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About the Show
The Waves is a biweekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every other Thursday, join the hosts—including Slate’s June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, and Thirst Aid Kit’s Nichole Perkins—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from the various waves of feminism, the sound waves that carry us to your ears, and the waves we intend to make.
Marcia Chatelain is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University.
Nichole Perkins is a writer and co-host of the podcasts Thirst Aid Kit and the Waves.
June Thomas is senior managing producer of Slate podcasts.
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the newest season of The Crown,in which Olivia Colman takes the throne as a middle-aged Queen Elizabeth II. Then, they break down a few sexist moments during the impeachment hearings. Finally, the panel dives into a recently published study on hookup culture that explores the relationship between casual sex on college campuses and race.
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