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Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Crushing Responsibility

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 64:57


This week, the panel begins by pondering Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, The Lost Daughter. Then, the panel gushes about the fresh workplace comedy Abbott Elementary. Finally, the panel discusses everyone's latest obsession: the word game Wordle. In Slate Plus, the panel enters spoiler territory as they continue to puzzle out The Lost Daughter. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An LA related endorsement: The Academy Museum (run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) which is mostly okay, but has a stellar show called The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection. Julia: Potentially the first worthy piece of pandemic art: the Gary Shteyngart novel Our Country Friends, set in an upstate NY country home as friends gather to wait out the pandemic. Steve: Israeli-born, Paris-based singer Keren Ann's cover of “Hallelujah.” Also: a no longer on-the-fence, solid endorsement for HBO's Succession. Pre-order Dana's book and buy a ticket to Dana and Isaac's book event at The Strand (hosted by our very own Stephen Metcalf)! Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Self Made Woman" by Katharine Appleton Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Crushing Responsibility

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 64:57


This week, the panel begins by pondering Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, The Lost Daughter. Then, the panel gushes about the fresh workplace comedy Abbott Elementary. Finally, the panel discusses everyone's latest obsession: the word game Wordle. In Slate Plus, the panel enters spoiler territory as they continue to puzzle out The Lost Daughter. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An LA related endorsement: The Academy Museum (run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) which is mostly okay, but has a stellar show called The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection. Julia: Potentially the first worthy piece of pandemic art: the Gary Shteyngart novel Our Country Friends, set in an upstate NY country home as friends gather to wait out the pandemic. Steve: Israeli-born, Paris-based singer Keren Ann's cover of “Hallelujah.” Also: a no longer on-the-fence, solid endorsement for HBO's Succession. Pre-order Dana's book and buy a ticket to Dana and Isaac's book event at The Strand (hosted by our very own Stephen Metcalf)! Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Self Made Woman" by Katharine Appleton Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Crushing Responsibility

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 64:57


This week, the panel begins by pondering Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, The Lost Daughter. Then, the panel gushes about the fresh workplace comedy Abbott Elementary. Finally, the panel discusses everyone's latest obsession: the word game Wordle. In Slate Plus, the panel enters spoiler territory as they continue to puzzle out The Lost Daughter. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An LA related endorsement: The Academy Museum (run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) which is mostly okay, but has a stellar show called The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection. Julia: Potentially the first worthy piece of pandemic art: the Gary Shteyngart novel Our Country Friends, set in an upstate NY country home as friends gather to wait out the pandemic. Steve: Israeli-born, Paris-based singer Keren Ann's cover of “Hallelujah.” Also: a no longer on-the-fence, solid endorsement for HBO's Succession. Pre-order Dana's book and buy a ticket to Dana and Isaac's book event at The Strand (hosted by our very own Stephen Metcalf)! Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Self Made Woman" by Katharine Appleton Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
We're All Going to F---ing Die

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:50


This week, author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler fills in for Steve (pre-order Isaac's book!). First, the panel debates the merits of Adam McKay's star-studded cautionary tale Don't Look Up. Then, the panel is joined by film historian and journalist Mark Harris to outline the debt we owe to the late Sidney Poitier—a legend whom he speaks about in his book Pictures at a Revolution. Finally, the panel is joined by author and staff writer for the New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz, to discuss her new memoir Lost & Found. In Slate Plus, the panel lists some reboots and remakes that they actually would like to see. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: David Ehrlich's, chief film critic for Indiewire, video montage countdown of the best films of 2021, an annual tradition he's been doing for several years. Julia: The LEGO set “Flower Bouquet” (set #10280) which ingeniously replicates a bouquet using some creative LEGO pieces. Isaac: The novel I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett. Pre-order Dana's book and buy a ticket to Dana and Isaac's book event at The Strand (hosted by our very own Stephen Metcalf)! Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music "I Want a Change" by The Big Let Down Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: We're All Going to F---ing Die

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:50


This week, author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler fills in for Steve (pre-order Isaac's book!). First, the panel debates the merits of Adam McKay's star-studded cautionary tale Don't Look Up. Then, the panel is joined by film historian and journalist Mark Harris to outline the debt we owe to the late Sidney Poitier—a legend whom he speaks about in his book Pictures at a Revolution. Finally, the panel is joined by author and staff writer for the New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz, to discuss her new memoir Lost & Found. In Slate Plus, the panel lists some reboots and remakes that they actually would like to see. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: David Ehrlich's, chief film critic for Indiewire, video montage countdown of the best films of 2021, an annual tradition he's been doing for several years. Julia: The LEGO set “Flower Bouquet” (set #10280) which ingeniously replicates a bouquet using some creative LEGO pieces. Isaac: The novel I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett. Pre-order Dana's book and buy a ticket to Dana and Isaac's book event at The Strand (hosted by our very own Stephen Metcalf)! Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music "I Want a Change" by The Big Let Down Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: We're All Going to F---ing Die

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:50


This week, author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler fills in for Steve (pre-order Isaac's book!). First, the panel debates the merits of Adam McKay's star-studded cautionary tale Don't Look Up. Then, the panel is joined by film historian and journalist Mark Harris to outline the debt we owe to the late Sidney Poitier—a legend whom he speaks about in his book Pictures at a Revolution. Finally, the panel is joined by author and staff writer for the New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz, to discuss her new memoir Lost & Found. In Slate Plus, the panel lists some reboots and remakes that they actually would like to see. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: David Ehrlich's, chief film critic for Indiewire, video montage countdown of the best films of 2021, an annual tradition he's been doing for several years. Julia: The LEGO set “Flower Bouquet” (set #10280) which ingeniously replicates a bouquet using some creative LEGO pieces. Isaac: The novel I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett. Pre-order Dana's book and buy a ticket to Dana and Isaac's book event at The Strand (hosted by our very own Stephen Metcalf)! Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music "I Want a Change" by The Big Let Down Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Station 2022

