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This week, Stephen Metcalf and Julia Turner are joined by guest host and pop culture aficionado Isaac Butler to discuss the new cinematic ode to the Boss, Blinded by the Light. Then they dive into why they love the wacky, unique vibes of AMC’s Lodge 49. And finally, they discuss the 25-year-old phenomenon that is Friends and why the show’s popularity doesn’t seem to be waning anytime soon.
And in Slate Plus, the subtle art of the ice-cream order.
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.