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
April 26 2017 2:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Washington, D.C.” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Fate of the Furious, Bob Dylan’s singing abilities, and the best movies about our nation’s capital.
Culture Gabfest
April 12 2017 2:09 PMThe Culture Gabfest “WTF Were You Thinking” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Colossal, Comedy Central’s Review, and Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad.
Culture Gabfest
March 23 2017 2:23 PMReading 1984, the Breakout Novel of 2017What George Orwell taught the Culture Gabfest about “alternative facts.”
Culture Gabfest
March 8 2017 1:50 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Lose the Shoulder Pads” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on George Orwell’s 1984, Feud, and sleeping habits.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 22 2017 11:28 AMThe Culture Gabfest “[Crickets]” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Big Little Lies, Silence, and Missing Richard Simmons.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 8 2017 3:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Archie Got Hot” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Riverdale, Hell or High Water, and this year’s Super Bowl ads.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 25 2017 12:12 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Chalkboard Ninja” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hidden Figures, Oscar nominations, and punching Nazis.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 12 2017 1:57 PMThe Podcasts We Listen to Right NowThe Culture Gabfest picks a playlist of favorites for 2017. 
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 4 2017 1:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Samba and Tapas” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and this year’s Slate Movie Club.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 21 2016 12:59 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Life Star Death Star” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Search Party, and Stevie Wonder.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 14 2016 12:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Mensch Warfare“ EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the new film Jackie, the Netflix series 3%, and violence in video games.
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
April 19 2017 12:15 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Five Men and a Baby” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Netflix documentary Five Came Back, the end of Girls, and the United Airlines controversy.
Culture Gabfest
April 5 2017 1:32 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Lust-Free Dinner With David Plotz” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on S-Town, Ghost in the Shell, and eating dinner with Mike Pence.
Culture Gabfest
March 16 2017 2:07 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Nature Made Me a Freak, Man Made Me a Weapon” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Logan, 50 Song Memoir, and privilege.
Culture Gabfest
March 1 2017 1:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Crab Dystopia” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Get Out, the Oscars, and Planet Earth II.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 15 2017 12:37 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Stephen’s Universe” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Steven Universe, Saturday Night Live’s political satire, and the Trump Story Project.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 1 2017 12:52 PMThe Culture Gabfest “We Love Spunk” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Elle, This Is Us, and Mary Tyler Moore.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 18 2017 12:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Slow-Mo Nun Soccer” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Young Pope, A Monster Calls, and Neanderthals.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 11 2017 1:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Decadent Slime” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The OA, Fences, and art in hard times.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 28 2016 9:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Two Condoms and a Poem” EditionIn a special call-in edition of Slate’s Culture Gabfest, the critics answer listeners’ questions and offer advice.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 15 2016 3:46 PMHere’s What We Learned From Our Top 10 Lists This YearWhat the Culture Gabfest has to say about their favorite books and films of 2016.
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.

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