Culture Gabfest

“New Theme Song” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest comes up with new theme music! Out with the old, in with the new.


Episode Notes

This week on the Slate Culture Gabfest, we have only one topic, but it’s a big one: the critics are joined by composer Nick Britell to brainstorm and compose a new theme song for the podcast.

Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
Velocity Girl’s Crazy Town
The Alicia Keys plugin

Dana: Billie Whitelaw as Winnie in Beckett’s 1979 Happy Days.
Julia: Gimme the Loot, featuring sound work by Nick Britell.
Steve: The War on Drugs and Jarvis Cocker’s cover of State Trooper

Outro: Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, New Year’s Resolution

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About the Show

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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