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Bullets or Exposition Edition

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Slate's Laura Miller discuss Narcos, Netflix original series about the Medellín drug cartel, Jonathan Franzen's new book Purity, and the refusal of some first-year students at Duke to read Allison Bechdel’s Fun Home.   The Slate Culture Gabfest is brought to you by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to www.braintreepayments.com/culture   And by Next Issue, the mobile app that lets you tap directly into the world's most popular magazines, anywhere, using your phone or tablet.  Dive deeper into Vogue, People, Esquire, Time, and more, with interactive content for a richer reading experience.  Right now, try Next Issue out for free  at www.nextissue.com/culture.

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"Will There Be a Zombie Around the Corner?" Edition

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Julia Turner and June Thomas discuss the film Diary of a Teenage Girl with Slate's Laura Miller, the Walking Dead pre-quel, Fear of Walking Dead with Slate's Mike Vuolo, and the Ashley Madison hack with Slate's Amanda Hess.

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911 is a Leitmotif Edition

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Stephen Metcalf and Julia Turner discuss the HBO mini-series Show Me A Hero based on a landmark housing integration case with Slate's Jamelle Bouie, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton with Slate's John Swansburg, and Amazon work culture with Slate's Allison Benedikt.

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Lite in August Edition

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Seth Stevenson discuss Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer reboot, the David Foster Wallace biopic End of Tour with Slate's Jessica Winter, and the morals of air conditioning.

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#Squadgoals Edition

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Mission Impossible franchise's latest installment, Rogue Nation, girl squads with Slate's Katy Waldman, and the problem of country music for people who don't like country with Carl Wilson.   The Slate Culture Gabfest is brought to you by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/culture   And by Volvo. Experience the Wonder of Summer. Have a month’s payment on Volvo and spend your summer doing the things that matter to you. Plus get up to five years full coverage, including wear and tear. Go to volvocars.com/us.

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Go Set a Pet Edition

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss The Look of Silence, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's companion to his 2012 documentary The Act of Killing. Also, Slate's national correspondent, Will Saletan, talks about GMOs and fearmongering. Plus, how will What Pet Should I Get? affect the legacy of Dr. Seuss? Read Dana's review of The Look of Silence and her interview with Oppenheimer. And, read Will Saletan's article about GMOs. In our Slate Plus bonus segment: What's your alienating hobby? If you're not a member, enjoy ad-free podcasts, exclusive content, and much more when you sign up at slate.com/cultureplus.

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Haders Gonna Hade, Hackers Gonna Hack, Gawkers Gonna Gawk Edition

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Amy Schumer's debut film Trainwreck, the cyberpunk thriller Mr. Robot on USA Network, and the latest dustup at Gawker.   The Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like "The Every Day Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking." Right now, get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/culture.   And by Volvo. Experience the Wonder of Summer. Have a month’s payment on Volvo and spend your summer doing the things that matter to you. Plus get up to five years full coverage, including wear and tear. Go to volvocars.com/us

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What a Long Strange Trip We Ignored Edition

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the TV show Catastrophe, the Grateful Dead with Slate's John Swansburg, and the book The Next Next Level with author Leon Neyfakh.   The Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. Visit Harrys.com for $5 off your first purchase with the promo code CULTURE.   And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go tobraintreepayments.com/culture   And by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like "The Every Day Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking." Right now, get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/culture.

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It's Not Bro Time It's Go Time Edition

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Slate's Mike Pesca discuss Magic Mike XXL, the Nina Simone documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?", and whether the American actor is in decline.   Slate's Culture Gabfest is sponsored by Boll & Branch, making luxury bedding affordable and convenient to order from home. Right now, get $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping, when you go to www.bollandbranch.com and use the promo code CULTURE.

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Quinquennial Strut Edition

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Slate's Chris Molanphy discuss the Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy, the songs of summer (or not), and reveal their favorite summer struts for 2015.

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Life, Money, Art Edition

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Pixar's latest film Inside Out, the art of currency design, and tour the new Whitney Museum with curator Scott Rothkopf. Slate's Culture Gabfest is sponsored by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code CULTURE at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace. Build it Beautiful. And by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like "The Fundamentals of Photography." Right now, get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit greatcourses.com/culture. And by Boll and Branch, making luxury bedding affordable and convenient to order from home. Boll and Branch sheets are made from organic cotton that's fair-trade certified. Right now, get $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping, when you go to bollandbranch.com and use the promo code CULTURE.

