Culture Gabfest

“WFT is an NFT” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Coming 2 America, The Human Voice, and NFTs.

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Episode Notes

This week Steve and Dana are joined by Slate editor Allegra Frank. First, they discuss Coming 2 America, the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. Next, they chat about the Pedro Almodóvar short The Human Voice. Finally, they’re joined by Slate staff writer Aaron Mak to talk about NFTs. What exactly are NFTs? Listen to find out.

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about their feelings on re-entering society post-pandemic.

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

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Outro Music: “Break The Line” by Coma Svensson

Further reading:

Coming 2 America’s Disastrous Return to Africa” by Allegra Frank in Slate

What the Heck Are NFTs, and Why Are Grimes, Lindsay Lohan, and the Guy Who Made Nyan Cat Selling Them?” by Aaron Mak in Slate


Dana: “Repeat After Me” and “Talk To Her, All About My Mother, Broken Embraces…by June Thomas in Slate

This radish recipe

Allegra: The Real World Homecoming: New York and the original series

i drive me mad” by renforshort, as heard on Generation

Steve: “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” by Saint Etienne and “Cherry Wine” and “Shrike” by Hoizer


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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  • Allegra Frank is a senior editor at Slate, covering music, video games, and the internet. She worked previously at Polygon and Vox.