Culture Gabfest

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Slate Culture Gabfest on Oprah’s Harry and Meghan interview, Stanley Tucci, and Dr. Seuss.

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Episode Notes

This week Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by Slate’s executive producer of podcasts Alicia Montgomery for a segment about Oprah’s widely viewed interview with Meghan and Harry. Then the hosts discuss the ever-growing popularity of Stanley Tucci, from his viral cocktail videos to his CNN show Searching for Italy to his new movie Supernova. Finally, the group talks about the discontinuation of six Dr. Seuss books.

In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the phrase “you guys,” thanks to a listener’s question.

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

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“Bring My Friends” by Tigerblood Jewel

Further reading:

Why Stanley Tucci’s Food Series Is Hitting the Spot” by Karen Han in Slate

Supernova Is More Than Just a Stanley Tucci-Colin Firth Slash Fic” by Karen Han in Slate

How Dr. Seuss Responded to Critics Who Called Out His Racism” by Rebecca Onion in Slate

The latest episode of Political Gabfest, specifically David Plotz’s Dr. Seuss poem


Dana: Karen Dalton’s “Little Bit of Rain

Julia: Hunches and Bunches by Dr. Seuss

Steve: Steve’s instrumental playlist, specifically Broken Social Scene and the Durutti Column


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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