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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.Get the Culture Gabfest and all of Slate's culture coverage here.

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Spoiler Specials: Last Christmas

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. Marissa Martinelli, Inkoo Kang and Heather Schwedel spoil Last Christmas. Emilia Clarke’s character, Kate, is a walking disaster. She’s working as Santa’s elf when she meets Henry Golding’s character, Tom, who tries to help her get back on her feet. He’s charming and handsome. And has a good heart. Something they both share. But what’s Tom’s real motive? Why does Kate’s heart feel funky? And what does Brexit have to do with any of this? You can read Inkoo Kang’s review here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Podcast Production by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Marissa Martinelli is a Slate assistant editor. Inkoo Kang is a staff writer in Slate’s culture department. She writes about movies, television, and more. Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MIN4 d ago
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Spoiler Specials: Last Christmas

Mom and Dad: Into The Unknown

EThis episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan and guest host Ezekiel answer listener questions from a mom whose ex-husband’s abrupt move may upend her living arrangements. And the hosts strategize how they’ll survive Elsa’s new big song in Frozen 2 with Slate’s Ruth Graham. For Slate Plus, the hosts advise parents on how to talk to kids about big social issues, like climate change and racism. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends improving with your kids, which is fun and free. Ezekiel recommends The Lorax movie - the 1972 version only. Dan recommends The Authority, a new podcast where Dan and Slate’s Laura Miller break down His Dark Materials. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. Dan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward. Ezekiel Kweku is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s also a politics editor at New York Magazine‘s Daily Intelligencer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN5 d ago
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Mom and Dad: Into The Unknown

Thirst Aid Kit: Jason. And Jason Again.

EWe say Sudeikis, you say Mantzoukas, let's call the whole thing off! Yes, it's a 'two for one' deal on this week's episode, in which weexamine two funnymen named Jason and figure out their very distinct and very different brands of sex appeal. Sudeikis is all charm in a bottle and Mantzoukas has his wildman persona, and yet both satisfy our varied thirsts. Finally! We have the return of Thirst Sommelier and this time we’re helping someone find a suitable replacement for Shia LaBeouf,“good boy-bad man.” Fanfic Wars gets cozy and, of course, silly. With these two Thirst Objects, how could it not? As usual, you can follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes, gifs and so much more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Don’t forget to send us your drabbles by emailing thirstaidkit@slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN5 d ago
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Thirst Aid Kit: Jason. And Jason Again.

Decoder Ring: Gender Reveal Party

EJenna Karvunidis invented the gender reveal party, but now she has regrets. On this episode of Decoder Ring, we explore the pink and blue world of the gender reveal party, and how Jenna's small barbecue celebration turned into a global phenomenon that's gotten way out of control. We talk to psychologists, historians, critics, and business owners, to figure out why the gender reveal is having such a big, bizarre moment right now, and how we can best understand the strange power they hold over social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN6 d ago
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Decoder Ring: Gender Reveal Party

Culture Gabfest: Chaos Is the New Cocaine

EStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Netflix's My Name is Dolemite, Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, and the mass resignations that took place at the website Deadspin with Slate's Tom Scocca. This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

68 MIN6 d ago
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Culture Gabfest: Chaos Is the New Cocaine

His Dark Materials Season 1, Episode 1: “Lyra’s Jordan”

EWelcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials.Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing the series premiere; weighing in on the show’s three primary characters, Lyra, Mrs. Coulter, and Lord Asriel; and going in-depth about the complex relationship between Jordan College and the Magisterium. Join the conversation: Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN1 w ago
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His Dark Materials Season 1, Episode 1: “Lyra’s Jordan”

Spoiler Specials: Terminator: Dark Fate

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams discuss the sixth installment in the Terminator series, Terminator: Dark Fate. Despite the sequels in between, T6 picks up where Terminator 2: Judgment Day left off. Sarah Connor is back and joined in the fight against Terminators by a Rev-9, a technologically advanced human and, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s terminator. But will James Cameron’s return be enough to revitalize this nostalgic franchise? Or are audiences ready to say “hasta la vista” to the Terminator? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN1 w ago
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Spoiler Specials: Terminator: Dark Fate

