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The Scamp Stamp Edition

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the HBO documentary It's Me, Hilary, Jacob Rubin's Slate piece on the art of celebrity impressions, and Laura Kipnis' essay about teacher-student relationships, "Sexual Paranoia Strikes...

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America's One Night Stand with Robin Thicke Edition

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, Jessica Winter discuss the "Blurred Lines" jury verdict with Slate contributor Chris Molanphy, Snapchat Discover with Slate's Will Oremus, and alternative titles.

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Woodshedding Edition

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dana Stevens, June Thomas, and Dan Kois discuss Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, television opening credits, and whether it's stupid decision to get an MFA.

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There is No Wrong Way to Use a Margarita Pool Edition

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss FOX's new TV show The Last Man on Earth, Knausgaard's travel writing, and the fuss about the dress.

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Decapitated Swan Dress Edition

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens along with Carl Wilson review the Oscars, Bjork's latest album, and weigh in on the audiophile debate. Our sponsors today: Netflix, presenting season three of House of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacey and...

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Red Room of Pain Edition

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss 50 Shades of Grey, the legacy of Jon Stewart with Slate's Jamelle Bouie, and misogny on the red carpet.

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Ass Over Teakettle Edition

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Breaking Bad's much anticipated spinoff Better Call Saul, Damien Chazelle’s film Whiplash, and the ethics surrounding the release of Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman.

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Nice Singlet Edition

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film Foxcatcher and its Best Picture Oscar snub, Sleater-Kinney's latest album with music writer Jack Hamilton, and the best of the worst Super Bowl ads with Seth Stevenson. Help us make...

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Whiteout Conditions Edition

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film American Sniper, Jonathan Chait's article "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say," and get a report from Sundance from Slate's Forrest Wickman and Aisha Harris.

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We'll Be a Little Late This Week

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In which Julia explains that we were delayed by this week's storm, and we'll post the show a little later on Wednesday.

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Tales from the Decrypt Edition

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film The Imitation Game, HBO's Togetherness, and Celine's new It Girl, Joan Didion.

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The Expensive Speech Edition

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, the culture of protest in today's internet world, and Merriam Webster's updated online edition with Slate writer Stefan Fatsis.

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The Great Brio of the Buoy Edition

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the biopic of the great Victorian painter J.M.W. Turner, the TV show Empire, and D'Angelo's Black Messiah.

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New Theme Song Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens visit the studio of composer Nicholas Britell to hear his musical interpretations of their theme song desires and then choose a new theme song for the show.

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Behold! Ignorance and Want Edition

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Sony Pictures hack, Hollywood film franchises, and favorite Christmas movies.

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I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and David Haglund discuss Chris Rock's latest movie Top Five, the Seven Wonders of the Modern World with Slate's Daniel Gross, and what the lumbersexual says about masculinity. Visit our sponsors: Blue Bottle Coffee at...

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Edition

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens take a field trip to MoMA to see the Henri Matisse exhibit, discuss the film Wild, and reveal the best second novels you'll read this year.

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Culture Gabfest Extra: Little Trip to the Big Dig

Monday, December 08, 2014

Julia Turner and her dad, Robert, take Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf on a tour of Boston and its infamous mega-construction project, the Big Dig.

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Totally Obsessed Edition

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the dark British satire Black Mirror, our obsession with cultural obsessions, and the decline of TV comedy with Slate critic Willa Paskin. Sponsored by: Blue Bottle Coffee, an Oakland,...

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Culture Gabfest Extra: Pasadena, Here We Come

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Three Culturefesters drive around Los Angeles toward a secret destination used in an '80s summer blockbuster

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