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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 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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Why so white?

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Outward is the whitest Slate podcast, too bad. I was very excited when outward started, but could not get through the first episode. Some diversity pease😻

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iTunes Ratings

770 Ratings
Average Ratings
511
97
54
44
64

Why so white?

By greencat250 - Feb 15 2020
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Outward is the whitest Slate podcast, too bad. I was very excited when outward started, but could not get through the first episode. Some diversity pease😻

Interesting

By lordtyger9 - Dec 03 2019
Read more
I like to listen to this podcast. I recommend it
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The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

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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.

Rank #1: The Mr. Clean Is Totally Sexy Edition

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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,

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Aug 10 2017

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Rank #2: The "Radical Gender Ideology" Edition

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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.

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Nov 01 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Is Aziz Ansari Sorry?

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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci, @DrMChatelain, @junethomas and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts. 

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Jul 18 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: DoubleX Gabfest: The Muumuu Edition

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Listen to Slate’s show about Marissa Mayer’s short maternity leave; how to talk to your kids about porn; and Jessica Grose’s new novel, Sad Desk Salad.

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Oct 04 2012

52mins

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Rank #5: The Milo vs. Lena Edition

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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Milo Yiannopoulos, HBO's Girls, and sexism claims at Uber.

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Feb 23 2017

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Rank #6: DoubleX Gabfest: The Nobody’s Business Edition

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Listen to Slate’s show about Martha Stewart’s new image; the Rihanna/Chris Brown saga; and the Fox News article “The War on Men.”

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Nov 29 2012

45mins

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Rank #7: The Princess and the Poop

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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: 

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 thewaves@slate.com. 

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: Lena Dunham's Food Diary

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Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and June Thomas discuss Lena Dunham's book "Not That Kind of Girl," sexual consent laws on college campuses, and parental responsibility for murderous children.

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Oct 02 2014

55mins

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Rank #9: The "Monetize Our Pain" Edition

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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @DrMChatelain, @tnwhiskeywoman and @kristenmeinzer with your thoughts.  

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Jun 06 2019

59mins

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Rank #10: DoubleX Gabfest: The PetWell Edition

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Listen to Slate’s show about the Petraeus-Broadwell affair; women and the election; and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. 

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Nov 15 2012

55mins

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Rank #11: Bless This Mess

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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:


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 thewaves@slate.com. 

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Oct 24 2019

59mins

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Rank #12: DoubleX Gabfest: The Don Henley Was Hot Edition

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DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin, Allison Benedikt and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss the second season of Girls; female linguistic trends on Twitter; and Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon’s new book, Sticks and Stones.

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Feb 21 2013

55mins

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Rank #13: The She-E-UhO Edition

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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.

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Mar 23 2017

51mins

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Rank #14: Inside Inside Amy Schumer Edition

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Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Jessica Winter discuss the comic memoir turned Broadway musical "Fun Home" with author Alison Bechdel, Instagram envy, and Inside Amy Schumer.
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Apr 30 2015

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Rank #15: The Pee Tape Edition

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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

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Apr 19 2018

58mins

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Rank #16: The “Masculine Mystique” Edition

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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?

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Jan 24 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: DoubleX Gabfest: The Old Sperm Edition

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Listen to Slate’s show about the risks of older parenthood; gender-neutral toys; and the sustaining tradition that says men are responsible for all marriage proposals. 

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Dec 13 2012

47mins

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Rank #18: DoubleX Gabfest: The Do You Like The Way We Sound? Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt to discuss Elizabeth Wurtzel’s mid-life confessional in New York magazine; male disdain for vocal fry; and the reaction to Hillary Clinton’s health scare. 

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Jan 10 2013

45mins

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Rank #19: DoubleX Gabfest: The Muppet Show Edition

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Listen to Slate’s show about subversive commencement speeches, a new study on gay parenting, and Muppet chaos theory. 

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Jun 14 2012

51mins

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Rank #20: Buying Your Own BS

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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci, @DrMChatelain and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts. 

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Jul 04 2019

1hr 4mins

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Waving Goodbye for Now

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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 thewaves@slate.com.


Podcast production by Rosemary Belson. Production assistance by Cleo Levin.

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Apr 23 2020

1hr 6mins

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ERA Cosplay

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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 thewaves@slate.com.


Podcast production by Rosemary Belson. Production assistance by Cleo Levin.

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Apr 09 2020

1hr 8mins

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Coronavirus Everywhere

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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 thewaves@slate.com.


Podcast production by Rosemary Belson.

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Mar 26 2020

1hr 7mins

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Outward: COVID-19, AIDS, and Community

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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.

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Mar 25 2020

59mins

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Nevertheless, Misogyny Persisted

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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 

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Mar 12 2020

1hr 2mins

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Love In a Pod

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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.

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Feb 27 2020

1hr 5mins

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Outward: Queer Advice

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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.

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Feb 14 2020

57mins

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Is George Washington Canceled?

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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.

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Feb 13 2020

1hr 7mins

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Writhing in the Workplace

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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 thewaves@slate.com. 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.

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Jan 30 2020

1hr 1min

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Outward: Pandering and Parenting

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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 outwardpodcast@slate.com or leave us a voicemail at (929) 266-4914.

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Jan 29 2020

1hr 1min

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The "Runaway Royals" Edition

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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 thewaves@slate.com

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Jan 16 2020

1hr 4mins

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The Princess and the Poop

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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: 

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 thewaves@slate.com. 

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 15mins

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"The Morning Show" Edition

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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?

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Dec 19 2019

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Outward: The LGBTQ Decade

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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. 

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Dec 18 2019

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So Long, Kamala

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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..

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Dec 05 2019

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The "Stiff Upper Lip" Edition

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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. 


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Nov 21 2019

56mins

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Outward: Kids These Days

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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. 

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Nov 20 2019

57mins

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Ronan Farrow’s on the Line

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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. 


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Nov 07 2019

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Bless This Mess

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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:


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. 

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Oct 24 2019

59mins

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Outward: Dolls and Democrats

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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. 

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Oct 16 2019

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Why so white?

By greencat250 - Feb 15 2020
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Outward is the whitest Slate podcast, too bad. I was very excited when outward started, but could not get through the first episode. Some diversity pease😻

Interesting

By lordtyger9 - Dec 03 2019
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I like to listen to this podcast. I recommend it