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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, 684 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
684 Ratings

684 Ratings

Squirrelrabbits ,

feminism for the clueless

I have never left a negative review for a podcast and I haven't previously disliked yours, which is perfectly entertaining much of the time. But these are not ordinary times. We are in a state of emergency in this US, as state after state rolls back abortion access. This podcast, when it talks about real issues, ballasts them with fluff (like "Is Game of Thrones sexist?"--REALLY?) or stuffs them at the end of episodes (in the case of recent abortion laws). How about more engaged coverage of the real and ongoing struggle over Roe v. Wade, like a full episode, ongoing coverage of either the laws themselves or media reporting on them, or--gasp--leading with the thing that matters most?

Top scallop ,

I delete every other week

There’s one particular host who adds nothing and doesn’t seem to research her discussion, just goes off of hunches and personal experience. That’s lovely but it’s not worth listening to on a podcast. The rest of the hosts put in the effort and bring out nuanced information instead of dismissing other points of view and disrespecting their guests and listeners. Many other people have left reviews complaining about this same person. I hope Slate makes some changes.

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.

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