Culture Gabfest

“Live From Lockdown” Edition

In this audio version of a recent virtual live show, the hosts reply to voicemail messages and emails from listeners.

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Episode Notes

This week, Stephen, Dana, and Julia present the Culture Gabfest’s annual listener call-in show, originally recorded live and streamed on Facebook and YouTube. They answer questions like, “Would you live in a muder house?” and “Are there any ways in which you are a snob about the culture you partake in?”

In Slate Plus, the hosts field more questions from their live audience via Facebook and YouTube.

Click here for the video version of the show.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Live show production by Faith Smith and Britt Pullie.


Dana: Christmas Smackdown 2020

Julia: The Secret History, by Donna Tartt 

Steve: “Adore,” by Prince


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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