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Episode #63

The Satellite of Love Edition

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Lou Reed

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Obamacare is doomed and whether department stores can and should racially profile to deter theft. 

On the Culture Gabfest, panelists Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner talk about Lou Reed's generation-defining music and eternal brand of cool. They then turn to the Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, and end with a conversation about the artistry of Internet memes—can Twitter be a platform for 21st-century conceptual art?

You’ll find links to some of the items mentioned in this episode on the Political Gabfest and Culture Gabfest show pages. You can also join the Gabfest discussion all week long at the Political Gabfest Facebook page and the Culture Gabfest Facebook page.

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Comments [3]

stan chaz from brooklyn

While I am sure the participants tried their best,
this sophomoric-sounding segment
is not very enlightening....

Nov. 05 2013 09:08 AM

In your Lou Reed segment, you described his Transformer record as being produced by David Bowie. I have heard this work attributed to Bowie alone again and again since Lou's death. Transformer was co-produced by Bowie and the Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson. Ronson was an incredibly gifted producer and arranger, without whom Bowie would not have become Bowie. To omit his contribution to Transformer is almost criminal. He deserves better than that.

Nov. 04 2013 04:20 PM
Doris from New York Coty

Endlessly fascinating. Clever,literate,erudite.

Nov. 03 2013 06:48 PM

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