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    Working: A Much-Needed History of Queer Women’s Spaces

    Working: A Much-Needed History of Queer Women’s Spaces

    This week, host Ronald Young Jr. talks to June Thomas about her new book A Place of Our Own: Six Spaces That Shaped Queer Women’s Culture. In the interview, June explains what it was like to bring journalistic rigor to a world that’s close to her heart. She also discusses her pivot to full-time book writing, the importance of passing history to future generations, and her use of the phrase “queer women” to describe a group that goes well beyond that label. 

    After the interview, Ronald and co-host Isaac Butler talk about culture and identity in their art. 

    In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, June designs her ideal queer space. 

    Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.

    Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus to help support our work.
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    • 47 min
    Gabfest Reads: Why Americans Care About Animals

    Gabfest Reads: Why Americans Care About Animals

    Emily Bazelon talks with authors Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy, about their new book, Our Kindred Creatures: How Americans Came to Feel the Way They Do About Animals. They discuss the evolution of animal treatment in America, moral duties to animals, and how to care about more animals than our pets. 

    Tweet us your questions @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages could be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.
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    • 33 min
    Dear Prudence: Kiese Laymon, My Mom Forgot to Take Her Medicine and “Accidentally” Made Racist Remarks. Help!

    Dear Prudence: Kiese Laymon, My Mom Forgot to Take Her Medicine and “Accidentally” Made Racist Remarks. Help!

    In this episode, Kiese Laymon (author of Long Division, How to Slowly Kill Yourself in America, and Heavy: An American Memoir) joins Prudie (Jenée Desmond-Harris) to answer letters from readers about how to convince your strict religious parents to let you go to an out-of-state college, whether to report a coworker’s insensitive gym behavior to HR, and how to deal with a mom who forgets to take her medication and immediately uses a racial slur.
    If you want more Dear Prudence, join Slate Plus, Slate’s membership program. Jenée answers an extra question every week, just for members.
    Go to Slate.com/prudieplus to sign up. It’s just $15 for your first three months.
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, and Jenée Desmond-Harris, with help from Maura Currie.
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    • 31 min
    Why I’m Choosing Single Motherhood

    Why I’m Choosing Single Motherhood

    On this episode: Jamilah sits down with author Ruby Russell to talk about her new book, Doing It All: The Social Power of Single Motherhood. They talk about the ways that single mothers upend the patriarchy — and why that’s a good thing.

    Lucy, Elizabeth, and Zak also circle up for a round of triumphs and fails — including an epic saga involving a hospital in the Philippines.

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    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at slate.com/careplus to help support our work.

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    • 41 min
    Well, Now: Is Biohacking a Scam?

    Well, Now: Is Biohacking a Scam?

    For many Americans, wellness is about mitigating and navigating disease. They’re looking for reliable ways to live healthier, longer lives.
    But some are thinking even bigger than that and looking beyond what doctors view as the standard lifespan: 10, 20, 30, even 40 years beyond it. These people are often called “biohackers.”
    On this week’s episode of Well, Now we talk to someone who’s considered the “Father of Biohacking” Dave Asprey on what exactly this movement is, and whether is it feasible for people who aren’t ridiculously rich.
    If you liked this episode, check out: We Don’t Need to Cure Autism
    Well, Now is hosted by Kavita Patel and Maya Feller.
    Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Alicia Montgomery.
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    • 49 min
    Well, Now: Overcoming a Complicated Pregnancy

    Well, Now: Overcoming a Complicated Pregnancy

    For many, pregnancy is a time of heightened and joyful anticipation. There are doctor’s appointments, tests, preparation…All with a focus on bringing home a healthy baby. 
    The other side of pregnancy–the complications–is not readily discussed. 
    On this week’s episode of Well, Now we discuss all of these potential roadblocks with economist Emily Oster. In her latest book The Unexpected: Navigating Pregnancy During and After Complications, she arms patients with the data they need to advocate for themselves in their appointments.
    If you enjoyed this episode, check out: How a Former Surgeon General Took on a $5,000 ER Bill
    Well, Now is hosted by Kavita Patel, MD and Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN.
    Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Alicia Montgomery.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

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Love this pod. Would love to see its return.

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Missed you

This used to be my hands down favorite podcast. So glad your are (sorta) back ❤️❤️❤️

Charkra11 ,

Amazing, please come back!

I haven’t found another bookish podcast with the same depth of analysis. The hosts don’t talk endlessly about their personal lives and there are no gimmicks or shticks. Just extraordinarily thoughtful and interesting discourse. I don’t blame them for disappearing after so many reviews lambasted a vocal quality of a commentator. I personally was able to overlook it to obtain the top-notch content. Perhaps we didn’t deserve this podcast.

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