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The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

English, Human interest, 1 season, 352 episodes, 5 days, 1 hour, 28 minutes
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The Waves is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every other Thursday, join the hosts—Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, Thirst Aid Kit's Nichole Perkins, and Slate Podcasts' June Thomas—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from the various waves of feminism, the sound waves that carry us to your ears, and the waves we intend to make.
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The Year in Celebrity Memoirs

In this episode, Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim are joined by writer, comedian and Glamorous Trash host Chelsea Devantez to break down this watershed year of celebrity memoirs. The trio crowns the best and the worst titles, dissect what separates a good memoir from a great one, and reveal the shocking figure who has appeared in way more memoirs than you’d expect. This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202347 minutes, 13 seconds
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What is a Feminist, Really?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we say goodbye by contemplating a key word of the podcast - feminism. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and original Waves host June Thomas discuss what feminism means, the historical problems with the word, who should get to call themselves feminist, and so much more.  Endorsements and Discussed in Episode: A Place of Our Own by June Thomas Between Two Wars by Cheyna Roth In Defense of Lean In Feminism on The Waves We Were Once a Family by Roxanna Asgarian What the Hart Family Murders Reveal About Foster Care on The Waves The Lady Vanishes In Slate Plus: What is the most feminist holiday?   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202339 minutes, 38 seconds
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In Defense of Lean In Feminism

On this week’s episode of The Waves, why can’t the feminists all get along? Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR political correspondent and author of the Substack, This F**king Job. They dig into what went wrong with Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, why it wasn’t all completely wrong, and how to stop giving anti-feminists the ammo they need to attack.    In Slate Plus: We’re talking May December!  If you liked this episode, check out: We See Dead Girls   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Clips Used: “Sheryl Sandberg: Women Must Learn to ‘Lean In’” - ABC News “I bought the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg” - Sarah Tollemache “Girl boss culture gotta go” - Rachel Turner  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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We See Dead Girls

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re bringing out the dead girls. Everywhere you look in popular culture there seems to be a new movie, TV show or true crime documentary detailing the mystery of yet another woman’s death. At least, that was how author and guest Alice Bolin saw things when she wrote her book Dead Girls in 2018. She sits down with Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth to unpack what has - and hasn’t - changed in dead girl culture (from Twin Peak’s Laura Palmer to our persistent obsession with Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia) and what this fixation says about all of us. In Slate Plus: What was really going on inside the Playboy Mansion.  If you liked this episode, check out: I Don’t Care If You Like Me Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202335 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: We All Turn on Gerry

On this final episode of our Golden Bachelor recap episode of The Waves, Gerry’s makes his decision but maybe loses the audience along the way.  Podcast production by Brandon Nix and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202326 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why Anime is for Women

On this week’s episode of The Waves, with the emergence of streaming more Americans are becoming fans of Japanese anime. Within that media, viewers can see wide ranges of LGBTQ+ representation and gender presentation that often isn’t found in American animation. But like American media, not all of these representations are as nuanced as they should be. Host Vic Whitley-Berry is an avid anime fan, and they sit down with journalist Princess Weekes on femme representation in Japanese anime. In Slate Plus the messiness of shipping and fandoms.  If you liked this episode, check out: Can Fairy Tales Be Feminist? Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202335 minutes, 7 seconds
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How To Get Through Menopause

Hot flashes, fatigue, and vaginal dryness were some of Katie’s first clues that her body was changing. Half the population will experience menopause, yet misinformation still abounds—with doctors ill-prepared to talk to patients about this major life transition. On this episode of How To!, journalist Susan Dominus joins us to share the knowledge she gained from working on her viral magazine piece, “Women Have Been Misled About Menopause.” She explains why women’s pain has been ignored for so long, where to look for information, and how to connect with others during this confusing phase of life.  Resources mentioned:  “If Men Could Menstruate” by Gloria Steinem What Fresh Hell Is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You by Heather Corinna The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunter Hot Flash Sonnets by Moira Egan Alloy Midi If you liked this episode, check out: How To Make Aging Easier for Everyone.  Do you have a problem that needs solving? Send us a note at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show. Subscribe for free on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen. How To’s executive producer is Derek John. Joel Meyer is our senior editor/producer. The show is produced by Rosemary Belson, with Kevin Bendis and Jabari Butler.  Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/howtoplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202348 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Fantasy Suite Edition

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Gerry’s down to two women and two potential fantasy suites. How sweet do things actually get? Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202339 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Bravo Cinematic Universe

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re digging into the Bravo network. From Below Deck to Selling Sunset to Vanderpump Rules, the Bravo TV network is a reality television behemoth that has made millions on the backs of its female cast members. But is it actually good for women? ICYMI founding host Rachelle Hampton and culture writer Shamira Ibrahim discuss the current Bravo era, how much of Bravo belongs to famous producer Andy Cohen, why cast members can’t rely on a reunion to tell their stories, and whether the cast members of shows like the Real Housewives really have agency.  In Slate Plus: Let’s talk Selling Sunset.  If you liked this episode, check out: How to Be a Woman in Music   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: The Women Tell All and Mince No Words

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we get the first Women Tell All episode of The Golden Bachelor. Waves recap co-hosts Cheyna Roth and Laura Stassi have some thoughts for Gerry. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Be a Woman in Music

On this week’s episode of The Waves, what’s it like to be an indie musician? Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by singer and songwriter Dessa. They dig into her newest album and how she has benefited from and been hurt by being a woman in the music industry. Later in the show they explore the breakup song - and all the gendered expectations that go along with writing one.  In Slate Plus: What do a dentist, neuroscientists, and puppeteers all have in common? They’ve worked with Dessa. If you liked this episode, check out: Penis Politics  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202338 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Hometowns Will Always Be Cringey

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Gerry visits the hometowns of the last 3 women standing on The Golden Bachelor.  Unlike hometown dates in the past, Gerry isn’t meeting the parents. Instead, he’s getting to know the women’s kids and their grandkids. But it doesn’t make the hometown dates any less cringe. Slate Senior Producer Cheyna Roth and Dating While Gray host Laura Stassi recap the episode. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202333 minutes, 20 seconds
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Penis Politics

On this week’s episode of The Waves, the next presidential election is one year away and we are entering a storm of macho man politics. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by NPR politics reporter Danielle Kurtzleben to talk about why men keep talking about their manly-men bonafides, how that affects women trying to be in politics, and more.  More From Danielle and Mentioned in the Episode:  All the Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Gave Birth by Danielle Kurtzleben  The Race I Will Watch Most Closely in 2024 (Besides President) by Danielle Kurtzleben  A Professional Lady Correspondent Stares Down Motherhood by Danielle Kurtzleben  Male Democratic Candidates Will Have To Answer Gender Role Questions In 2020 Race by Danielle Kurtzleben  How 2022 Became the Year of Over-the-Top Masculinity in Politics by Bill Donahue  In Slate Plus: A check-in on new mom Danielle and whether she has in fact become a “mom” or just a person with a kid. If you liked this episode, check out: Are “Cool Moms” A Menace?  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202343 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: WTH, Gerry?!

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Golden Bachelor Gerry is rapidly approaching hometown dates and needs to narrow the pool down to three. To get there, we have a passionate one-on-one date and a high-stakes group date. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and Dating While Gray host Laura Stassi give their thoughts. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202338 minutes, 1 second
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Get on the WNBA Train Already!

On this week’s episode of The Waves, the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty to win their second WNBA championship in a row. But more impressive is that they played in front of one of the biggest crowds to ever attend a WNBA game. Slate senior supervising producer Daisy Rosario is joined by sports journalist and founder of the Power Plays newsletter Lindsay Gibbs to unpack the recent surge in popularity for women’s sports, why you should make an effort to support women’s basketball, and more. In Slate Plus: Lindsay tries to convince Daisy to get into women’s college basketball If you liked this episode, check out: Watch The Women’s World Cup, Damnit!  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202347 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: The ‘D Word’

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Gerry says the D Word: Divorce. Laura Stassi, host of Dating While Gray, and Slate Senior Supervising Producer Daisy Rosario recap the fourth episode of The Golden Bachelor. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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On The Golden Bachelor: Reality Dating Matures…But Does It Really?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Laura Stassi is back in the host seat. Laura, host of the podcast Dating While Gray, still can’t get over what the heck is going on in 72-year-old Gerry Turner’s love life.  Gerry is the first lead for The Bachelor spinoff The Golden Bachelor. While Gerry and the group of women vying for his heart are seniors over 65 years old, many of the age-old Bachelor franchise tropes are still being put to use. What is it about reality TV dating that forces the stakes to be so high? To figure this out, Vulture TV critic Kathryn VanArendonk joins us.  In Slate Plus: Kathryn VanArendonk on a reality show focused on business connections – Project Greenlight: A New Generation If you liked this episode, check out:  The Waves recaps The Golden Bachelor Why Did The Golden Bachelor Have to Be Like This? Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202339 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Gerry’s Crying Again!

On this week’s episode of The Waves recapping The Golden Bachelor, we find Gerry in his feelings…again.  Slate Senior Supervising Producer Daisy Rosario and Dating While Gray Host Laura Stassi give their thoughts on the third episode of Gerry’s journey to finding love and all the tears that go along with it. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the feeds for The Waves and Dating While Grey wherever you listen to podcasts. Please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Case For Taking A Sabbatical

On this week’s episode of The Waves: the case for taking a sabbatical.  Host TK Dutes speaks with author and former television writer Patty Lin on her latest book End Credits: How I Broke Up With Hollywood. Lin worked in some of the most notable writers' rooms like Friends, Freaks and Geeks, Desperate Housewives and Breaking Bad. But when she hit a breaking point, she made a big change and stopped working for an entire year. After that? Her relationship with work–and everything else–transformed. In Slate Plus: Patty Lin on how her closest relationships changed after going on sabbatical If you liked this episode, check out: Female CEOs Can’t Save Us Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Dead Spouse Rises

Join Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and Laura Stassi, host of the Dating While Gray podcast as they unpack Gerry Turner’s journey to find love. It’s episode two and the remaining women are moving into the mansion…complete with bunk beds. Cheyna and Laura talk about Gerry’s bland one-on-one date, the cringe-inducing group date, whether Gerry could get serious with a divorcee, and much more. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202335 minutes, 49 seconds
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Female CEOs Can’t Save Us

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Senior Supervising Producer of Audio, Daisy Rosario can’t get toxic female bosses out of her head. She’s joined by Noelle Crooks, author of the new book, Under the Influence and former employee of one Rachel Hollis, so she knows a lot about bad workplaces. They discuss the insidious nature of saying your workplace is “like a family,” why an office dance party is a BAD thing, and how some powerful women leverage their minority status for ill. In Slate Plus: How to recover from a job that burned you out. If you liked this episode, check out: The Bama Rush to Trad Wife Pipeline Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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Special Episode: Senator Dianne Feinstein Dies At 90

On this special episode of The Waves, Slate’s Lizzie O’Leary and Alex Sammon talk about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s legacy and what her death means for Senate Democrats and the whole party going forward. Further Reading: Dianne Feinstein’s Death Instantly Creates Two Big Problems to Solve If you liked this episode, check out: Why All the First Ladies Want to Be Jackie O. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Alicia Montgomery and Daisy Rosario. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show and want to support it, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202324 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Here’s Gerry!

It’s our first Golden Bachelor recap episode! Join Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and Laura Stassi, host of the Dating While Grey podcast as they unpack Gerry Turner’s journey to find love. They discuss who had the cringiest entrance, whether Gerry is really ready for love (and the drama), and just how ageist some parts of the show are.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202339 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Afghan Women Left Behind: Gender And U.S. Immigration

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Host Kat Chow turns to Afghanistan, two years since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. She speaks with reporter Tanvi Misra, who recently published an article with Politico following a family trapped in immigration limbo at a U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar. Tanvi also explains how the U.S. immigration process singles out women and marginalized genders. Further reading: They Thought Their Sick Little Girl Would Be Safe in America. Then It Denied Her Family Entry. In Slate Plus: The drama and life of luxury on Prime Video’s Made in Heaven with Host Kat Chow and reporter Tanvi Misra If you liked this episode, check out: Incompetent Cervix - The Misogynist History Behind Naming The Female Body Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202348 minutes, 9 seconds
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Incompetent Cervix: The Misogynist History Behind Naming The Female Body

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Host Kat Chow welcomes back author and science journalist Rachel E. Gross to talk about the misogynist origins of many names and diagnoses in the female reproductive system. Gross is the author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage and the New York Times column Body Language. In Slate Plus: Rachel E. Gross’s thoughts on the documentary Every Body about intersex people If you liked this episode, check out: The Vagina et Al., an interview with Rachel E. Gross and Slate’s Shannon Palus about Gross’s book Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202343 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Joe Jonas’s ‘Bad Mommy’ Story Flopped

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Host Kat Chow dives into the public divorce of actress Sophie Turner and pop artist Joe Jonas. But we’re not so much getting into the actual divorce, more the way tabloid news is covering it and leaning into some seriously sexist tropes. As news spread about the marriage’s end, articles immediately started speculating as to who was at fault, and tabloids reported using anonymous sources saying Turner was more focused on partying and going out, leaving Jonas at home with their two young kids. Kat is joined by Rolling Stone senior writer Ej Dickson, to dig into the long history of sexist tropes about mothers and motherhood, the “bad mommy” PR spin, and more.  Further Reading: Sophie Turner Isn’t A Bad Mom. You’re Just A Mysoginist by Ej Dickson In Slate Plus: Ej Dickson on why Gweneth Paltrow is uncancellable. If you liked this episode, check out: Is The Wedding Dress Dead? Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Bama Rush to Trad Wife Pipeline

On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s rush time! Host Kat Chow is diving deep into the #BamaRush phenomenon that has taken over the internet recently. She’s joined by professor and New York Times columnist Tressie McMillan Cottom to talk about her recent article, “In Alabama, White Tide Rushes On” They dig into the very specific “type” of college student that joins the Alabama sorority, the race and gender implications of the Greek “Machine” and the cuteness of it all.  Fighter Reading: Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting by Sianne Ngai HBO documentary Bama Rush (2023) directed by Rachel Fleit In Slate Plus: Unpacking Tressie’s piece The Enduring, Invisible Power of Blond, and all the internet chaos it caused. If you liked this episode, check out: How Drake Betrayed Megan Thee Stallion    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Forced Kiss Seen Round the World

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re talking about The Kiss. Scaachi Koul is joined by Women’s World Cup reporter for The Athletic and freelance sports reporter, Tamerra Griffin to talk about Spanish Soccer President, Luis Rubiales forcibly kissing player Jennifer Hermoso after Spain’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final win. They dig into the internal strife that was already going on within the Spanish team, Rubiales’s history of alleged misconduct, where the sport can go from here, and more. In Slate Plus: How female players express themselves on the pitch.  If you liked this episode, check out: Watch the Women’s World Cup, Damnit!  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Scaachi Koul, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202337 minutes, 22 seconds
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Teaser: And Just Like That…It’s the Finale

It’s the season finale of Max’s Sex and the City sequel, And Just Like That…Cheyna Roth and Daisy Rosario unpack the big last supper, and ponder where the show could possibly go from here. To get the full episode, and lots more Slate Plus bonus content, go to slate.com/thewavesplus to become a Slate Plus member today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20239 minutes, 38 seconds
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America’s Dangerous Obsession with Trans Women

On this week’s episode of The Waves, why can’t celebrities and sports organizations leave trans people alone? On the heels of the International Chess Federation excluding trans women from competing, and some terrible statements from singer Ne-Yo (remember Ne-Yo?) Waves host Scaachi Koul wants to know why everyone is so obsessed with trans people. She talks with cartoonist and author of the graphic novel, Boys Weekend, Mattie Lubchansky about why celebrities can’t help but get involved, why trans women continue to take the brunt of these types of attacks, and what hope there is for the future of trans rights. In Slate Plus: It’s the season finale of And Just Like That…season 2.  If you liked this episode, check out: How a Drag Queen Recreated the American Dream Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Scaachi Koul, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Additional help from Victoria Whitley-Berry. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202334 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Drake Betrayed Megan Thee Stallion

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Tory Lanez has been sentenced for shooting Megan Thee Stallion, and we have THOUGHTS. Scamfluencers co-host and former BuzzFeed reporter Scaachi Koul is joined by Refinery29 reporter Kathleen Newman-Bremang to unpack why so many people turned against Megan despite Tory Lanez being a wasteman. They explain what exactly is a “Toronto Mans” and why this dangerous subsection of man is crossing American borders in the forms of Drake, the Weeknd, and more.  In Slate Plus: Episode 10 of our And Just Like That…recap. If you liked this episode, check out: The World Record Book of Racist Stories Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Scaachi Koul, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202347 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why All The First Ladies Want to Be Jackie O.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, former Buzzfeed reporter and current Scamfluencers host, Scaachi Koul is taking over hosting The Waves for the next few weeks. This week she’s digging deep into the life of First Lady hopeful, Casey DeSantis. Scaachi is joined by Washington Post reporter, Ruby Cramer. Ruby wrote a masterpiece on Casey DeSantis, “Tracing the power of Casey DeSantis.” They get into why Casey DeSantis scares Scaachi, how to properly make fun of Ron’s wife, and why the Ron and Casey two-some is so exclusive.      In Slate Plus: continuing our And Just Like That…recap with episode 9. If you liked this episode, check out: Your Period Deserves Respect  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Scaachi Koul, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202336 minutes, 58 seconds
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Hollywood is On Strike. Let’s Burn it Down.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re talking the Hollywood strikes. Slate senior supervising producer Daisy Rosario is joined by longtime journalist and author of Burn It Down, Maureen Ryan to unpack the systematic oppression that has taken place behind the scenes of your favorite movies and television shows for decades. They dig into the structures in place to keep women and marginalized voices from getting to the top of the ladder, and how none of these stories are examples of one bad apple. They also explore how the ongoing writers and actors strikes are an inevitable result of years of injustice - and what they need to bargain for to make true change in Hollywood. In Slate Plus: A recap of episode 8 of Max’s And Just Like That… If you liked this episode, check out: How to Survive in Hollywood  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Additional help from Paige Osburn. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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How a Drag Queen Recreated the American Dream

On this week’s episode of The Waves, drag queens are under attack and being labeled bad for families and kids. But RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race All Stars contestant Mrs. Kasha Davis is making people rethink the American Dream. She sits down with Slate senior supervising producer, Daisy Rosario to talk about the real life inspiration for the character of Mrs. Kasha Davis, her new music video showcasing the importance of Drag Story Hour, and why more people need to see happy queer families like hers.  In Slate Plus: Recap of episode 7 of HBO’s And Just Like That… If you liked this episode, check out: Why Barbie Lives On Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Barbie Lives On

On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s all about Barbie. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth sits down with M.G. Lord, author of Forever Barbie and co-host of “LA Made: The Barbie Tapes” from LAist and So Cal Public Radio. They discuss the history of the Barbie doll and how she’s managed to endure, how Barbie might actually be feminist, and what the new Greta Gerwig movie gets right about Barbie.   In Slate Plus: Episode 6 of our And Just Like That…recap. If you liked this episode check out Is The Wedding Dress Dead?   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202332 minutes, 48 seconds
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Watch The Women’s World Cup, Damn It!

