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The DoubleX Gabfest “Oprah 2020” Edition

The DoubleX Gabfest on Oprah for president, self-help, and the feminist generation gap.

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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 the possibility of Oprah Winfrey running for president. Does she have the necessary skills, and why would she even want to? Then Kristen Meinzer, co-host of the podcast By the Book, joins the conversation to talk about the self-help industry. Finally, the gabbers discuss feminism’s generation gap in.

Slate Plus: Is it sexist to suggest Hillary take up knitting?

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DoubleX recommendations:

June: The Power, by Naomi Alderman

Hanna: The Idiot, by Elif Batuman

Noreen: The works of Tana French, including Broken Harbor and Faithful Place

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

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