2017’s best podcasts, as chosen by the Culture Gabfest.

Here Are the Culture Gabfest’s Favorite Podcasts

Here Are the Culture Gabfest’s Favorite Podcasts

Slate's weekly roundtable.
Jan. 12 2017 1:57 PM

The Podcasts We Listen to Right Now

The Culture Gabfest picks a playlist of favorites for 2017. 

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In this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the Culture Gabfesters talked about their favorite podcasts, how their listening habits changed in 2016, and what kinds of books work well as audiobooks. They also get Steve to explain why he’s never developed a podcast-listening habit. This discussion originally aired on the Jan. 11 edition of the Gabfest.

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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.

Julia Turner, the former editor in chief of Slate, is a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.