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
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
June 9 2016 2:25 PMThe Matchmaking Potential of the Culture GabfestAn intern says the podcast helped her get to know her husband when they first started dating.
Culture Gabfest
June 2 2016 11:50 AMShould I Break Up With My Cable Company?Everything you should know about cord cutting, on this week’s Culture Gabfest bonus segment.
Culture Gabfest
May 26 2016 1:54 PMTechnology Ate My Humanities HomeworkThe Culture Gabfest discusses pros and cons of the digital humanities.
Culture Gabfest
May 20 2016 11:42 AMHonoring Novelist Katherine DunnThe Culture Gabfest looks back at the Geek Love author’s legacy.
Culture Gabfest
May 13 2016 11:49 AMWho Are the Hamilton Haters?The Culture Gabfest discusses the cultural significance of the musical’s backlash.
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.
Cover Story
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.”
Culture Gabfest
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
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.
Culture Gabfest
June 8 2016 1:17 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Lonely Cilantro” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Lady Dynamite, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and Paul Simon’s new album, Stranger to Stranger.
Culture Gabfest
June 1 2016 11:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Race, Class, Gosling” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Nice Guys, TV’s dwindling middle class, and Slate’s black film canon.
Culture Gabfest
May 25 2016 11:38 AMThe Culture Gabfest “What Kind of Preacher Are You?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Neighbors 2, AMC’s Preacher, and a look at Christian Lorentzen’s objection to the adverb.
Culture Gabfest
May 18 2016 1:24 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Too Old to Be Governable, Too Young to Die” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Love and Friendship, Radiohead’s new album A Moon Shaped Pool, and Scott & Bailey and comfort TV.
Culture Gabfest
May 11 2016 12:29 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Who Brought the Chardonnay” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Keanu, whether iTunes is a dinosaur that deserves extinction, and men’s book clubs.
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. 
Culture Gabfest
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.

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