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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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

BriMelbourne ,

Best podcast out there!

I’ve listened to the Culture gabfest for about 5 years and it has been the only podcast I’ve stayed true to...It is a delight to listen to all three personalities who so clearly love what they’re doing and are entertaining and insightful. I get most of my cultural material from the endorsement segments which is great.
The conversation and topics never fail to amuse and stimulate- I listen while walking in the mornings or on car trip home and hope it continues for many years to come. Thanks guys!

cgm8s ,

Mostly great

Have been a long time listener of this show, but have found the quality of Julia’s input has steadily declined over the course of the show. I’m sure that running Slate and finding the headspace to contemplate the issues each episode is not easy, in which case, could this be an opportunity for a new fresh voice to be given a chance on the podcast? Just some constructive feedback. Viva gabfest!

Davis Lewid ,

My favourite

I've listened for years. Dana, Julia and Stephen have a great dynamic, are knowledgable and always have something interesting to say.

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