The XX Factor

Kicking Off the XX Gabfest

This week, Hanna, Meghan, and I inaugurated the Double X weekly podcast, called the “XX Gabfest” in tribute to some of our Slate offerings, the “Political Gabfest” and the “Culture Gabfest .” We hashed out our thoughts about Obama’s speech on abortion at Notre Dame, Nancy Pelosi’s troubles, and this spring’s slew of mommy and daddy books. Like everything else about our dear beta site, we’re feeling our way, but you can check out our first effort , or subscribe to the podcast RSS feed , or sign up for it on iTunes . And tell us what you think.Illustration by Deanna Staffo