Hit Parade: Lost and Lonely Edition

EIf you were an angsty American teenager in the 1980s—whether in real life, or in a John Hughes movie—the rock you loved probably came from the United Kingdom, complete with droning vocals, brooding lyrics, goth hair, and black nail polish. The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Joy Division/New Order, the Smiths: All these U.K. postpunk acts were hard-pressed to score American hits in the first half of the ’80s—the era of fun-loving New Romantic bands like Duran Duran. But to Gen X teens, Robert Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, and Morrissey were icons. By the end of the decade, however, these bands became American hitmakers, especially after Billboard launched the music bible’s first alternative rock chart. Depeche Mode sold out a California stadium. New Order dominated dancefloors. The Smiths’ Johnny Marr became a guitar god, Morrissey an MTV crush object. And finally, in 1989, the Cure—dark, doomy, and moody as ever—were challenging Janet Jackson for the top of the Billboard...

85 MIN1 w ago
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Hit Parade: Lost and Lonely Edition

Thirst Aid Kit: That Sturdy Feeling ft. Driadonna Roland

EHappy Halloween! This week there are no tricks, and only BIG OLE TREATS thanks to the top tier selection of Thirst Objects gathered. We asked our friend, writer and covert thirst-bucket Driadonna Roland to help us break down the dudes that make her weak in the knees… We started on Baldwin’s Beale Street with Stephan (StePHOINE) James, pivoted to the Boardwalk for Bobby ‘something’s about to go down’ Cannavale and traversed the Jabari kingdom for Winston ‘dem thighs!’ Duke. Fanfic Wars was a mixed bag of thirst as usual — don’t forget to vote for your fave drabble! As usual, you can follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes, gifs and so much more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Send us your (short!) thirsty drabbles by emailing thirstaidkit@slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

65 MIN1 w ago
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Thirst Aid Kit: That Sturdy Feeling ft. Driadonna Roland

Culture Gabfest: Hail Satan

EJulia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the horror classic Rosemary's Baby, the TV show Modern Love, and Morrissey's political legacy with the LA Times' Randall Roberts. In Slate Plus: The Marvel vs. Scorsese kerfuffle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MIN1 w ago
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Culture Gabfest: Hail Satan

Latest Episodes

Spoiler Specials: Last Christmas

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. Marissa Martinelli, Inkoo Kang and Heather Schwedel spoil Last Christmas. Emilia Clarke’s character, Kate, is a walking disaster. She’s working as Santa’s elf when she meets Henry Golding’s character, Tom, who tries to help her get back on her feet. He’s charming and handsome. And has a good heart. Something they both share. But what’s Tom’s real motive? Why does Kate’s heart feel funky? And what does Brexit have to do with any of this? You can read Inkoo Kang’s review here. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore. Email us at spoilers@slate.com. Podcast Production by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Marissa Martinelli is a Slate assistant editor. Inkoo Kang is a staff writer in Slate’s culture department. She writes about movies, television, and more. Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MIN4 d ago
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Spoiler Specials: Last Christmas

Mom and Dad: Into The Unknown

EThis episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan and guest host Ezekiel answer listener questions from a mom whose ex-husband’s abrupt move may upend her living arrangements. And the hosts strategize how they’ll survive Elsa’s new big song in Frozen 2 with Slate’s Ruth Graham. For Slate Plus, the hosts advise parents on how to talk to kids about big social issues, like climate change and racism. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends improving with your kids, which is fun and free. Ezekiel recommends The Lorax movie - the 1972 version only. Dan recommends The Authority, a new podcast where Dan and Slate’s Laura Miller break down His Dark Materials. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. Dan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward. Ezekiel Kweku is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s also a politics editor at New York Magazine‘s Daily Intelligencer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Mom and Dad: Into The Unknown

Thirst Aid Kit: Jason. And Jason Again.

EWe say Sudeikis, you say Mantzoukas, let's call the whole thing off! Yes, it's a 'two for one' deal on this week's episode, in which weexamine two funnymen named Jason and figure out their very distinct and very different brands of sex appeal. Sudeikis is all charm in a bottle and Mantzoukas has his wildman persona, and yet both satisfy our varied thirsts. Finally! We have the return of Thirst Sommelier and this time we’re helping someone find a suitable replacement for Shia LaBeouf,“good boy-bad man.” Fanfic Wars gets cozy and, of course, silly. With these two Thirst Objects, how could it not? As usual, you can follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes, gifs and so much more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Don’t forget to send us your drabbles by emailing thirstaidkit@slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Thirst Aid Kit: Jason. And Jason Again.

