Culture Gabfest

“Organized Crime” Edition

Slate Culture Gabfest on Collective, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and Substack.

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Episode Notes

This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Oscar-nominated documentary Collective. Next, the group is joined by June Thomas, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts, to discuss Law & Order: Organized Crime. Finally, the panel dives into Substack, the newsletter platform journalists are flocking to—is this a good thing?

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about the Oscars.

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

Email the hosts at culturefest@slate.com

Outro music: “What Do You Want From Me” by OTE

Endorsements

Dana: The Narcotic Farm

Julia: Party Down

Steve: Anne Briggs, particularly this song

Further Reading

Charlie Warzel’s recent Twitter thread on Galaxy Brain

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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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