Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Liz & Dick, Video Supercuts, and Snapchat

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Nov. 28 2012 1:36 PM

The Culture Gabfest: “Slut on a Hot Tin Roof” Edition

Slate's podcast about Liz & Dick, the Web-video montages known as supercuts, and the possibly dubious app Snapchat.

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On this week’s Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime film Liz & Dick, Slate’s Seth Stevenson drops by to discuss his piece on the Web-video montages known as supercuts, and the hosts debate whether the photo sharing app Snapchat is a tool for teenage vice or a harmless waste of time.

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

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Endorsements:

Dana’s pick: The new Slate blog of historical treasures and oddities, The Vault.

Julia’s pick: An iPhone game called Flow.

Stephen’s pick: The poem “First Sight” by Philip Larkin.

Outro: “Roly Poly” by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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This podcast was produced by Dan Pashman. Our intern is Sally Tamarkin.

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast.

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