Decoder Ring: Gender Reveal Party

EJenna Karvunidis invented the gender reveal party, but now she has regrets. On this episode of Decoder Ring, we explore the pink and blue world of the gender reveal party, and how Jenna's small barbecue celebration turned into a global phenomenon that's gotten way out of control. We talk to psychologists, historians, critics, and business owners, to figure out why the gender reveal is having such a big, bizarre moment right now, and how we can best understand the strange power they hold over social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Decoder Ring: Gender Reveal Party

Culture Gabfest: Chaos Is the New Cocaine

EStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Netflix's My Name is Dolemite, Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, and the mass resignations that took place at the website Deadspin with Slate's Tom Scocca. This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

68 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Culture Gabfest: Chaos Is the New Cocaine

His Dark Materials Season 1, Episode 1: “Lyra’s Jordan”

EWelcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials.Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing the series premiere; weighing in on the show’s three primary characters, Lyra, Mrs. Coulter, and Lord Asriel; and going in-depth about the complex relationship between Jordan College and the Magisterium. Join the conversation: Email: asktheauthority@slate.com Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN1 w ago
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His Dark Materials Season 1, Episode 1: “Lyra’s Jordan”

Spoiler Specials: Terminator: Dark Fate

EOn the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams discuss the sixth installment in the Terminator series, Terminator: Dark Fate. Despite the sequels in between, T6 picks up where Terminator 2: Judgment Day left off. Sarah Connor is back and joined in the fight against Terminators by a Rev-9, a technologically advanced human and, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s terminator. But will James Cameron’s return be enough to revitalize this nostalgic franchise? Or are audiences ready to say “hasta la vista” to the Terminator? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Spoiler Specials: Terminator: Dark Fate

Hit Parade: Lost and Lonely Edition

EIf you were an angsty American teenager in the 1980s—whether in real life, or in a John Hughes movie—the rock you loved probably came from the United Kingdom, complete with droning vocals, brooding lyrics, goth hair, and black nail polish. The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Joy Division/New Order, the Smiths: All these U.K. postpunk acts were hard-pressed to score American hits in the first half of the ’80s—the era of fun-loving New Romantic bands like Duran Duran. But to Gen X teens, Robert Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, and Morrissey were icons. By the end of the decade, however, these bands became American hitmakers, especially after Billboard launched the music bible’s first alternative rock chart. Depeche Mode sold out a California stadium. New Order dominated dancefloors. The Smiths’ Johnny Marr became a guitar god, Morrissey an MTV crush object. And finally, in 1989, the Cure—dark, doomy, and moody as ever—were challenging Janet Jackson for the top of the Billboard...

85 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Hit Parade: Lost and Lonely Edition

Thirst Aid Kit: That Sturdy Feeling ft. Driadonna Roland

EHappy Halloween! This week there are no tricks, and only BIG OLE TREATS thanks to the top tier selection of Thirst Objects gathered. We asked our friend, writer and covert thirst-bucket Driadonna Roland to help us break down the dudes that make her weak in the knees… We started on Baldwin’s Beale Street with Stephan (StePHOINE) James, pivoted to the Boardwalk for Bobby ‘something’s about to go down’ Cannavale and traversed the Jabari kingdom for Winston ‘dem thighs!’ Duke. Fanfic Wars was a mixed bag of thirst as usual — don’t forget to vote for your fave drabble! As usual, you can follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes, gifs and so much more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Send us your (short!) thirsty drabbles by emailing thirstaidkit@slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Thirst Aid Kit: That Sturdy Feeling ft. Driadonna Roland

Culture Gabfest: Hail Satan

EJulia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the horror classic Rosemary's Baby, the TV show Modern Love, and Morrissey's political legacy with the LA Times' Randall Roberts. In Slate Plus: The Marvel vs. Scorsese kerfuffle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Culture Gabfest: Hail Satan
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