's Mike Pesca, about the great "what-ifs" in sports. "What If I Hadn’t Written That Fan Letter to Dan Majerle in April 1993?", Jesse Eisenberg asks, revisiting a painful chapter of his youth when his beloved Phoenix Suns lost to the Chicago Bulls in the final seconds of Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals. Wracked by guilt at the possibility that his fan letter to the Suns’ Dan Majerle proved a fatal distraction, he imagines an alternate...

Duration:00:24:12

Spoiler Specials: Deadpool 2

5/18/2018
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Forrest Wickman, Marissa Martinelli and Sam Adams spoil Deadpool 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:00

Smoke-N-Chill Novelties Edition

5/16/2018
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Dana Stevens, Sam Adams discuss the new film The Rider with Inkoo Kang, Childish Gambino's song and video for This Is America with Aisha Harria, and Jia Tolentino's New Yorker piece "The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul" with Lena Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:51

[Laugh Track] Edition

5/9/2018
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens, discuss the new film Tully with Slate's Willa Paskin, who sticks around to talk about her new podcast Decoder Ring and the history of the laugh track, and finally: are you a brand? Should you be one? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:54

Culture Gabfest Presents Decoder Ring: The Laff Box

5/4/2018
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Julia Turner is here to introduce you to the new show from Slate's TV Critic Willa Paskin. Decoder Ring: the show about cracking cultural mysteries. Subscribe here to get episodes as soon as they're ready. Every episode we’ll take on a cultural object, idea, or habit and speak with experts, historians and obsessives to try to figure out where it comes from, what it means and why it matters. Why do we get so invested in fictional romances? What does it mean to wear a baseball hat...

Duration:00:31:10

The Monkfish Was Fine Edition

5/2/2018
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the Netflix documentary series Wild, Wild, Country, the flap over the White House Correspondents Dinner, and nooks and crannies of Youtube subculture with Slate's Justin Peters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:44

Hit Parade: The You Give Rock a Bad Name Edition

4/27/2018
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Bon Jovi are many things: platinum-selling, chart-topping and now, Hall of Fame–inducted. That angers music critics, who have been slagging off this band of hard-rock prom kings since the 1980s. Among the haters is Hit Parade host Chris Molanphy, who has loathed Bon Jovi since high school. But even he can’t deny it: Bon Jovi are hugely influential. In the wake of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Chris puts aside his animus to explain how the biggest band in hair metal have...

Duration:01:11:03

Spoiler Specials: Avengers: Infinity War

4/27/2018
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Dana Stevens, Jonathan Fischer, and Forrest Wickman spoil Avengers: Infinity War. Production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:50

Hammer Time Edition

4/25/2018
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new BBC America series Killing Eve, the film from Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here, and ask themselves: "should we delete Facebook?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:53

Apocalypse Mom Edition

4/18/2018
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the hit horror film A Quiet Place, the new adaptation of Howard's End on the BBC and Starz, and Barbara Ehrenreich's essay: "Why I'm Giving Up On Preventative Care". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:44

Neo-Maxi-Zoom-Dweebie Edition

4/11/2018
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Willa Paskin discuss the return of ABC's Roseanne, Kacey Musgraves' album Golden Hour with Slate's Carl Wilson, and Molly Ringwald's essay in the New Yorker: "What About 'The Breakfast Club'?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:46

Spoiler Specials: Ready Player One

4/6/2018
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Dana Stevens, Laura Hudson, Dawnthea Price, and Forrest Wickman spoil Ready Player One. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:45

Midnight at the OASIS Edition

4/4/2018
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Dana Stevens, Christina Cauterucci, and Sam Adams discuss the new Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One, HBO's new assassination comedy series Barry, and the Cannes Film Festival's decision to ban Netflix films from competing in the festival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:33

Hit Parade: The Veronica Electronica Edition

3/29/2018
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In 1998, Madonna was at a career crossroads. After dominating the ’80s with hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Open Your Heart,” she spent the first half of the ’90s wavering between roles as a provocateur (Erotica, Sex) and adult-contemporary balladeer (“I’ll Remember,” “Take a Bow”). That’s when she took a sharp left turn, working with producers and deejays in the burgeoning electronica scene. If it even was a scene: The very term “electronica” was a music-business confection, and by 1997 it...

Duration:01:11:59

The Great Work Begins Edition

3/28/2018
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Dana Stevens, Dan Kois, and Isaac Butler discuss the revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America which recently arrived on Broadway, The World Only Spins Forward, the oral history of Angels in America, and the film Love, Simon with Slate's Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:31

Spoiler Specials: Isle of Dogs

3/22/2018
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Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman, and Inkoo Kang spoil Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:26

We Are a Sacred Troop Edition

3/21/2018
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Gabriel Roth discuss Armando Iannucci's new film The Death of Stalin about the power struggle's in the days after Stalin's death in 1953 Soviet Russia, NBC's new musical series Rise about a high school drama director, and the power or lack thereof of Twitter metrics and if we'd be better off without them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:30

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