Culture Gabfest

“Allen v. Farrow” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Allen v. Farrow, the Golden Globes, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.


Episode Notes

This week Steve and Dana discuss the HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow with Slate’s Sam Adams. Next, Julia joins the group to dive into the trouble surrounding the Golden Globes this year. Finally, the group talks about the life and legacy of City Lights bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti with UPenn’s Al Filreis.

In Slate Plus, Julia joins Steve and Dana to talk about the change in Mr. Potato Head’s name.

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

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Outro Music: “Mother” by The Big Let Down

Further reading:

What’s New in Allen v. Farrow” by Sam Adams in Slate

Golden Globes voters in tumult: Members accuse Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. of self-dealing, ethical lapses” by Stacy Perman and Josh Rottenberg in the LA Times.

Poetry’s Rock Star” by Fred Kaplan in Slate


Dana: “Neanderthals Listened to the World Much Like Us” by Sabrina Imbler in the New York Times

Julia: Aranya Pepper from Diaspora Co.

Steve: “Escape from Fortress Crete” by Colin Thubron in the New York Review of Books


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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