Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “Hum in the Drum” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Baby Driver, Jay Z’s album 4:44, and David Brooks’ infamous sandwich op-ed.

July 21 2017 12:39 PMOn MayonnaiseA Culture Gabfest guide to that most controversial of condiments.
July 12 2017 9:20 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2017” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on this year’s Summer Strut playlist and the candidates for song of the summer.
July 6 2017 10:04 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Edwina, Bring Me the Anatomy Book” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Beguiled, Get Me Roger Stone, and the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.
June 29 2017 4:10 PMWhat We Learned on Our Trip to AustraliaThe Culture Gabfest on Australian wildlife, the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, and the country’s dutiful acknowledgement of its colonial past.
June 22 2017 4:00 PMSnowflake, Loser, and Other Political JabsThe Culture Gabfest on the insults and name-calling that have derailed our civic discourse.
June 15 2017 3:23 PMThe Unexpected Genius of Car BoysWhat makes two dudes simulating car crashes such compelling viewing?
June 8 2017 5:14 PMEverything Australia Wanted to Know About the Culture GabfestAn audience Q&A from a live taping in Melbourne, Australia.
May 31 2017 10:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Sydney” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Baywatch, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the current state of criticism.
May 25 2017 12:31 PMWhat Is Really Going on in Twin Peaks: The Return?The Culture Gabfest hunts for meaning amongst the mysteries.
May 18 2017 6:52 PMHow to Give Sage AdviceThe Culture Gabfest’s short guide to parenting, relationship, and career advice.
May 17 2017 10:14 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Needless With Three E’s” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Anne With an E, FaceApp, and Caity Weaver’s profile of Dwayne Johnson in GQ.
May 3 2017 12:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Demme God” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the legacy of Jonathan Demme, Tramps, and Bret Stephens’ climate change op-ed.
April 26 2017 2:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Washington, D.C.” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Fate of the Furious, Bob Dylan’s singing abilities, and the best movies about our nation’s capital.
April 12 2017 2:09 PMThe Culture Gabfest “WTF Were You Thinking” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Colossal, Comedy Central’s Review, and Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad.
March 29 2017 12:59 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Beast, Brontës, and Broadway” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Beauty and the Beast, To Walk Invisible, and an interview with Alison Wright.
July 13 2017 1:13 PMWhat Makes a Song a Smash Hit?The Culture Gabfest chats with the host of Hit Parade, a new podcast about our favorite pop songs.
July 6 2017 3:10 PMThe Tropes and Gimmicks That Make Narrative Podcasts So Suspiciously SeductiveThe Culture Gabfest unpacks why so many podcasts sound like This American Life.
June 30 2017 2:45 PMHit Parade: The Imperial Elton and George EditionGeorge Michael and Elton John were friends, collaborators, and for one week, chart rivals.
June 28 2017 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Man Bun on a Hot Tin Roof” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on GLOW, Lorde’s Melodrama, and the new Ken dolls.
June 21 2017 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Vicarious Nails” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It Comes at Night, Claws, and Beth Ditto’s solo album Fake Sugar.
June 14 2017 10:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Thus Always to Tyrants” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mommy Dead and Dearest, the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar controversy, and the new podcast Hi-Phi Nation.
June 7 2017 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Melbourne” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wonder Woman, the songwriting process of Courtney Barnett, and cultural perceptions about Australia.
May 26 2017 5:12 PMHit Parade: The Fab Four Sweep Edition  How a major label screw-up helped the Beatles sweep the Billboard top five.
May 24 2017 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Whaboom” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Twin Peaks, The Bachelorette, and Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave” in the Atlantic.
May 18 2017 3:38 PMThe Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
May 10 2017 10:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Dana Works Blue” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on American Gods, David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon, and Dove’s new body wash bottles.
April 28 2017 7:03 AMHit Parade: The Rogue DJ EditionA new podcast about how that song you love—or hate—became a smash.
April 19 2017 12:15 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Five Men and a Baby” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Netflix documentary Five Came Back, the end of Girls, and the United Airlines controversy.
April 5 2017 1:32 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Lust-Free Dinner With David Plotz” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on S-Town, Ghost in the Shell, and eating dinner with Mike Pence.
March 23 2017 2:23 PMReading 1984, the Breakout Novel of 2017What George Orwell taught the Culture Gabfest about “alternative facts.”

READ MORE STORIES