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"Should We Consult Here or in My Bungalow?" Edition

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss the Hollywood's latest reboot of Jurassic World, the legacy of Ornette Coleman with Slate's Fred Kaplan, and interview the United States' new poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.   Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by: Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your  first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/culture   And By: Tastebud, a new mobile app that lets you share and discover movies, music, books, TV shows, podcasts and apps. Ask friends for specific recommendations or simply share your current obsessions. Go to tastebudapp.co     And By: The Great Courses, celebrating their 25th Anniversary,  with over 500 courses including History, Literature, Psychology, Better Living, and more. Watch or Listen with DVDs, CDs, streaming, digital downloads or with The Great Courses apps. The Great Courses created a Special, limited time offer for Culture Gabfest listeners Order from 8 of their bestselling courses – including: The Fundamentals of Photography at Up to 80% off the original price. Don’t wait: go to thegreatcourses.com/CULTURE

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The Culture Gabfest: Spy. UnReal. Wow. Episode

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Lifetime's fictional reality tv show UnReal, and finally guest Dan Kois joins to talk about his recent visit to the Clickhole writers’ room. Our sponsors: Tastebud, a new mobile app that lets you share and discover movies, music, books, TV shows, podcasts and apps.  Ask friends for specific recommendations or simply share your current obsessions. Go to tastebudapp.co. And: Audible.com, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audiblepodcast.com/culture. Also: Birchbox Man. Gentlemen, with all the challenges you tackle each day, looking sharp shouldn’t have to be one of them. That’s why for $20 a month, Birchbox Man will ship you a lineup of gear and grooming  essentials—from style upgrades to shaving supplies—directly to your doorstep. So head over to Birchbox.com and use promo code CULTURE to get 100 Birchbox points with the purchase of your subscription. That’s $10 to spend towards your new favorite products.

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Whack-A-Guest Edition

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens are joined by Emily Bazelon to talk about Laura Kipnis and Title IX, Rebecca Onion to discuss whether generation titles are bogus, and Carl Wilson to talk about Jim O'Rourke's new album Simple Songs. This episode of Slate's Culture Gabfest is brought to you by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/culture. The Culture Gabfest is also sponsored by Volvo. Experience the Wonder of Summer. Have a month’s payment on Volvo and spend your summer doing the things that matter to you. Plus get up to five years full coverage, including wear and tear. Go to volvocars.com/us. The Culture Gabfest is also sponsored by Harry's. Go to Harrys.com now and Harry’s will give you $5 off your Father’s day set with the promo code CULTURE. Order by June 17th to get your set in time for Father’s Day. That's Harrys.com and enter coupon code CULTURE at check out for $5 off. Harry’s—a shave good enough to give.

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I See Floating Hearts Edition

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss M. Night Shyamalan's TV show Wayward Pines, the webcam app Periscope, and whether nerd culture is dumbing down cinema with Slate's Jamelle Bouie. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CULTURE at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. This episode of The Culture Gabfest is brought to you by The Netflix Original Documentary Series - Chef's Table which offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned, international culinary talents. This series is directed by David Gelb the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. All episodes now streaming on Netflix.

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Badass Matriarchy Edition

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss George Miller's Mad Max remake and the Mad Men finale with Slate's Jessica Winter and John Swansburg. The Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by NatureBox, shipping tasty and guilt-free snacks right to your door. With over 100 flavors to choose from, you’ll never get bored of snacking again. Try NatureBox for free by going to naturebox.com/culture. That’s naturebox.com/culture. And by the Netflix Original Documentary Series - Chef's Table. Go inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned, international culinary talents. This series is directed by David Gelb the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. All episodes now streaming on Netflix.

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Steve Has a Hangover in Toronto Edition

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss David Letterman’s impending retirement from The Late Show and his 33-year legacy as a late night host with Slate's Jessica Winter, the British science fiction thriller film Ex Machina, and the Tonight Show spinoff Lip Sync Battle. The Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. Visit Harrys.com for $5 off your first purchase with the promo code "Culture." And by the Netflix Original Documentary Series - Chef's Table. Go inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned, international culinary talents. This series is directed by David Gelb the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. All episodes now streaming on Netflix. And by NatureBox, shipping tasty and guilt-free snacks right to your door. With over 100 flavors to choose from like Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Pistachio Power Clusters and Big Island Pineapple, you’ll never get bored of snacking again. Try NatureBox for free by going to naturebox.com/culture. That’s naturebox.com/culture.

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Stupid and Contagious

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, the lure of boxing with Seth Stevenson, and Dad Bods. The Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by Selma, the Academy Award winning film now available on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD. Selma tells the incredible true story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic effort to ensure voting rights for all Americans, from Paramount Pictures and rated PG-13. And by The Honest Company, featuring safe products for your family and home. Purchase your first bundle by Mother's Day and receive a free soy candle worth $20. Go to FreeHonest.com and use the promo code "culture." That's FreeHonest.com and the promo code "Culture."

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Inside Inside Amy Schumer Edition

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Jessica Winter discuss the comic memoir turned Broadway musical "Fun Home" with author Alison Bechdel, Instagram envy, and the latest season of Inside Amy Schumer. The DoubleX Gabfest is sponsored by the Great Courses,...

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Heavy is the Head That Wears the Guacamole Edition

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dan Kois discuss Masterpiece Theater's sumptuous version of Wolf Hall, Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer about his decision to become a woman, and whether the much loved avocado should become extinct.

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