Stephen Metcalf Stephen Metcalf

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

Culture Gabfest
Oct. 3 2012 12:59 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Stow Your Blunderbuss EditionSlate's podcast about the movie Looper, the 30th anniversary of the sitcom Cheers, and the indie rock band Grizzly Bear.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 19 2012 11:51 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Get Thee Behind Me, Satan EditionSlate's podcast about The Master, The End of Men, and the NYC soda ban.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 5 2012 11:52 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Bengal Tiger Giving Birth EditionSlate's podcast on the fall TV lineup, Hollywood’s liberal bias, and the Norton Anthology of English Literature.
The Dilettante
Aug. 24 2012 6:16 PMHow Days of Thunder Changed HollywoodFor the better.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 1 2012 5:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Scary Mascot EditionSlate's podcast about Jonah Lehrer’s fabrication and resignation, the London Olympics, and the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
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July 25 2012 1:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Batman and Robins EditionSlate's podcast about The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film The Clock, and the HBO documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect.
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July 11 2012 4:26 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Summer Strut” EditionListen to Slate's show about Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom Anger Management, the recent New York Times op-ed about the “ ‘Busy’ Trap,” and the Summer Strut 2012 playlist.
Culture Gabfest
June 27 2012 11:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Vamp” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Pixar movie Brave, Aaron Sorkin’s latest offering The Newsroom, and the legacy of film critic Andrew Sarris.
Culture Gabfest
June 13 2012 2:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Don’t Drive Like My Brother” EditionListen to Slate's show about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the story of sexual abuse at the Horace Mann School, and the end of NPR’s Car Talk.
Culture Gabfest
May 30 2012 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” EditionListen to Slate's show about literary vs. genre fiction, the mobile publishing platform the Atavist, and the New York Times’ Vows column.
Culture Gabfest
May 23 2012 10:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “I Think We Really Made a Connection” EditionListen to Slate's show about the contributions of Robin Gibb and Donna Summer to the legacy of disco, The Bachelorette, and the art of the commencement speech.
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May 9 2012 12:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Wild Rumpus” EditionMaurice Sendak, art market economics, and the phenomenon of hate-watching.
Culture Gabfest
April 25 2012 2:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest, Dangly Bits EditionFacebook and loneliness, Rupaul's Drag Race, and the legacy of Dick Clark.
Culture Gabfest
April 11 2012 4:36 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Unsinkable Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about the re-release of Titanic in 3-D, the death of artist Thomas Kinkade, and those ”stupid” video games you can’t stop playing.
Culture Gabfest
March 28 2012 2:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Money in the Envelope” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new season of Mad Men, the jungles of New Orleans, and the cashless society.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 26 2012 2:36 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Long Shoots of Goldenrod EditionSlate's podcast about the documentary Queen of Versailles, the NBC drama Revolution, and the flap over unsophisticated audiences.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 12 2012 12:51 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight EditionSlate's podcast about Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest, the 20th anniversary of the movie Sneakers, and the Harvard cheating scandal.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 29 2012 12:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest: There Are Some Broke Down People Out There EditionSlate's podcast about the TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the indie comedy Sleepwalk With Me, and public marriage proposals.
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Aug. 22 2012 11:43 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Tasty Medieval Cockentrice EditionSlate's podcast about the 60th anniversary of Singin’ in the Rain, ABC’s Time Machine Chefs, and the niceness of literary criticism.
The Dilettante
July 27 2012 6:15 AMNot HereIf we’re truly serious about stopping massacres like Aurora, we need to cure our addiction to evil.
Culture Gabfest
July 18 2012 12:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Utter Tosh EditionListen to Slate's show about the USA miniseries Political Animals, the Daniel Tosh rape-joke controversy, and Dana’s lifelong indifference to games.
Culture Gabfest
July 4 2012 8:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest, ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Steven Soderbergh movie Magic Mike, the legacy of writer and director Nora Ephron, and Anderson Cooper coming out as gay.
Culture Gabfest
June 20 2012 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Curb Appeal” EditionListen to Slate's show about fakery on HGTV’s House Hunters, human-animal zoobiquity, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s irresistible hit song “Call Me Maybe.”
Culture Gabfest
June 6 2012 12:36 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Movies on the Radio Live” EditionListen to Slate's show about Moonrise Kingdom and Wes Anderson, film scoring 101, and film composer Howard Shore.
The Dilettante
May 25 2012 2:05 PMMan of WarHow combat changed Paul Fussell, and how Fussell changed American letters.
Culture Gabfest
May 16 2012 11:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Heeeeere's Johnny (Depp)” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Dark Shadows adaptation, the documentary Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, and the furor over concussions in football.
Culture Gabfest
May 2 2012 11:35 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "Kablammo! Snappy Rejoinder" EditionThe Avengers, the future of e-book pricing, and rating your online clout.
Culture Gabfest
April 18 2012 12:18 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Why-I-Oughtta” EditionThe HBO series Girls, the new Three Stooges film, and the online phenomenon of recapping TV shows.
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April 4 2012 10:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Diving Into the Wreck” EditionListen to Slate's show about the works of Adrienne Rich, killer grizzly bears, and the mysterious disappearance of the neurotic.
Culture Gabfest
March 21 2012 3:37 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Live in Los Angeles” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Mike Daisey controversy, Zooey Deschanel’s sitcom New Girl, and The Hunger Games with special guest Elizabeth Banks.

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