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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, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, and Thirst Aid Kit's Nichole Perkins—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: Gender, Relationships, Feminism Slate Magazine

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    • 4.4, 680 Ratings

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, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, and Thirst Aid Kit's Nichole Perkins—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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
680 Ratings
680 Ratings
BOSSYFOSSY ,

Love The Waves, Could do without the Crossover Podcasts

LOVE this show so much- The women, the topics, recommendations, everything. Thank you so much for the high quality content! I learn so much from you all every week.

The show is great, no complaints about content here- The Trojan podcast situation is just wayyy too frequent... every second or third week there’s an episode of another Slate podcast playing instead of the Waves.

I’m all for cross pollination, but the frequency is too much to feel like an enjoyable treat. It’s annoying and just wish it was the real thing instead! Call it a testament to how unique the show is and how great they are at what they do I suppose.

Anyway, I’m so grateful for your work in every other sense of the word Waves Women! Thanks for keeping us informed and engaged with your brilliant content.

312 listener ,

Giving up on new format

Long time listener of XX. Open to new voices but end up deleting many episodes. Loved Hanna - she is well prepared and picks relevant intelligent topics. I didn’t know what to expect from new name, and stuck it out til now but I am unsubscribing.

Pods/radio ,

Disrespects listeners

Slate and June Thomas do not like listener feedback. As many other reviews attest, feeding unrelated podcasts (Outward) to The Waves subscribers needs to stop. Rationalizing this practice based on either the crossover of one host (Christina Cauterucci) or a presumed overlap of The Waves listeners with Outward's focus is misguided both as a marketing strategy and as an intellectual construct. When I brought this up in an email to Slate, June Thomas dismissed me as anti-LGBQT. So the end result is if you subscribe to The Waves you will be in effect subscribed to Outward (but not the other way around LOL).

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