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Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
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Slate.com's cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

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Episodes

Harm to Ongoing Matters Edition

4/24/2019
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Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stephens, and the New York Times' Aisha Harris discuss Beyonce's Homecoming documentary, Jordan Peele's new Twilight Zone, and the Mueller Report at literature with Marie Claire's Karen Schwartz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:01

Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 2, Season 8: The Night Before

4/22/2019
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Only Slate Plus members get to listen to the Game of Thrones TV Club podcast in full. To listen and subscribe, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/gameofthrones. In the latest episode of Slate’s weekly Game of Thrones podcast, June Thomas, Rachelle Hampton, and Seth Stevenson recap the second episode of season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” The three chat about the continuing reunions, the rising tensions between Dany and Sansa, Brienne’s big moment, and the Worst Person in...

Duration:00:07:03

Spoilers: After

4/19/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Daniel Schroeder and Rachelle Hampton discuss After, the teen romance film based off of One Direction fan fiction. Where, exactly, was this movie set? Can we be sure half of the script wasn’t made by a text generator? How does the movie compare to its predecessors like Twilight? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:16

Free Rein on Some Gargoyles Edition

4/17/2019
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Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Dan Kois discuss the fire at Notre Dame cathedral with New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins, the new animated film Missing Link, and the saga of country/hip hop mega-hit Old Town Road with Slate's Chris Molanphy. 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

Duration:01:08:58

Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 1, Season 8: Return to Winterfell

4/15/2019
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In this latest episode of Slate’s weekly Game of Thrones podcast, Sam Adams, June Thomas, and Dan Kois recap the season 8 premiere, “Winterfell.” The three chat about all the reunions, Dany’s faults, Cersei’s war strategy, whether the Night King is actually a good leader, and the Worst Person in Westeros. To subscribe to the Game of Thrones TV Club and follow all of Slate's Game of Thrones coverage, visit slate.com/gameofthrones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:41

Spoilers: Little

4/12/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Inkoo Kang and Heather Schwedel review Little. They talk the logistics of body switching movies, the zany fashion choices and Marsai Martin’s star power. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:35

Energy Vampire Edition

4/10/2019
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the stunning film Diane, FX's What We Do in the Shadows, and the debut album by Billy Eilish: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:41

Spoiler Special: Shazam!

4/5/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli review Shazam! Where does this movie fit into the larger DC comic universe? What ever happened to Justice League 2? Also, what was that post credits scene about? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:02

St. Louis Style Edition

4/3/2019
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Julia Turner and Dana Stevens are joined by The Atlantic film critic and co-host of the Blank Check podcast David Sims to discuss Tim Burton's remake of Dumbo, the life and work of Agnès Varda, and the social media kerfuffle over "St. Louis style" sliced bagels. 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

Duration:01:01:51

Hit Parade: The Everybody Say YEAH! Edition

3/29/2019
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When you think of Stevie Wonder’s legendary career, what chart-toppers come to mind? “Superstition,” right? Maybe “I Wish”? Okay, but what about the start of his career, on the Motown of the ’60s? You may not know that Wonder had only one Hot 100 No. 1 in his first decade—as “Little” Stevie Wonder—and it was truly exceptional, as in bizarre: a semi-improvised live recording of a “12 Year-Old Genius” refusing to leave a Chicago stage and say goodnight. Here’s the story of “Fingertips, Part...

Duration:01:08:06

Talkin’ Traz Edition

3/27/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Willa Paskin discuss Jordan Peele's new film Us, Hulu's comedy series Shrill, and the bestselling book Dreyer's English with the author, Benjamin Dreyer. This episode is brought to you by Capterra. Try it today, for free, at Capterra.com/CULTURE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:12

Decoder Ring: Truck Nutz

3/25/2019
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Truck Nutz are a brand name for the dangling plastic testicles some people affix to the bumper or hitch of their vehicle. Also known as Bull’s Balls, Your Nutz, and other brand names, these plastic novelties have a powerful symbolic charge and are often associated with a crass, macho, red state audience. But Truck Nutz are a surprisingly complicated signifier, one whose symbolic power is increasingly divorced from their real-world usage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:34:56

Spoilers: Us

3/22/2019
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This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens and Vanity Fair film critic, K Austin Collins discuss Us. They discuss why we should embrace the films imperfections, how this movie wants to be unpacked, and Lupita Nyong’o’s masterful performance. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:14

Queen of Shade Edition

3/20/2019
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Dana Stevens, Isaac Butler, and Benjamin Frisch discuss HBO's documentary The Inventor about the Theranos scandal, the meteoric rise of Rupaul's Drag Race, and Netflix's awkward attempt at branding itself in the wake of cancelling the beloved show One Day at a Time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:44

Come as You Were Edition

3/13/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the blockbusting Captain Marvel, Hulu's girl-puberty comedy Pen15, and the article Guilty with Seth Stevenson, about Seth coming to terms with being part of jury that convicted a man who didn't deserve it. In Slate Plus, Seth and the panel discuss their own personal experiences on a jury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:00

Spoilers: Captain Marvel

3/8/2019
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Dana Stevens, Marissa Martinelli and Jonathan Fischer spoil the latest Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:37

Michael Jackson Edition

3/6/2019
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens break our usual format to do an in-depth discussion of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland by director Dan Reed about two men allegedly abused by Michael Jackson. First the panel discuss the documentary, then are joined by Slate writer Christina Cauterucci to discuss how the film treats the victims for good and ill, and then discuss the future of Jackson's musical legacy with Slate music critic Carl Wilson. This episode is brought to you by...

Duration:01:04:35

Hit Parade: The Bad Moon on the Rise Edition

2/28/2019
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In just a couple of years, Creedence Clearwater Revival generated one of the most amazing runs of hits in American pop history: from “Proud Mary” to “Green River,” “Bad Moon Rising” to “Travelin’ Band.” Reportedly, they even outsold the Beatles in America in 1969. But for all their success with those John Fogerty–penned classics, CCR never held the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. All of those hits were No. 2s: a dubious Billboard chart record they hold to this day, for most No. 2s without a...

Duration:01:02:18

Jason Momoa Scrunchie Edition

2/27/2019
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the Oscars ceremony and its various controversies, Comedy Central's new show The Other Two, and how letter boards took over Instagram and our visual culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:49

Decoder Ring: Baby Shark

2/25/2019
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Baby Shark is an megaviral YouTube video, an unstoppable earworm, a top 40 hit, a Eurodance smash, a decades old campfire song, and the center of an international copyright dispute. This month on Decoder Ring we explore the strange history and conflicted future of the song, what makes it so catchy, and how it came to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:23