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Stephen Metcalf

Critic at large, Slate

Stephen Metcalf appears in the following:

Gabfest Radio: The Don’t Call Them Hipster Dads Edition

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On this week’s episode, Gabfest panelists talk about "Life is But a Dream," the documentary about Beyoncé that is written, directed by, and starring … Beyoncé. 

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Gabfest Radio: Who’s Afraid of the Gabfest Edition

Saturday, February 16, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, and the lessons aging politicians might learn from Pope Benedict’s surprise decision to retire from his lifetime appointment. Then on the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the current Broadway production of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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Gabfest Radio: The Drone Wars Edition

Saturday, February 09, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the Obama administration’s drone policy and its impact on the confirmation hearing of CIA Director-nominee John Brennan. Then on the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about "House of Cards," Netflix’s new original series, and how to watch and discuss a TV show that is released one entire season at a time.

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Gabfest Radio: The “Are Cats Evil?” Edition

Saturday, February 02, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the politics of immigration reform and whether it’s too late for the GOP to embrace it. Plus they dive into Emily’s New York Times Magazine cover story about compensating the victims of child pornography.

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Gabfest Radio: The Live from Washington Edition

Saturday, January 26, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, recorded live at Washington's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Political Gabfest panelists discuss Obama’s second inaugural address and what it signals about his new approach to governing. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists dive into the controversy surrounding torture, moral ambiguity, and blood lust in Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-nominated "Zero Dark Thirty."

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Gabfest Radio: The Performing for My Parents Edition

Saturday, January 19, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the White House plan to confront gun violence and the harsh reaction from the NRA. Plus, they preview the President Obama’s second inauguration. Then on the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, panelists talk about the incredible performances in Michael Haneke’s Oscar-nominated "Amour."

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Gabfest Radio: The Cabinets Full of Men Edition

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the embattled nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department and the sticky question of gender parity in the Obama administration. Then on the Culture Gabfest, the hosts review the year in movies.

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Gabfest Radio: The Django Dreamed a Dream Edition

Saturday, January 05, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfesters discuss the fiscal cliff deal and the decision by the Journal News to publish a map of gun permit owners.  On the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, panelists talk about Quentin Tarantino’s new blaxploitation western "Django Unchained."

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Gabfest Radio: The Listeners' Choice Edition

Saturday, December 29, 2012

On this week’s Political Gabfest episode of Gabfest Radio, we asked listeners to send us their most vexing moral or ethical dilemmas, and the panelists debate their favorites. Then on the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, listeners left us voicemails about overlooked cultural topics, and the hosts tackle as many as they can.

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Gabfest Radio: The Newtown Edition

Saturday, December 22, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio Political Gabfest panelists discuss how America might confront gun violence in the wake of the latest mass shooting tragedy in Newton, Conn, while on the Culture Gabfest panelists talk about Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit" and whether its increased frame rate helps or ruins the movie.

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Gabfest Radio: The “You Asked for It, Beck” Edition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On this week’s episode, the Political Gabfest panelists discuss Michigan’s new right-to-work law and the declining power of unions while the Culture Gabfesters talk about the award-winning indie darling, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Beck’s "Song Reader."

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Gabfest Radio: The Death of Handwriting Edition

Saturday, December 08, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio panelists discuss the GOP’s search for better leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations while on the Culture Gabfest the hosts talk about the end of handwriting.

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Gabfest Radio: The Mr. Smith Returns to Washington Edition

Saturday, December 01, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss whether the long-discussed option of limiting the filibuster is really about to happen. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists discuss Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime film "Liz & Dick."

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Gabfest Radio: The Quiet Car Edition

Saturday, November 24, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss whether raising taxes, enhancing revenue, or closing loopholes (or however you want to describe it) is going to be key to the White House and Congress finding a solution to the "fiscal cliff." They then discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln," and what it tells us about today's politics.

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Gabfest Radio: The All In Edition

Saturday, November 17, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the Petraeus affair and its possible fallout in post-election Washington while the Culturefesters talk about  Skyfall, and the evolution of the Bond universe.

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Gabfest Radio: The "2016 Starts Now!" Edition

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s election to a second term, some of the factors that led to his victory over Mitt Romney, and ballot wins for same-sex marriage and legalizing pot (well, at least until the Feds get involved). 

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Gabfest Radio: The Home Stretch Edition

Saturday, November 03, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the political impact of Hurricane Sandy and the state of the presidential race going into the final weekend. Then on the Culture Gabfest, our panelists discuss Twitter as both hyperlocal newswire and social media rumor mill during Hurricane Sandy.

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Gabfest Radio: The Free to Be ... You and Me Edition

Saturday, October 27, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the campaign’s home stretch while on Culture Gabfest, the panelists talk about the 40th anniversary of "Free To Be … You and Me" and the Saturday Night Live debate send-up.

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Gabfest Radio: The Town Hall Brawl Edition

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the movie Argo, its political topicality and Hollywood satire, and the career resurrection of director Ben Affleck.

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Gabfest Radio: The Barcalounger Edition

Saturday, October 13, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and special guest Jacob Weisberg discuss the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s surge in the polls, and affirmative action back at the Supreme Court.

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