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
Nov. 15 2017 10:05 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Tell Me About a Complicated Man” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Murder on the Orient Express, Louis C.K., and Emily Wilson’s new translation of Homer’s Odyssey.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 25 2017 10:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “What If Crime Is a Response to Our Broken Society?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mindhunter, “Rockstar” by Post Malone, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 11 2017 10:34 AMThe Culture Gabfest “We’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Blade Runner 2049, Season 4 of Transparent, and Harvey Weinstein.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 27 2017 10:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Allegory!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mother!, Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, and the art of drawing caricatures.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 6 2017 10:59 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Look What You Made Richard Dreyfuss Do” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Taylor Swift in the age of Trump, and fan fiction.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 11 2017 4:05 PMSocial or Shameful?The Culture Gabfest on playing word games online.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 3 2017 3:34 PMHow the Ending of Dunkirk Managed to Be Beautiful but Not SaccharineA spoiler-rich Culture Gabfest deep dive.
Culture Gabfest
July 29 2017 12:00 PMWill Confederate Be an Insensitive Disaster?The Culture Gabfest on HBO’s newly announced series.
Culture Gabfest
July 21 2017 12:39 PMOn MayonnaiseA Culture Gabfest guide to that most controversial of condiments.
Culture Gabfest
July 13 2017 1:13 PMWhat Makes a Song a Smash Hit?The Culture Gabfest chats with the host of Hit Parade, a new podcast about our favorite pop songs.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2017 3:10 PMThe Tropes and Gimmicks That Make Narrative Podcasts So Suspiciously SeductiveThe Culture Gabfest unpacks why so many podcasts sound like This American Life.
Culture Gabfest
June 29 2017 4:10 PMWhat We Learned on Our Trip to AustraliaThe Culture Gabfest on Australian wildlife, the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, and the country’s dutiful acknowledgement of its colonial past.
Culture Gabfest
June 22 2017 4:00 PMSnowflake, Loser, and Other Political JabsThe Culture Gabfest on the insults and name-calling that have derailed our civic discourse.
Culture Gabfest
June 15 2017 3:23 PMThe Unexpected Genius of Car BoysWhat makes two dudes simulating car crashes such compelling viewing?
Slate Plus
June 8 2017 5:14 PMEverything Australia Wanted to Know About the Culture GabfestAn audience Q&A from a live taping in Melbourne, Australia.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 1 2017 12:29 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Tiny Frozen Shrimp” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Will & Grace, and a new wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood and the media.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 18 2017 11:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Priceless Moments” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Netflix’s American Vandal, and teenage anxiety.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 4 2017 10:21 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Too Good to Last” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Battle of the Sexes, remembering Tom Petty, and the works of John McPhee.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 20 2017 9:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Toronto” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Justin Trudeau, Joni Mitchell, and Mudbound.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 30 2017 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “#NoFilter” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 9 2017 11:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest “To Keegan-Michael Key or Not to Key” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hamlet at the Public Theater, Friends From College, and prog rock.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 2 2017 9:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Crash! I Dropped a Vase” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Dunkirk, the podcast 36 Questions, and what it means when a musician “sells out.”
Culture Gabfest
July 26 2017 10:27 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Apes, Pigs, and Comedians” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on War for the Planet of the Apes, Okja and the ethics of eating meat, and comedy in the age of Trump.
Culture Gabfest
July 19 2017 10:05 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Hum in the Drum” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Baby Driver, Jay Z’s album 4:44, and David Brooks’ infamous sandwich op-ed.
Culture Gabfest
July 12 2017 9:20 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2017” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on this year’s Summer Strut playlist and the candidates for song of the summer.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2017 10:04 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Edwina, Bring Me the Anatomy Book” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Beguiled, Get Me Roger Stone, and the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.
Culture Gabfest
June 28 2017 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Man Bun on a Hot Tin Roof” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on GLOW, Lorde’s Melodrama, and the new Ken dolls.
Culture Gabfest
June 21 2017 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Vicarious Nails” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It Comes at Night, Claws, and Beth Ditto’s solo album Fake Sugar.
Culture Gabfest
June 14 2017 10:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Thus Always to Tyrants” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mommy Dead and Dearest, the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar controversy, and the new podcast Hi-Phi Nation.
Culture Gabfest
June 7 2017 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Melbourne” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wonder Woman, the songwriting process of Courtney Barnett, and cultural perceptions about Australia.

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