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Slate's Culture Gabfest comes to life in Los Angeles

The Frame's John Horn with Dana Stevens and Julia Turner from the Slate Culture Gabfest
The Frame's John Horn with Dana Stevens and Julia Turner from the Slate Culture Gabfest
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The Slate Culture Gabfest is a weekly podcast produced out of New York. But this week the hosts have come to Los Angeles to perform a live staged version of the show. Accompanying them onstage Wednesday night at the Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A. will be the hosts of another popular podcast, screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin of Scriptnotes. Also on the bill are actress Natasha Lyonne from "Orange Is the New Black" and actress/stand-up comedian Jenny Slate.

Two of the Gabfest hosts, Slate Editor Julia Turner and the website's movie critic, Dana Stevens, came to The Frame studios to discuss the live show and podcasting. Turner says: "I'm a huge podcast listener as well as being a podcast producer. So I know that as a medium it's just a great way to get really smart information to cram into your earbuds at all time." 

So what podcasts are Dana and Julia listening to these days?

Dana Stevens: ScriptnotesFilmspottingYou Must Remember This

Julia Turner: Slate's The Gist;  Scriptnotes; NPR: Planet Money Podcast

If you miss the live L.A. show, you'll be able to hear it in the next episode of The Slate Culture Gabfest. Meanwhile, you can connect with the show on Facebook.

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