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re talking about the Women’s World Cup and why you should be watching it (even if sometimes it’s a little tricky to find). Slate senior supervising producer Daisy Rosario is joined by investigative sports journalist Jessica Luther with a Waves guide to the cup. They discuss what players to look for, why nationalism can sometimes trump misogyny, Megan Rapinoe’s retirement, and why the US women’s soccer team is so good. In Slate Plus: Episode 5 of our And Just Like That…recap. If you liked this episode, check out: Is the Wedding Dress Dead? Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202339 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is the Wedding Dress Dead?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth does a deep dive on wedding dresses. From the oldest family-run bridal shop in the United States, to a warehouse in New York, she explores what the modern wedding dress looks like. Along with brides-to-be Shannon Palus and Susan Matthews, Cheyna talks with Marteal Mayer, the owner of Loulette Bride in Brooklyn, and mother-daughter duo Shelly Mueller and Alyssa Pung, co-owners of Becker’s Bridal in Fowler, Michigan.  In Slate Plus: Our weekly And Just Like That…recap. This week it’s episode four with Cheyna Roth and Slate culture writer Heather Schwedel.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Special thanks to Shannon Palus and Susan Matthews.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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Can Fairy Tales Be Feminist?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re diving into fairy tales. Slate book critic Laura Miller talks with author Kelly Link about her collection of fairy tale inspired short stories, White Cat, Black Dog. They discuss how fairy tales have influenced Kelly’s work, the allure of the “searching for a beloved” story, finding a community of female writers.  In Slate Plus: Cheyna Roth and Luke Winkie discuss episode three of Max’s And Just Like That… Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202331 minutes, 39 seconds
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And Just Like That…Carrie Killed Her Podcast

On this week’s episode of the And Just Like That recap, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and Slate senior supervisor of audio Daisy Rosario talk about season 2, episodes one and two of the Sex and the City sequel. They dig into what’s missing from the first two episodes (besides Samantha Jones), Tony Danza, and what was going on with Carrie’s pigeon purse.  To get the full episode, sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20239 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Year Without Roe

On this week’s episode of The Waves, one year after the Supreme Court decision that set off a national crisis in reproductive health care, we’re taking a look at what the end of Roe has wrought. Countless lives have been affected: There's the people who've traveled across the country to get their lives back, the people who've been forced against their will into pregnancy and childbirth, and those who've been denied life saving medical care because their doctors are afraid of the law. There's also the people doing what they can to mitigate the damage—with ballot measures, and abortion funds, and the tools and knowledge to help someone manage an abortion on their own. Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci talks with Diane Horvath and Morgan Nuzzo, who opened an abortion clinic in Maryland just as Roe fell. She also sits down with Elaina Ramsey, who leads a faith-based pro-abortion group in Ohio that’s been charting new ways to use the specific assets of faith communities to help people get abortions, and Jessica Valenti, a journalist who’s been tracking the warp-speed rollback of abortion access across the country, and telling the stories of people whose lives have been upended because of it. Some of Christina’s Writing on Abortion: Birth Control Is Next You Will Still Be Able to Get a Medication Abortion—Even if This Barbaric Ruling Stands What Anti-Abortion Advocates Really Think of Women’s Lives If the “Abortion Pill” Gets Banned, There’s Still One Good Move The Religious Left Has Found Its Mission If you liked this episode, check out: What the F*** Do We Do Now?    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202355 minutes, 24 seconds
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TRAILER: ...And Just Like That Recap Show

We couldn’t stop thinking about And Just Like That. Now Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte are coming back for a second season and The Waves is going to be covering it all. Every week, Slate Plus members will get a very special And Just Like That recap episode, hosted by myself, Cheyna Roth, with a very exciting lineup of your favorite Slatesters like Daisy Rosario, Luke Wilkie and Heather Schwedel.  Look for the And Just Like That recap in The Waves Plus feed. And if you’re not a Slate Plus member, you can join now by going to Slate.com/thewavesplus to get all these special episodes along with tons of other bonus goodies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Your Period Deserves Respect

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re talking about menstruation. Period. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by author and anthropologist Dr. Kate Clancy. Kate recently published her extensive study on menstruation, Period and they dig into why Western culture has constantly looked at menstruating bodies with shame, how this impacts scientific studies and healthcare for women and gender minorities, and how we can overcome the embarrassment.  In Slate Plus: Why language matters in science. If you liked this episode, check out: The Hustle of Being Beautiful Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202335 minutes, 17 seconds
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Whose Turn Is It? From Love Letters

Sharing an episode of the Love Letters podcast. Love Letters tells stories about romance, marriage, partnership, sex, loss, and the human heart. Served with a side of advice. On the new season, host Meredith Goldstein explores all the ways money plays into love, dating, and relationships. In this episode, Meredith asks: How do couples decide whose “turn” it is to pursue a career dream? She talks to two women about how they balance their goals and desires with those of their partners. I think you're going to like this one Find out on the new season of Love Letters. Listen on [Apple | Spotify]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202336 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding Love Without Romance

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we talk about living a life alone, but without loneliness. Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion talks with author Amy Key about her new book, Arrangements in Blue, and how Key has found fulfillment without romantic love. In Slate Plus: The influence of Joni Mitchell’s album, Blue.  If you like this episode, check out: Why Medical Mysteries Plague Women   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. This Pride Month, make an impact by helping Macy’s and The Trevor Project on their mission to fund life-saving suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Hustle of Being Beautiful

On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s all about the beauty industry. Senior writer and editor at New America, Julia Craven is joined by author and NPR host-at-large Elise Hu. They discuss Elise’s new book, Flawless - a remarkable investigation into the Korean beauty world. They also unpack the hustle culture inherent in beauty, how Eurocentric beauty trends are everywhere, and more.  In Slate Plus: Is Shiv Roy from HBO’s Succession misunderstood?  If you liked this episode, check out: Who’s Getting Rich Off Menopause?   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. This Pride Month, make an impact by helping Macy’s and The Trevor Project on their mission to fund life-saving suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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I Don’t Care If You Like Me

On this week’s episode of The Waves, are female characters becoming less likable? Slate senior supervising producer, Daisy Rosario is joined by author and comedian Jena Friedman. Jena’s new book Not Funny explores likeability and what that means for women in comedy and the world. They talk about unlikeable female characters and anti-heroines in shows like Rosanne, Killing Eve, and more. How unlikeable female characters have evolved - and how streamers actually helped bring down some gatekeepers making more room for complex women on TV.  In Slate Plus: When Jena asked famous male comics the questions so many female comics get asked every day. If you liked this episode, check out: How to Survive in Hollywood.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202335 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why Medical Mysteries Plague Women

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re unpacking medical mysteries. Science writer and Slate contributor Eleanor Cummins is joined by Allison Behringer. Allison is the host and creator of the KCRW podcast, Bodies. Now in its fourth season, every episode of Bodies digs into a person’s medical mystery. Eleanor and Allison talk about Allison’s own ‘body story,’ why female bodies contain so many mysteries, and what we can do to solve them. In Slate Plus, using social media to connect people with illnesses.  If you liked this episode, check out Who’s Getting Rich Off Menopause?   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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What E. Jean Carroll Did For Women

On this week’s episode of The Waves, E. Jean Carroll won, but what now? Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth talks with Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci about the use of civil trials in cases of alleged rape and domestic violence, how the #MeToo movement influenced the trial, and what Carroll’s win could mean going forward.  More About Carroll: “Not My Type” by Christina Cauterucci Lie Detector by Christina Cauterucci There’s a Remarkable Piece of Evidence in the E. Jean Carroll Trial by Christina Cauterucci  Make No Mistake About the $5 Million E. Jean Carroll Verdict Against Trump by Christina Cauterucci In Slate Plus, the stupidity of one of Trump’s lies.  If you liked this episode, check out: What Amber Heard’s Makeup Palette Says About the Legal System   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Make an impact this Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to fund APIA Scholars. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202337 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Protect Your Kids From Diet Culture

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re doing a very special Mom and Dad Are Fighting crossover with host Jamilah Lemieux. Jamilah sits down with author Virginia Sole-Smith to talk about her new book, Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture. They discuss helping kids accept their bodies in whatever form they take, dealing with our own internalized fatphobia, and more. In Slate Plus, answering a listener’s question on secret snacking. If you liked this episode, check out Making Friends As An Adult. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Rosemary Belson with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Make an impact this Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to fund APIA Scholars. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202337 minutes, 58 seconds
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Making Friends As An Adult

On this week’s episode of The Waves, finding friends as an adult. Slate executive editor Susan Matthews is joined by author, comedian, and musician Lane Moore to talk about Moore’s new book You Will Find Your People. They dig into the necessity of healthy boundaries, letting go of old friendships that no longer serve you, and the importance of deep friendships that require work. In Slate Plus, unpacking celebrity friendships.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. If you liked this episode, check out: Make Movies Horney Again. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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How To Make Imposter Syndrome Your Superpower

This week on The Waves, a special episode from Slate's podcast How To! When Leslie landed her dream engineering job right out of college, she was elated but also worried she was a tad unqualified—even though she has the skills and expertise. Since then imposter syndrome has reared its ugly head on a regular basis. Besides being the youngest in her department, she’s one of the only women and the only person of color, which has made things even more isolating. On this episode of How To!, host Amanda Ripley brings on Dr. Jessica Esquivel, physicist, advocate for marginalized communities in STEAM, and author of Our Queer Universe. Dr. Esquivel has some wise, hard-earned advice for shifting the burden of being enough, learning to fail, and making systemic changes so people don’t feel imposter syndrome so acutely.  If you liked this episode, check out: “I’m Great at My Job. So Why Do I Feel Like a Fraud?” Podcast production by Derek John, Rosemary Belson, Kevin Bendis, and Jabari Butler.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Survive in Hollywood

On this week’s episode of The Waves - the freelancing side of acting with Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Caroline Aaron. Slate senior supervising producer Daisy Rosario is joined by Caroline Aaron - a familiar face in movies for over forty years, if not a household name. They discuss building a life with an unstable career path, how women’s stories are done a disservice in film and television, and how Caroline’s show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel seeks to overturn all of that.  In Slate Plus, Caroline discusses working with strong women like Amy Sherman Palladino and Nora Ephron.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Make an impact this Earth Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to bring more parks to more people across the country. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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Make Movies Horny Again

On this week’s episode of The Waves, author, journalist, and former host of Slate podcast Thirst Aid Kit Nichole Perkins is joined by journalist Eliana Dockterman to discuss the disappearance of sexuality in recent movies. They unpack Eliana’s recent piece in TIME, “Why Aren’t Movies Sexy Anymore?” and try to work through the reasons films that hit the theaters are lacking heat. Hint: One reason has to do with some superheroes. In Slate Plus: Movies that DO have sex scenes.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Make an impact this Earth Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to bring more parks to more people across the country. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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What the Hart Family Murders Reveal About Foster Care

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate supervising producer Daisy Rosario is joined by Texas Tribune reporter Roxanna Asgarian to discuss her book We Were Once A Family: A Story of Love, Death and Child Removal in America and its findings on the foster care system. The book covers the tragic Hart family murders in 2018 where two mothers drove their six adopted children off a cliff.  In Slate Plus: How Roxanna navigated writing about a tragic family story in a pandemic while being a first-time mom.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202336 minutes, 19 seconds
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We Need to Talk About Postpartum Psychosis

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by New Yorker editor Jessica Winter to talk all about postpartum psychosis. They dig into how the medical world is failing new moms during one of the “worst psychiatric emergencies” and why we need to talk about it more. After the break, Cheyna and Jessica talk about how movies and television have depicted postpartum depression and psychosis.  In Slate Plus, are “influencer parents” really new?  Articles Mentioned What We Still Don’t Understand About Postpartum Psychosis by Jessica Winter  The Many Violations of the Violent Birth Scene by Amanda Hess Women’s Heath Care is Underfunded. The Consequences Are Dire by Jessica Grose    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202339 minutes, 50 seconds
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Two Feminists Talk Weight Loss

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus talks with longtime health and foodwriter Tamar Haspel about her views on weight loss, and why it’s important for feminist to not shy away from the topic. They dig into why crank diets don’t work and often fail in trials, how Tamar changed her mind about “just lose weight!” being good, blanket advice, and how to make conversations about weight empowering—or, at least, less fraught.  In Slate Plus, a discussion about the latest weight loss drug, Ozempic.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202342 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hollywood Needs an Overhaul

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate culture writer Nadira Goffe is joined by film producer, host of the Hollywood Gold podcast, and Stay Gold Features founder Daniela Taplin Lundberg to discuss the challenges of film production and the importance of movies that tell women’s stories, even when they seem too risky to make.  In Slate Plus, Nadira and Daniela talk about their favorite (surprisingly) feminist movies. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Make an impact this Women’s History Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to fund girls in STEM. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202333 minutes, 18 seconds
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It’s OK to Hate Your Spouse (Sometimes)

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus talks with Heather Havrilesky about the divine tedium of marriage. They discuss Heather’s book, Foreverland and the explosive response the book initially got (especially when Heather called her husband “a heap of laundry”). Later in the show, they dig into what to do when your husband is truly being a little bit of a patriarchal jerk.   In Slate Plus, a behind the scenes look at what goes into writing the Ask Polly column.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected].   Make an impact this Women’s History Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to fund girls in STEM. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202337 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Ballet’s Best Choreographer Destroyed

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion is joined by Erika Lantz, host of the podcast The Turning to discuss the impact of ballet culture and the legacy of George Balanchine on dancers of all levels.  In Slate Plus, how ballerinas and nuns have more in common than you think.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202331 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Inherent Fear in Being a Woman

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth talks all about fear with author Erica Berry. They discuss trying to navigate alone in the world as a woman, how one fairy tale tells you everything you need to know about women and fear, and Erica’s new book, Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear. In Slate Plus, Cheyna and Erica talk about how one wolf, OR-7, stole hearts across the nation.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. With additional help from Tori Dominguez.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202338 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sponsored: How Can Quitting Be a Fearless Move on the Pathway to Success?

We’ve all heard the saying: winners never quit and quitters never win. But what if it turns out they do? In this episode of The Relentless, host Kristen Meinzer is joined by two fearless guests who are reshaping the way we think about quitting. First, she sits down with Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, bestselling author, and sought after consultant in the decision-making space. Throughout her career, Annie has achieved great success by knowing when to walk away — her $4 million in tournament winnings certainly proves that! Annie shares her unconventional wisdom about quitting, and why having the courage to do it can help us reach our goals faster. Later in the episode, you’ll hear from Esther Mireya Tejeda, Chief Marketing Officer at Anywhere Real Estate Inc. She talks about not being afraid to pivot away from ideas that aren’t working and try new things in order to transform companies into the best versions of themselves. Guests Annie Duke: Former Professional Poker Player, Decision-Making Strategist, and Author Esther Mireya Tejeda: Chief Marketing Officer at Anywhere Real Estate Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202341 minutes, 57 seconds
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How ADHD Disorients Women

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate supervising producer Daisy Rosario is joined by stand-up comic Blaire Postman to discuss their journeys as women with ADHD, from receiving a diagnosis to the many ways it affects their everyday lives.  In Slate Plus, how Blaire navigated living with ADHD in the pandemic-era social media boom of all things ADHD content.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Make an impact this Black History Month by helping Macy’s on their mission to fund UNCF scholarships for HBCU students. Go to macys.com/purpose to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202336 minutes, 20 seconds
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Are “Cool Moms” A Menace?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion is joined by NPR political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben to unpack all the fears that come with pending motherhood. They unpack Danielle’s brilliant Substack piece, “A Professional Lady Correspondent Stares Down Motherhood,” their fears of “cool moms” and…the possible merits of ”lean in feminism.” Heavy emphasis on the possible. In Slate Plus, how Danielle navigated covering abortion post-Roe while pregnant.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Tori Dominguez with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202339 minutes, 20 seconds
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How a Man Writes Women Protagonists

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by author and Slate editor Dan Kois to talk about men writing women. Dan’s new book, Vintage Contemporaries, is the coming of age story of Em and the two women who had a meaningful impact on her life. Dan and Cheyna talk about how Dan wrote true to life female characters without falling into the #menwritewomen trap, why he told a story with female characters, and how to navigate the tricky world of writing characters of the opposite sex. In Slate Plus, how the HarperCollins strike is impacting women. You can find the HarperCollins Bookshop link here.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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Exercise Shouldn’t (Always) Feel Punishing

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate science and health editor Shannon Palus talks with freelance science writer Eleanor Cummins about how to detach exercise from diet culture, and learning to strive toward fitness goals that actually serve them. They discuss two recent pieces in Slate, Shannon’s article on the benefits of slow running and Eleanor’s on why yoga classes cost so much—an how the teachers, which are mostly women, can actually get paid more. They discuss why relaxing in a workout setting can be necessary and difficult, and how letting go of the idea that working out always has to be painful can actually help you accomplish big, impressive goals.   In Slate Plus, is Prince Harry feminist? Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202334 minutes, 48 seconds
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Who’s Getting Rich Off Menopause?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Money co-host Emily Peck is joined by New York Times writer, Amy Larocca to discuss, as Amy says, the “menopause gold rush.” They dig into when exactly menopause starts, how younger women embracing their bodies has trickled up to their moms, and the companies that have started aggressively targeting menopausal women - for better and for worse.   In Slate Plus, how telehealth and online medicine have changed the menopause game.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202337 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Myths About Fat People

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate science and health editor Shannon Palus is joined by author and co-host of Maintenance Phase, Aubrey Gordon. Shannon and Aubrey discuss Aubrey’s new book, “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People, the fraught nature of “body positivity” and the insidious goalpost moving of the Dove “Love Your Body” campaign. In Slate Plus, Aubrey and Shannon discuss the new weight-loss fad, Ozempic.  Further Reading Recommendations From Aubrey: Hunger by Roxane Gay Belly of the Beast by Da’shaun L. Harrison The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings  Julie Murphy’s fiction novels like Dumplin’ Check out Shannon’s new Slate Column: Good Fit Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202341 minutes, 22 seconds
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2022 Rewind: How Gone Girl Changed Publishing

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel is joined by Slate books and culture columnist Laura Miller on the 10-year anniversary of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. They talk about the initial reaction to Gone Girl, why the twists packed such a punch, and the enduring impact of the famous “cool girl” speech. Then they explore why, despite many books proclaiming to be so, there has never really been another Gone Girl. In Slate Plus, Laura takes Heather behind the scenes of book blurbs. Recommendations: Heather: The Palace Papers by Tina Brown Laura: The TV series Redemption, available on BritBox Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202229 minutes, 48 seconds
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Are Women of Color Disappearing From Comedy Again?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior supervising producer Daisy Rosario talks to comedian and activist Aida Rodriguez about the state of women in comedy. They dig into Aida’s background and what it was like to come up as a woman of color in comedy. They also unpack the sneaking suspicion that women of color are getting fewer and fewer chances these days, and how to turn trauma into comedy.  In Slate Plus, Aida and Daisy talk about whether it’s feminist to not stand up for yourself in a loud way. Catch Aida’s comedy Fighting Words on HBO Max.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202234 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tis the Hallmark Season

On this week’s episode of The Waves, host of Slate’s ICYMI podcast Rachelle Hampton is joined by Vulture’s Rebecca Alter to talk all about those cheesy holiday movies we can’t escape this time of year. They dig into what makes a Hallmark Holiday Movie™ (inns and men who have probably been to therapy are a must), how the movies have evolved over the years and whether their attempts at diversity are just forcing other cultures to conform to their model. Plus, all the holiday vibes.   In Slate Plus: Rebecca talks about her time on a Hallmark movie set, which she wrote about for Vulture.  Recommendations: Rachelle: The Holiday Calendar on Netflix and Lifetime’s The Spirit of Christmas. Rebecca: Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square on Netflix and Showtime’s Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202237 minutes, 56 seconds
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The World Record Book of Racist Stories

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior supervising producer of audio Daisy Rosario is joined by sisters and authors Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar. Amber and Lacey just released their second book, The World Record Book of Racist Stories, a collection of humorous and sometimes heartbreaking essays about the racism they and the people they know experience every day. Daisy, Amber and Lacey talk about needing to write a second book (because they didn’t fit all the stories in the first book), the importance of family in surviving micro and macro aggressions, and why humor is the only way to get through the pain.  In Slate Plus, Daisy, Amber and Lacey talk about why Omaha actually is a great place to live.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202237 minutes, 24 seconds
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Fleishman - and Middle Aged Marriage - Are in Trouble

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Money host Emily Peck is joined by journalist and author Taffy Brodesser-Akner to talk about Taffy’s new show, Fleishman is in Trouble, based on her bestselling novel. They dig into why men’s magazines are more freeing to write for, how ambition can mess up a marriage, and how midlife crises and divorce are different experiences for women.  In Slate Plus, Emily and Taffy talk about Toby’s eating disorder, how empathy can make people mad, and more. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ejaculate Responsibly

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by author Gabrielle Blair. Blair’s new book Ejaculate Responsibly presents the radical idea that men should take control of the fertility conversation by better managing their sperm. After all, they're fertile 24-hours a day compared to women’s 24-hours a month. Cheyna and Gabrielle also talk about the problem with not prioritizing women’s pain, Gabrielle’s history as a “Design Mom” and how even Mormons seem to agree with Gabrielle’s book.  In Slate Plus: How the pope got involved in your birth control. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sponsored: How Can We Succeed by Staying Present in the Face of Fear?

