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
Aug. 15 2018 1:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “No Bad Horses” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Very English Scandal, The Tale, and Aretha Franklin.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 1 2018 1:55 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Fortnite Kegel Storm” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mission: Impossible—Fallout, Fortnite, and the New York Times Magazine’s Gwyneth Paltrow profile.
Culture Gabfest
July 18 2018 1:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Grasping at Straws” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Leave No Trace, Who Is America?, and plastic straws.
Culture Gabfest
July 4 2018 7:30 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Unproblematic Trolley” Edition  Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Nanette, and the World Cup.
Culture Gabfest
June 20 2018 11:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Unkindest Cut of All” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hereditary, The Staircase, and Lend Me Your Ears.
Culture Gabfest
June 6 2018 12:03 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Super Secret Getaway” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Samantha Bee using the c-word, Book Club, and Philip Roth
Culture Gabfest
May 23 2018 12:14 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Guillotine in the Mists” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the royal wedding, Tom Wolfe, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Culture Gabfest
May 9 2018 11:36 AMThe Culture Gabfest “[Laugh Track]” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Tully, Decoder Ring, and brands.
Culture Gabfest
April 25 2018 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Hammer Time” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Killing Eve, You Were Never Really Here, and deleting Facebook.
Culture Gabfest
March 14 2018 12:23 PMThe Culture Gabfest “10th Anniversary” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Wrinkle in Time, color, and a 10th-anniversary quiz.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 28 2018 1:23 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Florida Project, Atlanta Monster, and “Worst Roommate Ever.”
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 14 2018 11:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Trundle-Tail Dog” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on BPM, Babylon Berlin, and Shakespeare’s plagiarism.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 31 2018 11:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Sundance” EditionCulture Gabfest on Oscar nominations, the Google Arts & Culture app, and Three Identical Strangers.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 10 2018 12:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Why Wouldn’t King Kong Want a Lady Gorilla?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Shape of Water, the Golden Globes, and sleep.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 27 2017 11:20 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Annual Highly Improbably Completely Pre-Taped Call-In Show” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest call-in show.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 8 2018 3:56 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Capitalism Is Grift” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Sorry to Bother You, Succession, and the summer of scammers.
Culture Gabfest
July 25 2018 11:58 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2018” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on this year’s candidates for song of the summer and our annual Summer Strut playlist.
Culture Gabfest
July 11 2018 11:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “This Is the Chewiest Thing I've Ever Had in My Mouth” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Nailed It!, and the Scarlett Johansson trans casting controversy.
Culture Gabfest
June 27 2018 10:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Anthony Rising” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Incredibles 2, 30 for 30’s “Bikram,” and astrology.
Culture Gabfest
June 13 2018 1:37 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Elan Deficit” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ocean’s 8, Instagram stories, and Anthony Bourdain.
Culture Gabfest
May 30 2018 11:04 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Whiskey and Pepto Bismol” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on First Reformed, My Favorite Murder, and Tucker Max.
Brow Beat
May 23 2018 10:42 AMWhat Made Philip Roth the Great American Postwar Novelist
Culture Gabfest
May 2 2018 10:51 AMThe Culture Gabfest “The Monkfish Was Fine” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild Wild Country, Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and YouTube.
Culture Gabfest
April 18 2018 12:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Apocalypse Mom” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Quiet Place, Howards End, and preventative care.
Culture Gabfest
March 7 2018 10:21 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Dana the Octophile” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the 2018 Oscars, Game Night, and whether we should eat octopus.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 21 2018 12:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Redneck Margarita” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Black Panther, Queer Eye, and the New York Times op-ed page.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 7 2018 12:46 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Abrasive Toast Scrape” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Phantom Thread, the Met’s David Hockney retrospective, and bullet journaling.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 17 2018 11:21 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Run It!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Post, The End of the F***ing World, and Facebook.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 3 2018 10:45 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Beauteous Sprout” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Wormwood; and Slate’s 2017 Movie Club.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 20 2017 11:50 AMThe Culture Gabfest “General Hugs” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the HQ Trivia app, and internet memes.

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