Culture Gabfest

The “Is Love Blind?” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Love Is Blind, tomboys, and coronavirus.

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Episode Notes

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and guest host and Slate staff writer Dan Kois talk about the hit Netflix dating reality show Love Is Blind with Slate podcast producer Daniel Schroeder. Next, they discuss tomboys, jumping off of a recent New York Times op-ed. Finally, the panel takes on the coronavirus, analyzing the epidemic through various pieces of culture.

On the Slate Plus segment this week, the panel discusses a New York Times op-ed from an editor whose ex-boyfriend is now dating Lady Gaga.

Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Additional production help by Rosemary Belson.

Outro Music: “Shattered & Hollow” by First Aid Kit.


Dan: The graphic memoir Tomboy by Liz Prince.

Pitchfork’s Sunday Reviews.

Julia: The viral video where a camera falls from an airplane…

Steve: “No Ghost in the Machine” by Mark Halpern in the American Scholar.

The album Stay Gold by First Aid Kit.


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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