This season of The Relentless, we’re speaking with inspiring leaders who break through barriers and move fearlessly. In episode two, we meet a social entrepreneur, explorer, and titan of the tech world, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado. As one of the most influential executives in Silicon Valley and the first Peruvian and openly gay woman to climb the Seven Summits, she knows a thing or two about overcoming fear and staying relentless. From the icy summit of Mount Everest to the competitive arena of Silicon Valley, Silvia shares what she learned about staying present in the face of fear, healing through nature, and revolutionizing male-dominated industries.  Later in the episode, CENTURY 21 Broker Adam Oberski shares how his own outdoor passion has given him new perspectives on his entrepreneurial journey (hint: it involves swimming, biking, and an entire marathon). Guests Silvia Vasquez-Lavado: Social Entrepreneur, Technologist, Explorer, and Author of In the Shadow of the Mountain Adam Oberski: Owner & Broker of CENTURY 21 Curran & Oberski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202232 minutes, 42 seconds
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Oprah Has The Best Voice (and Other Vocal Thoughts)

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior supervising producer of audio, Daisy Rosario is joined by actress and director Lake Bell to talk about voices. Bell’s new audio book Inside Voice is all about her obsession with how people sound. They dig into why we should take better care of our voices, how trauma impacts our ability to speak, why candidate voices impact their electability, and more. In Slate Plus, Lake and Daisy talk about the problem with the sexy baby voice.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Why Sarah Palin Won’t Go Away

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we dig into why Sarah Palin is still around - and if you should be paying attention. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci to talk about Christina’s time spent in Alaska where Palin is trying to make a political comeback in a tight race for Alaska’s lone Congressional seat. Later in the show, Christina explains why it’s necessary to keep talking about Palin after all these years. In Slate Plus, Cheyna and Christina talk about whether Sheryl Sandberg’s abortion rights donation to the ACLU is feminist.  Recommendations: Christina: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell  Cheyna: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202233 minutes, 10 seconds
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Hocus Pocus Has No Focus

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion is joined by Jess Zimmerman, who writes about witches, feminism, and all the scary ladies. They sit down to unpack their feelings about Disney’s Hocus Pocus films - both past and present and how the witch discussion has changed in the thirty years between movies.  In Slate Plus, is Taylor Swift’s Anti Hero music video feminist? Recommendations: Rebecca: The audiobook of The Mercies by Kiran Milwood Hargrave and read by Jessie Buckley. Jess: The new book Toil and Trouble by Lisa Kroger and Melanie Anderson.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202233 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why You Hate Women’s Voices

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior supervising producer of audio Daisy Rosario is joined by author Elissa Bassist to talk about women’s voices. They discuss Elissa’s new book, Hysterical and unpack why we cringe when we hear vocal fry, and ask why we don’t have similar words to describe male vocal ticks. Later in the show, they dig into how the fear of scrutiny women have over their voices silences them in ways you haven’t imagined.  In Slate Plus, Elissa talks about her involvement in Cheryl Strayed’s famous quote, “Write like a motherfucker.”  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why the Law Cares About Your Sex

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate homepage editor Sol Werthan sits down with trans rights activist and author, Paisley Currah. They discuss Paisley’s new book, Sex Is As Sex Does and discuss why “male” and “female” are used as a legal and social classifier. And why, even for cis people who identify with the gender binary, that might not be the right way to go. In Slate Plus, Sol and Paisley talk about the politicization of trans kids. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202234 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why Are We Obsessed With Queens?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion is joined by Slate contributing writer Imogen West-Knights to talk all about queens. From the daily news to Sunday nights on HBO, queens are everywhere right now. Rebecca and Imogen talk about the enduring appeal of shows like The Crown, House of the Dragon, Victoria, and more and what these representations are lacking.  In Slate Plus, is the modern iteration of Hillary Clinton still feminist? Recommendations: Rebecca: Dirty Dancing abortion fundraisers, like this one. Imogen: Netflix’s Dahmer (in order to grapple with its lack of sensitivity)   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario, and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202227 minutes, 58 seconds
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Do Co-Ed Sports Hurt Girls?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus and transgender journalist Evan Urquhart pose the question: Do we really need to separate sports by sex? The pair discusses Maggie Merten’s recent piece in The Atlantic, “Separating Sports By Sex Doesn’s Make Sense” and what role biology does (and doesn’t) play in determining who the top player on the field is. Later in the show, Shannon and Evan talk about why co-ed sports would be great for transgender youth.  In Slate Plus, is the Adam Levine sexting controversy feminist?  Recommendations: Shannon: Adopting a dog. Evan: The Power Wash Simulator game.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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Free Britney. From Her Fans.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Nicole Lewis, former Slate senior editor and Daisy Rosario, senior supervising producer of audio at Slate, talk about Britney…bitch. Mega-pop star Britney Spears is trying to navigate her life after being released from the court order that gave her father almost total control of her life. But the fans that put her conservatorship in the spotlight still can’t let her go. Nicole and Daisy unpack the toxic relationship between Britney Spears and fame—as well as whether there’s a way to be a fan without contributing to the damage. In Slate Plus, is the TNFW Nique rap Baby Daddy Free about abortion feminist?  Recommendations: Daisy: Love Is Blind: After the Alter on Netflix. Nicole: House of the Dragon on HBO.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202237 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Live With Your Partner’s PTSD

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus sits down with writer and political scientist Virginia Eubanks. They talk about Virginia’s New York Times magazine essay , “His PTSD, and My Struggle to Live With It,” and how the condition is more widespread than most people realize, even as terms like “trauma” and “triggered” are tossed around cavalierly. Later in the show, they talk about why you shouldn’t give unsolicited advice to people living with PTSD—and what kind of support caregivers of people with PTSD really need.    In Slate Plus: Why Virginia wanted to write her New York Times essay, and whether the COVID-19 pandemic is, technically speaking, a traumatic event.  Further Recommended Reading: What to Say When Someone Tells You They’re Chronically Ill by Rachel Meeks Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story by Gabriel Mac Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202233 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Undying Appeal of Very Sexy Trash

On this week’s episode of The Waves, erotic thrillers are making a comeback and The Waves is ready to dig into it. Freelance podcaster and writer, Nichole Perkins is joined by Slate features editor Jeffrey Bloomer to talk about why they love these movies, while also acknowledging the many flaws they contain. Then, Nichole and Jeffrey talk about what they want to see change and evolve as we enter into a new era of erotic thrillers.  In Slate Plus, is taking your partner’s last name feminist?    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202236 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why Women Carry the Bulk of Student Debt

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Lizzie O'Leary host of What Next: TBD is joined by Emily Peck co-host of Slate Money to explain the new Student Debt Relief Plan. They delve into the reason women often carry more debt on average and why they stand to benefit the most from even modest relief. Then, Lizzie and Emily unpack debt-relief criticism itself, what Biden’s plan does well, and where it could improve. In Slate Plus, some hard-hitting, in-depth analysis on whether or not laundry-folding is feminist. Recommendations Lizzie: Crime thriller Girl, Forgotten by author Karin Slaughter Emily: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law from Marvel and Disney+   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. With production help from Anna Rubanova. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202229 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why Jane Austen Still Slaps

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by culture writer Anna Nordberg to talk all about Jane Austen. The romance novelist may have written her seven books well over a century ago, but as Cheyna and Anna discuss, her work still endures in popular culture. They talk about why Austen’s characters are even more modern than the men and women we see on screen today and why some of the men are kind of meh. Later in the show, they talk about what makes an endearing Jane Austen adaptation, and why Netflix’s Persuasion fails so miserably.  In Slate Plus, are Jane Austen’s proposals feminist? Recommendations: Anna: The 1995 Sense and Sensibility adaptation starring Emma Thompson.  Cheyna: The music of Cosmo Jarvis. Plus a dedication to a beloved professor, Dr. Brent Chesley.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario, and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202235 minutes, 1 second
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It’s Not TV. It’s a Sh*tshow.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, the streaming wars have come for us all. The Daily Beast’s Allegra Frank sits down with Inkoo Kang of The Washington Post to talk about what happened at HBO and where gender fits into it all. HBO Max recently canceled the nearly done Batgirl, and has been quietly removing content from its streaming service as it prepares to merge with Discovery+. Allegra and Inkoo talk about how streaming services reducing their content offering likely spells trouble for non-white, non-male voices.  In Slate Plus, is Batman feminist?  Recommendations: Allegra: Never Have I Ever on Netflix Inkoo: The Harley Quinn series on HBO Max   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Alicia Montgomery and Daisy Rosario. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202236 minutes, 6 seconds
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Live. Laugh. Lexapro.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by the managing editor of Future Tense, Mia Armstrong. This week is all about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat depression and anxiety. Shannon and Mia discuss their own experiences with their mental health and SSRIs. Then they dig into the cultural narrative around using medication for anxiety and depression,a recent study disproving an old adage about depression, and why SSRIs might be overprescribed to women.  Why Has the Misleading “Chemical Imbalance” Theory of Mental Illness Persisted for So Long? by Sahanika Ratnayake In Slate Plus, is marrying young feminist? Recommendations: Shannon: Guided meditations from UCLA Health.  Mia: Counting backwards from 100 by seven to help calm down while you’re feeling anxious.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Alicia Montgomery and Daisy Rosario. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Liz Cheney’s Mom Energy

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci and Slate books and culture columnist Laura Miller talk all things Liz Cheney. They discuss Laura’s piece on how the Republican Congresswoman is coming across like a disappointed mom during the January 6 hearings—and whether comparing women politicians to mother figures is always sexist. Then they dig into what Cheney’s long-game is as she defies the Republican party and goes against Donald Trump. In Slate Plus, Christina and Laura discuss the January 6 hearings’ breakout star, Cassidy Hutchinson.  Recommendations: Christina: Caesar salad dressing from Once Upon a Chef Laura: Trailed by Kathryn Miles   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Alicia Montgomery and Daisy Rosario. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cafeteria Catholics Can Support Abortion Rights

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by staff writer Molly Olmstead to talk about the much-hyped threat against the Catholic Church in the wake of Roe’s dismantling. They talk about Molly’s piece, “Is the Catholic Church Under Attack” and where the vandalism against churches stacks up against other religious persecution. Then they take a look at “Cafeteria Catholics” - those who follow the religion, but not all the teachings at the top of the male hierarchy.    In Slate Plus, is the “Little Miss” meme feminist? Recommendations: Cheyna: Apple+ series Stillwater Molly: Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Alicia Montgomery, and Daisy Rosario.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202230 minutes, 44 seconds
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The 10 Year Old Who Needed An Abortion

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor of Jurisprudence, Nicole Lewis is joined by Susan Matthews, Slate’s executive editor and host of Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade. Earlier this month, a story about a 10-year-old girl seeking an abortion after she was raped went viral, and Nicole and Susan dive into how themedia’s handedthe story, before questioning how news outlets should handle the influx of first-person abortion narratives in a post-Roe world.  In Slate Plus, is asking Vice President Kamala Harris to not be so public-facing, feminist?    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario, and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202236 minutes, 20 seconds
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Brittney Griner and the Problem With Women’s Basketball

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by Amira Rose Davis, professor, historian, and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down to talk about Brittney Griner. The WNBA superstar has been detained by the Russians for months. Cheyna and Amira talk about how Russia treats its women athletes like superstars (until they don’t), while in America it takes weeks for people to really notice when a star WNBA player is missing. Later in the show, they discuss the impact of having Brittney Griner out of the league and Amira recommends WNBA players to watch.  In Slate Plus, the fascinating (and feminist!) history of cheerleaders.  Recommendations: Amira: Formula 1 racing, including Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive and F1 romance novels like the Fast and Hard series.  Cheyna: Jana Schmieding for her roles on Hulu’s Reservation Dogs and Peacock’s Rutherford Falls.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Caregiver Crisis

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time and director of the Better Life Lab, is joined by author Angela Garbes. They unpack the modern challenges of motherhood, further illustrated and then exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. They talk about Angela’s new book, Essential Labor, how caregiving is seen as sacred, yet we make it so hard in the United States, and why we pay caregivers—a key part of our society—poverty wages.  In Slate Plus, Angela and Brigid talk about the subtitle of Angela’s book: Mothering As Social Change.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202228 minutes, 23 seconds
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Unpacking NY Mag’s Teen Cancel Culture Piece

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel and Slate senior editor Rebecca Onion sit down to talk about New York magazine cover story “Canceled at 17,” which features a boy who was ostracized by his peers after he showed a nude of his girlfriend. The talk about whether the article is a display of “himpathy,” and the fact that the writer had a personal connection to the school that she did not initially disclose. (New York magazine’s statement on that matter is available here.)  In Slate Plus, Rebecca and Heather talk about what they regret from high school.  Recommendations: Rebecca: Apple+’s series For All Mankind. Heather: Netflix’s series, The Summer I Turned Pretty.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202225 minutes, 41 seconds
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What The F*** Do We Do Now?

On this emergency episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and Slate senior staff writer Christina Cauterucci respond to the decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and get real about how they’re handling this devastating blow.  Read Christina’s piece on medication abortions here. Find all of Slate’s coverage of Roe v Wade here, and a guide to basic questions about what happens next here.  Recommendations: Cheyna: Getting your kid the COVID vaccine and JellyCat stuffed animals.  Christina: Fire Island on Hulu.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202231 minutes, 39 seconds
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How Gone Girl Changed Publishing

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel is joined by Slate books and culture columnist Laura Miller on the ten year anniversary of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. They talk about the initial reaction to Gone Girl, why the twists packed such a punch, and the enduring impact of the famous “cool girl” speech. Then they explore why, despite many books proclaiming to be so, there has never really been another Gone Girl. In Slate Plus, Laura takes Heather behind the scenes of book blurbs.  Recommendations: Heather: The Palace Papers by Tina Brown Laura: TV series Redemption, available on BritBox   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202229 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Truth About “Normal” Sex

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate science writer and editor Shannon Palus is joined by Popular Science executive editor and author Rachel Feltman to talk about sex, baby. Rachel’s new book, “Been There, Done That” explores the quirky, wild, and often queer side of the history of sex. Shannon and Rachel talk about why animal sex is so relevant to human sex, the “loop-de-loop” of sexual evolution, and they ponder the age old question, “Why are even men?”  In Slate Plus, Rachel talks about why Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) may in some cases not be as terrible as you think.  Recommendations: Shannon: Spindrift seltzer  Rachel: The horror anthology, Your Body is Not Your Body   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202227 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Hidden Cost of Breast Implants

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate science editor and writer Shannon Palus is joined by freelance science journalist Eleanor Cummins to talk about plastics. Surgery that is. And all the physical and mental concerns that come with altering your body. They start out by talking about Eleanor’s recent piece on the health concerns of breast implants. Then they talk about VIP Syndrome, and how it’s coming for all of us.  In Slate Plus, is breast reduction surgery feminist? Recommendations: Shannon: Perfect Bars Eleanor: Cotopaxi gear.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Abortion on the Ballot

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by Slate senior writer Mark Joseph Stern to talk about Michigan’s ballot initiative to save abortion rights in the state. They dig into the positives and negatives of going to the ballot, what we can learn from Ireland, and why, at the end of the day, you really need the courts. Mark also explains the one big thing that citizens can and should be doing to help secure abortion access.  In Slate Plus, is Ginny Thomas maintaining a career that directly conflicts with her Supreme Court Justice husband’s work feminist?  Mentioned in the Show: “The Ironic, Unintended Consequence of SCOTUS’s Plan to Overturn Roe” by Mark Joseph Stern Recommendations: Mark: The album Two Ribbons by Let’s Eat Grandma Cheyna: Everything by the band HAIM.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery .  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Protecting Abortion Is Vital For The Economy

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor for Jurisprudence Nicole Lewis is joined by Slate Money co-host, and correspondent for Axios, Emily Peck to talk about the economic implications of overturning Roe v. Wade. A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion shows the court has the votes to abolish the constitutional right to abortion, which Roe established in 1973. Our hosts dig into all the ways ending abortion will undermine women’s economic gains and participation in the workforce, including gains that conservatives champion - like low rates of teenage motherhood, stable homes and being able to work and provide for yourself. And finally, they look at how eliminating the right to an abortion would disproportionately impact poor women and women of color.  Mentioned in the Episode: “Overturning Roe Could Reverse Economic Gains” by Emily Peck “The Horrifying Implications of Alito’s Most Alarming Footnote” by Dahlia Lithwick  National Network of Abortion Funds In Slate Plus: Are Brazillian Butt Lifts feminist?  Recommendations: Nicole: The Netflix series Bonding. Emily: All kinds of gummy candy, from bears to sour worms.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202228 minutes, 1 second
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What Reality TV Says About Us

On this week’s episode of The Waves, historian and original Waves host, Marcia Chatelain is joined by sociologist Danielle Lindemann to talk all things reality TV. They discuss Danielle’s new book, True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us and why we don’t take reality television as seriously as we should. Later in the show they talk about why women are more successful at monetizing their reality TV brand and how the genre takes us on a tour of the class system.   In Slate Plus: Is The Bachelorette feminist?  Recommendations: Marcia: The True Crime Obsessed podcast, Let the Women Do the Work Danielle: The Netflix series Selling Sunset   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202229 minutes, 34 seconds
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How the Fall of Bitch Media is a Sign of Disastrous Things to Come.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re reflecting on the impact of Bitch Media, which started as a zine in the 90s, and grew into a print publication and website . Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel is joined by Bitch co-founder Andi Zeisler to talk about the history of Bitch. Then, they explore why feminist media is struggling, despite maybe being more necessary than ever.  In Slate Plus: Is asking if things are feminist, feminist? Recommendations:  Heather: Ghosts by Dolly Alderton Andi: Time Zone J by Julie Doucet Mentioned in the Show:  “Bitch and the End of Independent Feminist Media” by Jude Ellison S. Doyle  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202227 minutes, 21 seconds
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What Amber Heard’s Make-up Palette Says About the Legal System. (Plus: Roe v Wade)

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we start with a conversation with upcoming Slow Burn: Roe v Wade host, Susan Matthews and Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth about the implications of the recently leaked Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe.  In the main show, we shift focus to gender violence as the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial continues. Cheyna sits down with Dr. Nicole Bedera about what happens when fans try to play detective and how we should actually be talking to victims of violence. Later in the show they talk about Men’s Rights Activists and the broader implications of suing people who accuse someone of assault.  In Slate Plus, is Mother’s Day feminist?   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202252 minutes, 58 seconds
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Edible Arrangements Is Getting Into the Wellness Industry

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer, Christina Cauterucci and Slate science editor Shannon Palus, talk pineapples on sticks. Christina’s new piece, “What’s Eating Edible Arrangements” on the changes at Edible Arrangements sparked a conversation about gender roles that likely led to the success of the company that now goes by Edible. Then they unpack the company’s pivot to CBD and what its attempt at “wellness culture” really means.  In Slate Plus, are workout selfies feminist? Recommendations: Shannon: Harry & David fruit boxes. Christina: Season 2 of HBO’s The Flight Attendant.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202241 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ecofeminism Isn’t Just For Hippies

On this week’s episode of The Waves, senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by freelance science writer Eleanor Cummins to talk about the possible resurgence of Ecofeminism. Eleanor recently published “Is Ecofeminism Due for a Comeback?” in The New Republic. They discuss how the term came to be “passe,” what places are embracing the concept of combining feminism and the environment (and trying to save the Amazon in the process), and why the time is right for feminists to embrace the planet.   In Slate Plus, the waves of Ecofeminism, and where the term “tree-hugger” came from.  Recommendations: Cheyna: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman  Eleanor: Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202237 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Vagina Et. Al.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by science journalist, Rachel E. Gross to talk all about female anatomy. They discuss Rachel’s new book, Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage and how much science has to learn when it comes to diagnosing female maladies. Then they get into ovaries and all the misconceptions about these “egg baskets.” In Slate Plus, is the term “pussy” feminist?  Articles discussed in this episode:  The Word for Anatomy That Shouldn’t Be “Vulgar”  by Zoe Mendelson  Seventeen Years of Bad Sex by Allyson Rudolph  Ovaries Are Prone to ‘Exhaustion’ and ‘Fatigue.’ Or Are They? By Rachel Gross Recommendations: Shannon: Wearing wide-legged jeans.  Rachel: Showing yourself some, ah-hem, love.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202240 minutes, 28 seconds
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Prepping for Doomsday, Feminist Edition.

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writers Rebecca Onion and Lili Loofbourow are talking about the prepper community. Is it all toxic masculinity? Is there already a space for women in the community, or do they have to carve their own space? They dig into Lili’s piece on the schism in the prepper reddit community and explore the gender dynamics of a culture that ranges from coupon clipping to hoarding guns. They also discuss Rebecca Onion’s 2016 piece on what prepper fiction reveals about American virtues.  In Slate Plus: Martha Stewart was in the news for an Instagram post about her dead cat. Is her empire feminist?  Recommendations: Rebecca: The PBS series Sanditon. Lili: Wearing men’s sweatpants.  Thanks Avast.com! Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202237 minutes, 28 seconds
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Romance Novels Are For Everyone

On this week’s episode of The Waves, the co-host of Slate’s internet culture podcast ICYMI, Rachelle Hampton sits down with Slate associate editor and romance author, Marissa Martinelli to talk about romance novels and, of course, the television show Bridgerton. In the first half, they dig into the longstanding race and gender politics at play within the romance writing community and gatekeeping, why we need more Short Kings and Fat Women in romance, and of course…Fabio. Then they get into the Netflix phenomenon, Bridgerton and talk about the problematic dynamics the show didn’t sort out when it “solved” racism, why making Daphne pretty ruined season one for Rachelle, and how season two kinda, sorta, almost cured some of the problems of season one.   In Slate Plus, are corsets feminist?  Recommendations: Marissa: The romance novel book club podcast, Hot and Bothered.  Rachelle: Season one of Netflix’s Virgin River.    Further Reading: Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale “Inside the List” by Gregory Cowels  “How Bridgerton Touches on Colonialism in India” by Desiree Ibekwe “The Biggest Changes Between Bridgerton Season 2, and The Steamy, Ridiculous Book It’s Based On” by Marissa Martinelli  “Under the Covers” by Anne Wallentine  “One Romance Novelist’s Fight for Diverse Love Stories” by Rachelle Hampton  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Power of the Dog's Sneaky Feminism

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re saddling up and taking the reins to talk Westerns. Film critic and host of the podcast Watch With Jen, Jen Johans is joined by Washington Post TV critic and host of the All About Almodóvar & All About Campion podcasts, Inkoo Kang. First they dive into the history of the genre: What makes something a Western, and how the genre has challenged stereotypes when it comes to the sexes. Then they explore Jane Campion’s Oscar-nominated film, and the latest big Western, Power of the Dog.  In Slate Plus, Jen and Inkoo talk about whether pianos are feminist.   Recommendations: Jen: The films of Terrence Malick and Wim Wenders Inkoo: Jane Campion’s 1999 film, Holy Smoke    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Negotiate Like a Woman

On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s all about getting paid. Slate Money co-host Emily Peck is joined by Phoebe Gavin, a career coach and executive director of talent and development for Vox.com. In the first part of the show they unpack Emily’s New York Times article, “What Do You Think You Should Be Paid” and the trap of that question. In the second half, Phoebe gives her advice on how to make sure you are paid what you’re worth.  You can find Phoebe’s career coaching information here.  In Slate Plus, is International Women’s Day feminist?  Recommendations: Emily: These Precious Days: Essays, by Ann Patchett Phoebe: Watching Gardeners’ World while wearing Nuit de Feu perfume.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started IVF

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re talking about infertility treatments–and what happens when they don’t work. The Waves producer Cheyna Roth shares her personal struggles and talks about going through IVF with Slate’s Dear Prudence columnist, Jenée Desmond Harris. They talk about what they wished they had known before starting IVF, how to be a good friend of someone experiencing infertility, and Jenée offers advice on how to cope with IVF. Later in the show, Cheyna talks to author Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos about the ethics of the infertility industry, what to say to a loved one who is going through treatments, and what it means to be an “IVF survivor,”  In Slate Plus, Cheyna and Jenée talk about the slippery slope to IVF and its high price tag. And Slate’s Lili Loofbourow shares what happened when she tried to get insurance to cover IVF. Additional Reading:  “An IVF Survivor Unravels ‘Fertility’ Industry Narratives,” by Pamela Tsigdinos  “Would You Tell Someone You Were Infertile?” by Pamela Tsigdinos  “As The Dark Side of IVF Slowly Comes Into Focus, EvenMore Transparency Is Needed,” by Pamela Tsigdinos  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202246 minutes, 15 seconds
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The GOP’s All-Out Assault on Trans People