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 59:50


This week, the panel begins by breaking down just what makes HBO's pandemic series Station Eleven so successful with Slate's senior managing producer of podcasts and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, June Thomas. Next, the panel appreciates the legacy that writer Joan Didion left behind. Finally, the panel rehashes the 2021 edition of Slate's Movie Club (including Dana's list of the year's best films) while discussing the future of film. In Slate Plus, the panel responds to Parul Sehgal's article “The Case Against the Trauma Plot” in the New Yorker. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The magical work of Swedish stop-motion animator Niki Lindroth von Bahr. Four of her animated shorts can be found on the Criterion Channel, but you can find one—The Burden—on Amazon Prime. Julia: A recipe for Italian rainbow cookies adapted by Bon Appétit from Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone (of popular eateries Carbone and Torrisi Italian Specialties). Steve: First, his monster music playlist of mellow deep cuts, which includes work from Rickie Lee Jones' great ‘81 album Pirates, particularly the song “Living It Up.” Second: Susan Tallman's criticism for the New York Review of Books as a whole, but particularly  her recent review of Jasper Johns titled “The House That Johns Built,” inspired by a Johns catalog titled Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror. Podcast production by Asha Saluja. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is Freak Out! by Zorro. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Station 2022

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 59:50


This week, the panel begins by breaking down just what makes HBO's pandemic series Station Eleven so successful with Slate's senior managing producer of podcasts and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, June Thomas. Next, the panel appreciates the legacy that writer Joan Didion left behind. Finally, the panel rehashes the 2021 edition of Slate's Movie Club (including Dana's list of the year's best films) while discussing the future of film. In Slate Plus, the panel responds to Parul Sehgal's article “The Case Against the Trauma Plot” in the New Yorker. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The magical work of Swedish stop-motion animator Niki Lindroth von Bahr. Four of her animated shorts can be found on the Criterion Channel, but you can find one—The Burden—on Amazon Prime. Julia: A recipe for Italian rainbow cookies adapted by Bon Appétit from Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone (of popular eateries Carbone and Torrisi Italian Specialties). Steve: First, his monster music playlist of mellow deep cuts, which includes work from Rickie Lee Jones' great ‘81 album Pirates, particularly the song “Living It Up.” Second: Susan Tallman's criticism for the New York Review of Books as a whole, but particularly  her recent review of Jasper Johns titled “The House That Johns Built,” inspired by a Johns catalog titled Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror. Podcast production by Asha Saluja. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is Freak Out! by Zorro. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Station 2022

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 59:50


This week, the panel begins by breaking down just what makes HBO's pandemic series Station Eleven so successful with Slate's senior managing producer of podcasts and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, June Thomas. Next, the panel appreciates the legacy that writer Joan Didion left behind. Finally, the panel rehashes the 2021 edition of Slate's Movie Club (including Dana's list of the year's best films) while discussing the future of film. In Slate Plus, the panel responds to Parul Sehgal's article “The Case Against the Trauma Plot” in the New Yorker. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The magical work of Swedish stop-motion animator Niki Lindroth von Bahr. Four of her animated shorts can be found on the Criterion Channel, but you can find one—The Burden—on Amazon Prime. Julia: A recipe for Italian rainbow cookies adapted by Bon Appétit from Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone (of popular eateries Carbone and Torrisi Italian Specialties). Steve: First, his monster music playlist of mellow deep cuts, which includes work from Rickie Lee Jones' great ‘81 album Pirates, particularly the song “Living It Up.” Second: Susan Tallman's criticism for the New York Review of Books as a whole, but particularly  her recent review of Jasper Johns titled “The House That Johns Built,” inspired by a Johns catalog titled Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror. Podcast production by Asha Saluja. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is Freak Out! by Zorro. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Annual Call-In Show: 2021

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 77:11


This week, Steve, Dana, and Julia tackle some listener questions in our annual call-in show. Topics include: favorite pieces of art, culture their children introduced them to, and previous years' endorsements that have become staples in the panel's lives. In Slate Plus, the panel continues to field some stellar listener questions.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. There are no endorsements this week, but here are links to some of the things mentioned in the episode: Here's Julia's former (Dana approved) Cooks Illustrated blueberry muffin recipe endorsement that's sourced from The New Best Recipe. Here's her current favorite blueberry muffin recipe. Dana's suggestions for content that might help with grief features Francois Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres. Some songs Steve would like played at his funeral include: Everything but the Girl's cover of Captain Beefheart's “My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains;” Nina Simone's version of “Who Knows Where the Time Goes;” Charles Mingus's “Myself When I Am Real;” and The Go-Between's “Cattle and Cane.” Julia's picks include: Felix Mendelssohn's “Op. 62 No.3” and Superchunk's “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” Here's Dana's Spotify playlist of her picks. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Lonely Calling" by Arc De Soleil. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Annual Call-In Show: 2021

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 77:11


This week, Steve, Dana, and Julia tackle some listener questions in our annual call-in show. Topics include: favorite pieces of art, culture their children introduced them to, and previous years' endorsements that have become staples in the panel's lives. In Slate Plus, the panel continues to field some stellar listener questions.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. There are no endorsements this week, but here are links to some of the things mentioned in the episode: Here's Julia's former (Dana approved) Cooks Illustrated blueberry muffin recipe endorsement that's sourced from The New Best Recipe. Here's her current favorite blueberry muffin recipe. Dana's suggestions for content that might help with grief features Francois Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres. Some songs Steve would like played at his funeral include: Everything but the Girl's cover of Captain Beefheart's “My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains;” Nina Simone's version of “Who Knows Where the Time Goes;” Charles Mingus's “Myself When I Am Real;” and The Go-Between's “Cattle and Cane.” Julia's picks include: Felix Mendelssohn's “Op. 62 No.3” and Superchunk's “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” Here's Dana's Spotify playlist of her picks. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Lonely Calling" by Arc De Soleil. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Annual Call-In Show: 2021

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 77:11


This week, Steve, Dana, and Julia tackle some listener questions in our annual call-in show. Topics include: favorite pieces of art, culture their children introduced them to, and previous years' endorsements that have become staples in the panel's lives. In Slate Plus, the panel continues to field some stellar listener questions.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. There are no endorsements this week, but here are links to some of the things mentioned in the episode: Here's Julia's former (Dana approved) Cooks Illustrated blueberry muffin recipe endorsement that's sourced from The New Best Recipe. Here's her current favorite blueberry muffin recipe. Dana's suggestions for content that might help with grief features Francois Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres. Some songs Steve would like played at his funeral include: Everything but the Girl's cover of Captain Beefheart's “My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains;” Nina Simone's version of “Who Knows Where the Time Goes;” Charles Mingus's “Myself When I Am Real;” and The Go-Between's “Cattle and Cane.” Julia's picks include: Felix Mendelssohn's “Op. 62 No.3” and Superchunk's “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” Here's Dana's Spotify playlist of her picks. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Lonely Calling" by Arc De Soleil. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Mom & Dad: The “Stay in Your Own Candy Cane Lane” Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 45:48


