Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “Bromance as Bloodsport” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Bachelor in Paradise, The Trip to Spain, and The Deuce.

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On this week’s Slate Plus, Laura, Gabe, and Seth spoil the ending of The Trip to Spain. Go to to learn more about Slate Plus and join today.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Bachelor in Paradise, a spin-off of ABC’s Bachelor franchise, and break down the sexual misconduct allegations directed at cast members on the show. Next, they talk about The Trip to Spain, the third installment of the series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Is the film a charming portrait of male friendship or a sharp critique of their pride? Finally, the gabbers discuss David Simon’s new HBO series, The Deuce, set in 1970s New York City, depicting prostitution and the rise of pornography.


Links to some of the things we discussed this week:


Gabe: The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

Laura: Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney

Seth: “Gaucho” by Steely Dan

Outro: “Gaucho” by Steely Dan

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