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Slate Gender and Society

A feed drawing from Slate’s podcast network, including The Waves and Outward, featuring episodes that take a critical eye to the world around us, how we define ourselves, and how gender itself is defined.

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Recent Episodes of Slate Gender and Society


Slow Burn: Gays Against Briggs - Ep. 1: A Hotbed of Homosexuality

Slow Burn: Gays Against Briggs - Ep. 1: A Hotbed of Homosexuality

In the 1970s, San Francisco became a welcoming home for tens of thousands of new gay residents—and a modern-day Sodom for the American right. With a moral panic sweeping across the United States, a Florida orange juice spokeswoman inspired an ambitious California politician to launch his own campaign against lesbians and gays—one that would change the course of U.S. history. 


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Episode 1 22 May 2024 50m and 44s


Outward: Behind the Scenes of ‘Gays Against Briggs’ with Christina Cauterucci

Outward: Behind the Scenes of ‘Gays Against Briggs’ with Christina Cauterucci

This week Christina Cauterucci returns to Outward to talk with Bryan about her experience making ‘Slow Burn: Gays Against Briggs’ and diving into one of the most consequential civil rights battles in American history: the first-ever statewide vote on gay rights.

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Episode 22 May 2024 41m and 50s


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 a...

Episode 19 May 2024 47m and 9s


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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Episode 16 May 2024 41m and 30s


What Next: Why Miss USA is Imploding

What Next: Why Miss USA is Imploding

When Miss USA abdicated her throne, people noticed that the first letters of each sentence of her resignation letter spell out “I am silenced.” Shortly thereafter, Miss Teen USA stepped down with a letter that opens with a quote from Nietzsche. 


What’s going on at the Miss USA organization? Has the idea of a national pageant outlived its usefulness?


Guest: Constance Grady, senior Culture correspondent for Vox. 


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Episode 16 May 2024 28m and 53s


Dear Prudence: I’m Queer and Here—Just Not to My Parents. Help!

Dear Prudence: I’m Queer and Here—Just Not to My Parents. Help!

In this episode, Dan Savage (of the Savage Love sex advice column and Savage Lovecast) joins Prudie (Jenée Desmond-Harris) to answer letters from readers about how to approach a serious relationship with someone who lets her pre-teens sleep in her bed, how to share with your parents you’re omnisexual, and how to tell your sibling you think they’re in an emotionally abusive marriage.

If you want more Dear Prudence, join Slate Plus, Slate’s membership program. Jenée answers an extra question every week, just for members.

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Episode 10 May 2024 32m and 44s


Mom Guilt Is Real, but So Is Healing

Mom Guilt Is Real, but So Is Healing

On this episode: we present two very special segments celebrating the lifelong journey of being a mom. 


First up: Dr. Lindsay Cavanagh is back for mini therapy sessions with Jamilah, Lucy and Elizabeth — who each share a nagging guilt they have about being a mom (and a daughter). 


Then: Zak, our resident dad, sit down with Luisa, mother of our very own Lucy Lopez. The two talk about maternal instincts, growing up in Cuba, and having faith in the competence of your kids… and yourself. 


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Episode 9 May 2024 41m and 38s


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.

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Episode 8 May 2024 41m and 25s


How To!: Flirt With Confidence

How To!: Flirt With Confidence

When Allen’s gym crush asked him—point blank—if he liked someone, he panicked. Should he tell her? What should he do if she wasn’t actually flirting with him? On this episode of How To!: Courtney Martin finds out what happened and brings in Jeff Guenther, therapist and author of the new book Big Dating Energy. (You might know him as TherapyJeff from TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube.) Jeff gives Allen the tools to flirt more authentically, stick to his non-negotiables, and lean into his self-confidence. 


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Episode 7 May 2024 40m and 12s


AMICUS PREVIEW: Abortion Gaslighting is Back at SCOTUS

AMICUS PREVIEW: Abortion Gaslighting is Back at SCOTUS

Listen to a preview of this urgent extra episode of Amicus. The full episode is available to our Slate Plus members. Listen to it now by subscribing to Slate Plus. By joining, not only will you unlock exclusive SCOTUS analysis and weekly extended episodes of Amicus, but you’ll also access ad-free listening across all your favorite Slate podcasts. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts by clicking “Try Free” at the top of our show page. Or, visit slate.com/amicusplus to get access wherever you listen.


Wednesday morning, the court heard arguments in Moyle v. Uni...

Episode 24 April 2024 7m and 54s

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