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
May 5 2016 1:17 PMIs It OK to Mourn Your Idols All Over Social Media?Those annoying social media mourners might have a point about Prince.
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May 1 2016 8:02 PMDonald Trump, Baby BoomerHe wasn’t at Berkeley or Woodstock—and he definitely wasn’t in Vietnam—but Trump can only be understood as a terrifying product of his generation.
Culture Gabfest
April 27 2016 11:08 AMThe Culture Gabfest “The Beautiful Ones” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Prince, Lemonade, and The Girlfriend Experience.
Culture Gabfest
April 20 2016 9:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “I Just Didn’t Believe He Was Raised by Wolves” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Jungle Book, Confirmation, and the fate of NPR.
Culture Gabfest
April 13 2016 10:12 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Fightin’ Side of Everybody” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Catastrophe with Rob Delaney, the Gay Talese controversy, and Merle Haggard.
Culture Gabfest
April 8 2016 2:00 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Chelsea” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Everybody Wants Some!!, Amazon Echo, and the “Mount Rushmore of American culture.”
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March 30 2016 9:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Men Are Still Good” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, and bros.
Culture Gabfest
March 23 2016 9:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Bunny Cop” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Zootopia, Underground, and the unmasking of Banksy and Elena Ferrante.
Culture Gabfest
March 16 2016 9:52 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Threat or Menace” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on 10 Cloverfield Lane, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, and names.
Culture Gabfest
March 9 2016 9:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Unmeeting” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, the New York Times Magazine work issue, and the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan.
Culture Gabfest
March 2 2016 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Wearing Jeans to the Oscars” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Oscars, small talk, and Gregory Crewdson’s Cathedral of the Pines.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 24 2016 9:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Who Will Criticize the Critics?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Love, Amy, and cultural criticism.  
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 17 2016 10:17 AMThe Culture Gabfest “We Love You Like Kanye Loves Kanye” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Vinyl, Brooklyn, and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 10 2016 9:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Beyoncé Wins the Super Bowl” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hail, Caesar!, “Formation,” and the Super Bowl ads.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 30 2015 3:17 PMThe Culture Gabfest “We Forced You to Call Us” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and our annual call-in show.
Culture Gabfest
May 4 2016 3:07 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The Worst Man in the World” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Meddler, The Night Manager, and Donald Trump, the baby boomer.
Culture Gabfest
April 27 2016 12:18 PMHonoring the BardThe Culture Gabfest commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Culture Gabfest
April 20 2016 6:04 PMWhat Accents Are Our Hosts Hiding?The Culture Gabfest folks dissect their hometown intonations.
Culture Gabfest
April 14 2016 4:18 PMThese Turn-of-the-Century Jams Are the Throwbacks of the FutureThe Culture Gabfest builds a playlist.
Culture Gabfest
April 8 2016 5:49 PMLive From New York: The Culture Gabfest Answers Your QuestionsThe Culture Gabfest meets and talks to listeners in New York. 
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March 31 2016 10:36 AM24 Hours in New York City The Culture Gabfest shares their favorite spots in the Big Apple.
Culture Gabfest
March 23 2016 2:55 PMHow Would We Reinvent Mount Rushmore?The Culture Gabfest replaces presidents with artists in this Slate Plus bonus segment.
Culture Gabfest
March 16 2016 12:45 PMWhat Happens at the End of 10 Cloverfield LaneThe Culture Gabfest spoils the end of the much-anticipated J.J. Abrams flick.
Culture Gabfest
March 9 2016 2:25 PMArtwork That Brings On the WaterworksThe Culture Gabfest discusses what moves them to tears and what crying has to do with art.  
Culture Gabfest
March 2 2016 1:54 PMWhy We Care About What You Wear to the Oscars The Culture Gabfest discusses America’s glamour-industrial complex. 
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 25 2016 3:11 PMWhat We Were Wrong About Last MonthAre we still excited about the same shows?
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 19 2016 5:27 PMAlarmist Tweeters Are Burying Twitter AliveIs the #RIPTwitter panic missing the point?
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 11 2016 4:35 PMThe End of Football Why the sport is no longer justifiable as a thinking person’s pastime.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 4 2016 3:42 PMWhat’s It Like to Finish Your Book and Hit Send?    Stephen Metcalf on writing and letting go.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 28 2015 10:18 AMThe “Draggy Endless Carols” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest crew compiles the worst songs of the season.

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