Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest “Aristocrats at Sea” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Happening, Our Flag Means Death, and Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired Met Gala appearance.


Episode Notes

This week, Steve is joined by author and Slate editor and writer Dan Kois, and Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel, who are filling in for Dana and Julia. The panel begins by discussing the French film Happening with Susan Matthews, Slate’s news director and the host of Slow Burn Season 7, which will focus on Roe v. Wade. Then, the panel sails the high seas with HBO’s Our Flag Means Death. Finally, Julia pops in for a surprise guest segment as the panel discusses Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired Met Gala appearance.

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Dan: A contemporary novel about a very bad art friend that was somewhat overlooked in January, Last Resort by Andrew Lipstein.

Heather: Hersey’s Colliders—a two-part refrigerated dessert.

Steve: The 2002 Brazilian epic crime film City of God.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe.

Outro music is “Self Made Woman” by Katharine Appleton.


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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