Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest “Elvis, Please Leave the Building” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Elvis, The Old Man, and the New York Magazine viral article “Canceled at 17.”


Episode Notes

This week, the panel begins by experiencing Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic Elvis with Slate’s pop critic, author, and media professor, Jack Hamilton. Then, the panel goes on the run with the new FX series The Old Man. Finally, the panel discusses the viral article on cancel culture from New York Magazine’s website The Cut, titled “Canceled at 17.”

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Dana: A movie Dana just reviewed for Slate, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.

Julia: A fortified endorsement of a previous Gabfest segment, Abbott Elementary.

Steve: An essay by Hannah Zeavin for n+1 Magazine titled, “Unfree Associations.”

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

Outro music is “Forbidden Love” by OTE.


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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