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re talking Texas. Slate community manager Evan Urquhart and author and co-host of Slate’s Outward podcast Jules Gill-Peterson dig into the Texas governor’s directive to treat gender-affirming health care for transgender youth as child abuse. In the first half of the show, they explore what’s going on in Texas and the harm it’s already causing. Later they talk about how the problem in Texas is symptomatic of a much bigger trans obsession by the GOP.  In Slate Plus: Is Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism feminist? Recommendations: Evan: Do your research “What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being?” “U.S. Transgender Survey” “Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care” Jules: Support on the ground organizations in Texas and contacting lawmakers to demand they support trans kids. Donate to TENT Equality Texas Campaign For Southern Equality    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why You Need to Downsize Your Skin-Care Routine

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by freelance beauty reporter, and author of The Unpublishable, Jessica DeFino to talk about why you probably don’t need all the lotions and potions in your cupboards. They start out by discussing Jessica’s recent Slate piece, “Why Your Skin Doesn’t Need Skin Care” and why other outlets turned the piece down. They then go behind the scenes of the beauty industry and talk about the toxicity of celebrity skin-care brands, what it’s like being fake Internet Khloe Kardashian, and why the industry keeps targeting women. In Slate Plus, is the upcoming bar-soap trend feminist?  Recommendations: Shannon: Using the Peloton app for exercise (but not buying the equipment)  Jessica: The Angela Caglia vibrating rose quartz facial roller   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202234 minutes, 7 seconds
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Hockey Mom Charm Couldn’t Save Sarah Palin

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer and host of the Outward podcast Christina Cauterucci is joined by Slate senior writer Seth Stevenson to talk about Sarah Palin and her recent trial against the New York Times. In the first half of the show, they unpack what happened at Palin’s trial and dig into why Palin’s clothes are a major part of her personality. Later on, Seth and Christina discuss how Palin’s time in court mirrored her 2008 run for vice president.    In Slate Plus, our hosts discuss a piece by Jessica M Goldstein in the Washingtonian titled, “More and More Women Are Paying Alimony to Failure-to-Launch Ex-Husbands. And They’re Really, Really Not Happy About It,” and whether or not the title issue is feminist.    Read Seth’s coverage of the trial in Slate here.   Recommendations: Christina: Studio portraits of pets. Seth: Hate-watching Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202241 minutes, 19 seconds
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All The Layers of Mess at the Winter Olympics

On this week’s episode of The Waves, co-host of Slate’s podcast, Working, June Thomas is joined by Amira Rose Davis, history professor and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down. They dig into the “bog standard” sexism we keep seeing in the Games, the lack of diversity in the Winter Games (despite the International Olympic Committee constantly saying the Games are more diverse than ever), and why they still can’t stop watching the Olympics. (Spoiler: One reason is insomnia.)  In Slate Plus, is the IOC method of increasing female participation in the Games by introducing more mixed-gender events feminist?  Recommendations: June: Amazon Prime’s The Expanse Amira: HBO’s The Fallout and Season 3 of Blue Wire’s podcast American Prodigies out Feb. 21.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Romantic Comedies Are Making a Comeback. Will They Be Better This Time?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate culture writer LIli Loofbourow is joined by Nichole Perkins, pop culture writer, author, and co-host of This Is Good for You. They talk about the history of the romantic comedy—and what makes it such an enjoyable, but sometimes insidious, genre. Then they unpack the return of the rom-com, why bromantic comedies are sometimes good for you, and shout to the heavens for more sex in rom-coms.  In Slate Plus, are the cartoon makeovers of M&M’s and Minnie Mouse feminist?  Recommendations: Lili: One in Me I Never Loved, by Carla Guelfenbein Nichole: The Worst Best Man, by Mia Sosa. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202241 minutes, 41 seconds
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Can Women Exercise Without the Patriarchy Getting in Our Heads?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate podcast producer Cheyna Roth is joined by author Danielle Friedman. Friedman’s new book Let’s Get Physical explores the history of women’s exercise, and how some old attitudes still linger. They talk about the double bind women have faced when it comes to exercising, the “uterus myth,” and where we’re at with anti-fatness and inclusivity in exercise.   In the Slate Plus segment: Are yoga pants feminist?  Recommendations: Cheyna: YouTube yogi Yoga With Adriene.  Danielle: Watching movies from the 1930s. Especially Jewel Robbery.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202238 minutes, 23 seconds
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Was the Women’s March Successful?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci looks back to the first Women’s March that took place on Jan. 21, 2017. She talks to New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister about what the march accomplished for progressive organizing and the role protests can have going forward. Then she sits down with Angela Peoples, an activist and organizer who went to the march with a sign saying “White Women Voted for Trump”—and went viral.  In Slate Plus, Christina and Angela continue their conversation and talk about the connection between the Women’s March and the Black Lives Matter protests during the summer of 2020.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202246 minutes, 38 seconds
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What's Different About Women's Brains?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by author Emily Willingham. Emily’s new book The Tailored Brain: Feeling Better and Thinking Smarter is all about how our brains work and whether gender plays a role in brain enhancement. They talk about how to be more empathetic and the ways empathy can boost your brain, the importance of using a feminist lens in brain science, and the old theory that brains are made of sperm.  In the Slate Plus segment, Emily and Shannon talk about Emily’s other book, Phallacy: Life Lessons From the Animal Penis and explore why the duck vagina is like a gated community. Recommendations: Shannon: Wearing perfume to turn your mood around.  Emily: Lightly meditating by beholding a tree.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202236 minutes, 21 seconds
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Middle-Aged Women Are Getting Their Due on TV

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate managing producer Asha Saluja and Slate senior editor Shannon Palus discuss women and aging on television. Through two seemingly unrelated shows—HBO Max’s And Just Like That and Showtime’s Yellowjackets—they dig into how these shows portray their protagonists for better and worse, and what makes the relationships between women compelling in both shows.   In Slate Plus: Was it feminist that Carrie was an anti-hero in the original series of Sex and the City? Recommendations: Asha: The album Urban Driftwoods by Yasmin Williams. Shannon:  Swabbing your throat for COVID and this Lululemon yoga mat.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews, Shannon Palus, and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202238 minutes, 40 seconds
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“It Was and Is Horrible”

On this week’s episode of The Waves, former hosts Christina Cauterucci, Nichole Perkins and Marcia Chatelain return for a special reunion. They haven't been on the microphones together since the pandemic started, and they have a lot to discuss. They cover the nighttime doula Twitter fight, thoughts on the generational battles that are raging, how race plays a role in nostalgia, and the horrors of dating during the pandemic.  In Slate Plus: Is gift giving sexist? Recommendations: Christina: Sheertex tights Nichole: Candles, especially from Brooklyn Candle Studio and Posh Candle Company. Marcia: Checking out interesting children’s books like Julián Is a Mermaid, by Jessica Love.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202150 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Very Waves Reunion

On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s a very special reunion episode. Original hosts of The Waves, June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Hanna Rosin gather together to catch up on everything that’s happened since their last episode in July 2019. They talk about topics they wish they could have covered, how the workforce has changed for women, bits of culture they’ve loved over the last couple of years, and how hosting The Waves made them more interesting people.  In Slate Plus: Are the holidays sexist? Recommendations: June: Showtime’s Yellowjackets Noreen: Hulu’s series Only Murders in the Building Hanna: The Electricity of Every Living Thing, by Katherine May, and The Great British Baking Show Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202150 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

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 [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202146 minutes, 31 seconds
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One Year: Dr. GIFT

Slate's history podcast One Year and will introduce you to people and ideas that changed American history, one year at a time. The new season of One Year covers 1995, a year when homegrown terrorists attacked Oklahoma City, America went online, and the Macarena took over nightclubs. In 1995, an enormous scandal rocked the burgeoning field of reproductive medicine. In this episode, guest host Christina Cauterucci tells the story of how one of the biggest ethical breaches in American medical history became one woman’s personal nightmare. One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $1 right now. For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202158 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Fight Over Abortion Is About to Get Extremely Local

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate’s news director Susan Matthews interviews the Nation’s abortion-access correspondent, Amy Littlefield about her reporting for her recent New York Times piece, “Where the Pro-Choice Movement Went Wrong.” They start by talking about how America got to the precipice of overturning Roe v. Wade, and whether reproductive rights advocates are prepared for the fight to come. Later in the show, they discuss how women will continue to access abortion without Roe, and why organizing needs to become more local.  In Slate Plus Susan is joined by What Next senior producer Danielle Hewitt and The Waves producer Cheyna Roth to talk about the upcoming Sex and the City TV sequel, And Just Like That...     Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202142 minutes, 59 seconds
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Can Kamala Harris Turn Things Around? A Skeptic and an Optimist Debate

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate editor-at-large Noreen Malone and executive producer of Slate podcasts Alicia Montgomery talk about Vice President Kamala Harris. They unpack what she’s done (and hasn’t done) and how the White House may be using her as a shield for unpopular policies. Then they dig into whether it’s possible to turn Harris’ abysmal approval ratings around.  In the Slate Plus “Is This Feminist?” segment, Noreen and Alicia discuss whether the move toward more casual clothing at work is feminist.  Recommendations: Noreen: Happy Hour, by Marlowe Granados Alicia: HBO’s Succession and Insecure.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202144 minutes, 1 second
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Why Women Are in Charge of Leftovers

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer Rebecca Onion is joined by leftovers expert and cookbook author Tamar Adler, author of An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, to talk about what to do with all your excess food. They start out by discussing why dealing with leftovers has historically fallen on women and the division of labor in their own homes. Then they shift gears and give ideas for new dishes to transform your leftovers into—from the gravy to the cranberry sauce.  In Slate Plus, Rebecca and Tamar talk about whether cooking for a date and “engagement chicken” is feminist.  Recommendations: Rebecca: Mowing, instead of raking, your leaves. Tamar: Making cleaning part of your work schedule and watching videos during your home exercise class.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202139 minutes, 44 seconds
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Taylor Swift and Adele Take Different Approaches to Aging and Pop Stardom

On this week’s episode of The Waves, managing producer of Slate Podcasts Asha Saluja and senior editor Shannon Palus dive into new releases from superstars Adele and Taylor Swift. In the first half, they talk about how Taylor Swift shaped their views of romance and being 22, and whether her move to take back her song catalogue is actually feminist. Then, Asha and Shannon explore the conversation around Adele’s weight loss and the patriarchal expectations put on female pop stars.  In our Slate Plus segment, Asha and Shannon talk about whether it’s feminist when female pop stars don’t dance in their music videos.  Recommendations: Asha: Jao Refresher hand sanitizer and singing in the shower.  Shannon: Getting a latte and going for a walk with said latte.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/202136 minutes, 50 seconds
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What the Debate Over ‘Pregnant People’ Is Really About

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 [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202140 minutes, 48 seconds
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Daddy Love Me! Breaking Down the Men and Women of Succession

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Money Succession podcast host Emily Peck and Slate staff writer Lili Loofbourow talk about the men versus the women of HBO’s Succession. They start out by talking about the power struggles and anxieties facing the female characters, and debate whether Shiv Roy just sucks. Then they talk about men in this bro-y show, including all that toxic masculinity and the relationship between Greg and Tom.  In Slate Plus, this week’s “Is This Feminist” discussion is all about Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes.  Recommendations: Lili: Using vintage gold nibbed fountain pens Emily: The podcast “The Just Enough Family”   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202144 minutes, 6 seconds
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Does Your Favorite Scary Movie Have a Lady Problem?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Allegra Frank and Waves producer Cheyna Roth embrace the Halloween season and talk about horror movies. They get into the mainstays of horror and slasher movies that continue to haunt the genre to this day, ask whether the “final girl” trope is feminist, and question whether it’s possible to remake a classic without all its original (often sexist) baggage.  In Slate Plus, Allegra and Cheyna keep the Halloween theme going and discuss whether sexy Halloween costumes are feminist.  Recommendations: Allegra: A very specific TikTok sound. Cheyna: Hulu’s series Only Murders in the Building.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202138 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Being the Chef on a Yacht Could Drive Anyone to Yell “Eat My Cooter!”

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews and Waves producer Cheyna Roth talk about one of the most popular reality TV shows: Below Deck. First, they share why they love it even though it is...a bit problematic, and then they bring on Rachel Hargrove, the chef from Seasons 8 and 9. Hargrove dishes on what it’s really like to be behind the camera, the backlash she received after her first season, working in the male-dominated yachting industry, and how yachts and their kitchen are making more room for women.  In Slate Plus: More from Susan and Cheyna’s chat with Rachel. They talk about what you don’t see on television and get Rachel’s thoughts on the upcoming season of Below Deck.  Recommendations Susan: The HBO and BBC series I May Destroy You. Cheyna: Setting your parents up with Spotify.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202135 minutes, 35 seconds
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Finding Hope for Women in the Climate Crisis

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer Rebecca Onion is joined by Grace Lynch, host of As She Rises, a podcast that centers the poems of artists around the world to explore the climate crisis. The pair talk about the dangerous impact climate change has on the lives of women—emotionally, physically, and, in some cases, as mothers. Is there hope? Depends on how you look at it. In our Slate Plus “Is This Feminist” segment, Rebecca and Grace debate if “Bond girls” are feminist. Recommendations: Rebecca: The Trouble With White Women, by Kyla Schuller and the Netflix show Midnight Mass. Grace: The podcasts Encyclopedia Womanica and Fall of Civilizations.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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Can You Really Have a Feminist Wedding?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate’s news director, Susan Matthews sits down with former colleague and host of the Why Oh Why relationship podcast, Andrea Silenzi to talk about all things weddings. They get into the weirdness of weddings, the sexist nature of some of the traditions, and how to reckon with all that while still having a good time on the dance floor.  In Slate Plus: Is The New York Times Vows column feminist?  Recommendations: Susan: The new album, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature by Cassandra Jenkins.  Andrea: A brand new pasta shape called Cascatelli.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/202140 minutes, 24 seconds
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Does the New Clinton Impeachment Show Do Monica Lewinsky Justice?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate executive producer of podcasts Alicia Montgomery and The Waves producer, Cheyna Roth talk about the Clinton impeachment and the why, decades later, we can’t seem to let go of this story. They start out by unpacking Ryan Murphy’s new show, American Crime Story: Impeachment and how feminist thinking has evolved since the mid-90s. After the break they talk about the characters surrounding Monica Lewinsky, and whether the show treats them fairly.  In Slate Plus’s “Is This Feminist” segment, Alicia and Cheyna talk about whether the ongoing Britney Spears saga is feminist.  Recommendations: Alicia: Diving headfirst into Fall.  Cheyna: Lindy West’s new Substack Butt News.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202141 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is Overthrowing Capitalism the Best Path to More Consensual Sex?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer and co-host of the podcast Outward, Christina Cauterucci sits down with author Amia Srinivasan to discuss her new book The Right to Sex. They talk about why false rape accusations are like plane crashes—greatly feared, but not as prevelant as we think. Then they dig into what could help us all start having a better kind of sex, and why just giving women money could go a long way in preventing domestic violence.  In Slate Plus, we debut our new segment, “Is This Feminist?” Slate News Director Susan Matthews and The Waves producer Cheyna Roth discuss Dr. Jill Biden’s decision to keep teaching while also carrying out her First Lady “duties”.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202135 minutes, 16 seconds
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Where Have All the Teen Magazines Gone?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writers Rebecca Onion and Heather Schwedel dive into girls’ and women’s magazines. Many outlets like Sassy and CosmoGirl have been shuttered or moved to online-only editions. With the recent resurrection of teen magazine icon Atoosa Rubenstein in the media, Rebecca and Heather talk about what made these types of magazines pop and how problematic they were for their audience​​—especially the young girls. Then they dig into the lasting impact these relics have in the digital age.  Recommendations: Rebecca: The 2016 PBS show Victoria and Nicola Griffith’s book Ammonite. Heather: Listening to music, especially if you usually listen to podcasts.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202137 minutes, 57 seconds
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Did Elizabeth Holmes Kill the Concept of the Girlboss?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Money co-host Emily Peck and Slate senior editor Shannon Palus talk all things #girlboss. They explore how the concept went from being a sought-after status to a ridiculed slogan. Then they dive into the upcoming trial of possible former (and current?) girlboss Elizabeth Holmes and talk about whether potential trial strategies and defenses are sexist.  Recommendations: Shannon: Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel, The Luckiest Girl Alive.  Emily: The Cathy comic strip podcast, Aack Cast.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202135 minutes, 20 seconds
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What’s Next for TV’s White Guys?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate TV critic Willa Paskin and Vulture staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk talk about the precarious position of white men on TV this summer. Their conversation, inspired by Kathryn’s recent piece in Vulture, TV's White Guys Are in Crisis, surveys the history of white men on TV, from the good-guy dad to the complex antihero, through to our current moment, where shows like Rutherford Falls and Kevin Can F**k Himself position their white guys as obstacles, and The White Lotus overtly asks, would we prefer white guys to disappear entirely? Willa and Kathryn get into it.  After the break, our hosts contrast these shows to their glaring exception, Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, which allows its white guy lead to be uncomplicatedly beloved. Is his charming take on progressive masculinity too good to be true?  For Slate Plus members, Willa and Kathryn contribute to our regular segment, Gateway Feminism, where they talk about one thing that helped make them feminists. For Willa, it’s the young adult series The Baby-Sitter’s Club, by Ann M. Martin, and for Kathryn it’s the Western TV drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.  Recommendations Kathryn recommends three things: Felco garden clippers, the Toniebox, and the TV series What We Do in the Shadows. Willa thinks you should check out Richard Powers’ novel The Overstory. Podcast production by Asha Saluja filling in for Cheyna Roth. Editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and thoughts about what The Waves should cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202136 minutes, 25 seconds
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What We Learned From the Andrew Cuomo Scandal

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews is joined by Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci to talk about the saga of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. They delve into the risks vs benefits of an investigation into sexual harassment complaints, and why it seemed so unlikely that Cuomo would go until suddenly he did. In the second half of the show, Susan and Christina look at the women behind the men in these scandals, and the impact this particular scandal had on Times Up, a nonprofit devoted to helping victims of sexual harassment and assault.  Recommendations: Susan: Sending postcards, even after you’ve returned from your trip. Christina: Harper’s Magazine piece, “Women Corinne Does Not Actually Know” by Rebecca Makkai.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202146 minutes, 36 seconds
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Can We Love True Crime When We’re the Victims?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, show producer and true crime author Cheyna Roth sits down with Rebecca Lavoie, co-host of the Crime Writers On podcast and fellow true crime author. The pair start by talking about the current state of true crime and beg Hollywood to stop making sexy serial killer movies. After the break, Rebecca and Cheyna dissect how the genre treats victims and whether criticisms of true crime are sexist. Recommendations: Cheyna: The pyramid scheme podcast series The Dream and the 2018 episode of Decoder Ring, Clown Panic. Rebecca: True crime documentary Murder on Middle Beach on HBO; Season 1 of The Staircase on Netflix; and the podcast Canary from the Washington Post.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202142 minutes, 4 seconds
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COVID Exhaustion

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor and science writer Shannon Palus is joined by staff writer Rebecca Onion to talk parenting and family life during the Delta wave. They start by talking about how they get through the days when all the news feels apocalyptic and Rebecca’s fears for her unvaccinated child. Then they get real about their varying levels of optimism and tolerance for those who refuse to get vaccinated.  Recommendations: Rebecca: The Paramount+ show Evil. Shannon: The young adult novel They’ll Never Catch Us, by Jessica Goodman.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202136 minutes, 37 seconds
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Can Feminists Visit FBoy Island?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Waves producer Cheyna Roth and Slate senior culture editor Allegra Frank take a trip to FBoy Island. They discuss the ups and sexisms of HBO Max’s newest dating show and question why the narrative of women saving men persists. Later in the show, Allegra and Cheyna talk about the deception inherent in these shows and ask why everyone is the same type of beautiful.  Recommendations: Allegra: Keeping your hands busy during the final days of summer with Pokémon UNITE. Cheyna: The children’s books authors and illustrators Lauren and Natalia O’Hara, especially their book The Bandit Queen.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202139 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Olympics Are Still Sexist. Can We Enjoy Them Anyway?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, it’s all about the Olympics. Amira Rose Davis, assistant professor of history and African American studies at Penn State University and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn it All Down, is joined by Slate’s gymnastics reporter Rebecca Schuman. The pair start with a discussion of the racial and gender inequalities that have permeated the Games, past and present. Then they get into whether it’s time for us all, like Simone Biles, to “nope” out of this complicated tradition. Davis also talks about a recent piece she did for Slate, in which she interviewed several Black women Olympians about their experiences in the Games. Recommendations: Amira: Rooting for Guan Chenchen on the beam. She also recommends the podcast Blind Landing, about a disastrous equipment error that had a massive impact on the gymnastics competition in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Rebecca: Watching Anna Cockrell in the 400-meter hurdles and Idalys Ortiz in judo. She also loves Ted Lasso.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202138 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Does Bill Cosby’s Release Mean for the #MeToo Movement?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, author and professor of history at Georgetown University Marcia Chatelain and Slate staff writer Lili Loofbourow dissect Bill Cosby’s release from prison, and what that could mean for the #MeToo movement. First they unpack exactly what happened in the Cosby case. Then they get into the potential ripple effects it could have on victims seeking justice more broadly.  Recommendations Lili: The Netflix show Money Heist.  Marcia: As much Real Housewives on Bravo that you can handle.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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Did Gossip Girl Lose Its Bite?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, June Thomas, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts and a host of Working, talks with Willa Paskin, Slate TV critic and host of Decoder Ring, about the reboot of Gossip Girl. They discuss how the show messed up by making its characters too nice, why the teachers may be the most interesting part of the reboot, and whether Gossip Girl has finally figured out its class politics. Recommendations June: Reality competition show about ball culture, Legendary on HBO Max. Willa: The Succession meets Agatha Christie new show, The White Lotus on HBO.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202134 minutes, 52 seconds
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Amy Coney Barrett Is Following in the Footsteps of John Roberts