On this week's episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Zak advise a mom who is feeling hurt that her mother-in-law has swooped in and taken over traditional “mom moments” behind her back. Is there a way to politely tell her that she needs to stay in her own lane? Then the hosts share the most useful piece of advice they received this year. In Slate Plus, they play a round of holiday hot takes which includes the classic conundrum: should you just tell your kids Santa's a myth?  Recommendations: Naima recommends Roc, which you can watch on Pluto.  Henry recommends Nocs Provisions Zoom Tube.  Oliver recommends the app hoopla.  Teddy recommends Story Time Chess.  Noa recommends peeling grapes to make them juicer.  Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today's show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show
The “Stay in Your Own Candy Cane Lane” Edition

Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 45:48


On this week's episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Zak advise a mom who is feeling hurt that her mother-in-law has swooped in and taken over traditional “mom moments” behind her back. Is there a way to politely tell her that she needs to stay in her own lane? Then the hosts share the most useful piece of advice they received this year. In Slate Plus, they play a round of holiday hot takes which includes the classic conundrum: should you just tell your kids Santa's a myth?  Recommendations: Naima recommends Roc, which you can watch on Pluto.  Henry recommends Nocs Provisions Zoom Tube.  Oliver recommends the app hoopla.  Teddy recommends Story Time Chess.  Noa recommends peeling grapes to make them juicer.  Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today's show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: I Love Brucy

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 63:57


This week, the panel discusses Aaron Sorkin's Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz biopic, Being the Ricardos. Next, the panel is joined by contributing writer for the New York Times, Jody Rosen, to make sense of Bruce Springsteen's latest deal and the confusing world of music rights today. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate's book critic Laura Miller to discuss her list of the best books (and audiobooks!) of 2021. In Slate Plus, the panel continues the discussion of music rights and how Taylor Swift changed the game with her re-recordings.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: A video of a series of pianist Bill Evans's live performances over 11 years titled, Bill Evans Live ‘64 ‘75. Julia: The 2004 film Cellular which stars Chris Evans, Kim Bassinger, Jason Statham, William H. Macy, Jessica Biel, and more. Steve: A follow-up to the 8 hours of Get Back, one of the greatest works of cultural criticism: Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties by Ian MacDonald. Also: Sufjan Stevens's Christmas catalog, Songs for Christmas. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "What Do You Want From Me" by OTE Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
I Love Brucy

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 63:57


This week, the panel discusses Aaron Sorkin's Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz biopic, Being the Ricardos. Next, the panel is joined by contributing writer for the New York Times, Jody Rosen, to make sense of Bruce Springsteen's latest deal and the confusing world of music rights today. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate's book critic Laura Miller to discuss her list of the best books (and audiobooks!) of 2021. In Slate Plus, the panel continues the discussion of music rights and how Taylor Swift changed the game with her re-recordings.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: A video of a series of pianist Bill Evans's live performances over 11 years titled, Bill Evans Live ‘64 ‘75. Julia: The 2004 film Cellular which stars Chris Evans, Kim Bassinger, Jason Statham, William H. Macy, Jessica Biel, and more. Steve: A follow-up to the 8 hours of Get Back, one of the greatest works of cultural criticism: Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties by Ian MacDonald. Also: Sufjan Stevens's Christmas catalog, Songs for Christmas. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "What Do You Want From Me" by OTE Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: I Love Brucy

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 63:57


This week, the panel discusses Aaron Sorkin's Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz biopic, Being the Ricardos. Next, the panel is joined by contributing writer for the New York Times, Jody Rosen, to make sense of Bruce Springsteen's latest deal and the confusing world of music rights today. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate's book critic Laura Miller to discuss her list of the best books (and audiobooks!) of 2021. In Slate Plus, the panel continues the discussion of music rights and how Taylor Swift changed the game with her re-recordings.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: A video of a series of pianist Bill Evans's live performances over 11 years titled, Bill Evans Live ‘64 ‘75. Julia: The 2004 film Cellular which stars Chris Evans, Kim Bassinger, Jason Statham, William H. Macy, Jessica Biel, and more. Steve: A follow-up to the 8 hours of Get Back, one of the greatest works of cultural criticism: Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties by Ian MacDonald. Also: Sufjan Stevens's Christmas catalog, Songs for Christmas. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "What Do You Want From Me" by OTE Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
The Waves: The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 46:31


On this week's episode of The Waves, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas is joined by Slate senior writer Seth Stevenson to talk about the ongoing trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, which Seth has been covering since it started at the end of November. Maxwell is accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse minors by recruiting and grooming underage girls. First, Seth and June catch up on what has been happening in the courtroom now that the prosecution has rested its case. In the second half of the show, they unpack some of Maxwell's history of benefiting from shady men and Seth predicts what's to come. Looming over the trial, and our discussion: Is it fair to hold a woman accountable for aiding in a man's wrongdoings? Also mentioned in the episode: Seth's 2019 account of his experience being a member of the jury in a murder trial. In Slate Plus, Seth and June discuss TV shows that focus on young women trying to make it in New York media, like Younger and The Bold Type. Recommendations: June: The British TV show Antiques Road Trip Seth: The Peter Jackson documentary The Beatles: Get Back.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism
The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 46:31


On this week's episode of The Waves, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas is joined by Slate senior writer Seth Stevenson to talk about the ongoing trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, which Seth has been covering since it started at the end of November. Maxwell is accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse minors by recruiting and grooming underage girls. First, Seth and June catch up on what has been happening in the courtroom now that the prosecution has rested its case. In the second half of the show, they unpack some of Maxwell's history of benefiting from shady men and Seth predicts what's to come. Looming over the trial, and our discussion: Is it fair to hold a woman accountable for aiding in a man's wrongdoings? Also mentioned in the episode: Seth's 2019 account of his experience being a member of the jury in a murder trial. In Slate Plus, Seth and June discuss TV shows that focus on young women trying to make it in New York media, like Younger and The Bold Type. Recommendations: June: The British TV show Antiques Road Trip Seth: The Peter Jackson documentary The Beatles: Get Back.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
The Waves: The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 46:31


