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Slate's Culture Gabfest

By Slate Magazine

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Description

New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

Customer Reviews

The hosts are great

The Slate Culture Gabfest is the program I look forward to the most during my weekly podcast schedule. The mix of high-brow and pop culture is incredible fun. Also, the hosts (Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner) have a great flow and their comfort with one another makes listening quite a pleasure, like listening to friends. Every now and then, the hosts are joined by other Slate contributors whose specialties might apply to the subjects being discussed. Occasionally the podcast is a bit too NYC-centric but it is typically quite accessible, even to a Canadian like me. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Pretty smug, mild entertainment

While it's always good to listen to the opinions of others, the Slate Culture Gabfest trio come across oftentimes smug and pretty much insufferable. They don't so much comment on current culture as mock it. I continue listening for the day when something does arrive that shakes them out of their "too cool for everything" ennui. I have no idea what that might be.

Great show, great hosts

I have subscribed to the Culturefest since it started, and highly recommend it. Some reviewers here have mixed opinions about Stephen Metcalf, but I think he's perfect in the role: the supposed curmudgeonly aesthete who actually has a good sense of humour, if you give him a chance. It works well with the more easygoing personalities of Dana and Julia.

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  • Category: Society & Culture
  • Language: English

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