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The DoubleX Gabfest “The Wire With Wigs” Edition

Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Harvey Weinstein, The Deuce, and ageism.

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On this week’s DoubleX Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone, and managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas discuss Harvey Weinstein and the culture’s reaction to the revelations, including the #MeToo campaign and the “shitty media men” list. Then, they talk about David Simon and George Pelecanos’ new series The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Finally, they discuss ageism and our prejudice around it.

Slate Plus: Are Halloween costumes sexist?

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DoubleX recommendations:

Noreen: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, by Samin Nosrat, and illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton

Hanna: Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, by Wyclef Jean

June: Halt and Catch Fire

This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams. Our intern is Daniel Schroeder.

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