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
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.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 6 2017 10:55 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Fractal Badness” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Disaster Artist, The Room, and Fiona the hippo.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 22 2017 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Recrimination in the Cranberry Sauce” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Good Place, Charles Manson, and Thanksgiving.
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
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
Dec. 13 2017 12:11 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Frantic Rabbity Burst” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on I, Tonya, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and “Cat Person.”
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 29 2017 11:29 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Do I Dare to Eat a Peach” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Call Me by Your Name, She’s Gotta Have It, and The Polybius Conspiracy.
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.

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