Stephen Metcalf Stephen Metcalf

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

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.
Culture Gabfest
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.
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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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March 7 2012 11:27 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Dana’s Power Alley” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Lorax, GCB, and Dutch wax prints.
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Feb. 22 2012 11:07 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Great Granola Showdown” EditionListen to Slate's show about Downton Abbey, the Oscar-nominated film Moneyball, and the world’s greatest granola.
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Feb. 8 2012 12:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Halftime In America” EditionListen to Slate's show about Smash, Oscar darling Hugo, and Super Bowl ads.
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Jan. 25 2012 10:44 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Sh*t Tuskegee Airmen Say” EditionListen to Slate's show about Red Tails, workplace collaboration, and the “sh*t people say” meme.
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Jan. 11 2012 11:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Flexuous Brainsicle” EditionListen to Slate's show about House of Lies, the dangers of yoga, and the closing of Filene’s Basement.
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Dec. 21 2011 12:46 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Fry” EditionListen to Slate's show about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, vocal fry, and the legacy of Christopher Hitchens.
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Dec. 7 2011 2:31 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Live From the City Winery” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Artist, Weed Wars, and the Kardashians.
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Nov. 23 2011 1:03 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “May Your Descendants Be Stuffed With Naked Mole Rats” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Descendants, laboratory mice, and the ultimate Thanksgiving stuffing.
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Nov. 9 2011 10:43 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “I Want My Happy Ending” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Fabric of the Cosmos, Once Upon a Time, and the 21st century’s cultural canon.
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Oct. 26 2011 11:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Explain It to Me Like I’m a Golden Retriever” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Wall Street drama Margin Call, Showtime’s Homeland, and the critical legacy of Pauline Kael.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 12 2011 1:10 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Bronze Ball of Regret” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new romantic comedy Weekend, Dancing With the Stars, and the legacy of Steve Jobs.
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
March 7 2012 11:27 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Dana’s Power Alley” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Lorax, GCB, and Dutch wax prints.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 29 2012 11:41 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Angelina’s Leg” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Oscars, TED Talks, and the Liz Lemon wars.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 15 2012 11:03 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Silence Is My Breakup Album” EditionListen to Slate's show about Whitney Houston, Valentine’s Day playlists, and Midnight in Paris.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 1 2012 11:35 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Luck Be a Lady” EditionListen to Slate's show about Luck, A Separation, and Lana Del Rey.
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Jan. 18 2012 11:18 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “¡Ay, Marimba!” EditionListen to Slate's show about ¡Rob!, online piracy legislation, and ill-timed ringtones.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 4 2012 10:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Hot Nude Yoga” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Iron Lady, the return of Absolutely Fabulous, and the Slate movie club.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 14 2011 10:44 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “I’ve Been Wearing These Jeans for 20 Years” EditionListen to Slate's show about cultural stagnation, Louis C.K., and the entertainers of the year.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2011 12:29 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Muppets, home decor, and Christmas carols.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 16 2011 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Cultureballs” EditionListen to Slate's show about J. Edgar, Univision, and the 50th anniversary of the British satirical magazine Private Eye.
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Nov. 2 2011 12:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “The Erudition is Sick” EditionListen to Slate's show about Beavis and Butt-head, literary theory, and indie rock’s descent into banality.
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Oct. 19 2011 3:03 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Beyoncé’s Cafeteria” EditionListen to Slate's show about Occupy Wall Street, Beyoncé and dance plagiarism, and Pedro Almodóvar.
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Oct. 5 2011 12:18 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “The Ken Burns Flinch” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Ken Burns documentary Prohibition, Ikea, and the corpulence of Chris Christie.

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