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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.Get the Culture Gabfest and all of Slate's culture coverage here.

Latest Episodes

Culture Gabfest: "Royal Pain In The Arse" Edition

EStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss Sam Mendes' film 1917, the new installment in the UP documentary series, 63 UP, and the British royal phenomenon that has become known as Megxit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN4 d ago
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Culture Gabfest: "Royal Pain In The Arse" Edition

Flashback: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

EFlashback is usually available only to Slate Plus members. Sign up now to listen to the archive and future episodes, including the next edition on Silence of the Lambs. In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and Kameron Collins discuss the divorce drama Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), directed by Robert Benton. Production by Chau Tu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

78 MIN1 w ago
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Flashback: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Spoiler Specials: The Witcher

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Sam Adams is joined by Benjamin Frisch, Rachelle Hampton andDaniel Schroeder to discuss The Witcher, Netflix’s popular new show about a monster hunter. This show isn’t the first adaptation from Andrzej Sapkowski’s work; video games based on The Witcher have been released starting in 2007. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) is a monster hunter with supernatural powers. But, what exactly is a witcher? How will the Law of Surprise bring people together? Will Geralt ever find the girl in the forest who he is destined to find? And what kind of transformation comes at the cost of removing one’s womb? You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Hosts Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Benjamin Frisch is the producer of Slate's Culture Gabfest and the author of the graphic novel The Fun Family. Rachelle Hampton is a Slate editorial assistant. Daniel Schroeder is a Slate podcast producer and freelance writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MIN1 w ago
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Spoiler Specials: The Witcher

Culture Gabfest: The Secret Mailbox

EThis week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner dive into Little Women, writer-director Greta Gerwig’s adaption—perhaps the best adaption yet—of Louisa May Alcott’s novel that follows the lives of the four March sisters. Next, they discuss the risky jokes, heartfelt speeches, and weird red carpet looks of this year’s Golden Globes. Finally, they chat about The Movie Club, Slate’s annual conversation among film critics led by Dana about this year in film. On the Slate Plus segment this week, the panel spoils the ending to Little Women. Endorsements Dana: Atlantics, a Cannes Grand Prix-winning film by French-Senegalese director Mati Diop, streaming on Netflix. Julia: A withdrawal of a previous endorsement—the book The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow—because of its sexist treatment of women. The Marvel supervillain M.O.D.O.K. Steve: The German-Austrian comedy-drama Toni Erdmann, directed, written, and co-produced by Maren Ade. Available for rent on Amazon Prime. Outro Music: It’s Romance by Alexandre Desplat from the Little Women Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MIN1 w ago
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Culture Gabfest: The Secret Mailbox

Spoiler Specials: Cats

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli discuss Cats, the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which was based on poems by T.S. Eliot. Many jokes have been made about Tom Hooper’s Cats, mostly stemming from the “digital fur technology.” After the premiere, Universal Pictures released an updated version with “some improved visual effects.” But the 1981 musical wasn’t free from criticism either - yet it was still a hit. Does the movie adaptation have more of a plot? Does the star-studded cast add to the many cat introductions? Which cat at the jellicle ball will be picked for another life? And what exactly does jellicle mean? You can read Marissa Martinelli’s review here. You can read Dana Stevens’ review here. You can read Violet Kim interview with Cats’ ‘feline movement expert’ here and read the investigation into how many times the Cats in Cats Say “Cats” here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Hosts Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Marissa Martinelli is a Slate assistant editor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MIN2 w ago
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Spoiler Specials: Cats

Culture Gabfest: "Welcome to Slaht Ploos, Books and Cats" Edition

EDana Stevens hosts a selection of a few of our favorite Slate Plus bonus segments, offering them to our regular listeners for the first time. You'll hear Steve, Julia and Dana talk about the new live action CATS, discuss impactful nonfiction with Slate's Laura Miller, remember critic Harold Bloom, and decipher what went wrong with Jill Abramson's Merchants of Truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MIN2 w ago
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Culture Gabfest: "Welcome to Slaht Ploos, Books and Cats" Edition

