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The DoubleX Gabfest “Anyone but a Man” Edition

Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest on the Democrats as the party of purity, Slack, and “Cat Person.”

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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 Alabama electing Doug Jones, and the Democrats as the party of purity. Then they talk about the gender dynamics and functions of Slack in the workplace. Finally, they talk about the New Yorker short story “Cat Person” and the internet’s reaction to it.


Slate Plus: Is the “reindeer boob sweater” sexist?

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DoubleX recommendations:

June: The Crown

Hanna: The podcast Heavyweight

Noreen: The Vanity Fair Diaries, by Tina Brown

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

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