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On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by Hit Parade host Chris Molanphy to take on the contenders for song of the summer, an unusual competition this year that has been heavily influenced by TikTok. Then, the team dives into 20 hours of listener-nominated songs to determine the “struttiest,” giving you new music to listen to as you strut around your house this summer.
In Slate Plus, the hosts zip through a lightning round of their Summer Strut recommendations.
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.