Culture Gabfest

The “Fetch the Patriarchy” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Mrs. America, Fiona Apple, and Local Hero.

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Episode Notes

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Hulu’s historical drama Mrs. America. Next, they bring on Slate music critic Carl Wilson to break down Fiona Apple’s latest album Fetch the Bolt Cutters. Finally, the panel discusses Steve’s favorite movie of all time: Local Hero.

On the Slate Plus segment this week, the panel takes on quarantine cookery.

Outro Music: “Give Me Some Answers” by The New Fools.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.


Dana: “The Making of Local Hero” documentary on YouTube.

Julia: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by David Allen Sibley.

Steve: A rabbit hole journey of endorsements: “Kelly,” by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, a song that led Steve to Beverly, a band that prompted Steve to watch their interview with Fred Armisen on YouTube, a video that Steve discovered is hosted by Tom Tom Magazine—the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers.


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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