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Supreme Court reporters Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern join forces to dissect Amy Coney Barrett’s first term on the bench. They talk about how her confirmation hearings were shaped by Democrats’ desire to paint her as an enemy of health care, and how her recent decision upholding the Affordable Care Act has gotten her outsized praise. Then, they dissect her desire to be seen as an academic rather than a conservative, and unpack what we can expect from her in the years to come. Recommendations Dahlia: A Supreme Women Mug from Resistance By Design Mark: A Washington D.C. statehood tank top from DC Statehood Gifts & Apparel Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202138 minutes, 43 seconds
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Should You Become a Mom at 25?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, a conversation with Atlantic writer, Elizabeth Bruenig.  In the first half of the show, Elizabeth talks about her recent New York Times article, “I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait” with Slate’s news director Susan Matthews. The two get into why pregnancy is both so personal and yet so public, how society and particularly the job market deals with that, and the randomness of deciding when the right time is. After the break, Susan and Elizabeth delve into the backlash the piece received from the left, and then the backlash that backlash received from the right, and what we can take from that cycle. Elizabeth talks about whether she was trying to be provocative, and only being “happy stupid” on Twitter. In Slate Plus, the women each share a piece of their past that made them feminists. For Susan, it was taking all the classes for a gender studies degree … without getting the degree. And Elizabeth talks about reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in junior high school. Recommendations Susan stans the Tour de France (which she has stanned before in the pages of Slate, but it is once again Tour de France season). If you can’t make it to the French countryside anytime soon, watching the cyclists pass by ancient castles may help scratch your travel itch. And for the people who are there, remember to keep your signs out of the way of the cyclists.  Elizabeth missed the TV show House when it first came out, but during the tail end of the pandemic, she’s been binge-watching it. She recommends the first few seasons of the medical drama, especially while folding laundry.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. And additional production assistance by Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202135 minutes, 17 seconds
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It’s Not a Billionaire Ex-Wives Club After All

This week’s episode of The Waves considers whether there is a uniquely feminist way to divorce your skeevy rich husband. Slate executive producer of podcasts, Alicia Montgomery, and business journalist and co-host of Slate Money, Emily Peck, delve into the stories of two billionaire women who have both recently ended their marriages—Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott.  The two discuss whether French Gates and Scott bear any responsibility for the sins of their ex-husbands companies. They talk about the extent to which each woman worked to rehabilitate their partner’s image during their marriage, including unpacking French Gates’ obsession with telling the story of how she convinced her husband to drive their daughter to school (some of the time, at least).  Alicia and Emily also talk about whether there’s an expectation, just because they are women, that Scott and French Gates use the billions of dollars their husbands have amassed to better the world. And finally, they talk about how Gen Xers were taught to think about marriage and happy endings, and what we’ve learned about fairy tales.  In Slate Plus, Alicia and Emily talk about their gateways into feminism. For Alicia, it was a 1980’s romantic comedy from across the pond. For Emily, it was learning about what a hellscape maternity leave policies can be. Recommendations Fun fact: Emily is very interested in cults. If you want a deep dive into the Heaven’s Gate cult from the 1970s, she recommends the Pineapple Media podcast, Heaven’s Gate. Did you develop a bad habit during the pandemic? Alicia recommends kicking those habits we adopted to stay sane during lockdown. She’ll be slowly cancelling all the streaming services she subscribed to because there are only so many times you can watch The Crown. (Probably.) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. And additional production assistance from Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kyrsten Sinema Doesn't Care What You Think of Her

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer and host of Outward Christina Cauterucci and Julia Craven, Slate staff writer covering race, politics, and health disparities, talk about one woman: Kyrsten Sinema. From her wardrobe to her position on the filibuster, Sinema has been in the news a lot recently. The hosts talk about the Arizona senator’s political evolution—she moved from the Green Party to run as a progressive Democrat, but when she got to the U.S. Senate, she tacked toward the center—and whether she is currently exhibiting any signs of political coherence. Christina unpacks the high note of Sinema at the Capitol: her wardrobe, noting that the flashy fashions that once brought visual interest to the normally drab walls of Congress have taken a turn for the worse. As Sinema started to stymie Democratic plans, her “fuck off” ring and “dangerous creature” sweater took on a whole new meaning. After the break, Julia and Christina dive deep into the filibuster. While standing in the way of the Democrats’ ability to pass almost any legislation at all, Sinema has spouted inaccurate narratives of how the filibuster came into being. Julia and Christina talk about her earlier vote for John Lewis as House leader, and try to square that with her current position, which is holding up voting-rights legislation. But Sinema doesn’t seem to be listening to most of the criticism she’s getting for her position, instead dismissing parts of it as merely sexist.  For Slate Plus members, Julia and Christina continue our new segment, Gateway Feminism, where they talk about one thing that helped make them feminists. For Julia, it’s her great-grandmother and her enduring belief that Julia could become anything she set her mind to. Christina started her career as a feminist when she revamped her co-ed soccar team jersey in protest of the team name: The Molar Men.  Recommendations Christina recommends celebrating Pride Month by educating yourself about queer politics. She suggests watching a conversation between Amy Walter and Sasha Issenberg hosted by Politics and Prose.  Julia finally finished reading her first book in almost a year! She finished The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett, and highly recommends finishing books. But Julia holds zero judgment on wherever you are at in your reading journey.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. Additional production assistance by Rosemary Belson. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202139 minutes, 44 seconds
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No Longer Keeping Up

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Allegra Frank and Robin Boylorn, a professor at the University of Alabama and occasional Slate contributor, discuss the enduring appeal of Keeping Up With the Kardashians as the E! reality show it comes to a close at the end of its 20th season. The pair digs into the show as a backdrop for the creation of a family dynasty of internet celebrity, track the diminishing role of television in their multi-billion-dollar empire, and parse out the curious appeal of the sisters who became famous just for being famous.  After the break, Allegra and Robin dig deep on the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s history of appropriation of Black culture, and discuss the impact of their adopting working-class Black aesthetics to great personal gain as several of them became mothers to Black children themselves. The sisters haven’t shied away from airing their learning moments for the world to see. But have they been able to use their enormous platform to any meaningful end?  For Slate Plus members, Allegra and Robin continue our new segment, Gateway Feminism, where they talk about one thing that helped make them feminists. For Allegra, it’s the manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura, and for Robin it’s her favorite Toni Morrison novel and feminist blueprint, Sula.  Recommendations Allegra recommends a new EP, Whole Damn Body from Los Campesinos!  Robin thinks you should check out the Crunk Feminist Collective’s new newsletter, The Remix. Podcast production by Asha Saluja filling in for Cheyna Roth. Editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. Additional production help from Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and thoughts about what The Waves should cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202132 minutes, 53 seconds
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Can We Still Enjoy Master of None?

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Senior Editor Allegra Frank and Slate Production Assistant Madeline Ducharme talk about the latest season of Netflix’s Master of None. The pair digs into the show’s depiction of a queer Black relationship and breakup, and discusses if the show even a comedy anymore. Also: how are we supposed to care about a relationship when we first see it at its end? After the break, Allegra and Madeline go outside of the show to talk about Season 3’s creators, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe. Ansari and Waithe have both stirred controversy in the past few years. At the height of the #MeToo movement, a now shuttered site called Babe.net reported an alleged unpleasant sexual encounter between a 22-year-old woman and Ansari. In response, Ansari stepped out of the spotlight for a couple years, though he said at the time that the encounter was consensual. Meanwhile, Waithe has worked on several projects, including 2019’s Queen and Slim and Amazon’s Them, that have been accused of propagating needlessly cruel Black violence on-screen. Allegra and Madeline discuss what we’re supposed to do with accusations and situations like this, particularly once the dust has settled.  For Slate Plus members, Allegra and Madeline kick off our new segment, Gateway Feminism. They talk about one thing that helped make them feminists. For Allegra, it’s those sugar and spice cartoons, the Powerpuff Girls, while Madeline was heavily influenced by 2010s Tumblr. Recommendations Allegra recommends a seasonal favorite - S’mores flavored Oreos.  Madeline thinks you should pick up Kristen Arnett’s second novel, With Teeth.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. Additional production help from Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and thoughts about what The Waves should cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Survive a Post-Roe America

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer and Outward podcast co-host Christina Cauterucci talks to Robin Marty about the Supreme Court’s plans with Roe v. Wade, and what women can do to prepare for the worst.  Robin Marty is the author of The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America. She’s also the communications director of the West Alabama Women’s Center and the Yellowhammer Fund, which provides funding and logistical support to women in need of abortions. They discuss what abortion access might look like if the justices further erode Roe. They also talk about why Robin once said she was ready for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe, and why national exhaustion has caused her to change her mind. In the second half of the show, it’s all about survival. Christina and Robin focus on the ways women will (hopefully) still be able to get access to reproductive health care, why self-managed abortions could become crucial, how privacy will take on increasing importance, and how people can help. Plus, they’ll tell you how you should decide when it’s time to “break some laws and do some bad stuff.” Recommendations: Christina recommends Tevas, specifically the Hurricane Drift sandals. “It literally feels like you’re wearing clouds on your feet.” Robin recommends Meg Elison’s “The Road to Nowhere” series, which starts with The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, then The Book of Etta, and finally the The Book of Flora. The books focus on a post-apocalyptic landscape after a fever has swept the earth, killing women and children and making childbirth very dangerous. In the series, women try to survive while helping others prevent pregnancies and births. Robin calls it a “breathtaking series that I absolutely love.” Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas. Additional production help by Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202137 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Conversation With One of Blake Bailey's Accusers

Blake Bailey gained fame for telling the stories of famous men. But before that, he was a beloved middle school teacher—who went on to have questionable sexual relationships with several of his former eighth grade students. When his biography of Phillip Roth was published this spring, some former students started to speak out about their experiences with Bailey. A few revealed that after years of staying in touch with them as a mentor of sorts, he had made unwelcome sexual advances. Former student Eve Crawford Payton says he raped her when she was 22 years old. On today’s episode, Slate news director Susan Matthews is first joined by colleagues Josh Levin and Molly Olmstead, who were her collaborators on “Mr. Bailey’s Class.” They unpack what it was like to work on the piece, which stories about sexual assault get told, and what that means for journalism as a mechanism for obtaining justice. Later in the show, Matthews is joined by Eve Crawford Peyton. Peyton wrote an essay for Slate, detailing her experiences with Bailey, including the alleged rape. She talks to Susan about what her life has been like in the aftermath of the Bailey revelations and her struggle to juggle her conflicting emotions about her former mentor.      We’re so excited that the Waves is back as a place to have these important conversations. Going forward, each week on The Waves, a different pair of hosts will talk about one big thing that’s on their minds. But this week, we needed to break the brand-new format.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth, with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.    Send feedback and recommendations on what The Waves should cover to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Waves Is Back!

The Waves has been gone for a while, but we’re coming back soon ... with a few changes. Every week, two hosts will chat about a topic they just can’t stop thinking about. Whether it’s pop culture, politics, sports, or family, if you’re thinking about it, we’ll be talking about it—and we’ll try to figure out what gender has to do with it, too. The Waves will be coming to you every Thursday starting this week on May 20th, wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20212 minutes, 10 seconds
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Waving Goodbye for Now

For The Wave’s final episode before a temporary but indefinite hiatus, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole have a coronavirus check-in and talk about inequalities amplified by the pandemic. They also review Feel Good, a semi-autobiographical series on Netflix from comedian Mae Martin. Finally, the panel discusses who they want Joe Biden to select as his running mate, who they think he should pick, and who they think he will choose.    In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that liquor stores are considered essential businesses, if excessive alcohol consumption is linked to domestic abuse and reports of domestic violence have increased since many people are staying at home? Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on The Waves each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Other Items Discussed:  Stop Trying to Be Productive by Taylor Lorenz Sitting on the Couch Is My New Favorite Hobby by Josh Gondelman The Trapped-at-Home Mother by Emily Gould  The “All-Consuming” Emotional Labor Caused by Coronavirus—and Shouldered by Women by Andrea Flynn  How Coronavirus Is Affecting Surrogacy, Foster Care and Adoption by David Dodge Recommendations: Nichole: Bestiary: Poems by Donika Kelly    Marcia: A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlester.   June: Tommy, the CBS police procedural.    Christina: Cats, yes - that Cats. The 2019 movie adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Podcast production by Rosemary Belson. Production assistance by Cleo Levin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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ERA Cosplay

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole talk to Emily Oster about pregnant women choosing to give birth at home instead of going to hospitals during the pandemic. They also discuss parenting visibility and additional labor while working from home. Then, they review FX’s new show Mrs. America, the story of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the countermovement headed by Phyllis Schlafly. Finally, the panel discusses the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. In Slate Plus: Is the treatment of coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx sexist? Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on The Waves each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Other Items Discussed:  “For Pregnant Women Who Are Scared of Hospitals Right Now, Is Switching to Home Birth Better?” by Emily Oster.  “Biden accuser Tara Reade: "I wanted to be a senator; I didn't want to sleep with one"” by Katie Halper.  “Has Deborah Birx Crossed the Line?” by Tim Murphy.  Recommendations: Marcia: Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, the historical documentary about Shirley Chisholm’s campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.   June: The BBC podcast, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics.   Christina: Learning to cut hair and investing in a good pair of clippers.   Nichole: Fiction DB, a database that allows users to search for fiction by subject, genres, subgenres, author, title, ect. Plus, once you’ve located the title, order the book through a local independent bookstore.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Podcast production by Rosemary Belson. Production assistance by Cleo Levin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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Coronavirus Everywhere

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss being cooped up at home during coronavirus. Then, they review the new Hulu show Little Fires Everywhere, based on the 2017 novel by Celeste Ng. Finally, the panel discusses Sarah Viren’s New York Times Magazine piece “The Accusations Were Lies. But Could We Prove It?” In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to tell a woman she’s “really blossomed” since getting divorced? Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on The Waves each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Other items discussed on the show: “How to WFH With Your Partner Without Killing Each Other,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate. “Life Inside the Title IX Pressure Cooker,” by Sarah Brown in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Radiooooo, a site where you can listen to music from different decades.  Recommendations: Marcia: “Advice From a Prepper Mom on Surviving the Unthinkable,” by Mira Ptacin.  June: The Arne & Carlos Daily Quarantine Knitting Podcast.  Christina: Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish.  Nichole: The Screen Time feature on your phone.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. Podcast production by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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Outward: COVID-19, AIDS, and Community

This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan look at comparisons between the COVID-19 pandemic and AIDS with Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. Then they conduct a post-mortem on Pete Buttigieg with DC lawyer and Pete supporter Brooke Clagett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202059 minutes, 36 seconds
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Nevertheless, Misogyny Persisted

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss how we got to such a white, male set of options for President. Then, they dive into the gendered responses to coronavirus. Finally, the panel discusses a new movie about abortion: Never Rarely Sometimes Always.  In Slate Plus: Is It Sexist that Tulsi Gabbard has been treated like a joke and left out of mainstream assessments of the race? Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on The Waves each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Other items discussed on the show:  Coronavirus: Five ways virus upheaval is hitting women in Asia by Lara Owen in the BBC 69 Percent of Men Don’t Wash Their Hands After Using the Bathroom?! by Amanda in The Cut Recommendations:  June: A Taste Of Honey (1961)  Nichole: So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith  Marcia: Freethinker, Sex Suffrage, an the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener by Kimberly A. Hamlin  Christina: The city of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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Love In a Pod

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the Harvey Weinstein trial verdict. Then, they dive into the reality show Love Is Blind. Finally, the panel interviews artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh about her book Stop Telling Women to Smile.  In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to call woman in the workplace “helpful”? Other items discussed on the show:  “The Weinstein Verdict Is Both a Victory and a Disappointment,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate.   Recommendations:  Marcia: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis. June: Portrait of a Lady on Fire.  Christina: “I Don’t Want to Be the Strong Female Lead,” by Brit Marling in the New York Times.   Nichole: Murder, She Wrote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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Outward: Queer Advice

In this special bonus episode, Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Rumaan Alam are joined by John Paul Brammer of the Hola Papi column to offer some sex and relationship advice. They answer listener questions about asexuality and navigating intimacy, reconciling fantasies with reality, taking the first steps into queer dating, and reconsidering why you might not identify with a community you’re already a part of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202057 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is George Washington Canceled?

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss Alexis Coe’s George Washington biography You Never Forget Your First. Then, they dive into Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson’s recent characterizations of how fame has shaped them. Finally, the panel talks about a string of recent studies and op-eds centered on women and alcoholism. In Slate Plus: Is ghosting sexist?  Other items discussed on the show:  “You Remember Jessica Simpson, Right? Wrong” by Lindsay Mannering in the New York Times.  “Netflix’s Miss Americana Unveils a New Taylor Swift” by Sam Adams in Slate.  “Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women” by Matt Richtel in the New York Times. “The Patriarchy of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Holly Whitaker in the New York Times. “Feminism Is Helping Women Recover From Substance Abuse” by Alexandra Ma in Vice.  Recommendations:  Nichole: Playing with Fire on Netflix. June: The Expanse on Amazon Prime. Christina: “Intro to Human Physiology” class on Coursera. Marcia: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing… A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, edited by Alice Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 3 seconds
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Writhing in the Workplace

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, and Marcia take on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix show The Goop Lab. Next, the panel discusses Donald Trump’s appearance at March for Life—the first time a sitting president attended the annual anti-abortion event. Finally, the panel dives into a 1,000-word job description for a “household manager/cook/nanny” posted by a single working mom in Menlo Park that went viral. In Slate Plus this week, is it sexist that the Washington Post suspended its reporter Felicia Sonmez for tweeting about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant in the hours after his death? Other items discussed on the show: “The March for Life Was a March for Trump,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate “What antiabortion advocates get wrong about the women who secured the right to vote,” by Reva Siegel and Stacie Taranto in the Washington Post  “An Interview With the Woman Who Wrote the Viral 1,000-Word Job Listing for a ‘Household Manager/Cook/Nanny’,” by Ruth Graham in Slate “The Remembering Kobe Bryant Edition” of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen podcast “How Media Outlets Are Acknowledging (and Not Acknowledging) Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate Recommendations:  June: Season 10 of Vera, the ITV and BritBox’s detective drama. Marcia: “A Short History of Abortion-Related Boycotts,” by Cynthia Greenlee in Rewire.News. Christina: “The Darkness Where the Future Should Be,” by Michelle Goldberg in the New York Times. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. And please call in with your “Is It Sexist” questions at 973-826-0318. This podcast was produced by Lindsey Kratochwill. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20201 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Outward: Pandering and Parenting

This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan break down exclusively gay moments in film and television, exploring why they can feel so craven, and if there’s any way to get it right. Then they interview Richie Jackson about his new book Gay Like Me, a letter to his gay son about the importance of being gay. They discuss the significance of Harvey Fierstein, growing up gay, and why queer identities are so essential. Then we close it out with a usual update to the gay agenda, looking at good versions of exclusively gay moments. We’ve got a Valentine’s Day advice show coming up with JP Brammer of the Hola Papi advice column, so send your questions to [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (929) 266-4914. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20201 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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The "Runaway Royals" Edition

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the recent drama about whether Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren that a woman can’t be president. Then, the panel adds to the chronic (but desired) over-coverage of Megxit. Finally, the panel discuss Women on Food, an anthology edited by Charlotte Druckman.    In Slate Plus: Is it sexist for a listener’s parents to say she spends too much time on her son’s hair each morning? Recommendations June: Michael Apted’s “Up” documentary series. The latest and final installment is 63 Up, in theaters now. Nichole: Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series.  Marcia: Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers’ book They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South. Christina: The Showtime series Work in Progress. This podcast was produced by Lindsey Kratochwill. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Princess and the Poop

On this week’s episode the Waves, Christina, June, Nichole, and Marcia kick off 2020 by answering listeners’ “is it sexist?” questions. The hosts tackle bathroom etiquette, male presidential candidates, the term “girly girl,” and much more.    In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to call someone a douchebag? Other items discussed on the show:  The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George  Recommendations Nichole: Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell June: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe Middle England by Jonathan Coe The television show Derry Girls, streaming on Netflix Marcia: The streaming service Pluto TV, which includes everything from MTV Cribs to Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. Christina: Slate’s recent cover story “Lockdown” on children’s responses to school shooting drills. Also available to listen to on Apple Podcasts.  This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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"The Morning Show" Edition

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole reflect on The Morning Show, remember the ups and downs of feminist blogs that were popular in the early 2000s and ask whether open floor offices might be sexist. In Slate Plus: are Barack Obama's comments about women being better than men sexist? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Outward: The LGBTQ Decade

This month, Christina, Bryan welcome Rumaan Alam as the official third host of Outward. First, June Thomas joins the team to discuss the new L Word reboot, how it compares to the original, ways it’s stepped past it, and if any of the characters will actually become unlikeable. Then the trio go through an extended segment of prides and provocations of the decade with Andy Bowen, a consultant on queer and economic social justice issues. They tackle marriage equality, PreP, lesbian bars, and the savvy ways the LGBTQ community have navigated governmental bureaucracy. Then we close it out with a usual update to the gay agenda.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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So Long, Kamala

