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The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

Each week a pair of writers and guests talk through one news story we can’t stop thinking about, and unpack what gender has to do with it.

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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

58mins

10 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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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

1hr 6mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci, @DrMChatelain, @junethomas and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 10mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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DoubleX Gabfest: The Muumuu Edition

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

4 Oct 2012

Rank #4

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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

1hr

23 Feb 2017

Rank #5

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DoubleX Gabfest: The Nobody’s Business Edition

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.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

29 Nov 2012

Rank #6

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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 RecommendationsNichole: Orange World and Other Stories by Karen RussellJune: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden KeefeMiddle England by Jonathan CoeThe television show Derry Girls, streaming on NetflixMarcia: 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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Lena Dunham's Food Diary

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

2 Oct 2014

Rank #8

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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @DrMChatelain, @tnwhiskeywoman and @kristenmeinzer with your thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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DoubleX Gabfest: The PetWell Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Petraeus-Broadwell affair; women and the election; and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

15 Nov 2012

Rank #10

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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 RecommendationsJune: 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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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DoubleX Gabfest: The Don Henley Was Hot Edition

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

21 Feb 2013

Rank #12

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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

51mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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Inside Inside Amy Schumer Edition

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.The DoubleX Gabfest is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Right now get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/xx. And by Smith and Noble, featuring custom window treatments handcrafted to your personal style design and color preferences. Get 20% off your window treatments, plus a free in-home consultation, when you go to smithandnoble.com/xx.  And by Squarespace, the easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store. Right now, go to Squaresapece.com and enter the offer code DoubleX to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

30 Apr 2015

Rank #14

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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 WilliamsProduction assistant: Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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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

1hr 5mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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DoubleX Gabfest: The Old Sperm Edition

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

13 Dec 2012

Rank #17

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

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

10 Jan 2013

Rank #18

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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci, @DrMChatelain and @tnwhiskeywoman with your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #19