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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

The “Live From Slate Day” Edition

6/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:43:29

The "Monetize Our Pain" Edition

6/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:20

The "Hot Priest" Edition

5/30/2019
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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 thewaves@slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:18

The "Thirst Correspondent" Edition

5/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:02:01

The “Do Real Men Recycle?” Edition

5/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:57:27

Outward: The “Sex” Edition

5/15/2019
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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...

Duration:01:07:02

Introducing Hi-Phi Nation: For Women Only

5/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:43

The “Emotional Gold Digger” Edition

5/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:05:25

What Next: A New Hope For the Equal Rights Amendment

5/7/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:25:20

The “Old Timey Lesbian” Edition

5/2/2019
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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. This episode is sponsored by FabFitFun. Go to fabfitfun.com and use promo code WAVES to get $10 off...

Duration:01:02:09

The "Communes Are Better" Edition

4/25/2019
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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...

Duration:01:02:00

The “Algorithm-y” Edition

4/18/2019
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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 thewaves@slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:37

Outward: The "Scene" Edition

4/17/2019
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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...

Duration:01:14:30

The “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” Edition

4/11/2019
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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

Duration:01:10:15

The "Handsy Joe" Edition

4/4/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:23

The “On-brand Analysis” Edition

3/28/2019
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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

Duration:01:03:41

The "Avocado Turd" Edition

3/21/2019
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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

Duration:01:02:07

Outward: The "Town and Country" Edition

3/20/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:19

The “Live From Sydney” Edition

3/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:01:03

The “Rainbow Gel Pen” Edition

3/7/2019
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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

Duration:01:03:48