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss Kamala Harris and her departure from the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Then, they talk about Frozen 2. Finally, the panel takes on Black Friday - the sales and the stores that are opting out.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/201957 minutes, 1 second
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The "Stiff Upper Lip" Edition

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the newest season of The Crown, where Olivia Colman takes the throne as a middle-aged Queen Elizabeth II. Then, they break down a few sexist moments during the impeachment hearings. Finally, the panel dives into a recently published study on hookup culture that explores the relationship between casual sex on college campuses and race.   In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to dismiss YA fiction as just for girls? Other items discussed on the show: “How the Man Behind ‘The Crown’ Made the Monarchy Relevant Again,” by Giles Harvey, The New York Times Magazine  Recommendations Nichole: Farsáli Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum June: The podcast Poem Talk. (Stay tuned for June’s upcoming appearance on the podcast!)  Christina: Slate columnist Rich Juzwiak’s Jezebel essay “The Strange, Sad Story of the Ken Doll’s Crotch.” Marcia: Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s latest book She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman. This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Recording assistance for this week’s show from Asha Saluja and Melissa Kaplan.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected]. And please call in with your “Is It Sexist” questions at (973) 826-0318‬. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/201957 minutes
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Outward: Kids These Days

This month, Christina and Bryan are joined again by writer and Slate advice columnist Rumaan Alam to talk about children. First, the team invites Slate executive editor Allison Benedikt to talk about the ways children learn about queerness and sexuality, what we can do to teach and be an example, and how kids often pick up this stuff without us. Then they interview clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper about a recent case in Texas involving a trans child, the best routes for handling pre-adolescent trans care, and how affirming a child’s gender identity can really only help. And, of course, we’ve got our usual rounds of gay agenda and prides and provocations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/201957 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ronan Farrow’s on the Line

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss former congresswoman Katie Hill’s resignation and revenge porn. Then, they break down the successes and failures of the new television show on female desire, Mrs. Fletcher. Finally, the panel is joined by Ronan Farrow to chat about his recent book, Catch and Kill, and the systemic sexism he highlighted in his intensive—and often dangerous—reporting on Harvey Weinstein.  In Slate Plus: Was it sexist for Delta to edit out the lesbian sex scenes as well as the word “vagina” in Booksmart?  Other items discussed on the show: Terminator: Dark Fate Is the Gayest Terminator Yet, by Christina Cauterucci  Recommendations June: Mark Morris’s memoir Out Loud.  Christina: The most recent Terminator movie, Terminator: Dark Fate.  Marcia: The podcast That That Don’t Kill Me.  Nichole: The band Durand Jones & the Indications.  This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bless This Mess

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, Marcia, and June dive into the tension between love and politics in light of a recent piece on Democratic women married to MAGA-loving men. Then, they talk about the implications of framing abortion as “safe, legal, and rare,” as Tulsi Gabbard did in the most recent Democratic presidential debate. Finally, the panel considers the lonely social media “It Girl.” Are influencers’ “getting real” posts truly authentic?  In Slate Plus: Was it sexist for Joe Biden to tell Elizabeth Warren at the most recent Democratic debate “I got you votes,” regarding her creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?  Other items discussed on the show: The Politics of Planned Parenthood, by Christina Cauterucci  Who Would I Be Without Instagram?, by Tavi Gevinson Meghan Markle’s recent interview with ITV The Passion of Dan Choi, by Gabriel Arana Recommendations June: Jamie Barton’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.  Christina: Tegan and Sara’s memoir High School and album, Hey, I’m Just Like You.  Marcia: The podcast Call Your Girlfriend as well as its upcoming live show on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Washington. This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/201959 minutes, 55 seconds
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Outward: Dolls and Democrats

This month, Christina and Bryan are joined by writer drag performer Pretty Rik E. After talking about Ellen and Big Mouth during Pride and Provocations, they jump into CNN’s LGBTQ town hall where nine different candidates discussed the queer aspects of their platforms. Then they unwrap some toys, giving Mattel’s new Creatable World dolls a spin to see what it’s like to play with a gender-neutral doll, and how it fits into a child’s gender-learning experience.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/201956 minutes, 22 seconds
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The “Impeachment Sisterhood” Edition

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Christina, Marcia, and Nichole discuss Rowena Chiu’s essay about Harvey Weinstein, and what her voice brings to the conversation about sex, race and power. Next, the panelists tackle whether the right women are getting credit for making the impeachment inquiry happen. And lastly, a chat about watching an intimate show about loss and grieving on Facebook - I’m Sorry for Your Loss Season 2. In Slate Plus: Was Bob Woodward’s approach to interviewing Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey about She Said, #Metoo and Harvey Weinstein, sexist? Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci,  @tnwhiskeywoman, @drmchatelain with your thoughts.  Recommendations: Nichole: Instagram account @thetinychefshow Marcia: Podcast Scam Goddess Christina: Instagram account shop.trashpalace This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Cleo Levin and Rosemary Belson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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"Strippers Behaving Badly"

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, Marcia, and June discuss the Washington Post profile of Kamala Harris that focuses on her years at Howard University and what that tells us about the candidate, HBCUs, and American political life. Then they talk about Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, specifically the chapter on alcohol and sexual assault, and find a theory wanting a foundation. Finally, the panelists talk through what they loved, and what they less than loved about Hustlers. In Slate Plus: It may be seen by some as #harmlessfun, but is it sexist for men to walk around naked in homes they share with other people? Recommendations June: Maggie Terry, by Sarah Schulman Marcia: River of Fire, by Sister Helen Prejean Christina: Succession on HBO This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Cleo Levin and Rosemary Belson. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci, @drmchatelain, @junethomas with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/201958 minutes, 53 seconds
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Outward: What Makes Us Gay

This month, Christina, and Bryan, and are joined by writer Rumaan Alam. After Pride and Provocations they talk about the news about searching for the gay gene and whether the endeavor has any positive use. Then they discuss McKrae Game, the conversion therapist who recently came out as gay and the difficulties of feeling pity and pain about this news at the same time. Then they close it out with a usual round of the gay agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/201952 minutes, 6 seconds
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Couples Therapy

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, Marcia, Nichole, and June discuss the success of the SoulCycle boycott and ask why some boycotts bite more than others, and why this one is getting so much attention. Then, they talk about Showtime’s docuseries Couples Therapyand how it combines the armchair judgment of reality TV with serious and intimate revelations about gender, race, and relationships between a therapist and her patients. Finally, the panelists share their reads of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s profile of Marianne Williamson for the New York Times Magazine. Is a New Age spiritual leader a good choice for a political leader? In Slate Plus: Moms Demand Action has been at the forefront of recent gun-safety victories, but is it sexist for “the moms” to be the ones who step up and demand change in the wake of mass shootings? Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci,  @tnwhiskeywoman, @drmchatelain, @junethomas with your thoughts.   This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Cleo Levin and Rosemary Belson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Soupçon of Hope

This week on the Waves, Christina, Nichole and Marcia discuss the “electablity” conversation around Elizabeth Warren, the CBS All Access show Why Women Kill, and intimacy coordinators.  In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that Maggie Haberman paid back her book advance and Glenn Thrush did not?   Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Production assistance provided by Cleo Levin. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci,  @tnwhiskeywoman, @drmchatelain with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Outward: Fights

This month, Christina, Bryan, and Brandon immerse themselves in iconography. After the usual Pride and Provocations they dig into three queer fights happening in our community including how critical we should be of queer art, authenticity of queer artists, and what we should all think about Marianne Williamson. Then we hear an interview with the late gay and lesbian rights activist Jean O’Leary thanks to our friends at the Making Gay History podcast. We close it out with the gay agenda before saying farewell to Brandon, who heads off to his new job at CNN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/20191 hour, 41 seconds
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Sponsored: Put On a Brave Face

In this episode of How to Raise a Parent we’re looking at the many ways children can teach us to be more fearless as adults. Whether they’re encouraging us to take a literal leap on a flying trapeze or motivating us to follow our dreams, kids seem to possess a unique and unadulterated type of bravery. So where does that pure courageousness go as we age? And how can we reclaim it as adults? To find out, we talked to Corey Wheeland, a marketer, graphic designer, author and mom, and Dr. Cynthia Pury, a professor of psychology at Clemson University. Download and listen to How to Raise a Parent wherever you listen: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Overcast Spotify TuneIn Head here to learn more about this episode of How to Raise a Parent. This paid podcast is produced by Slate Studios and DairyPure®. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/201927 minutes, 57 seconds
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Work Wife

This week on the Waves, Christina, Nichole, Marcia and June discuss, the book Three Women by Lisa Taddeo,  a New York Times Modern Love column, and the legacy of Toni Morrison. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to dislike vocal fry? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Production assistance provided by Cleo Levin Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci, @junethomas, @tnwhiskeywoman, @drmchatelain with your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 38 seconds
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"Softcore Rumpy-Pumpy"

This week on the Waves, Christina, Nichole, and June discuss the New Yorker piece “The Case of Al Franken”, the piece in The Cut “The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge” and finally the new season of Veronica Mars.  Skip to 1:03:33 to avoid Veronica Mars spoilers. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to ask for “no drama” in a dating profile? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci, @junethomas and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Outward: Icons

This month, Christina, Bryan, and Brandon immerse themselves in iconography. After a round of Pride and Provocations, we hear from a collection of queer Slate folks about who their icons are. Then the hosts explore major figures in their lives and what exactly makes an icon for different parts of the queer community. That is followed by an interview with Washington, D.C. drag king Pretty Rik E about the experience of drag and the influences straight male performers have on drag kings. And, as always, they wrap it up with a quick rundown of the gay agenda. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/20191 hour, 27 seconds
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Is Aziz Ansari Sorry?

This week on the Waves, Christina, Marcia, Nichole, and June discuss the drama at Riverside Church, Aziz Ansari’s new special “Right Now” and the Sarah Milov attribution controversy.  In Slate Plus: Is the feud framing between The Squad and Nancy Pelosi sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch .Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci, @DrMChatelain, @junethomas and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sponsored: The Sale is Just the Beginning for Erica Feidner

In Episode 1, we’re talking to someone who prides herself on forming and sustaining long term relationships with clients: Erica Feidner. Named one of the top salespeople in the world by Inc.com in 2011, Erica has become an expert in the art of pairing people with pianos. Despite outside economic and industry pressures, Erica been able to pivot her course and remain a top-selling salesperson. Her unconventional and uncompromising approach has helped her achieve $86 million in cumulative net sales over the course of her career — but for Erica, the transaction is always secondary. She’s all about genuine relationships and open communication. Her focus on cultivating connections has led to a strong pipeline of referrals and loyal clients. Download and subscribe to The Relentless wherever you listen: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Overcast Spotify TuneIn Google Play Google Podcasts Head here to learn more about Erica and this episode. This paid podcast is produced by Slate Studios and Century 21 Real Estate. © 2019 Century 21 Real Estate LLC. All rights reserved. CENTURY 21®, the CENTURY 21 Logo and C21® are registered marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Century 21 Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. This material may contain suggestions and best practices that you may use at your discretion. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals featured and not necessarily of Century 21 Real Estate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/201921 minutes, 32 seconds
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Outward: Live From Joe's Pub

On June 27, 2019, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Brandon Tensley hosted a live show in New York City’s Joe’s Pub. They began with a World Pride-sized edition of Pride and Provocations. They were then joined by author Alexander Chee to discuss the legacies of queer activism and thought that inform his writing. Garcia and May Hong, the breakout stars of Netflix’s Tales of the City, also stopped by to talk about their connection to a series with a beloved legacy of its own. Finally, the hosts responded to questions from members of the audience. The show ends with a toast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hanna and Noreen's Last Show

This week on the Waves, on Hanna and Noreen’s last episode, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss, the place of HR departments, Jefferey Epstein charges and Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s new novel “Fleishman is In Trouble”.  Skip to recommendations at 1:00:00 to skip "Fleishman is in Trouble” spoilers. In Slate Plus: Is The Lion King sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch.   Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @hannarosin, @noreenmalone and @junethomas with your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Buying Your Own BS

This week on the Waves, Christina (recording from vacation) , Marcia and Nichole discuss the democratic primary debates, the new HBO show Euphoria and finally what they make of spaces made exclusively for high powered women like Chief.  In Slate Plus: Is the #unwantedIvanka meme sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Call in at ‪(646) 907-9859‬ with your memories for Hanna and Noreen’s final show! Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci, @DrMChatelain and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trumpcast Preview: An Interview With E. Jean Carroll

This is a special excerpt from an intimate Trumpcast interview between Virginia Heffernan, Dahlia Lithwick, and author E. Jean Carroll on Carroll's Donald Trump rape story and fighting back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20197 minutes, 8 seconds
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A-List Actress Bingo

This week on the Waves, while Hanna is out, June and Noreen talk with host of Amicus and court reporter Dahlia Lithwick to talk SCOTUS term, E Jean Carroll, and more. Then, they discuss Big Little Lies with host of Decoder Ring Willa Paskin. Finally, Hanna rejoins for an announcement.  In Slate Plus: Is they way the media handled the E Jean Carroll accusations against President Trump sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Call in with your memories at ‪(646) 907-9859‬. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @junethomas, @noreenmalone and @hannarosin with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Trump Women

This week on The Waves, Christina, Nichole and Marcia discuss the accusations of excessive celebration against the US Women’s National Team, the legacy of Sara Huckabee Sanders and the women of the Trump administration, and the UK ban on sexist advertising. In Slate Plus: Is homework sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @christinacauterucci, @tnwhiskeywoman and @DrMChatelain with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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The “Live From Slate Day” Edition

This week, The Waves is live from Slate Day in a crossover drag brunch with Slate’s Outward Podcast. June, Nichole and Noreen are joined by Brandon Tensley and Bryan Lowder to discuss Booksmart. Plus, interviews with FLONY Chirlane McCray and Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s Miz Cracker. In Slate Plus: The panel takes pride or provocation questions from the audience Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @junethomas, @tnwhiskeywoman and @noreenmalone with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/201943 minutes, 41 seconds
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The "Monetize Our Pain" Edition

This week on The Waves, Marcia fills in for Christina as host and is joined by Nichole and By The Book’s Kristen Meinzer to talk about the phenomenon of “Mentrification”, the rise and dangers of femtech health apps and the new Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that men are referred to as “creators” and women as “influencers”? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected] or tweet @DrMChatelain, @tnwhiskeywoman and @kristenmeinzer with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/201959 minutes, 53 seconds
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The "Hot Priest" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna and Noreen are joined by Slate Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton to discuss curvy wife guy, incel obsession with plastic surgery and the new season of Amazon Prime’s Fleabag. In Slate Plus: Was the reaction to Elizabeth Warren’s lawyers rate sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20191 hour, 50 seconds
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The "Thirst Correspondent" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina, Marcia, and Nichole talk to Josh Levin about his new book and podcast The Queen. Then, the conversation around the treatment of pregnant athletes. Finally, the new Netflix movie Wine Country and how it fits in with a trend of “mom jeans movies”. In Slate Plus: Was the ending to Game of Thrones sexist? (BEWARE OF SPOILERS!) Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20191 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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The “Do Real Men Recycle?” Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the New York Times article “My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me”. Then, the Zero Waste movement has made its way to instagram. Have we totally missed the point? Finally, they discuss the recent anti-abortion laws passed in multiple state legislations and the various protest reactions to them. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to criticize Constance Wu for her reaction to the renewal her sitcom Fresh Off the Boat? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/201959 minutes, 40 seconds
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Outward: The “Sex” Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk about sex. First, they invite Slate culture editor Forrest Wickman on as a straight correspondent to find out what he knows and misunderstands about queer sex, and why the word rosebud has more than one meaning. Next, Christina, Bryan and Brandon discuss how they learned about queer sex, what porn gets right and wrong, and what sorts of lessons belong in sex education. Then, they talk to journalist Anna Franks, who recently wrote about dental dams for the Atlantic, about if dental dams are useful and why they persist. Plus, June Thomas pops up in the chats here and there.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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Introducing Hi-Phi Nation: For Women Only

Today we're sharing an episode of another Slate podcast we believe will be of interest to listeners of The Waves: Hi-Phi Nation. It is currently very difficult to get your gender legally changed in the U.K, That might change. In recent months, philosophers have been drafted into making complicated and contentious arguments about what it is to be a man, woman, or any other gender, in the service of advancing or blocking the movement for trans rights and recognition. In particular, it has exposed a conflict between trans-rights advocates and a certain wing of feminism, a conflict that in fact has its roots in America in the 1970s. On this episode, Hi-Phi Nation looks at the historical origins of this conflict by looking at a single event involving two women in the '70s, one of whom founded the gender-abolitionist wing of feminism; the other founded transgender studies. That event, and those ideas, help us to understand the stakes and contentiousness today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/201949 minutes, 14 seconds
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The “Emotional Gold Digger” Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina, Marcia, and Nichole talk about the ruling against track athlete Caster Semenya . Then, they discuss the new Netflix cartoon Tuca & Bertie. Finally, they discuss the Harper’s Bazaar article that describes men as “emotional gold diggers”. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that people are debating the looks of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s boyfriend? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Next: A New Hope For the Equal Rights Amendment

The idea behind the proposed Equal Rights Amendment is simple: It would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S, Senate first acted on the ERA, and now it may actually have a real shot at becoming law. Our friends over at What Next, Slate's daily news podcast, looked at the future of the ERA this week, and we here at The Waves think you should take a listen. You can find What Next via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Overcast, Google Play, iHeart, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/201925 minutes, 50 seconds
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The “Old Timey Lesbian” Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina fills in for Hanna and joins Noreen and June to talk about a New York Times article about “greedy employers”, Olivia Munn’s response to the Go Fug Yourself fashion blog and the new HBO and BBC series Gentleman Jack. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to need an app to divide chores? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/20191 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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The "Communes Are Better" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, Nichole and June talk to Rachelle Hampton about her Slate cover story “The Black Feminists Who Saw the Alt-Right Threat Coming”. Then, is marriage obsolete? The panel delves into The Cut’s package looking into that question. Lastly, the new Netflix rom-com Someone Great. In Slate Plus: Are TSA screening machines sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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The “Algorithm-y” Edition

This week on The Waves, June, Marcia and Noreen discuss the controversy over credit for the black hole photos, presidential candidates and parenting, and white male victimhood.    In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that people don’t take Kim Kardashians quest to become a lawyer seriously? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Email your topic suggestions and responses to [email protected].  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20191 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Outward: The "Scene" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss the queer scene. What does that word even mean? How many scenes are there? And where do we all fit in? First they’re joined by Slate’s own June Thomas to talk about the definition of scene, and how everyone found their own. Then they wade into the debate of Pete Buttigieg and why he’s such a big part of the queer conversation right now. And finally former Slatester Shirley Chan comes on to talk about the difficulty of finding bi culture, and what it one day may look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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The “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina, Marcia and Nichole talk with Yowei Shaw of NPR about her Invisibilia episode “A Very Offensive Rom-Com”. Then, they discuss the idea of having a nemesis. Finally, is country music a hostile genre for female musicians?  In Slate Plus: Is the desire for a “fresh face” in politics sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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The "Handsy Joe" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss Lucy Flores' piece about her uncomfortable encounter with Joe Biden. Then, they talk to Lori Gottlieb, author of "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone", and then a conversation between host Christina Cauterucci and Mark Harris about her article on how Pete Buttigieg’s identity plays into his campaign. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that they had to cancel the first all-female space walk because of a missing spacesuits? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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The “On-brand Analysis” Edition

This week on The Waves, June and Marcia are joined by New York Times gender letter writer Maya Salam to talk about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, the Hulu original series “The Act” and the state of sex education in the United States.  In Slate Plus: Is the term “ragging on” sexist?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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The "Avocado Turd" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, Noreen and Marcia talk the college admission scandal that implicated multiple celebrities last week. Then, they try and figure out the appeal of Beto O’Rourke. Lastly, they share their thoughts on the Hulu original series Shrill. In Slate Plus: Are March Madness brackets sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Outward: The "Town and Country" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss queer experience in rural and urban environments. First they talk through their decisions to move to major cities when starting their gay lives and what drew them away from smaller locales. Next they’re joined by Hugh Ryan to discuss his book When Brooklyn Was Queer and how the urbanization of Brooklyn allowed its queer identity to blossom. Then they interview Samantha Allen about her new book Real Queer America about finding strong queer communities in red states. And they answer some advice about finding your own queer home in a smaller than average place. This podcast was produced by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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The “Live From Sydney” Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina, June and Noreen join the All About Women Festival live at the Sydney Opera House. First they discuss the Rebel Wilson rom-com Isn’t It Romantic, then they are joined by star and writer of the play How to Rule the World, Nakkiah Lui, and finally, they talk cancel culture. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist Q&A with the opera house audience. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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The “Rainbow Gel Pen” Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna and June are joined by Kristen Meinzer, co-host of the By the Book podcast to discuss Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos, the Hulu origina Pen15 and the women in Trump’s orbit with author of “Golden Handcuffs” Nina Burleigh. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to separate boys and girls in sports?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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The "Cookie Manster" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina Cauterucci is joined by June Thomas and Thirst Aid Kit’s Nichole Perkins to discuss the Netflix show One Day at a Time, the plagiarism scandal plaguing the romance novel industry and the Twitter phenomenon of “reply guys”.  In Slate Plus: Is the reaction to Diane Feinstein’s encounter with a group of young protestors sexist?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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The "BezChez" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the uproar over Esquire’s recent cover story, the tabloid coverage of Jeff Bezos’ divorce and instagram influencers.  In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that Beto O’Rourke is getting more presidential buzz than Stacey Abrams?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20191 hour, 51 seconds
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Outward: The "Queer Media" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss queer media. With so many queer publications either shuttering or in some state of flux, they decided to dig into our own world a bit and looking at current mainstream and independent media outlets and those from the past. They spoke with Jason Baumann of the New York Public Library about their new exhibit Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, and the new collection The Stonewall Reader featuring queer writing from before, during and after the Stonewall riot. Then they’re joined by Autostraddle co-founder and CEO Riese Bernard to discuss the origins of her site and how it fosters such a special sense of community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 39 seconds
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The "Minnesota Nice" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina is joined by Refinery29 Senior Politics Editor Ashley Edwards and Slate Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton to discuss the recent depictions of Ted Bundy in the media, Amy Klobuchar's alleged workplace abuses and finally, sex trafficking and citizen surveillance. In Slate Plus: Is modern plumbing sexist?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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The “John Wayne Bobbitt’s Organ” Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the current reexamining of Lorena Bobbitt’s legacy, the future of fraternities and pay transparency.  In Slate Plus: Is looking into the love lives of politician sexist?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20191 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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The "Subpoena Me" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina, Marica and Kristen discuss the Netflix hit You, the effect women had on the end of the shutdown and how women help other women in their careers. In Slate Plus: Is the term ‘mom’ sexist? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker. Try their home try-on program for free today at warbyparker.com/waves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/201959 minutes, 30 seconds
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The “Masculine Mystique” Edition

