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The “Never Will I Ever Beef with Chrissy Teigen” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Never Have I Ever, Twitter beefs in the time of COVID-19, and Out of Sight.

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Episode Notes

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Mindy Kaling’s new television show Never Have I Ever. Next, they talk about Twitter beefs in the time of COVID-19—from Alison Roman to Lana del Rey. Finally, the panel dives into Steve’s comfort watch for this week: Out of Sight.

On the Slate Plus segment this week, Dana and Steve try Sudoku for the first time, as inspired by this recent captivating video.

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

Outro Music: “Woke” by SINY


Dana: Anne V. Coates’s interview on Out of Sight.

Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, especially as an audiobook.

Julia: “The Miracle Sudoku” video, as discussed in our Plus segment.

How to Make Wylie Dufresne’s Incredibly Creamy Scrambled Egg Sandwich,” by Wylie Dufresne, as told to Emma Wartzman in Bon Appétit.

Steve: “The Painting Behind the Door,” by Emily Benedek in Tablet magazine.

Singer Laura Marling’s breaking down her guitar chords on social media.


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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