Couples Therapy

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

By Slate Podcasts

Couples Therapy

Thursday, 12 September

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, Marcia, Nichole, and June discuss the success of the SoulCycle boycott and ask why some boycotts bite more than others, and why this one is getting so much attention. Then, they talk about Showtime’s docuseries Couples Therapyand how it combines the armchair judgment of reality TV with serious and intimate revelations about gender, race, and relationships between a therapist and her patients. Finally, the panelists share their reads of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s profile of Marianne Williamson for the New York Times Magazine. Is a New Age spiritual leader a good choice for a political leader? In Slate Plus: Moms Demand Action has been at the forefront of recent gun-safety victories, but is it sexist for “the moms” to be the ones who step up and demand change in the wake of mass shootings? Email your topic suggestions and responses to thewaves@slate.com or tweet @christinacauterucci,  @tnwhiskeywoman, @drmchatelain, @junethomas with your thoughts.   This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Cleo Levin and Rosemary Belson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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