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Hanna, June, and Noreen discuss the new APA guidelines for boys and men—and the crucial distinction that many commentators who disagreed with them missed. Then, a new Gillette ad has gone viral for its invocation of toxic masculinity and #MeToo, provoking strong reactions from feminists and misogynists alike. Should we be wary of “woke” brands, or can marketing campaigns like this one be a sign of genuine progress? Finally, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris have officially formed “exploratory committees” for 2020. The hosts debate why both are emphasizing motherhood in their messaging and assess the state of the presidential race as a whole. In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to consider Mary Oliver a “middlebrow” poet? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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The "Grandmother's Fart" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina, Kristen, and Marcia discuss 'Surviving R. Kelly,' millennial burnout, and society’s expectations for older women. Podcast production by Cameron Drews and Melissa Kaplan, with research assistance by Alex Barasch.  This episode is brought to you by Life Effects, a podcast from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Slate Studios. It's also brought to you by Showtime and the acclaimed comedy series SMILF. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Outward: The "Travel" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk all about queer travel. Where do they like to go and how do they find gay experiences when they get there? Then they speak with cultural anthropologist Esther Newton about her work studying the queer community of Cherry Grove on Fire Island and the way its changed over the decades, and her new memoir My Butch Career. Slate staffer Erin Nichols explains the difficulties of going through airport security as a genderqueer person. And finally, June Thomas joins in for a fun bit of queer travel advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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The "Horny in Our Politics" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss  ‘likeability’ conversation surrounding women politicians, the ethics of ‘mommy blogging’ and the Netflix show Derry Girls. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. This episode is brought to you by Doctors Without Borders. Donate today at doctorswithoutborders.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/201955 minutes, 35 seconds
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The "Winter Call-In" Edition

This week on The Waves, it’s our winter “Is It Sexist?” call-in show! Christina is joined by Veralyn Williams and Lili Loofbourow to rate listener “is it sexist?” questions. They rate general admission concerts, required email etiquette and more on the sexist scale. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch. This episode is brought to you by Doctors Without Borders. Donate today at doctorswithoutborders.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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The "Mediocre Mrs. Maisel" Edition

On the year end episode of The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss Penthouse’s rightward turn, the Amazon Prime original The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Lastly, they share their highs and lows in feminism for 2018.  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/201859 minutes, 4 seconds
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The "Whiskey Stones and Stabby Things" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina is joined by By The Book Host Kristen Meinzer and Senior Producer of Slate podcast TJ Raphael to discuss the treatment of Meghan Markle by the british tabloids, the genderdness of holiday gift guides and finally, the new study that found women led films have been consistently outearning films led by men.  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research assistance by Alex Barasch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Outward: The "Spirituality" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley look for queer spirituality. Where do we find it if not in a church? First they’re joined by producer Daniel Schroeder to talk about astrology, enneagrams, and the ways they embrace queer magic. Then they interview artist Leo Herrera about his new series the FATHERS Project, a video series that seeks to answer the question, what if AIDS never existed? Then they get a call from Laura Root of Affirmation where she shares her experience reconciling her Latter Day Saints faith with her life as a gay woman. Then they tackle an advice question about sexual attraction, and as always recommend pieces for the gay agenda.  This episode is brought to you by Helix, a new kind of DNA testing. Try today for a deep discount at helix.com/outward.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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The "Gentle Sexy Gif" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna and June are joined by the host of The Cut on Tuesdays, Molly Fischer. They chat about the decline of Victoria’s Secret, Tumblr’s adult content ban and multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs).  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research assistance by Alex Barasch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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The "Rifles or Ruffles" Edition

This week on The Waves, Christina is joined by Georgetown University professor Marcia Chatelain and Vice President at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Latifa Lyles. First, they discuss the phenomenon of instagram influencers “blackfishing” their followers. Then they share their thoughts on gender reveal parties. Lastly, they talk about the new HBO documentary Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research assistance by Alex Barasch.  We’re doing a winter “Is It Sexist?” Call-in show! Leave voicemail at (646) 907-9859 and and your question may be answered on the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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The "Ocasio-Cortez Instant Pot" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the Instagram savvy of incoming freshman congresswomen. Them, why have many young people been suddenly drawn to traditional dress. Finally they discuss the new Hulu original show The Bisexual. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research assistance by Alex Barasch. We’re doing a winter “Is It Sexist?” Call-in show! Leave voicemail at (646) 907-9859 and and your question may be answered on the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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The "Live From Miami" Edition

This week on The Waves is live from the Miami Book Fair. First, Christina, Hanna, and Noreen unpack Sheryl Sandberg’s legacy. Then they are joined by Celeste Ng to talk about her book Little Fires Everywhere. Finally they talk toRebecca Traister about her book Good and Mad.  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch. On site production by Daniel Schroeder.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Outward: The "Family" Edition

This month on Outward, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley explore the meaning of family. How do gay people form their own families and create spaces from those bonds of kinship? First they play a game with Slate’s June Thomas, deciding whether fictional characters are members of the queer clan; then they each discuss the types of families they’ve created. They get a call from Lillian Faderman and her wife Phyllis Irwin about the legal journey of their relationship since the 1980s, and then Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern joins the hosts to talk about the different legal options LGBTQ people have to build families together. This podcast was produced by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sponsored: Life Effects - The Science of Longevity

In this episode of Life Effects, we focus on the science of longevity. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live to be 100? How about 150? Life-extending technology may not be accessible today, but is it possible that something as simple as exercise could reverse the aging process right now? In this episode, we explore the aging process on a personal and scientific level. Host Sara Ivry talks to Katherine Byers who, at age 86, regularly runs road races and recently finished her fourteenth marathon. Dr. Roberta Gottlieb, head of the Gottlieb Laboratory at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles also joins the conversation. She is investigating the relationship between our cells and longevity, with a focus on the phenomenon of “autophagy” (cells reviving themselves). The individual(s) who have written and created the content in and whose images appear in the articles, profiles, podcasts and videos from the Life Effects program may have been paid by Teva Pharmaceuticals for their contributions.  This content represents the opinions of the contributor and does not necessarily reflect those of Teva Pharmaceuticals. Similarly, Teva Pharmaceuticals does not review, control, influence or endorse any content related to the contributor's websites or social media networks. All content on the Life Effects website is intended for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered medical advice or recommendations. Consult a qualified medical professional for diagnosis and before beginning or changing any treatment regimen​. NPS-US-NP-00369 NOVEMBER 2018 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/201827 minutes, 39 seconds
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The "Why is No One Having Sex Anymore" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen talk with Kate Julian from The Atlantic about her cover story on “The Sex Recession”. Then, the incident at the White House that resulted in CNN’s Jim Acosta getting his press pass revoked and how should we frame how white women are voting.  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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The "It Wasn't All Crap" Edition

This week on The Waves, June fills in for Christina to talk with Kristen Meinzer and Veralyn Williams about the outcome of the midterm elections, the start of the holiday movie season and the women-led resistance in Brazil to the election of Jair Bolsonaro.  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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The "Radical Gender Ideology" Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen are first joined by research assistant and Slate contributor Alex Barasch to talk about the measures being taken against the transgender community by the Trump administration. Then, April Glaser, host of the Slate tech podcast If Then, chats about her experience covering “the internet of hate”. Lastly, they discuss the appeal of the newsletter The Skimm. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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The “She's Running” Edition With Glamour Magazine

This week, The Waves collaborated with Glamour Magazine to bring you an episode all about the women and midterm elections. Christina Cauterucci and Hanna Rosin are joined by Senior Political Reporter for Glamour, Celeste Katz, and DC State Democratic Committeewoman Latifa Lyles to discuss how women are running for office has changed, if women really inherently make better leaders and how female politicians are depicted in media. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: M. Gemi. For $50 off your first pair of shoes, go to mgemi.com/WAVES. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Random Acts of Power Edition

This Week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the lawsuit filed by Stephen Elliot against the creator of the “Shitty Media Men” list, Moira Donegan, a hiring algorithm with biases against women and Hanna’s essay on women and power in New York Magazine.  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research Assistance by Alex Barasch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/201849 minutes, 15 seconds
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Outward: The "Radicals" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley find out what it means to be radical. October is Gay History month and so we’re honoring those radical queers who started to advocate for gay rights. First they’ve got a compilation of radicalization moments from important queer figures, those times the felt pulled into the fight. Thank you to the Making Gay History podcast for the use of their archival tape. Then they sit down with Angela Peoples formerly of No Justice No Pride, and Brandon Cuicchi of Reclaim Pride to discuss how Pride parades have become commercialized and what they’re doing to take them back. Finally, the gang plays the game ‘Radder Than Thou’ where they debate which of two topics are more radical.   Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sponsored: I Travel For Culture

Today's special presentation of I Travel For is brought to you by Slate Studios, American Airlines, British Airways and Visit Britain. In Episode 2, writer, producer, and avid traveler Ali Lemer explores Great Britain’s rich cultural narratives and evolving creative communities. Her adventures through Cardiff’s Welsh heritage, Liverpool’s thriving music scene, and Bristol’s inspiring street art prove there is far more to British art and culture than people expect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/201828 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Star Report Edition

This week on The Waves, host Christina Cauterucci, Slate staffer writer Lili Loofbourow and Georgetown history professor Marcia Chatelain talk about the #metoo movement in light of the Kavanaugh confirmation, the rapturously received A Star Is Born and the new California law requiring women on corporate boards.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Rage At Brett Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna and Noreen are joined by Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate's Amicus, to discuss the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings. First, they run down the information we have about the FBI investigation. Then talk about Kavanaugh's performance and the patriarchy. Lastly, they upack the role women's rage played throughout the hearing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20181 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Julia Turner's Women in Charge

The Waves is proud to introduce you to Women in Charge. In this new series, Slate Editor-in-Chief Julia Turner asks other female leaders about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they do every day, how do they do it, and how are things changing for women in their fields? In this episode you'll hear from Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, someone who worked her way from investment banking at Merrill Lynch, to heading up sectors at Amazon and Google, and finally taking on the role of president of StubHub. Subscribe to Women in Charge via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your shows. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/201841 minutes, 19 seconds
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The "Horseplay" Edition

In this week's episode, host Christina Cauterucci, WNYC Producer Veralyn Williams and By the Book's Kristen Meinzer discuss attitudes towards the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, beliefs about obesity in America and the new Netflix romcom, Nappily Ever After, starring Sanaa Lathan.  Produced by Danielle Hewitt. Production Assistance provided by Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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The End of Summer Call-in Edition

This week on The Waves, Hanna, June and Noreen answer "Is It Sexist?" call in questions from listeners about gym etiquette, The Cosby Show and street harassment.  Produced by Danielle Hewitt. Our Production Assistant is Alex Barasch. Additional assistance provided by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/201847 minutes, 26 seconds
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Outward: The "Orientation" Edition

This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley explore how we learn to be queer. June Thomas joins in for a quick game about queer tropes and culture before the hosts discuss what being queer and embracing queer culture means, and their first experiences establishing their queer identities. Then Slate contributor Evan Urquhart and trans activist Andy Bowen sit down with Christina to think through what it means to be a trans person. Finally, they end the show by answering an advice question about presenting as bi, and of course a round of the gay agenda.  This episode is brought to you by RXBar. For 25% off your first order, go to rxbar.com/outward and use promo code outward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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The Smashing Her Racket Edition

On this episode of The Waves, Christina Cauterucci, Rachelle Hampton and Anna Holmes discuss New York state senate race candidate Julia Salazar, the comebacks of women and US Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.  Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt. Production Assistance by Alex Barasch  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sponsored: Coffee & Crayons: Encouraging Compassion & Confidence with Morgan Neville

In a special presentation, the Waves feed presents a co-production between Target and Slate Studios. This is Coffee & Crayons, a podcast about navigating the highs and lows of back to school time. It’s a series of conversations full of insights and advice to help families thrive during tricky transitions. In this episode, Join host Mallory Kasdan as she talks with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville about compassion, confidence, and, of course, Mr. Rogers. Morgan’s 2018 documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? looks back at groundbreaking the television show and how its creator’s ideas about childhood shaped generations of kids. Morgan describes how Mr. Rogers’ messages about love, feelings, community, and self-worth directly influence how he raises his two children–from helping them navigate changing social landscapes at school to the ways his family transitions from summertime to a new school year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/201828 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Grotesque Display of Irrelevant Decency Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, the return of Aziz Ansari and Louis CK, two comedians accused of sexual harassment, and the term “ladyboss” and what it says about this moment in feminism. Produced by Veralyn Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/201858 minutes, 18 seconds
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The To All the Boys Edition

This week, Christina, Veralyn and Kat discuss Netflix's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Slow Burn season 2, which forces us to review Bill Clinton's presidency, and a new online dating study that finds desirability in women peaks at 18 years old, while men peak at 50 years old. --- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Subtweeting Your Spouse Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss prominent women who have been accused of sexual harassment, Trump spokeswomen Kellyanne Conway and her Trump-hating husband, and the trouble for republican women. Also, our summer call-in show is coming up! If you have a question you’d like the hosts to answer, call (646) 907-9859 to leave us a voicemail or email your question at [email protected]. Producer: Veralyn Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/201856 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Waves Presents: Hit Parade on Madonna

The Waves brings you a 60th birthday tribute to Madonna. In 1998, Madonna was at a career crossroads. After dominating the ’80s with hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Open Your Heart,” she spent the first half of the ’90s wavering between roles as a provocateur (Erotica, Sex) and adult-contemporary balladeer (“I’ll Remember,” “Take a Bow”). That’s when she took a sharp left turn, working with producers and deejays in the burgeoning electronica scene. If it even was a scene: The very term “electronica” was a music-business confection, and by 1997 it was more hype than hit. But the result of Madonna’s experiment—her acclaimed ’98 album Ray of Light—was not only one of her biggest smashes ever. It also helped turn electronic music into viable pop. Email: [email protected]   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Introducing Outward: The "Our Queer Roots" Edition

Introducing Outward, Slate's new monthly LGBTQ podcast! On the first episode, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley—along with a smorgasbord of Slate staffers—reveal their queer roots. Does it all come down to crop tops? Then, in the debut Straight Studies segment, Slate features director Laura Bennett helps us decide if straight, cisgender people have roots, too. Then Alex Barasch joins the gang to talk about his Washington Post piece, “ Biology Is Not Destiny: Seeking a Scientific Explanation for Trans Identity Could Do More Harm Than Good." Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. This episode is brought to you by HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients. For $20 off each of your first three boxes, go to hellofresh.com/outward30 and use the promo code outward30.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/201850 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Omarosa-esque Edition

This week, Christina, Veralyn and Latifa discuss claims from Omarosa’s new Book, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and NFL’s first male cheerleaders. Also, our summer call-in show is coming up! If you have a question you’d like the hosts to answer, call (646) 907-9859 to leave us a voicemail or email your question at [email protected]. Producer: Veralyn Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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The Swole Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss what Les Moonves, the head of CBS accused of sexual harassment, means for the #MeToo movement, NYT's Sarah Jeong's "white people suck" tweets, and  swole Jeff Bezos. Producer: Veralyn Williams --- Have an "is it sexist" question? Let us answer it! Just call 646-907-9859 and leave us a voicemail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/20181 hour, 2 seconds
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The #SayHerName Edition

On this week's episode, Christina Cauterucci, Rachelle Hampton, and Briahna Joy Gray discuss Sorry to Bother You and what it says about protest in the Trump era. They discuss the criminalization of mothers who leave their children unattended. And finally, they talk about Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old who was killed on a BART platform. What do we make of calls to charge her killer with a hate crime? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Bottle Service for Breakfast Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen  discuss the indictment of Mariia Butina, the way we talk about Trump and Putin’s dynamic and the now-infamous Refinery29 money diary from a wealthy 21-year-old intern living rent-free in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/201855 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Live From D.C. Edition

This week, Christina, Veralyn and June record live from The Hamilton. They discus mens rights activists, talk to Ellen Stofan, the first female director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and former chief scientist at NASA, answer "Is it sexist?" questions, and rock out to the tunes of local post-punk band, Bacchae. Producer: Veralyn Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Privacy Is Dead Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the future of abortion rights now that Trump has announced Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, falling U.S. birth rates, and the viral #PlaneBae twitter story. Producer: Veralyn Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20181 hour, 34 seconds
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The Big D Energy Edition

This week, Christina, Veralyn and Briahna discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs, big d*ck energy, and The Atlantic cover story, When Children Say They’re Trans. Producer: Veralyn Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Jokes About Straight White Men Edition

This week, Hanna, June, and Latifa discuss Hannah Gadsby's comedy special, Nanette, the Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, and the end of the "political" pantsuit era. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20181 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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The Waves Presents: Better Life Lab

Michelle Hickox took summers off and still got promoted. First, she had to believe that she could, then she had to prove to others it was possible. Now she wants everyone to know how she did it. She tells her story to Better Life Lab.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/201830 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Beyonce and Her Husband Edition

This week, Christina, Latifa, and June discuss Beyonce and Jay Z's new album with Veralyn, the impact of the Trump administration's policy to separate immigrant families at the U.S. border, and Cameron Esposito's comedy special, Rape Jokes. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20181 hour, 5 seconds
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The Seduction of Sex and the City Edition

This week, June and Noreen discuss Bill Clinton's #MeToo reckoning, the future of seduction, and reflect on Sex and the City. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/201859 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Feckless C-Word Edition

This week, Christina, Veralyn and Kat discuss Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt," choosing life with down syndrome with Slate contributor Ruth Graham, and Ali Wong. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20181 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Double X Gabfest Presents: Upon Further Review

Today, a special feature from the Slate podcast Upon Further Review: What if Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final had bounced off the crossbar resulting in defeat? Just imagine the devastating fallout. There would be no thriving women’s professional league, women’s soccer highlights wouldn’t dominate ESPN and female players would’ve never gotten the same pay as the men. The thing is, none of that actually did happen, despite their triumph in 1999. Journalist Louisa Thomas talks to Chastain and Julie Foudy about the mixed legacy of women’s soccer in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/201831 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Manic Pixie Murderer Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss My Favorite Murder and fandom of the True Crime genre with Rebecca Lavoie, Ireland's vote to legalize abortion, and the BBC's Killing Eve. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/201859 minutes, 1 second
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The White Lady Tears Edition

This week, Christina, Hanna and Anna discuss Miss America being lead by two women, season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, and the white Oakland woman who called the cops on black people having a BBQ cookout. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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The What to Do With Bad Men Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss what to do with the men plotting their post-#MeToo comeback, Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA director, and the return of Marchesa. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/201856 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Has Amy Schumer Bought the Beauty Myth Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty, an incel or involuntary celibate, and Janelle Monae's new album, Dirty Computer. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/201857 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Pee Tape Edition

This week, Hanna, Noreen, and Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci discuss Trump's infamous “pee tape” in the wake of former FBI director James Comey's new book, why America’s black mothers and babies are in a life-or-death crisis, and the way male authors depict female characters. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/201859 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Roseanne is Back Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the Roseanne reboot, the trial of Noor Salman, and raising a gender-free child. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20181 hour, 53 seconds
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The Stormy D and Cardi B Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss Stormy Daniels, Cardi B with producer Veralyn Williams, and microcheating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20181 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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The Hope for Hicks Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the how to raise boys, Hope Hicks' departure from the White House as Communications Director, and a different kind of #MeToo story from This American Life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20181 hour, 33 seconds
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Will Porn Be Banned in the Matriarchy Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the latest White House abuse scandal, what teenagers are learning from online porn, and Lena Dunham's decision to write about having a hysterectomy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20181 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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The Glowy Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss the sexual abuse scandal in gymnastics, skincare, and Jordan Peterson on Slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/201859 minutes
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The Babe.net vs. Aziz Ansari Edition

This week, Hanna, June and Noreen discuss Aziz Ansari, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and the One Fight column on Slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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They Almost Called It Moxie

Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O’Rourke chat with Slate editor in chief, Julia Turner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/201857 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Oprah 2020 Edition

This week, Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, June Thomas discuss a potential Oprah presidential run, self help with, By the Book, host Kristen Meinzer, and the generation gap in the #MeToo movement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20181 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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The Call-in Show Edition

