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The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

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The Waves, formerly known as the Double X Gabfest, is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every Thursday, join the hosts—including Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine's Noreen Malone, Slate Podcasts' June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Topic's Anna Holmes, and producer Veralyn Williams—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.

The Waves, formerly known as the Double X Gabfest, is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every Thursday, join the hosts—including Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine's Noreen Malone, Slate Podcasts' June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Topic's Anna Holmes, and producer Veralyn Williams—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, formerly known as the Double X Gabfest, is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every Thursday, join the hosts—including Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine's Noreen Malone, Slate Podcasts' June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Topic's Anna Holmes, and producer Veralyn Williams—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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Episodes

So Long, Kamala

12/5/2019
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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.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:37

The "Stiff Upper Lip" Edition

11/21/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:00

Outward: Kids These Days

11/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:55:42

Ronan Farrow’s on the Line

11/7/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:22

Bless This Mess

10/24/2019
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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...

Duration:01:01:01

Outward: Dolls and Democrats

10/16/2019
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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. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:53:11

The “Impeachment Sisterhood” Edition

10/10/2019
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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...

Duration:01:13:19

"Strippers Behaving Badly"

9/26/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:06

Outward: What Makes Us Gay

9/18/2019
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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

Duration:00:50:21

Couples Therapy

9/12/2019
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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...

Duration:01:09:20

A Soupçon of Hope

8/29/2019
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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci, @tnwhiskeywoman,...

Duration:01:03:19

Outward: Fights

8/21/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:35

Sponsored: Put On a Brave Face

8/20/2019
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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....

Duration:00:27:26

Work Wife

8/15/2019
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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci, @junethomas, @tnwhiskeywoman, @drmchatelain with your thoughts. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:06:13

"Softcore Rumpy-Pumpy"

8/1/2019
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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet...

Duration:01:12:24

Outward: Icons

7/24/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:57:12

Is Aziz Ansari Sorry?

7/18/2019
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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...

Duration:01:09:53

Sponsored: The Sale is Just the Beginning for Erica Feidner

7/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:21:02

Outward: Live From Joe's Pub

7/12/2019
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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...

Duration:01:05:29

Hanna and Noreen's Last Show

7/11/2019
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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 thewaves@slate.com or tweet...

Duration:01:11:51