Culture Gabfest

“Creed III Delivers a Box Office Haymaker” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Creed III, the Oscar-nominated animated short My Year of Dicks, and the history and (potentially declining) relevancy of the Oscars.


Episode Notes

This week, Dana, Julia, and Stephen begin by talking about Creed III. Then they chat about the Oscar-nominated animated short My Year of Dicks. Finally, a conversation about the history of the Oscars and their relevancy.

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about the poor state of projection at movie theaters.

Editor’s note: In the episode, the historian Kim Phillips-Fein is incorrectly referred to as “he” instead of “she.”

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Dana: Charlie Kaufman’s speech at the WGA awards.

Julia: Sam Anderson’s Spirited Away to Miyazaki Land and Miyazaki’s film Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Stephen: The Betrayal of Adam Smith by Kim Phillips-Fein

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Yesica Balderrama.

Outro Music: “You Know What I Want” by Staffan Carlen


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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