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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Bitchery and Butchery Edition

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the hip-hop artist Drake's new album “Nothing Was the Same,” the merits and downsides of hatchet-job books reviews, and the redesign of Apple's iOS7.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Claudia Roth Pierpont on Philip Roth

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Claudia Roth Pierpont on Philip Roth

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Ask Me Another

224: Planet Money Makes The World Go 'Round

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Making heads or tails of the ever-changing job market can be a puzzle in and of itself. Luckily, this week's Very Important Puzzlers — Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, co-creators of NPR's Planet Money podcast — give the scoop on how they help listeners make sense of the global economy. Plus, a literary twist on blockbuster-style movie trailers, a tribute to city names of yesteryear, and a game all about repeating words for effect...effect...effect.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Live from Brooklyn Edition

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the Nicole Holofcener film "Enough Said" and Brooklyn as a global brand, plus New York Times contributor Chris Suellentrop guests for a discussion of video games as art and Grand Theft A

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Don't Blame 'Planet Money' When They Move to Canada

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In this podcast-only extra, Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of NPR’s Planet Money imagine a wondrous land full of oil and diamonds, with a booming economy and where everyone eats poutine all day. Canada! What can America learn from our neighbors to the north? The economics experts weigh in. Hear the full episode, Ask Me Another #224, starting Sept. 26, 2013.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Emily Nussbaum and Jelani Cobb on "Key & Peele"

Monday, September 23, 2013

Emily Nussbaum and Jelani Cobb on "Key & Peele"

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Ask Me Another

(R) 202: Once A Jersey Girl...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Do you know what a Russian pig sounds like? What about a Japanese bee? Find out as we test you on animal kingdom noises, spoil some TV show finales, and walk the streets with a song in our hearts. Plus, our V.I.P. may make her living as a Czech musician, but she's a Jersey girl at heart — it's Cristin Milioti, who was nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for her role of "Girl" in the Broadway musical Once.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Can Someone Show Me How to Laugh Deeply Edition

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner and Stephen Metcalf take calls from listeners on a wide range of topics, and Julia realizes just how much she loves a mouse who's also an architect.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: You Can't Say That On The Radio

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In this podcast-only extra, hear actor and Broadway star Cristin Milioti reflect on a family game night gone horribly wrong; it involved Texas Hold'em, an unspeakable insult, and a possibly-drunk Dean Martin. Hear the entire episode with VIP Cristin Milioti in Ask Me Another #202, available starting September 19, 2013.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Susan Morrison and Rebecca Mead on work clothes.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Susan Morrison and Rebecca Mead on work clothes.

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Ask Me Another

223: Foodie: The Other 'F' Word

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Do you like trivia? Do you enjoy food? This week, you can have your cake and eat it too. Two professional competitive eaters square off in a music round inspired by a certain Twisted Sister song. Our Very Important Puzzler, Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, dishes about culinary trends, the scourge of Yelp reviews and why he hates giving wine advice. Plus, trivia rounds about nursery rhymes, bad spelling and ironic facts. Find out who's the cream of the crop, and who'll be mincemeat.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Tad Friend and Emily Nussbaum on "Breaking Bad."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tad Friend and Emily Nussbaum on "Breaking Bad."

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Soundcheck

Rethinking 'What It Means To Be Popular'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Adam Sternbergh's recent New York Times Magazine cover story explored how we determine what is popular — and the new and slippery definitions of what popularity means.

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Soundcheck

Edwidge Danticat Picks Three; Laura Mvula In Studio; What It Means To Be 'Popular'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In this episode: The award-winning Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat discusses her new book, Claire Of The Sea Light — and she tells us about some of her favorite music in a Pick Three.

Plus: Laura Mvula, the British soul singer from Birmingham, performs in our studio.

    And: Adam Sternbergh's recent New York Times Magazine cover story explores how we determine what is popular — and the new and slippery definitions of what popularity means.

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    Slate Culture Gabfest

    The Culture Gabfest: Log-Toting Salinger Edition

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new film "Salinger" and the state of The Onion, plus Adam Sternbergh of the New York Times guests to talk about what constitutes popularity today.

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    Ask Me Another

    222: Don't Tell Me...Wait, Wait, Ask Me Another

    Thursday, September 05, 2013

    If you're crazy about public radio game shows (and who isn't?), prepare yourself for a double dose of NPR hosts. This week's Very Important Puzzler, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal, gives you the inside scoop on his show's zaniest moments. Plus, shop for famous homes that were once featured in films and TV shows, put your knowledge of card games to use, and shake up a classic Beatles tune to shine the spotlight on animals other than "The Walrus."

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    Slate Culture Gabfest

    The Culture Gabfest: Working Class Slag from a Crap Town Edition

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013

    Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and John Swansburg discuss the Joe Swanberg film "Drinking Buddies," Laura Helmuth's piece on the impact of longevity on humanity, and Simon Doonan's new book on his life.

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    Ask Me Another

    AMA Bonus: Peter Sagal Rides A Hog...But Does He Wear Leather Pants?

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013

    In this podcast-only extra, Peter Sagal, host of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" reflects on riding a hog, disappointing his father and sharpening his own parenting skills. Hear the entire Peter Sagal episode of Ask Me Another #222, available starting September 6, 2013.

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    The New Yorker: Out Loud

    Malcolm Gladwell and Ben McGrath on doping in sports.

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013

    Malcolm Gladwell and Ben McGrath on doping in sports.

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    Ask Me Another

    AMA Bonus: Mr. Spock, How Much Of A Nerd Are You?

    Friday, August 30, 2013

    In this podcast-only extra, Peter Sagal, host of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" defends his nerd status, claiming he's not an International Grandmaster Nerd, but more of a Regional Competitor Nerd. Hear more from VIP Peter Sagal on Ask Me Another #222, available starting September 6, 2013.

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