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.

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


Dana: The Narcotic Farm

Julia: Party Down

Steve: Anne Briggs, particularly this song

Further Reading

Charlie Warzel’s recent Twitter thread on Galaxy Brain


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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