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    The Waves: Where Have All The Teen Magazines Gone?

    The Waves: 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 thewaves@slate.com
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    • 37 min
    What Next TBD: China vs. Video Games

    What Next TBD: China vs. Video Games

    Recently, China restricted video game playing to just three hours a week for its young people: 8pm to 9pm, Friday through Sunday.

    And that’s not the only change. Over the last few months, private tutors, diehard celebrity fans, and tech giants have all faced fresh restrictions from Beijing. What’s behind this new wave of crackdowns?

    Guest: Brenda Goh, technology correspondent for Reuters

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary
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    • 18 min
    What Next: The Plight of the Delivery Worker

    What Next: The Plight of the Delivery Worker

    In the last few years and particularly during the pandemic, New York City’s delivery workers have become a key part of the food industry’s infrastructure, allowing restaurants to do business with customers too stressed to leave their desks or too afraid of catching a dangerous virus to show up themselves. But a growing incidence of violent attacks and bike thefts has laid bare just how vulnerable the people who bring you your takeout are. Why is it that such essential workers have been exploited by the apps that rely on them, abandoned by the police and the city, and forced to band together just to get by?

    Guest: Josh Dzieza, an investigations editor and feature writer at The Verge covering technology, business, and climate change.

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    • 30 min
    What Next: Steve Bannon’s “War Room” is Mobilizing

    What Next: Steve Bannon’s “War Room” is Mobilizing

    Listeners of Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast have mobilized to take over the GOP from the ground up. Convinced the 2020 election was stolen, many far-right Republicans are moving to run elections themselves as precinct officers. 
    Guest: Isaac Arnsdorf, national politics reporter for ProPublica.
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    • 31 min
    What Next: Why College Professors Have Had It

    What Next: Why College Professors Have Had It

    As the fall semester begins at U.S. universities, faculty and staff and institutions of higher education are at a breaking point. Widespread feelings of burnout were laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic, but the conditions leading to them were present long before. 
    Guest: Lindsay Ellis, senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education. 
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    • 22 min
    What Next: Empty Shelves Everywhere

    What Next: Empty Shelves Everywhere

    The coronavirus pandemic has left no part of the world untouched, including global manufacturing supply chains. The complex system that keeps goods moving throughout the world has struggled to catch up ever since it was disrupted in early 2020. Now, 18 months later, product delays aren’t going anywhere. 
    Guest: Austen Hufford, U.S. manufacturing reporter for The Wall Street Journal. 
    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work.
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    • 26 min

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Worst impersonation of Trump

I was enjoying this podcast until some guy came out of nowhere and did the worst Trump impersonation I have ever heard. It would be fine if this was an isolated short imperssonation I could handle it, but It went on and on. Deepest respect and i am sure you are great at many things. Trump impersonator is not one of them.

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