Stephen Metcalf
Stephen Metcalf Stephen Metcalf

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

Culture Gabfest
March 16 2016 9:52 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Threat or Menace” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on 10 Cloverfield Lane, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, and names.
Culture Gabfest
March 9 2016 9:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Unmeeting” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, the New York Times Magazine work issue, and the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan.
Culture Gabfest
March 2 2016 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Wearing Jeans to the Oscars” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Oscars, small talk, and Gregory Crewdson’s Cathedral of the Pines.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 24 2016 9:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Who Will Criticize the Critics?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Love, Amy, and cultural criticism.  
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 17 2016 10:17 AMThe Culture Gabfest “We Love You Like Kanye Loves Kanye” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Vinyl, Brooklyn, and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 10 2016 9:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Beyoncé Wins the Super Bowl” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hail, Caesar!, “Formation,” and the Super Bowl ads.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 30 2015 3:17 PMThe Culture Gabfest “We Forced You to Call Us” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and our annual call-in show.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 23 2015 9:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest Checking It Thrice EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on movies, TVs, books, and lists of 2015.
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
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. 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
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
Nov. 12 2015 12:41 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From San Francisco” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Steve Jobs, Oculus Rift, and subtlety.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 4 2015 4:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Radio Radio” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Elvis Costello, Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” and Adele’s “Hello.”  
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 28 2015 9:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Ah Aliens! Ah Humanity!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, alien superstructures, and “Bartleby, the Scrivener.”
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
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. 25 2016 3:11 PMWhat We Were Wrong About Last MonthAre we still excited about the same shows?
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 19 2016 5:27 PMAlarmist Tweeters Are Burying Twitter AliveIs the #RIPTwitter panic missing the point?
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
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
Dec. 28 2015 10:18 AMThe “Draggy Endless Carols” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest crew compiles the worst songs of the season.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 16 2015 12:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The Room Where It Happens” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Big Short, Hamilton, and public engagement in academia.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 9 2015 9:23 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Baby, It’s Showbiz Inside” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Macbeth, A Very Murray Christmas, and the false narratives of anorexia.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 2 2015 1:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “[Rocky Theme]” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Creed, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and regulating addiction on the Internet.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 25 2015 12:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Obergruppenfuhrer” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Spotlight, The Man in the High Castle, and “Conversion via Twitter.”
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 18 2015 2:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Broadway” EditionSlate’s megapodcast on the Paris attacks, Master of None, the Russian doping scandal, and an interview with the stars of Hamilton.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 5 2015 1:06 PMThe “Primitively Motivating Music” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest hosts on what music makes them sweat.
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. 22 2015 5:01 PMThe “Scare Your Pants Off” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest panelists share opinions on their favorite fear-inducing books and films.

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