On this week's episode of The Waves, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas is joined by Slate senior writer Seth Stevenson to talk about the ongoing trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, which Seth has been covering since it started at the end of November. Maxwell is accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse minors by recruiting and grooming underage girls. First, Seth and June catch up on what has been happening in the courtroom now that the prosecution has rested its case. In the second half of the show, they unpack some of Maxwell's history of benefiting from shady men and Seth predicts what's to come. Looming over the trial, and our discussion: Is it fair to hold a woman accountable for aiding in a man's wrongdoings? Also mentioned in the episode: Seth's 2019 account of his experience being a member of the jury in a murder trial. In Slate Plus, Seth and June discuss TV shows that focus on young women trying to make it in New York media, like Younger and The Bold Type. Recommendations: June: The British TV show Antiques Road Trip Seth: The Peter Jackson documentary The Beatles: Get Back.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Where You Once Belonged

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 65:32


This week, Julia is back! First, the panel discusses Jane Campion's big comeback, The Power of the Dog. Next, the panel wades through Peter Jackson's eight hour-long Beatles docuseries Get Back. Finally, the panel discusses the rise of the gift guide and gift giving. In Slate Plus, Steve and Dana catch up with Julia and chat about how relationships with culture consumption can change.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The last movie Dana reviewed for Slate, Steven Spielberg's and Tony Kushner's remake (or re-invention) of West Side Story. It's only in theaters currently, but (if you feel comfortable making the trip) it's a great theatrical experience. Julia: Isabel Wilkerson's historical study The Warmth of Other Suns. Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award, it's one of the most incredibly well-crafted narratives of the Great Migration. Steve: Among the pieces of culture Steve's recently consumed, the one that meant the most after viewing the Beatles docuseries is a song: Taylor Swift's re-recording of “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)” is a masterpiece. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Pike Place Market" by Rockin' for Decades Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Where You Once Belonged

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 65:32


This week, Julia is back! First, the panel discusses Jane Campion's big comeback, The Power of the Dog. Next, the panel wades through Peter Jackson's eight hour-long Beatles docuseries Get Back. Finally, the panel discusses the rise of the gift guide and gift giving. In Slate Plus, Steve and Dana catch up with Julia and chat about how relationships with culture consumption can change.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The last movie Dana reviewed for Slate, Steven Spielberg's and Tony Kushner's remake (or re-invention) of West Side Story. It's only in theaters currently, but (if you feel comfortable making the trip) it's a great theatrical experience. Julia: Isabel Wilkerson's historical study The Warmth of Other Suns. Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award, it's one of the most incredibly well-crafted narratives of the Great Migration. Steve: Among the pieces of culture Steve's recently consumed, the one that meant the most after viewing the Beatles docuseries is a song: Taylor Swift's re-recording of “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)” is a masterpiece. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Pike Place Market" by Rockin' for Decades Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Where You Once Belonged

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 65:32


This week, Julia is back! First, the panel discusses Jane Campion's big comeback, The Power of the Dog. Next, the panel wades through Peter Jackson's eight hour-long Beatles docuseries Get Back. Finally, the panel discusses the rise of the gift guide and gift giving. In Slate Plus, Steve and Dana catch up with Julia and chat about how relationships with culture consumption can change.  Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The last movie Dana reviewed for Slate, Steven Spielberg's and Tony Kushner's remake (or re-invention) of West Side Story. It's only in theaters currently, but (if you feel comfortable making the trip) it's a great theatrical experience. Julia: Isabel Wilkerson's historical study The Warmth of Other Suns. Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award, it's one of the most incredibly well-crafted narratives of the Great Migration. Steve: Among the pieces of culture Steve's recently consumed, the one that meant the most after viewing the Beatles docuseries is a song: Taylor Swift's re-recording of “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)” is a masterpiece. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Pike Place Market" by Rockin' for Decades Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Into the Woods

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:06


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by senior managing producer of Slate podcasts and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, June Thomas. First, the panel discusses the Princess Diana biopic Spencer. Dana tracked Kristen Stewart's career up to this Oscar vehicle film. Next, the panel gets a taste of the new "meet stew" of a show, Yellowjackets. Finally, the panel is joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast Isaac Butler to remember the late, great Stephen Sondheim. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their processes for writing a book. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Susan Orlean reading her own audiobook of her non-fiction novel Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend about the famous Hollywood star...who also happens to be a German Shepherd.   June: The exhibit at the New York Historical Society titled “‘Turn Every Page': Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive.” Steve: Continuing his Rachel Cusk endorsement with his most recently read novel of hers, Transit. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Any Other Way" by Particle House Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Into the Woods

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:06


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by senior managing producer of Slate podcasts and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, June Thomas. First, the panel discusses the Princess Diana biopic Spencer. Dana tracked Kristen Stewart's career up to this Oscar vehicle film. Next, the panel gets a taste of the new "meet stew" of a show, Yellowjackets. Finally, the panel is joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast Isaac Butler to remember the late, great Stephen Sondheim. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their processes for writing a book. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Susan Orlean reading her own audiobook of her non-fiction novel Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend about the famous Hollywood star...who also happens to be a German Shepherd.   June: The exhibit at the New York Historical Society titled “‘Turn Every Page': Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive.” Steve: Continuing his Rachel Cusk endorsement with his most recently read novel of hers, Transit. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Any Other Way" by Particle House Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Into the Woods

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:06


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by senior managing producer of Slate podcasts and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, June Thomas. First, the panel discusses the Princess Diana biopic Spencer. Dana tracked Kristen Stewart's career up to this Oscar vehicle film. Next, the panel gets a taste of the new "meet stew" of a show, Yellowjackets. Finally, the panel is joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast Isaac Butler to remember the late, great Stephen Sondheim. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their processes for writing a book. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Susan Orlean reading her own audiobook of her non-fiction novel Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend about the famous Hollywood star...who also happens to be a German Shepherd.   June: The exhibit at the New York Historical Society titled “‘Turn Every Page': Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive.” Steve: Continuing his Rachel Cusk endorsement with his most recently read novel of hers, Transit. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Any Other Way" by Particle House Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Hello, It's Me Again

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:36


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses the Richard Williams—father of tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams—biopic, starring Will Smith, King Richard. Next, the panel is joined by Slate music critic Carl Wilson as they break down Adele's latest emotional rollercoaster, 30. Finally, the panel dives into a new comic book, The Department of Truth. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their Thanksgiving culinary festivities. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An Adele related endorsement, a clip that went viral from the British TV series An Audience With... on ITV, where famous people perform for an audience of other famous people who then ask the performer questions. In this clip, Adele reunited with her former English Teacher, Ms. McDonald. Jamelle: The Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Steve: The all-time greatest/worst endorsement was in 2014 when John Swansburg endorsed the TV show Cheers. To do John Swansburg one better, Steve endorses The Beatles, more specifically the slant way to get at their greatness, an infamous bootleg that's been circulating for decades, The Esher Demos. Also: Rachel Cusk, a genius novelist. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Did I Make You Wait" by Staffan Carlen. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Hello, It's Me Again

