The Culture Gabfest “Hella Doomed” Edition
Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Insecure, Dr. Strangelove, and a major controversy rocking the world of YA Twitter.
How the Ending of Dunkirk Managed to Be Beautiful but Not SaccharineA spoiler-rich Culture Gabfest deep dive.
The Culture Gabfest “Apes, Pigs, and Comedians” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on War for the Planet of the Apes, Okja and the ethics of eating meat, and comedy in the age of Trump.
The Culture Gabfest “Hum in the Drum” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Baby Driver, Jay Z’s album 4:44, and David Brooks’ infamous sandwich op-ed.
The Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2017” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on this year’s Summer Strut playlist and the candidates for song of the summer.
The 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.
What 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.
Snowflake, Loser, and Other Political JabsThe Culture Gabfest on the insults and name-calling that have derailed our civic discourse.
The Unexpected Genius of Car BoysWhat makes two dudes simulating car crashes such compelling viewing?
Everything Australia Wanted to Know About the Culture GabfestAn audience Q&A from a live taping in Melbourne, Australia.
The Culture Gabfest “Live From Sydney” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Baywatch, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the current state of criticism.
What Is Really Going on in Twin Peaks: The Return?The Culture Gabfest hunts for meaning amongst the mysteries.
How to Give Sage AdviceThe Culture Gabfest’s short guide to parenting, relationship, and career advice.
The Culture Gabfest “To Keegan-Michael Key or Not to Key” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hamlet at the Public Theater, Friends From College, and prog rock.
The Culture Gabfest “Crash! I Dropped a Vase” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Dunkirk, the podcast 36 Questions, and what it means when a musician “sells out.”
Hit Parade: The Charity Megasingle EditionIn the mid-1980s, big, loud, multicelebrity pop songs were briefly all over the charts and the radio. How’d that happen?
What Makes a Song a Smash Hit?The Culture Gabfest chats with the host of Hit Parade, a new podcast about our favorite pop songs.
The Tropes and Gimmicks That Make Narrative Podcasts So Suspiciously SeductiveThe Culture Gabfest unpacks why so many podcasts sound like This American Life.
Hit Parade: The Imperial Elton and George EditionGeorge Michael and Elton John were friends, collaborators, and for one week, chart rivals.
The Culture Gabfest “Man Bun on a Hot Tin Roof” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on GLOW, Lorde’s Melodrama, and the new Ken dolls.
The Culture Gabfest “Vicarious Nails” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It Comes at Night, Claws, and Beth Ditto’s solo album Fake Sugar.
The 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.
The Culture Gabfest “Live From Melbourne” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wonder Woman, the songwriting process of Courtney Barnett, and cultural perceptions about Australia.
Hit Parade: The Fab Four Sweep Edition How a major label screw-up helped the Beatles sweep the Billboard top five.
The Culture Gabfest “Whaboom” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Twin Peaks, The Bachelorette, and Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave” in the Atlantic.
The Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.