Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “Annual Highly Improbably Completely Pre-Taped Call-In Show” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest call-in show.

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 484 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner with the audio player below.

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On this week’s Slate Plus, Dana, Stephen and Julia answer a listener question about weed.

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This week, the critics answer listener calls that cover topics like destroying pieces of culture, aging gracefully, cooking at home, adoption, and alternative career paths.

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Outro: Xmas Cake” by Rilo Kiley

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