Culture Gabfest: "Call Us, Definitely" Edition

EStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner take listener call-in questions, including what books, music, and beverages they would take to a well-appointed Alpine cabin and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MIN3 w ago
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Culture Gabfest: "Call Us, Definitely" Edition

Spoiler Specials: Little Women

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme discuss Little Women. Arriving just in time for Christmas, Greta Gerwig plays with the March sisters’ timeline while staying true to Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg’s adventures. Will they find their own ways? Will Jo (Saoirse Ronan) end up with Laurie (Timothée Chalamet)? What comes of Jo’s writing? You can read Dana Stevens’ review here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Hosts Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. Rachel Syme is a writer in Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 w ago
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Spoiler Specials: Little Women

The Authority: Betrayal

EWelcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing the season finale, “Betrayal.” Plus, a closer look at New Line’s 2007 attempt to film The Golden Compass with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Why did that movie fail so badly? Join the conversation: Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Melissa Kaplan and Asha Saluja. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN3 w ago
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The Authority: Betrayal

Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance

EOIn this special bonus episode of Outward, Bryan and a guest panel of multigenerational gay men devote a whole hour toThe Inheritance, a seven-hour, two-part play by Matthew Lopez that won many awards for its recent run in London and is currently dominating discussions on Broadway.There will be spoilers! While it’s length, ambition, and engagement with the AIDS crisis have invited comparisons to Tony Kushner’s “gay fantasia on national themes”Angels in America,The Inheritance’s driving concern is a bit more personal: If gay men think of ourselves as a community spanning generations, what happens when a huge swath of that community is lost to plague, the survivors deeply traumatized, and younger cohorts must therefore come of age and figure out what it means to be gay in the wake of a tragedy that shapes everything around us? Borrowing a line from E.M. Forester’sHoward’s End, on which the play is based,The Inheritancedesperately wants gay men to “connect” across age and loss — but is that kind of connection really possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN3 w ago
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Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance

Latest Episodes

Culture Gabfest: "Royal Pain In The Arse" Edition

EStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss Sam Mendes' film 1917, the new installment in the UP documentary series, 63 UP, and the British royal phenomenon that has become known as Megxit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Culture Gabfest: "Royal Pain In The Arse" Edition

Flashback: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

EFlashback is usually available only to Slate Plus members. Sign up now to listen to the archive and future episodes, including the next edition on Silence of the Lambs. In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and Kameron Collins discuss the divorce drama Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), directed by Robert Benton. Production by Chau Tu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

78 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Flashback: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Spoiler Specials: The Witcher

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Sam Adams is joined by Benjamin Frisch, Rachelle Hampton andDaniel Schroeder to discuss The Witcher, Netflix’s popular new show about a monster hunter. This show isn’t the first adaptation from Andrzej Sapkowski’s work; video games based on The Witcher have been released starting in 2007. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) is a monster hunter with supernatural powers. But, what exactly is a witcher? How will the Law of Surprise bring people together? Will Geralt ever find the girl in the forest who he is destined to find? And what kind of transformation comes at the cost of removing one’s womb? You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Hosts Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Benjamin Frisch is the producer of Slate's Culture Gabfest and the author of the graphic novel The Fun Family. Rachelle Hampton is a Slate editorial assistant. Daniel Schroeder is a Slate podcast producer and freelance writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Spoiler Specials: The Witcher

