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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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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

4.3 out of 5
696 Ratings

696 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.

Hamilanimal ,

Meh

This used to be pretty entertaining. I’m not impressed with the show anymore. There are some hosts that don’t gel with each other. Maybe keep the line up consistent?
Hanna, Noreen and June are fun. I can barely handle Nicole Perkins.
The University history professor whose name escapes my brain is amazing. She is has a smart take and is very savvy.
**edited: Nichole Perkins made remarkably racist comments on the Slate day episode. I’m appalled and will be interested in seeing if you continue to allow her too spew this nonsense.**

Izzybowles ,

Mixed feelings

Long time listener, disappointed in some recent hosts. Nichole Perkins is an outright racist, and I won’t be listening to any future episodes that include her. Slate, how can you let her racist comments go unchallenged? Almost disgusted enough to unsubscribe from The Waves.

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