This week, Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, June Thomas tackle your “is it sexist?” questions in the holiday call-in show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/201747 minutes, 45 seconds
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Anyone But A Man Edition

This week, Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, June Thomas discuss if Democrats are now the party of purity, Slack, and The New Yorker’s “Cat Person” Story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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I Feel Red-Pilled Edition

This week, Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, June Thomas discuss the book Kill All Normies with author Angela Nagle. Then they talk the about what causes a sex panic, and if all the current sexual harassment allegations could lead to one. Finally, they discuss the new Spike Lee series She’s Gotta Have It.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Weinstein Accusers in Conversation

Three women who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein—Alice Evans, Katherine Kendall, and Tomi-Ann Roberts—sit down together with Slate’s editor-in-chief, Julia Turner, to discuss the movement they helped start, whether it’s gone too far, and whether there could ever be a satisfying apology. For a transcript of this conversation, go to Slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20171 hour, 5 seconds
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Put It Away Edition

On this week's show, the hosts discuss the allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, and ask why it is that Alabama Republicans preselected a man who was this unqualified. Then they move onto a sexual offender they once actually liked, looking back on the Louis C.K. myth they had believed. Finally, on a lighter note, the trio discuss Amy Sedaris’ new hospitality show, At Home with Amy Sedaris.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Woke Men Versus Harassers Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss sexual harassment at The New Republic with former editor, Franklin Foer, gender neutrality, and flexible work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/201758 minutes, 39 seconds
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The "Wire With Wigs" Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Harvey Weinstein, HBO's The Deuce, and ageism in the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20171 hour, 2 minutes
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The "From Mildred to Crystal" Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the early days of women’s pro tennis with journalist Grace Lichtenstein, the legacy of Huge Hefner, and Gloria Allred’s crusade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20171 hour, 56 seconds
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The Hillary's Yoga and Chardonnay Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Hillary Clinton's new book, What Happened, this moment in campus sexual-assault with Emily Yoffe, and a new study shows why having a best friend is good for your health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20171 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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The Princess Diana Beanie Baby Edition

This week, Noreen Malone, June Thomas, and guest co-host Christina Cauterucci discuss Teen Vogue, the 20th anniversary of Lady Diana’s death, and Tig Notaro's One Mississippi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/201757 minutes, 56 seconds
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The 1800 Patriarchy Street Edition

This week, Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and guest co-host Christina Cauterucci answer "is it sexist" questions from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/201755 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Mr. Clean Is Totally Sexy Edition

This week, June Thomas and Noreen Malone are joined by Latifa Lyles to discuss the recent Google anti-diversity memo, the new TV series The Bold Type, and the music video for "Boys" by Charli XCX, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/201758 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Sex Robots Are Coming Edition

Hanna Rosin and Noreen Malone talk Sex robots with Maureen O'Connor, women being at the center of pop music with NPR's Ann Powers, and to Laura Moser about deciding to run for office post-Trump.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/201757 minutes, 19 seconds
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The "I'm a creep. I'm sorry." Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone talk whether the New York magazine piece on climate change means we shouldn't have kids, Silicon Valley tech bros' apologies for their sexist acts and the Netflix show GLOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/201757 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Live From Brooklyn Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone talk to Jenna Lyons, Designer and Former Creative Director and President at J.Crew. Also, they discuss the Cosby trial and if a woman will ever be president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/201758 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Attack of The Israeli-Accented Amazon Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the unexpected fellowship between Comey and victims of sexual harassment, if Wonder Woman is our new feminist icon, and the fall of Theresa May. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/201753 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Walk of Shame Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and filling-in for June Thomas— The New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat discuss does a pregnant teen’s graduation story and if the "Girls generation" secretly regret the "sexual revolution." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/201759 minutes, 7 seconds
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The I Love Dick Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and filling-in for June Thomas— The New York Times Magazine's Susan Dominus discuss open marriages, Amazon's new series, I Love Dick, and the Brooklyn Museum Exhibit, We Wanted a Revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/201755 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Under His Eye Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss The Handmaid's Tale, Brand Ivanka, and if democrats should compromise on abortion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/201753 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Don’t Ask Me To Prom Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and filling-in for Noreen Malone— Jezebel’s Senior Writer Kara Brown discuss celebrity prom proposal videos, missing white women syndrome, and sexual harassment videos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/201752 minutes, 35 seconds
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The We Want Wives Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the recent Mike Pence controversy, abortion on TV, and millennial men that want stay-at-home wives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/201753 minutes, 57 seconds
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The She-E-UhO Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with Mark Joseph Stern (legal writer for Slate), Thinx sexual harassment allegations, and new research that shows women do like to compete-- against themselves. Double X is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful blinds, curtains, and shutters for every space, go to smithandnoble.com/DOUBLEX and lock in our limited time offer of 20 percent off on your window treatments. And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE when you go to BlueApron.com/DOUBLEX. And by Lyft. Lyft is the app that gets you a ride in minutes for less than the cost of a cab. Right now, get three FREE rides up to 10 dollars each – when you enter promo code DOUBLEX in the ‘Payment’ section of the app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/201751 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Keep It Dusty Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the Women’s Strike, why ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t cool anymore, and the latest PMS debate. Double X is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful blinds, curtains, and shutters for every space, go to smithandnoble.com/DOUBLEX and lock in our limited time offer of 20 percent off on your window treatments. And by Boll and Branch. Get 50 dollars off your first set of sheets plus free shipping by going to BollandBranch.com and using promo code doublex. Double X is also brought to you by MeUndies. It’s time to elevate your underwear game to the next level. Get 20 percent off your first pair by going to MeUndies.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/201747 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Milo vs. Lena Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Milo Yiannopoulos, HBO's Girls, and sexism claims at Uber. Double X is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/DOUBLEX. And by Lola. For feminine care products made of 100 percent organic cotton, so you know what you’re putting in your body, just visit mylola.com and enter code DOUBLEX when you subscribe to save 60 percent off your first order. And by Lyft. Lyft is the app that gets you a ride in minutes for less than the cost of a cab. Right now, get three FREE rides up to 10 dollars each – when you enter promo code DOUBLEX in the ‘Payment’ section of the app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/20171 hour, 19 seconds
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The #FreeMelania Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Melania Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and children displacing dads. Double X is brought to you by Boll and Branch. Get 50 dollars off your first set of sheets by going to BollandBranch.com and using promo code doublex. And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. For a limited time, get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/201749 minutes, 21 seconds
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The "I Know What a Uterus Looks Like Now" Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the Woman's March, why men aren't taking jobs traditionally done by women, and a poll showing republic men think women have it better. Double X is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. And by Lyft. Lyft is the app that gets you a ride in minutes for less than the cost of a cab. Right now, get three FREE rides - up to 10 dollars each - when you enter promo code doublex in the ‘Payment’ section of the app. And by Squarespace. Start building your website today! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code doublex to get 10 percent off your first purchase of a website or domain.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Urine Trouble America Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and David Wallace-Wells discuss Trump's Golden showers scandal, The Rockettes, and Gendered Virtual Assistants. Double X is brought to you by Boll and Branch. Get 50 dollars off your first set of sheets by going to BollandBranch.com and using promo code doublex. And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. For a limited time, get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Everyone's A Little Bit Sexist Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone listen to your calls and pass judgment on whether something in your life is sexist. Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and you’ll get a limited-time offer of 25 percent off your window treatments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/201648 minutes, 36 seconds
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The "Pass the Phone to Ivanka" Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss what Trump's cabinet means for women, how self care has evolved over the years, and "mom" as a complement. We want to hear from you! Call us at 929-266-8195 to share your "is this sexist or not" dilemmas for our end-of-year call-in show. --- Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and you’ll get a limited-time offer of 25 percent off your window treatments. And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. For a limited time, get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/201655 minutes, 10 seconds
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The "Is he your president?" Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the women’s March on Washington, identity liberalism, and the book, Twenty-Six Seconds. We want to hear from you! Call us at 929-266-8195 to share your "is this sexist or not" dilemmas for our end-of-year call-in show. --- Double X Gabfest is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. For a limited time, get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 38 seconds
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The "What's the Matter With Candice?" Edition

Noreen Malone and June Thomas are joined by Clare Malone to discuss the women who voted for Trump, followed by an interview with Neera Tanden, and then a chat about Melania Trump and the fashion industry. --- Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and set up a free, no-obligation In-Home Design appointment. When you do, you’ll get 25 percent off on your window treatments. And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20161 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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The “Good Girls, Revolt?” Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and guest co-hosting Christina Cauterucci discuss the feminist revolution vs. the Republican Party, the new Amazon series Good Girls Revolt, and what we learn about Chelsea Clinton from the email leaks. --- Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and set up a free, no-obligation In-Home Design appointment. When you do, you’ll get 25 percent off on your window treatments. And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to BollandBranch.com and use promo code doublex for 50 dollars off your first set of sheets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Killing Off the Kings Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Trump’s “ultimate gift” to feminists, HBO’s comedy Insecure with Slate culture writer and Represent host, Aisha Harris, and the book Future Sex with author Emily Witt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/201659 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Embarrassment of Bitches Edition

Hanna Rosin and Noreen Malone discuss Trump’s threat to bring up Hillary's marriage during the Presidential debates with Jamelle Bouie, Slate's Chief Political, Sex Ed Queens on YouTube with Amanda Hess, New York Times writer, and the new Amazon series Fleabag, with Emily Nussbaum, TV Critic for The New Yorker. We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved. To fill out the survey, just go to www.megaphone.fm/survey. ---- Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and set up a free, no-obligation In-Home Design appointment. When you do, you’ll get 25 percent off on your window treatments. And by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. And by Squarespace. Building your own website has never been easier. Start your free trial today at Squarespace.com and use offer code doublex for 10 percent off your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/201659 minutes, 18 seconds
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The ”Don’t pee on my leg” Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss trigger warning on college campuses, race and representation on Double X, and why Judge Judy is so popular. Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and set up a free, no-obligation In-Home Design appointment. When you do, you’ll get 25 percent off on your window treatments.  And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex.  And by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to BollandBranch.com and use promo code doublex for 50 dollars off your first set of sheets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/201656 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Women and Headphones Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the French revolt against the burkini, the "How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones" blog post, and the new show, 'Take my Wife.' Double X Gabfest is brought to you by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. And by Squarespace. Building your own website has never been easier. Start your free trial today at Squarespace.com and use offer code doublex for 10 percent off your first purchase. And by Smith and Noble. For beautiful drapes, go to smithandnoble.com/doublex and set up a free, no-obligation In-Home Design appointment. When you do, you’ll get 25 percent off on your window treatments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/201655 minutes, 5 seconds
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Propped Up by Pillows Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Nate Parker's past rape allegation, Hillary's health, and e-mail etiquette. Double X Gabfest is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/201656 minutes, 31 seconds
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Olympics Extravaganza Edition

June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Willa Paskin discuss the endless drama of Olympic gymnastics, whether intersex athlete's should be allowed to compete in women's events and everything wonderful and frustrating about this year's Olympics. Double X Gabfest is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to BollandBranch.com and use promo code doublex for free shipping and 20 percent off your entire order. And by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/201656 minutes, 28 seconds
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Hillary is Likable Enough

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, Norene Malone discuss Ivanka Trump, the new Ghostbusters, and Hillary hatred. Double X Gabfest is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/doublex. And by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to BollandBranch.com and use promo code doublex for free shipping and 20 percent off your entire order. And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/201659 minutes, 54 seconds
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Powerfraus Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, Norene Malone discuss Britain's new prime minister Theresa May, former FOX news anchor Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, and The Bachelor franchise.  Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code DOUBLEX at checkout to get 10 percent off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/201658 minutes, 25 seconds
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Actually Good News for Women Edition

June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Dahlia Lithwick Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the HBO documentary Suited, and The New York Times' war on "mom hair." Double X is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code DOUBLEX at checkout to get 10 percent off. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by SeatGeek. SeatGeek pulls in ticket options from hundreds of online ticket sellers to create a one-stop shop for tickets—for sporting events, music concerts, and more. Use the promo code DOUBLEX in the SeatGeek app and get a $20 rebate off your first purchase—or shop online at SeatGeek.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/201652 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Full Angela Merkel Edition

Hanna Rosin, Jessica Winter, and Christina Cauterucci discuss the aftermath of the Stanford rape case, the future of feminism, and the gender card in the presidential election. Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by Blue Apron. For less than $10 per meal, Blue Apron delivers right to your door everything you need to create a home-cooked meal. Farm-fresh ingredients are perfectly portioned and come with an easy to follow recipe card—so you can create a delicious dinner in 40 minutes or less. Visit BlueApron.com/doublex to get your first two meals free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/201657 minutes, 22 seconds
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Empowertizing Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas discuss the new book "We Were Feminists Once" and talk to Marketplace's Krissy Clark about the surprising state of welfare in this country. Double X is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code DOUBLEX at checkout to get 10 percent off.  And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX.  And by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. Visit Harrys.com for $5 off your first purchase with the promo code DOUBLEX.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/201655 minutes, 38 seconds
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Walk Don't Wobble Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas discuss the Anthony Weiner documentary, high heels, and the comedy of Ali Wong. Double X is brought to you by Smith & Noble, offering custom window treatments—including blinds, shutters, shades, and panels—without the custom price. For a limited time, get 25 percent off your window coverings, plus a free in-home consultation, when you visit smithandnoble.com/doublex or call 1-800-659-3300. And by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20% off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/201656 minutes, 19 seconds
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Kotex in my Bugatti Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas discuss efforts  to decriminalize sex work, Melania Trump, and why millennial men are obsessed with Drake. Double X is brought to you by Smith & Noble, offering custom window treatments—including blinds, shutters, shades, and panels—without the custom price. For a limited time, get 25 percent off your window coverings, plus a free in-home consultation, when you visit smithandnoble.com/doublex or call 1-800-659-3300. And by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20% off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/201654 minutes, 17 seconds
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Spanx and Spanking Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas discuss sororities and feminsim, whether domesticity gets in the way of a woman's creativity, and the new book "Sex with Shakespeare" with the author Jillian Keenan. Double X is brought to you by Smith & Noble, offering custom window treatments—including blinds, shutters, shades, and panels—without the custom price. For a limited time, get 25 percent off your window coverings, plus a free in-home consultation, when you visit smithandnoble.com/doublex or call 1-800-659-3300. And by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/201659 minutes, 15 seconds
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We Just Want Attention Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas talk with Peggy Orenstein about her new book Girls & Sex; then they discuss the gender neutral pronoun "they" and the latest sexist insult, "She just wants attention." Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order.   And by Blue Apron. For less than $10 per meal, Blue Apron delivers right to your door everything you need to create a home-cooked meal. Farm-fresh ingredients are perfectly portioned and come with an easy to follow recipe card—so you can create a delicious dinner in 40 minutes or less. Visit BlueApron.com/doublex to get your first two meals free.   And by Smith & Noble, offering custom window treatments—including blinds, shutters, shades, and panels—without the custom price. For a limited time, get 25 percent off your window coverings, plus a free in-home consultation, when you visit smithandnoble.com/doublex or call 1-800-659-3300.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/201653 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ladybits Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Willa Paskin discuss the "tampon tax," Marcia Clark and what was wrong with 90s feminism, and talk with Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross. Double X is brought to you by Smith & Noble, offering custom window treatments—including blinds, shutters, shades, and panels—without the custom price. For a limited time, get 25 percent off your window coverings, plus a free in-home consultation, when you visit smithandnoble.com/doublex or call 1-800-659-3300. And by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/201655 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sex, Death, and Videotapes Edition

Hanna Rosin and Noreen Malone discuss celebrity sex tapes, Hillary vs. Trump, and interview Katie Roiphe about her new book, "The Violet Hour."  Double X is brought to you by Smith & Noble, offering custom window treatments—including blinds, shutters, shades, and panels—without the custom price. For a limited time, get 25 percent off your window coverings, plus a free in-home consultation, when you visit smithandnoble.com/doublex or call 1-800-659-3300. And by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by Blue Apron. For less than $10 per meal, Blue Apron delivers right to your door everything you need to create a home-cooked meal. Farm-fresh ingredients are perfectly portioned and come with an easy to follow recipe card—so you can create a delicious dinner in 40 minutes or less. Visit BlueApron.com/doublex to get your first two meals free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/201653 minutes, 19 seconds
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#FreeKesha Edition

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Aisha Harris discuss single women as the new political class, teens and sexting, and Kesha.   Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order. And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by Headspace. If you've ever been curious about meditation, then go to Headspace.com/doublex and try the Take 10 program. It's guided meditation for 10 days—10 minutes a day—absolutely free. Give it a try at Headspace.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/201657 minutes, 44 seconds
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Berniebros Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Berniebros, the CDC's warning to young women about drinking, and Samantha Bee's show Full Frontal on TBS. Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order.   And by Headspace. If you've ever been curious about meditation, then go to Headspace.com/doublex and try the Take 10 program. It's guided meditation for 10 days—10 minutes a day—absolutely free. Give it a try at Headspace.com/doublex.   And by HelloFresh, the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking fun, easy, and convenient! Each week, HelloFresh creates new, delicious recipes—complete with step-by-step instructions—that are designed to take around 30 minutes to prepare. For 35 dollars off your first week of deliveries, visit HelloFresh.com and enter DOUBLEX when you subscribe.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/201651 minutes, 46 seconds
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Power Pony Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the power pose, whether we http://www.MeUndies.com/doublex should embrace procrastination, and The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to MeUndies.com/doublex to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order.   And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores are charging. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off your order, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX.   And by HelloFresh, the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking fun, easy, and convenient! Each week, HelloFresh creates new, delicious recipes—complete with step-by-step instructions—that are designed to take around 30 minutes to prepare. For 35 dollars off your first week of deliveries, visit HelloFresh.com and enter DOUBLEX when you subscribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/201656 minutes, 20 seconds
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Slutty Power Lesbian Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss whether David Bowie paved the way for our gender bending lives with Lea DeLaria, Hillary Clinton's youth problem, and coloring books for adults. Double X is brought to you by MeUndies. Go to MeUndies.com/doublex, choose from a variety of underwear styles and patterns—for both men and women—and they’ll be delivered right to your door. For 20 percent off your first order of the World’s Most Comfortable Underwear, head to MeUndies.com/doublex right now.   And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX.   And by HelloFresh, the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking fun, easy, and convenient! Each week, HelloFresh creates new, delicious recipes—complete with step-by-step instructions—that are designed to take around 30 minutes. For 35 dollars off your first week of deliveries, visit HelloFresh.com and enter DOUBLEX when you subscribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/201658 minutes, 7 seconds
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So Schlong 2015 Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the Amazon TV series Transparent, the pussification of America, and the best and worst feminist moments of 2015. Double X is brought to you by Ooka Island, a reading program so fun your kids won’t even realize they’re learning at all. To get an exclusive 20 percent discount for listeners of Double X, go to OokaIsland.com/xx. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/201557 minutes, 23 seconds
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Naked Amy Schumer Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Tashfeen Malik, false narratives of anorexia with Slate's Katy Waldman, and the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Double X is brought to you by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to ClubW.com/doublex. And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code GIST at checkout to get 10 percent off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/201553 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cate Blanchett's Mink Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss women in Hollywood with Maureen Dowd, teen suicides in Silicon Valley, and the movie Carol.   Double X is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code DOUBLEX at checkout to get 10 percent off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. And by The Great Courses Plus, a new video learning service with more than 5,000 lectures. As a member of The Great Courses Plus, you can watch as many lectures as you want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Sign up for a free one-month trial by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/201553 minutes, 22 seconds
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Goodbye Dear Prudence Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss bathroom equality, the new company Need-a-Mom, and Dear Prudie's nearly 10 years of doling out advice with Emily Yoffe.   Double X is brought to you by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to ClubW.com/doublex.         And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX. And by The Great Courses Plus, a new video learning service with more than 5,000 lectures. As a member of The Great Courses Plus, you can watch as many lectures as you want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Sign up for a free one-month trial by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/201549 minutes, 21 seconds
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Justin Trudeau's Luscious Locks Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the new book about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "The Notorious RBG" with authors Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhinik, whether we can call male politicians hot, and Jonathan Franzen and women. Double X is brought to you by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to ClubW.com/doublex. And by The Great Courses Plus, a new video learning service with more than 5,000 lectures. As a member of The Great Courses Plus, you can watch as many lectures as you want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Sign up for a free one-month trial by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com slash doublex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/201552 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fart of the Eye Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss crying in a professional setting, Playboy's decision to stops publishing nude photos, and bangs.   Double X is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code DOUBLEX at checkout to get 10 percent off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.         And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX.   This episode is brought to you by "The Message" from GE Podcast Theater. Subscribe to "The Message" here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/201553 minutes, 58 seconds
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Live from Washington D.C. Edition

Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone are live in Washington D.C. this week at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre and discuss Carly Fiorina, Generation Z, and talk to Anne-Marie Slaughter about her new book, "Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family". Double X is brought to you by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to ClubW.com/doublex. And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code DOUBLEX.   And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the offer code DOUBLEX at checkout to get 10 percent off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Text Me You Love Me Edition

June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Amanda Hess talk with the Atlantic's Tanahisi Coates about his article "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," Laura Bennett about the boom of the first-person essay, and whether we really are lonely in the age of the internet.   Double X is brought to you by ABC's new show "Quantico." They are the FBI’s top recruits, sworn to protect our country, but one of them is a terrorist. The series premiere of "Quantico" is on Sunday, September 27th at 10 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CST on ABC.   And by Next Issue, the mobile app that lets you tap directly into the world's most popular magazines, anywhere, using your phone or tablet. Dive deeper into Vogue, People, Esquire, Time, and more, with interactive content for a richer reading experience. Right now, try Next Issue out for free at Next Issue.