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:36


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses the Richard Williams—father of tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams—biopic, starring Will Smith, King Richard. Next, the panel is joined by Slate music critic Carl Wilson as they break down Adele's latest emotional rollercoaster, 30. Finally, the panel dives into a new comic book, The Department of Truth. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their Thanksgiving culinary festivities. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An Adele related endorsement, a clip that went viral from the British TV series An Audience With... on ITV, where famous people perform for an audience of other famous people who then ask the performer questions. In this clip, Adele reunited with her former English Teacher, Ms. McDonald. Jamelle: The Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Steve: The all-time greatest/worst endorsement was in 2014 when John Swansburg endorsed the TV show Cheers. To do John Swansburg one better, Steve endorses The Beatles, more specifically the slant way to get at their greatness, an infamous bootleg that's been circulating for decades, The Esher Demos. Also: Rachel Cusk, a genius novelist. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Did I Make You Wait" by Staffan Carlen. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Hello, It's Me Again

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:36


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses the Richard Williams—father of tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams—biopic, starring Will Smith, King Richard. Next, the panel is joined by Slate music critic Carl Wilson as they break down Adele's latest emotional rollercoaster, 30. Finally, the panel dives into a new comic book, The Department of Truth. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their Thanksgiving culinary festivities. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An Adele related endorsement, a clip that went viral from the British TV series An Audience With... on ITV, where famous people perform for an audience of other famous people who then ask the performer questions. In this clip, Adele reunited with her former English Teacher, Ms. McDonald. Jamelle: The Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Steve: The all-time greatest/worst endorsement was in 2014 when John Swansburg endorsed the TV show Cheers. To do John Swansburg one better, Steve endorses The Beatles, more specifically the slant way to get at their greatness, an infamous bootleg that's been circulating for decades, The Esher Demos. Also: Rachel Cusk, a genius novelist. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Did I Make You Wait" by Staffan Carlen. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Sexiest Man Alive

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 65:01


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by writer extraordinaire Karen Han. First, the panel discusses Rebecca Hall's adaptation of Nella Larsen's novel, Passing. Next, the panel dives into The Shrink Next Door. Finally, the panel talks about People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive, Paul Rudd. In Slate Plus, the panel answers a classic time travel question. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Rebecca Hall's amazing performance in the 2016 film Christine, about news reporter Christine Chubbuck.  Karen: Swedish artist Agnes's new album Magic Still Exists. Specifically her song “Here Comes the Night.” Steve: First, the entire discography of Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange—more recently, his work on the soundtrack for Passing. Second, Nick Lowe and Daryl Hall doing a marvelous acoustic version of Lowe's hit from the ‘70s “Cruel to Be Kind.” Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Edge of Life” by OTE. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Sexiest Man Alive

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 65:01


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by writer extraordinaire Karen Han. First, the panel discusses Rebecca Hall's adaptation of Nella Larsen's novel, Passing. Next, the panel dives into The Shrink Next Door. Finally, the panel talks about People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive, Paul Rudd. In Slate Plus, the panel answers a classic time travel question. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Rebecca Hall's amazing performance in the 2016 film Christine, about news reporter Christine Chubbuck.  Karen: Swedish artist Agnes's new album Magic Still Exists. Specifically her song “Here Comes the Night.” Steve: First, the entire discography of Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange—more recently, his work on the soundtrack for Passing. Second, Nick Lowe and Daryl Hall doing a marvelous acoustic version of Lowe's hit from the ‘70s “Cruel to Be Kind.” Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Edge of Life” by OTE. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Sexiest Man Alive

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 65:01


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by writer extraordinaire Karen Han. First, the panel discusses Rebecca Hall's adaptation of Nella Larsen's novel, Passing. Next, the panel dives into The Shrink Next Door. Finally, the panel talks about People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive, Paul Rudd. In Slate Plus, the panel answers a classic time travel question. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Rebecca Hall's amazing performance in the 2016 film Christine, about news reporter Christine Chubbuck.  Karen: Swedish artist Agnes's new album Magic Still Exists. Specifically her song “Here Comes the Night.” Steve: First, the entire discography of Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange—more recently, his work on the soundtrack for Passing. Second, Nick Lowe and Daryl Hall doing a marvelous acoustic version of Lowe's hit from the ‘70s “Cruel to Be Kind.” Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Edge of Life” by OTE. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
The Waves: What the Debate Over ‘Pregnant People' Is Really About

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 40:48


On this week's episode of The Waves, Slate's news director Susan Matthews talks with Slate writer and community manager Evan Urquhart about the phrase, “pregnant person.” What started as an effort to be inclusive of transgender men has devolved into an argument that at times has become transphobic. Susan and Evan unpack what's going on with this “debate,” and, later in the show, get into more productive ways to be a trans ally, the perils of the health care system, and how to better include trans and nonbinary people in coversations about them. In Slate Plus, Evan and Susan talk about the Torrey Peters novel, Detransition Baby. Additional Reading:  “Words for Every Body” by Ray Briggs and B R George “Should feminists talk about ‘pregnant people'?” by Jennie Kermode “You Can Still Say ‘Woman' But You Shouldn't Stop There” by Irin Carmon “BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left” by Amy Harmon “Healthcare avoidance due to anticipated discrimination among transgender people: A call to create trans-affirmative environments” by Luisa Kcomt, Kevin M. Gorey, Betty Jo Barrett, Sean Esteban McCabe Recommendations: Susan: Kiese Laymon's book Heavy and Laymon's The Ezra Klein Show interview with Tressie McMillan Cotton. Evan: The “best game of 2021” Inscription and Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
The Waves: What the Debate Over ‘Pregnant People' Is Really About

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 40:48


On this week's episode of The Waves, Slate's news director Susan Matthews talks with Slate writer and community manager Evan Urquhart about the phrase, “pregnant person.” What started as an effort to be inclusive of transgender men has devolved into an argument that at times has become transphobic. Susan and Evan unpack what's going on with this “debate,” and, later in the show, get into more productive ways to be a trans ally, the perils of the health care system, and how to better include trans and nonbinary people in coversations about them. In Slate Plus, Evan and Susan talk about the Torrey Peters novel, Detransition Baby. Additional Reading:  “Words for Every Body” by Ray Briggs and B R George “Should feminists talk about ‘pregnant people'?” by Jennie Kermode “You Can Still Say ‘Woman' But You Shouldn't Stop There” by Irin Carmon “BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left” by Amy Harmon “Healthcare avoidance due to anticipated discrimination among transgender people: A call to create trans-affirmative environments” by Luisa Kcomt, Kevin M. Gorey, Betty Jo Barrett, Sean Esteban McCabe Recommendations: Susan: Kiese Laymon's book Heavy and Laymon's The Ezra Klein Show interview with Tressie McMillan Cotton. Evan: The “best game of 2021” Inscription and Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
The Waves: What the Debate Over ‘Pregnant People' Is Really About

