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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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    • 4.3, 1.5K 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

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

DobbyDobs ,

Great listen

Great, intelligent, funny conversation. Not only do I enjoy listening, but it’s also a good source of recommendations. Julia, Steve and Dana have a great rapport.

I do wish they were all there more often. The substitute hosts can be good sometimes, but they’re on too frequently. The conversations about traditional articles of criticism like movies, think pieces, or TV shows are also stronger than their coverage of social media or tech trends.

Overall, a great listen. Whenever I miss the sort of conversations that happen in college English classrooms, I turn this on.

Herschel1980 ,

Herschel1980

Unsubscribing today after more than 6 years of listening each week. The topics seemed to grow increasingly tone deaf and myopic. I went from feeling stimulated intellectually each week to fighting boredom and fast forwarding through each episode more and more. Today I couldn’t even get through the second segment. Sadly, SM, Dana and Julia all seem to feel they are phoning it in too...

TMnSD ,

Audio on Yesterday was terrible

The female reviewer sounded like she was in a tile cell.

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