The Waves

The “Rage at Brett” Edition

The hosts of the Waves discuss male entitlement, female rage, and what comes next for Kavanaugh.

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On this week’s episode of the Waves, Hanna, Noreen, and Slate legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick reckon with the fallout from the Kavanaugh hearings. First, the hosts discuss the latest news about the FBI investigation—and why it’s been so hard to gauge its purview and progress. Then, they unpack what the events of the past week reveal about Kavanaugh and patriarchy writ large. Finally, they examine the role of women’s fury. Christine Blasey Ford wasn’t allowed to express anger, but the activists who confronted Jeff Flake used it to great effect—and shared a vital message that’s mostly been glossed over since.


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This podcast was produced by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch.

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