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The Waves on Nanette, crisis pregnancy centers, and pantsuits.

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On this week’s episode, Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Latifa Lyles discuss Hannah Gadsby’s new Netflix comedy special Nanette, its surprising undertones, and why lesbian comedians are so important right now. Then Mark Joseph Stern joins the show to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling on crisis pregnancy centers and its terrible blow to abortion rights. Finally, the gabbers discuss the end of political pantsuits.


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Other items discussed on the show:


Daniel: The Gay and Wonderous Life of Caleb Gallo and The Disgustings

June: Trust on FX

Hanna: Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck

Latifa: You Think It, I’ll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld

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

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