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 40:48


On this week's episode of The Waves, Slate's news director Susan Matthews talks with Slate writer and community manager Evan Urquhart about the phrase, “pregnant person.” What started as an effort to be inclusive of transgender men has devolved into an argument that at times has become transphobic. Susan and Evan unpack what's going on with this “debate,” and, later in the show, get into more productive ways to be a trans ally, the perils of the health care system, and how to better include trans and nonbinary people in coversations about them. In Slate Plus, Evan and Susan talk about the Torrey Peters novel, Detransition Baby. Additional Reading:  “Words for Every Body” by Ray Briggs and B R George “Should feminists talk about ‘pregnant people'?” by Jennie Kermode “You Can Still Say ‘Woman' But You Shouldn't Stop There” by Irin Carmon “BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left” by Amy Harmon “Healthcare avoidance due to anticipated discrimination among transgender people: A call to create trans-affirmative environments” by Luisa Kcomt, Kevin M. Gorey, Betty Jo Barrett, Sean Esteban McCabe Recommendations: Susan: Kiese Laymon's book Heavy and Laymon's The Ezra Klein Show interview with Tressie McMillan Cotton. Evan: The “best game of 2021” Inscription and Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism
What the Debate Over ‘Pregnant People' Is Really About

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 40:48


On this week's episode of The Waves, Slate's news director Susan Matthews talks with Slate writer and community manager Evan Urquhart about the phrase, “pregnant person.” What started as an effort to be inclusive of transgender men has devolved into an argument that at times has become transphobic. Susan and Evan unpack what's going on with this “debate,” and, later in the show, get into more productive ways to be a trans ally, the perils of the health care system, and how to better include trans and nonbinary people in coversations about them. In Slate Plus, Evan and Susan talk about the Torrey Peters novel, Detransition Baby. Additional Reading:  “Words for Every Body” by Ray Briggs and B R George “Should feminists talk about ‘pregnant people'?” by Jennie Kermode “You Can Still Say ‘Woman' But You Shouldn't Stop There” by Irin Carmon “BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left” by Amy Harmon “Healthcare avoidance due to anticipated discrimination among transgender people: A call to create trans-affirmative environments” by Luisa Kcomt, Kevin M. Gorey, Betty Jo Barrett, Sean Esteban McCabe Recommendations: Susan: Kiese Laymon's book Heavy and Laymon's The Ezra Klein Show interview with Tressie McMillan Cotton. Evan: The “best game of 2021” Inscription and Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Eternals Return of the Same

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:07


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses Marvel's most recent big picture, Eternals—which Dana reviewed for Slate. Next, the panel gives an update on their feelings about HBO's hit TV show Succession, which is currently in its third season. Finally, the panel explores the controversy involving Critical Race Theory. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses Jamelle's new podcast Unclear and Present Danger. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Something small, but in hopes to find the entire thing: this 2 minute clip of Welsh actor Michael Sheen performing a segment of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's drama Under Milk Wood. Jamelle: Norman Jewison's classic 1987 film Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, which is currently in the Criterion Collection. Steve: A slightly odd endorsement of a book review. Peter Salmon's article for Prospect Magazine, titled “Boo to the Boo-Hurrahs: how four Oxford women transformed philosophy,” is a review of Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb's novel The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics. The book and review discuss the female-led movement to take on the male consensus in philosophy during the 1930s and ‘40s which saw the world as value free. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Self Made Woman” by Katharine Appleton. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Eternals Return of the Same

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:07


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses Marvel's most recent big picture, Eternals—which Dana reviewed for Slate. Next, the panel gives an update on their feelings about HBO's hit TV show Succession, which is currently in its third season. Finally, the panel explores the controversy involving Critical Race Theory. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses Jamelle's new podcast Unclear and Present Danger. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Something small, but in hopes to find the entire thing: this 2 minute clip of Welsh actor Michael Sheen performing a segment of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's drama Under Milk Wood. Jamelle: Norman Jewison's classic 1987 film Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, which is currently in the Criterion Collection. Steve: A slightly odd endorsement of a book review. Peter Salmon's article for Prospect Magazine, titled “Boo to the Boo-Hurrahs: how four Oxford women transformed philosophy,” is a review of Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb's novel The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics. The book and review discuss the female-led movement to take on the male consensus in philosophy during the 1930s and ‘40s which saw the world as value free. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Self Made Woman” by Katharine Appleton. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Eternals Return of the Same

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:07


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses Marvel's most recent big picture, Eternals—which Dana reviewed for Slate. Next, the panel gives an update on their feelings about HBO's hit TV show Succession, which is currently in its third season. Finally, the panel explores the controversy involving Critical Race Theory. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses Jamelle's new podcast Unclear and Present Danger. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Something small, but in hopes to find the entire thing: this 2 minute clip of Welsh actor Michael Sheen performing a segment of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's drama Under Milk Wood. Jamelle: Norman Jewison's classic 1987 film Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, which is currently in the Criterion Collection. Steve: A slightly odd endorsement of a book review. Peter Salmon's article for Prospect Magazine, titled “Boo to the Boo-Hurrahs: how four Oxford women transformed philosophy,” is a review of Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb's novel The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics. The book and review discuss the female-led movement to take on the male consensus in philosophy during the 1930s and ‘40s which saw the world as value free. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Self Made Woman” by Katharine Appleton. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Dancing Queen

