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
Sept. 29 2016 1:12 PMCelebrating Eight Years of the Culture GabfestThe hosts discuss the show’s evolution in honor of Slate’s 20th anniversary.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 22 2016 8:21 AMDonald Trump Shouldn’t Have Been on The Tonight ShowPoliticians are on late-night TV all the time, but Trump should have been the exception.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 20 2016 1:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest Reacts to Brangelina’s BreakupHear their unedited reaction from the moment the story broke.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 14 2016 12:25 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Epistemological Meltdown” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Atlanta, whether smiling can make you happier, and beloved ’90s comedy Walking and Talking.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 7 2016 11:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Marconi Plays the Mamba” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Amazon’s I Love Dick, bad songs, and what a dismal summer at the box office means for the movie industry.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 31 2016 12:42 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Smart Brick” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Sam Anderson’s “David’s Ankles,” and how to write a children’s book.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 17 2016 12:50 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Steve’s Porch” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest answers listener questions live from Steve’s porch.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 10 2016 2:31 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From the Mount” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Idiocracy, pilgrimages to writers’ houses, and why technology keeps infantilizing us.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 3 2016 12:34 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Avada C’mon” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Stranger Things, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and “The Case Against the Media, by the Media.”
Culture Gabfest
July 27 2016 12:34 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2016” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the state of the songs of summer and Summer Strut 2016.
Culture Gabfest
July 20 2016 12:17 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Gotta Bust ’Em All” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ghostbusters, Pokémon Go, and the New York Times Magazine’s profile on Chuck Close.
Culture Gabfest
July 13 2016 3:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Calamities Ensue” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Night Of, Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up, and cosmetic surgery in Hollywood.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2016 12:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Steve Is a Mocap Golden Retriever” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The BFG, Animal Kingdom, and Facebook’s new algorithm.
Culture Gabfest
June 23 2016 1:59 PMWords That Save LivesWe all have a song, a book, or a poem that gets us through life’s rough patches.
Culture Gabfest
June 16 2016 5:46 PMSummer Reading, Had Me a BlastThe Culture Gabfest hosts dish on their ultimate summer reading memories.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 28 2016 1:22 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Get a Load of This Clown” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Amazon’s Fleabag, Brangelexit, and the story of American Girl’s first black doll, Addy Walker.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 21 2016 1:59 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Don’t Exhale” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Don’t Breathe, HBO’s High Maintenance, and how Harry Potter changed fandom forever.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 16 2016 11:08 AMWhat TV Shows Should We Be Paying Attention to This Fall?Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses what not to miss this season.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 7 2016 3:29 PMRadio Drama Has Returned to the Spotlight—Now What?The Culture Gabfest’s producer explains why radio drama isn’t dead.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 1 2016 2:49 PMWhat Does It Mean to Have Your Mind Blown?The Culture Gabfest hosts discuss their picks for mind-blowing movies.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 17 2016 4:41 PMStephen’s Hudson Valley Crash CourseCulture Gabfest host Stephen Metcalf gives us a tour of his Hudson Valley stomping grounds.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 15 2016 12:36 PMWhat Does the Culture Gabfest Think About Fantasy Bachelorette Leagues?The hosts answer audience questions live from the Mount.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 5 2016 4:22 PMWhich Dead Writer Should Have Written About This Year’s Election?The Culture Gabfesters answer who would join their zombie crew of journalists.
Culture Gabfest
July 27 2016 1:26 PMWhat’s the Struttiest Song on Hamilton?The Culture Gabfest talks about the song with the best beat.
Culture Gabfest
July 22 2016 2:45 PMTaylor Swift Versus KimyeWho’s in the wrong here?
Culture Gabfest
July 15 2016 10:37 AMIs Watching the News Bad for You?The Culture Gabfest discusses the shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas.
Culture Gabfest
July 7 2016 10:37 AMWhat’s Hiding in Your Cultural Blind Spot?Objects in mirror might be closer than they appear.
Culture Gabfest
June 29 2016 3:51 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Independence, Duh” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Independence Day: Resurgence, an oral history of Angels in America, and New York’s profile on Judith Butler.
Culture Gabfest
June 22 2016 1:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Jalapeños on Your Eyeballs” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Finding Dory, UnReal Season 2, and the phenomenon of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
Culture Gabfest
June 15 2016 12:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Followers of Satin” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on O.J.: Made in America, the five tribes of modern male fashion, and Dana Stevens’ l’esprit d’escalier.

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