Culture Gabfest

“Monotextural Pasta Slurry” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Another Round, pasta, and art museums.


Episode Notes

This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Oscar-nominated film Another Round. Next, the group is joined by Dan Pashman, host of the Sporkful podcast, to discuss his journey to invent a brand-new pasta shape. Finally, the panel is joined by Carolina Miranda of the LA Times to discuss museums’ “deaccessioning” art.

In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss what favorite works for children they discovered as grown-ups.

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

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Outro music: “If Only I Was a Poet” by Staffan Carlén


Dana: The Flashback archive

Julia: “A guide to hiking in L.A.” in the LA Times

Steve: “With You” by Teenage Fanclub


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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