Culture Gabfest

“Might As Well Jump” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Dick Johnson Is Dead, We Are Who We Are, and Eddie Van Halen.

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Episode Notes

This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Dick Johnson Is Dead. Then, the panel are joined by Matt Brennan, television editor for the LA Times, to discuss We Are Who We Are. Finally, they discuss Eddie Van Halen with Slate’s Jack Hamilton.

The Slate Plus segment this week features Dana’s experience behind-the-scenes at a television show filming.

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

Outro music “Jump” by Aztec Camera


Dana: “Jump (For My Love)” by the Pointer Sisters


Steve: “Jump” by Aztec Camera

How Caravaggio Destroyed (And Saved) Painting” by Jerry Saltz in Vulture

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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