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 65:22


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate's music critic Carl Wilson. First, the panel reviews Edgar Wright's newest psychological horror film Last Night in Soho—which Dana reviewed for Slate. Next, the panel discusses the newest album in over 40 years from the legendary Swedish music group ABBA, titled Voyage. Finally, the panel is joined by host of Slate's Hit Parade podcast (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voter!) Chris Molanphy to discuss this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and the institution at large. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses music they like to listen to while working. You can find Dana's playlist of music to work and write to here, Steve's here, and Carl's here. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The LA Times has been doing an incredible job of covering the ever-developing story of the tragic shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin film, Rust. The story, which points to many bigger problems, including issues with labor relations in the entertainment industry at large. “The Day Alec Baldwin Shot Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza” chronologically accounts the events of the entire day, written by three different reporters: Meg James, Amy Kaufman, and Julia Wick. Carl: First, the great late-80s rock musician Billy Bragg's newest album The Million Things That Never Happened in which he reflects on aging, isolation, change, and being challenged ideologically by younger generations. This is specifically true of the track, “Mid-Century Modern.” Second, the new music historiography novel from Kelefa Sanneh (who, in the 2000s, wrote the great central piece on rockism for the New York Times), Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres, which is a celebration of what happens when you stay within a tradition. Steve: First, the ‘80s singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw's live cover of ABBA's song “Knowing Me, Knowing You.” Second, yet another Swedish indie band: The Amazing. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Lonely Calling” by Arc De Soleil. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Dancing Queen

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 64:08


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate's music critic Carl Wilson. First, the panel reviews Edgar Wright's newest psychological horror film Last Night in Soho—which Dana reviewed for Slate. Next, the panel discusses the newest album in over 40 years from the legendary Swedish music group ABBA, titled Voyage. Finally, the panel is joined by host of Slate's Hit Parade podcast (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voter!) Chris Molanphy to discuss this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and the institution at large. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses music they like to listen to while working. You can find Dana's playlist of music to work and write to here, Steve's here, and Carl's here. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The LA Times has been doing an incredible job of covering the ever-developing story of the tragic shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin film, Rust. The story, which points to many bigger problems, including issues with labor relations in the entertainment industry at large. “The Day Alec Baldwin Shot Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza” chronologically accounts the events of the entire day, written by three different reporters: Meg James, Amy Kaufman, and Julia Wick. Carl: First, the great late-80s rock musician Billy Bragg's newest album The Million Things That Never Happened in which he reflects on aging, isolation, change, and being challenged ideologically by younger generations. This is specifically true of the track, “Mid-Century Modern.” Second, the new music historiography novel from Kelefa Sanneh (who, in the 2000s, wrote the great central piece on rockism for the New York Times), Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres, which is a celebration of what happens when you stay within a tradition. Steve: First, the ‘80s singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw's live cover of ABBA's song “Knowing Me, Knowing You.” Second, yet another Swedish indie band: The Amazing. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Lonely Calling” by Arc De Soleil. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Maid in Arrakis

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 62:03


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate senior editor Allegra Frank. First, senior producer of Slate's Decoder Ring podcast, Benjamin Frisch, chimes in to review the sci-fi megafilm Dune. Next, the panel discusses Netflix's Maid. Finally, the panel dives into the IATSE strike, and the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, involving the actor Alec Baldwin. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses Halloween as an adult. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Lauren Michele Jackson's piece for The New Yorker about corporate social media and the way Netflix's social media teams have responded to the Dave Chappelle controversy, titled “Dave Chappelle, Netflix, and the Illusions of Corporate Identity Politics.” Allegra: Lately, the videogame Super Smash Bros. Ultimate—which she has been playing on Nintendo Switch. Recently, the lead character of another video game franchise, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, has been added as an avatar you can play as in the game.  Steve: First, the song “Precious Memories” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Then, British political scientist David Runciman discussed Peter Thiel, silicon valley investor, for the London Review of Books' podcast, in an episode titled, “The Peter Thiel Paradox.”  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Precious Memories” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Maid in Arrakis

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 62:03


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate senior editor Allegra Frank. First, senior producer of Slate's Decoder Ring podcast, Benjamin Frisch, chimes in to review the sci-fi megafilm Dune. Next, the panel discusses Netflix's Maid. Finally, the panel dives into the IATSE strike, and the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, involving the actor Alec Baldwin. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses Halloween as an adult. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Lauren Michele Jackson's piece for The New Yorker about corporate social media and the way Netflix's social media teams have responded to the Dave Chappelle controversy, titled “Dave Chappelle, Netflix, and the Illusions of Corporate Identity Politics.” Allegra: Lately, the videogame Super Smash Bros. Ultimate—which she has been playing on Nintendo Switch. Recently, the lead character of another video game franchise, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, has been added as an avatar you can play as in the game.  Steve: First, the song “Precious Memories” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Then, British political scientist David Runciman discussed Peter Thiel, silicon valley investor, for the London Review of Books' podcast, in an episode titled, “The Peter Thiel Paradox.”  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Precious Memories” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: I'll Be Your Mirror

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 64:56


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Karen Han. First, Slate's music critic Carl Wilson chimes in to discuss Todd Haynes's new The Velvet Underground documentary, which he wrote beautifully about for Slate. Next, the panel (minus Dana) is joined by Slate staff writer Rebecca Onion to review Mike Flanagan's newest Netflix horror series, Midnight Mass—which she also wrote lovingly about. Finally, the panel (minus Dana) is joined by Vulture senior editor and host of the Good One podcast, Jesse David Fox, to discuss the Dave Chappelle controversy. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses media they loved when they were younger that they have since outgrown. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: The book equivalent of Todd Haynes's documentary, the first oral history Dana ever read and still one of the best she's ever read to this day: Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein and George Plimpton. The oral history tells the story of actress and model Edie Sedgwick completely through testimony from people that were there, without any interstitial material.  Karen: New World, the Korean crime drama film from Park Hoon-jung that stars Squid Game's Lee Jung-jae. The film features Lee as an undercover cop who is tasked with infiltrating the mob, but ends up caught between two worlds. It also stars a slew of great Korean actors including Hwang Jung-min and Song Ji-hyo.  Steve: First, Netflix's series The Chestnut Man, a dark, taught crime drama which takes place in Copenhagen. Then, a whole genre of YouTube videos taking you from raw audio of rehearsal to mastertape of Elvis's songs, including “And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind”—though, Neil Diamond's version of that one is better. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “I'll Be Your Mirror” by The Velvet Underground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Bad Art Friend, Where Are You?

