Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest “Alien Superstar” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Nope, The Last Movie Stars, and Beyoncé’s newest album, Renaissance.


Episode Notes

This week, the panel begins by trying to tackle Jordan Peele’s most recent sci-fi, western, horror film Nope. Then, the panel is joined by author and co-host of Slate’s Working podcast, Isaac Butler, to discuss the new HBO series The Last Movie Stars. Finally, Slate’s editorial assistant and production assistant for Culture Gabfest, Nadira Goffe, joins to discuss Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, Renaissance.

In Slate Plus, the panel gets into some NOPE spoilers.

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Dana: The proper name pronunciation of two Irish artists from our Spoiler Special episode: Roisin Murphy and Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson (aka CMAT). In that vein, an endorsement for CMAT’s album If My Wife Knew I’d Be Dead.

Julia: An endorsement from “Recipe Julia” for Alison Roman’s Mustardy Green Beans with Anchovied Walnuts from her cookbook Nothing Fancy.

Steve: From a previous Julia endorsement: the app Merlin. Also, alto saxophonist Sonny Red’s album Out of the Blue.

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

Outro music is “What We Didn’t Do” by Particle House.


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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