Culture Gabfest: The Secret Mailbox

EThis week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner dive into Little Women, writer-director Greta Gerwig’s adaption—perhaps the best adaption yet—of Louisa May Alcott’s novel that follows the lives of the four March sisters. Next, they discuss the risky jokes, heartfelt speeches, and weird red carpet looks of this year’s Golden Globes. Finally, they chat about The Movie Club, Slate’s annual conversation among film critics led by Dana about this year in film. On the Slate Plus segment this week, the panel spoils the ending to Little Women. Endorsements Dana: Atlantics, a Cannes Grand Prix-winning film by French-Senegalese director Mati Diop, streaming on Netflix. Julia: A withdrawal of a previous endorsement—the book The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow—because of its sexist treatment of women. The Marvel supervillain M.O.D.O.K. Steve: The German-Austrian comedy-drama Toni Erdmann, directed, written, and co-produced by Maren Ade. Available for rent on Amazon Prime. Outro Music: It’s Romance by Alexandre Desplat from the Little Women Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Culture Gabfest: The Secret Mailbox

Spoiler Specials: Cats

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli discuss Cats, the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which was based on poems by T.S. Eliot. Many jokes have been made about Tom Hooper’s Cats, mostly stemming from the “digital fur technology.” After the premiere, Universal Pictures released an updated version with “some improved visual effects.” But the 1981 musical wasn’t free from criticism either - yet it was still a hit. Does the movie adaptation have more of a plot? Does the star-studded cast add to the many cat introductions? Which cat at the jellicle ball will be picked for another life? And what exactly does jellicle mean? You can read Marissa Martinelli’s review here. You can read Dana Stevens’ review here. You can read Violet Kim interview with Cats’ ‘feline movement expert’ here and read the investigation into how many times the Cats in Cats Say “Cats” here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Hosts Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Marissa Martinelli is a Slate assistant editor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Spoiler Specials: Cats

Culture Gabfest: "Welcome to Slaht Ploos, Books and Cats" Edition

EDana Stevens hosts a selection of a few of our favorite Slate Plus bonus segments, offering them to our regular listeners for the first time. You'll hear Steve, Julia and Dana talk about the new live action CATS, discuss impactful nonfiction with Slate's Laura Miller, remember critic Harold Bloom, and decipher what went wrong with Jill Abramson's Merchants of Truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Culture Gabfest: "Welcome to Slaht Ploos, Books and Cats" Edition

Culture Gabfest: "Call Us, Definitely" Edition

EStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner take listener call-in questions, including what books, music, and beverages they would take to a well-appointed Alpine cabin and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Culture Gabfest: "Call Us, Definitely" Edition

Spoiler Specials: Little Women

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme discuss Little Women. Arriving just in time for Christmas, Greta Gerwig plays with the March sisters’ timeline while staying true to Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg’s adventures. Will they find their own ways? Will Jo (Saoirse Ronan) end up with Laurie (Timothée Chalamet)? What comes of Jo’s writing? You can read Dana Stevens’ review here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Hosts Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. Rachel Syme is a writer in Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Spoiler Specials: Little Women

The Authority: Betrayal

EWelcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing the season finale, “Betrayal.” Plus, a closer look at New Line’s 2007 attempt to film The Golden Compass with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Why did that movie fail so badly? Join the conversation: Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Melissa Kaplan and Asha Saluja. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Authority: Betrayal

Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance

EOIn this special bonus episode of Outward, Bryan and a guest panel of multigenerational gay men devote a whole hour toThe Inheritance, a seven-hour, two-part play by Matthew Lopez that won many awards for its recent run in London and is currently dominating discussions on Broadway.There will be spoilers! While it’s length, ambition, and engagement with the AIDS crisis have invited comparisons to Tony Kushner’s “gay fantasia on national themes”Angels in America,The Inheritance’s driving concern is a bit more personal: If gay men think of ourselves as a community spanning generations, what happens when a huge swath of that community is lost to plague, the survivors deeply traumatized, and younger cohorts must therefore come of age and figure out what it means to be gay in the wake of a tragedy that shapes everything around us? Borrowing a line from E.M. Forester’sHoward’s End, on which the play is based,The Inheritancedesperately wants gay men to “connect” across age and loss — but is that kind of connection really possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN3 w ago
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Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance
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