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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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    • 4.6, 162 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

f.calderwood ,

Unsubscribed after Sponsored content

This is a podcast that I’ve enjoyed, and is nice for appearing on a Wednesday when everything else comes out on Tuesday or Thursday, but after the latest instance of sponsored content creep I unsubscribed.

Zilly7 ,

My favourite podcast

I’ve been listening to this for 7 years and just realized I am long overdue to post a review. When I first started listening, I was turned off by the obnoxiousness of the host and guests. I thought I’d stick around if only to pick up a bit of vocabulary and modestly improve my pop culture literacy. Turns out that Stephen, Dana and Julia grow on you over time. I became hooked. I feel like my week isn’t complete if I don’t have me-time to listen to this show.

Ville-Marg ,

Principals

This podcast is at its best when it is limited to the three principals—if someone is away, they should not bring in other Slate writers to co-host because it is painful to listen to the fluff and sentence fragments of other Slate writers who manage to say nothing at all insightful yet with outpaced ego. Stevens, Metcalf, and Turner have a delicate balance of thoughtfulness, erudition, openness, and speak in full sentences. When other voices interrupt that, it’s a disappointing podcast week.

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