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

Culture Gabfest
April 27 2016 12:18 PMHonoring the BardThe Culture Gabfest commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Culture Gabfest
April 14 2016 4:18 PMThese Turn-of-the-Century Jams Are the Throwbacks of the FutureThe Culture Gabfest builds a playlist.
Culture Gabfest
March 31 2016 10:36 AM24 Hours in New York City The Culture Gabfest shares their favorite spots in the Big Apple.
Culture Gabfest
March 16 2016 12:45 PMWhat Happens at the End of 10 Cloverfield LaneThe Culture Gabfest spoils the end of the much-anticipated J.J. Abrams flick.
Culture Gabfest
March 2 2016 1:54 PMWhy We Care About What You Wear to the Oscars The Culture Gabfest discusses America’s glamour-industrial complex. 
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 11 2016 4:35 PMThe End of Football Why the sport is no longer justifiable as a thinking person’s pastime.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 28 2016 2:49 PMThe Desperate Housewives of Contemporary Fiction As their numbers dwindle in real life, housewives find greener lawns in contemporary novels. 
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 14 2016 3:00 PMIn the Golden Age of Podcasts, Where Are All the Critics? The Culture Gabfest takes another crack at a listener’s question about the state of podcast criticism.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 3 2015 2:06 PMThe “As Wonderful As I Remember It” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest hosts rediscover their favorite children’s stories.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 9:00 AMThe “Podcast Feud” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of the Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen face off in a Slate-y version of Family Feud
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 15 2015 10:45 AMThe “Guide and a Goad” Bonus SegmentThe panelists answer a question from a Slate fan about metaphors.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 23 2015 12:44 PMThe A+ Personal Essay CollectionJulia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf share their favorite first-person essays.
Culture Gabfest
July 28 2015 3:09 PMThe “Vocal Fry” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, Stephen, and Ann discuss women’s voices, vocal fry, and more.
Culture Gabfest
July 8 2015 1:09 PMThe “Very First Concert I Ever Attended” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, and Chris discuss their musical firsts, Bob Dylan, and more.
TV Club
May 21 2015 2:18 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Person to Person”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
Culture Gabfest
April 20 2016 6:04 PMWhat Accents Are Our Hosts Hiding?The Culture Gabfest folks dissect their hometown intonations.
Culture Gabfest
April 8 2016 5:49 PMLive From New York: The Culture Gabfest Answers Your QuestionsThe Culture Gabfest meets and talks to listeners in New York. 
Culture Gabfest
March 23 2016 2:55 PMHow Would We Reinvent Mount Rushmore?The Culture Gabfest replaces presidents with artists in this Slate Plus bonus segment.
Culture Gabfest
March 9 2016 2:25 PMArtwork That Brings On the WaterworksThe Culture Gabfest discusses what moves them to tears and what crying has to do with art.  
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 25 2016 3:11 PMWhat We Were Wrong About Last MonthAre we still excited about the same shows?
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 4 2016 3:42 PMWhat’s It Like to Finish Your Book and Hit Send?    Stephen Metcalf on writing and letting go.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 21 2016 2:33 PMRemembering Alan Rickman The Culture Gabfest says goodbye to Alan Rickman by remembering favorite moments of his life and work.  
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 11 2015 3:32 PMThe “I Prefer They” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest discuss why some major news outlets have started using gender-neutral pronouns and titles. 
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2015 10:11 AMThe “Useful Thanks Purveyor” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest hosts welcome culture editor Dan Kois to discuss the archetypal family roles at Thanksgiving dinners.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 29 2015 1:17 PMThe “Thirsty Thursday” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Culture Gabfest crew shares their drinks of choice—from coffee in the morning to 5 p.m. cocktails.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 9 2015 2:04 PMThe “Blood and Guts” Bonus SegmentStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss former vegetarians, pan-seared steaks, and ethical omnivores.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 22 2015 5:40 PMThe “Mining the Past” Bonus SegmentJulia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss Laura Bennett’s critique of the personal essay and share their favorite examples.
Behind the Scenes
July 27 2015 3:45 PMThe Great Writing Vs. Talking DebateIs it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
The Gist
June 24 2015 8:17 AMThe Gist ListAn interview with Mike Pesca about the long, detailed, occasionally baffling iPhone note where he keeps all his ideas.
TV Club
May 14 2015 4:26 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Milk and Honey Route”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.

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