Culture Gabfest

“New Theme Song” Edition

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

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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

Endorsements:
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

You can email us at culturefest@slate.com.

This podcast was produced by Ann Hepperman. Our intern is Josephine Livingstone.

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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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