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:40


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel reviews Sally Rooney's most recent novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You?. Next, the panel discusses the new poignant and hilarious television series Reservation Dogs. Finally, the panel dissects the viral NYT Mag article “Who Is the Bad Art Friend?” in a larger discussion about literary responsibility. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses the choice to give up on media you just don't like and, alternatively, why some people don't. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Devery Jacobs's—the actress who plays Elora Danan on Reservation Dogs—beautifully written article “How Reservation Dogs Is Opening Up a Crucial Conversation About Suicide in Indigenous Communities.” Isaac: The 1996 romantic comedy and comedy of friendship from Nicole Holofcener, Walking and Talking, which is a perfect time capsule of ‘90s New York. Dana has written insightfully about the film, which has also been discussed on a previous episode of Gabfest. Steve: An essay from The New York Review of Books that blew Steve away from Jessica Riskin, titled “Nature's Evolving Tastes” which talks about the misconstrued reactions to Darwin's most politicized work Descent of Man. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "200 Dont's" by Conditional Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Bad Art Friend, Where Are You?

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:40


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel reviews Sally Rooney's most recent novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You?. Next, the panel discusses the new poignant and hilarious television series Reservation Dogs. Finally, the panel dissects the viral NYT Mag article “Who Is the Bad Art Friend?” in a larger discussion about literary responsibility. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses the choice to give up on media you just don't like and, alternatively, why some people don't. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Devery Jacobs's—the actress who plays Elora Danan on Reservation Dogs—beautifully written article “How Reservation Dogs Is Opening Up a Crucial Conversation About Suicide in Indigenous Communities.” Isaac: The 1996 romantic comedy and comedy of friendship from Nicole Holofcener, Walking and Talking, which is a perfect time capsule of ‘90s New York. Dana has written insightfully about the film, which has also been discussed on a previous episode of Gabfest. Steve: An essay from The New York Review of Books that blew Steve away from Jessica Riskin, titled “Nature's Evolving Tastes” which talks about the misconstrued reactions to Darwin's most politicized work Descent of Man. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "200 Dont's" by Conditional Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Squids, Women, and Chainsaws

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 61:55


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel discusses the social implications of Netflix's biggest hit to date, Squid Game. Next, the panel reviews the incredibly divisive (and gory) Cannes Palme d'Or winning Titane. Finally, the panel is joined by writer, researcher, and host of the Talking Scared podcast, Neil McRobert, to dissect the horror genre trope of the Final Girl. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses representations of parenthood in art. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements The panel revisits their previous discussion on eBooks and endorses more media. Dana: Scottish actor Alan Cumming's harrowing, yet deeply moving book—particularly the audiobook version—Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir. Isaac: Two books consumed in eBook format! The first, a tome composed of every novella from author Ursula K. Le Guin titled, The Found and the Lost. The second, in this episode's shadow theme of Halloween, Jason Zinoman's book Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror. Which is, not clearly, a history steeped in love of 1970s horror cinema auteurs. Steve: Keeping it simple this week with three songs. First, the indie rock band from Leeds, The Wedding Present and their 1992 song “Blue Eyes.” Second (friend of a friend of the podcast) Courtney Barnett's cover of The Velvet Underground's “I'll Be Your Mirror” from the recent Velvet Underground & Nico tribute album. Finally, Willow Smith's (yes, as in Jada Pinkett and Will Smith) song with artist Tyler Cole “Meet Me At Our Spot,” which was released under their alias THE ANXIETY. (The live version has been blowing up on TikTok.) Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Meet Me At Our Spot" by THE ANXIETY, WILLOW, and Tyler Cole Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Squids, Women, and Chainsaws

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 61:55


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel discusses the social implications of Netflix's biggest hit to date, Squid Game. Next, the panel reviews the incredibly divisive (and gory) Cannes Palme d'Or winning Titane. Finally, the panel is joined by writer, researcher, and host of the Talking Scared podcast, Neil McRobert, to dissect the horror genre trope of the Final Girl. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses representations of parenthood in art. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements The panel revisits their previous discussion on eBooks and endorses more media. Dana: Scottish actor Alan Cumming's harrowing, yet deeply moving book—particularly the audiobook version—Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir. Isaac: Two books consumed in eBook format! The first, a tome composed of every novella from author Ursula K. Le Guin titled, The Found and the Lost. The second, in this episode's shadow theme of Halloween, Jason Zinoman's book Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror. Which is, not clearly, a history steeped in love of 1970s horror cinema auteurs. Steve: Keeping it simple this week with three songs. First, the indie rock band from Leeds, The Wedding Present and their 1992 song “Blue Eyes.” Second (friend of a friend of the podcast) Courtney Barnett's cover of The Velvet Underground's “I'll Be Your Mirror” from the recent Velvet Underground & Nico tribute album. Finally, Willow Smith's (yes, as in Jada Pinkett and Will Smith) song with artist Tyler Cole “Meet Me At Our Spot,” which was released under their alias THE ANXIETY. (The live version has been blowing up on TikTok.) Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Meet Me At Our Spot" by THE ANXIETY, WILLOW, and Tyler Cole Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Buttery Soft Leggings

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 61:34


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel reviews Clint Eastwood's most recent film Cry Macho. Next, the panel discusses the neoliberal parable that is Amazon's docuseries LuLaRich. Finally, the panel discusses the advantages and pitfalls of eBooks. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their favorite film credit sequences. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Generally: Explore.Org, a live nature cam network. More specifically: Dana's favorite live cam “The Mississippi River Flyway Cam” on the Raptor Resource Project in Brice Prairie, Wisconsin. Isaac: The novel A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies, about how a big early decision impacts a couple's married life afterwards. Steve: A pound the table endorsement: the essay by the feminist critic Vivian Gornick in Harper's Magazine called “Put on the Diamonds: Notes on humiliation” -- in which she thinks out loud about what humiliation and loneliness are. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Ruins” by Origo. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Gabfest: Who Butchered the Goat?

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 60:19


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by culture writer extraordinaire, Karen Han. First, the panel reviews the definitely problematic, yet overall divisive, popular Netflix film Kate—which Karen wrote about. Next, the panel discusses when Hulu's risk-taking Nine Perfect Strangers pays off and when it doesn't. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate's TV critic and host of Decoder Ring Willa Paskin to discuss the Emmys, the value of award shows, and the evolving way we consume television. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses media they love but consume in moderation for fear of wearing it out. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Netflix's controversial and shocking Bob Ross documentary, Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal, & Greed, which was coincidentally co-produced by Nine Perfect Strangers' Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone. Karen: The first season of The Righteous Gemstones and how it speaks to the current American climate. You can catch up before season two! Steve: A sad endorsement: The New Republic's great article, “How Tucker Carlson Lost It” by Alex Shephard. A happier endorsement: it's time to fall in love again with Gillian Welch, particularly with her songs “Picasso,” “Wayside/Back in Time,” and, honestly? All of the other songs she's ever made. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "I Can Still Dance" by Tigerblood Jewel Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices