Culture Gabfest

“Revenge Is a Dish Best Served French” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Promising Young Woman, Lupin, and nothingness.


Episode Notes

This week Stephen, Dana, and Julia start by discussing Promising Young Woman, the revenge thriller starring Carey Mulligan and written and directed by Emerald Fennell. Then Slate culture writer Karen Han joins the show to talk about the French heist series Lupin, which has been firmly situated on Netflix’s top 10 list since it premiered. After that, the hosts reflect on a recent article in the New York Times Magazine by Kyle Chayka: “How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted.”*

In Slate Plus, the hosts wonder whether the end of the Trump presidency has really hit them yet.

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


Dana: “Easy Tiramisu” recipe.

Julia: One by One by Ruth Ware.

Steve: The Lives of Michel Foucault by David Macey.

Correction, Jan. 28, 2021: This page originally misattributed the article “How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted” to Justin Metz.


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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