Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Washington on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Gabfest

Friday, September 20, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A massacre in Washington, a looming government shutdown, and an interview with Pope Francis.


Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Hump the Host Edition

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf and June Thomas discuss the Broadway revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", the life and death of Aaron Swartz and the bigtime Oscar contender "Lincoln."


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A Chorus of Conversation: What Is American Music?

Monday, February 11, 2013


In recognition of tonight's State of the Union address, hear a spirited 1950 roundtable on American music, featuring Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss and Irving Fine.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

On-Demand Audio: A Folk Celebration

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Folk music has served as inspiration to almost every composer in history. On this week's Choral Mix, the music of Bartók along with works by Aaron Copland, Mark O'Connor, John Rutter and Veljo Tormis.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Vamp Edition

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Pixar film "Brave," the new HBO series from Aaron Sorkin "Newsroom," and the death of the seminal film critic Andrew Sarris.