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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 critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.


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4.3 out of 5 stars from 192 ratings
  • More like dogma fest

    Not a genuine, logic based opinion to be heard - nonsense

    Apple Podcasts
    United States18 days ago
  • My Favorite Trio.

    Julia Turner: her smooth, understated yet hypnotic voice peppered with cuss words I find to be the most listenable in broadcasting. She’s brilliant, funny and I hang on her every word. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Enlarged Jeff
    United States25 days ago
  • They watch a lot of movies in genres that don't interest them (like jackass) then critique them from an "intellectual" standpoint as if that's the only form of entertainment that should exist. It's exhausting to hear them compete for who's the smartest critique when we really don't care, it's like a stick in the mud's academic pissing contest. It genuinely makes me sad to hear them insert and then debate the politics of even the most lighthearted entertainment. And of course any mention of the a... more

    4 months ago
  • More Dana

    I broke my, “Don’t listen if there’s no Dana” rule. Won’t happen again.

    Apple Podcasts
    Tim 1159
    United States5 months ago
  • So Much Negativity

    Like so many shows of its kind, the hosts seem to derive such joy and satisfaction from skewering other people’s work. Obviously the reasons I listen to these types of shows might differ from others, but I mostly listen to find new and exciting content to watch, read, and listen to. More often than not, though, it just goes on and on about every aspect they did not care for in a particular piece. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago

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