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
Dec. 7 2016 2:43 PMWait, Could We Change Our Minds about Billy on the Street?Is the show worth the watch? Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens reconsider.
Television
Dec. 6 2016 10:21 AMWhat Digger Made of the Gilmore Girls ReunionA conversation with Chris Eigeman about the show’s four final words and more.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2016 2:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Banter About Banter” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Disney’s Moana, the return of Gilmore Girls, and whether robots should have rights.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 23 2016 1:02 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Hey Aliens, Use a Coaster” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mike Pence at Hamilton, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, and Billy on the Street.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 16 2016 2:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The New Abnormal” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the election, finding solace in art and culture, and a discussion with Explaining Hitler author Ron Rosenbaum.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 9 2016 3:26 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Regnal Name Generator” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Netflix series The Crown, Jeff Nichols’ Loving, and the Making Gay History podcast.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 2 2016 1:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sad Eagle” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Designated Survivor, Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, and the death of Vine.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 26 2016 12:41 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Beige Goo” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Moonlight, Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, and the Silicon Valley superfood, Soylent.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 12 2016 1:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sympathy for the Devil” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Amanda Knox, how rock and roll became white, and the creation of Rachel Brewson, fake internet persona.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 5 2016 1:25 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Darkness on the Edge of Reason” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Westworld, Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, and the unmasking of Elena Ferrante, revisited.
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
Dec. 7 2016 11:36 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Low End Theory” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Edge of Seventeen, A Tribe Called Quest’s new album We Got It From Here …, and Trump’s stunt presidency.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2016 3:05 PMGilmore Girls’ Chris Eigeman on the Show’s ReunionThe actor joins the Culture Gabfest to talk about the show’s four final words and more.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 23 2016 1:03 PMIs Thanksgiving Really the Best Holiday?Maybe. Here’s what Slate’s Culture Gabfest thinks.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 17 2016 2:26 PMWill Late-Night Shows Help Us Laugh Through a Trump Presidency?Maybe. Here’s what Slate’s Culture Gabfest thinks about the shifting role of comedy.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 10 2016 3:19 PMWhat’s Your First Political Memory?The hosts of Slate’s Culture Gabfest discuss their first impressions of politics. 
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 3 2016 4:43 PMIt’s Not Weird for Adults to Dress Up for Halloween, Right?The hosts of Slate’s Culture Gabfest discuss how grown-ups should approach Halloween.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 27 2016 5:32 PMLet the Hosts of the Culture Gabfest Serenade YouTo make good on a promise to listeners, Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf play songs by Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg.
Brow Beat
Oct. 13 2016 11:11 AMBob Dylan Is a Genius of Almost Unparalleled Influence, but He Shouldn’t Have Gotten the Nobel
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 5 2016 4:31 PMCan the Mentally Ill Consent to Being Interviewed?Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses the Washington Post’s profile of a mentally ill Trump supporter.
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.

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