Culture Gabfest

“Live from Vancouver” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The Irishman, Schitt’s Creek, and targeted advertising.

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Episode Notes

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner are chatting live from their show at the Granville Island Stage in Vancouver, British Columbia. The panel discusses Martin Scorsese’s mob drama The Irishman. Next, the hosts dive into Schitt’s Creek. Finally, they talk about targeted advertising in the age of surveillance.

The Slate Plus segment this week features a Q&A with Vancouver audience members.


Dana: K.D. Lang’s music, particularly the James Bond theme song.

Julia: Don Winslow’s book The Power of the Dog.

Steve: G.A. Cohen’s essay “Incentives, Inequality, and Community,” and the Lucksmiths’ song “Camera-Shy.”

Podcast production by Benjamin Frisch and Phil Surkis. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

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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