The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism
The Princess and the Poop
Thursday, 2 January
On this week’s episode the Waves, Christina, June, Nichole, and Marcia kick off 2020 by answering listeners’ “is it sexist?” questions. The hosts tackle bathroom etiquette, male presidential candidates, the term “girly girl,” and much more.
In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to call someone a douchebag?
Other items discussed on the show:
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George
Nichole: Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell
June: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
Middle England by Jonathan Coe
The television show Derry Girls, streaming on Netflix
Marcia: The streaming service Pluto TV, which includes everything from MTV Cribs to Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen.
Christina: Slate’s recent cover story “Lockdown” on children’s responses to school shooting drills. Also available to listen to on Apple Podcasts.
This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson.
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