The Culture Gabfest, Monopoly Edition
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Updated Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 10:59 AM
Our newest podcast, the Culture Gabfest, is back just in time to take on the Eliot Spitzer meltdown and how it's echoing through the media. Critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and John Swansburg also discuss the recent rash of fake memoirs and a breakout blog that claims to shed light on stuff white people like.
Here are links to some of the items mentioned in this week's episode:
"The Fake Memoirist's Survival Guide" on Slate
A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
The Stuff White People Like blog
Stuff White People Like on NPR's Talk of the Nation
Dana Stevens' pick: Chop Shop
John Swansburg's pick: Amazons: An Intimate Memoir by the First Women To Play in the National Hockey League by Cleo Birdwell (aka Don DeLillo)
Stephen Metcalf's pick: Top Gear from BBC America
Posted by Andy Bowers on March 12 at 11:55 a.m.
Feb. 28, 2008
Here's the sophomore outing of our newest audio program, the Culture Gabfest, with critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner. To listen, click the arrow on the audio player below:
In this edition, the panelists discuss the aftermath of the Oscars, the challenge Barack Obama poses for comedians, and Lindsay Lohan's Marilyn Monroe impression. Here are some of the links for items mentioned in the show:
Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar acceptance speech
Saturday Night Live's Obama/Clinton debate sketch
Lindsay Lohan's New York magazine photo shoot
Julia Turner's Oscar fashion dialogue with Amanda Fortini
The Encyclopedia Baracktannica
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.