The Waves

The “Ronan Farrow’s on the Line” Edition

The Waves on Katie Hill, Mrs. Fletcher, and Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss former Rep. Katie Hill’s resignation and revenge porn. Then, they break down the successes and failures of the new HBO show about female desire, Mrs.
Fletcher. Finally, the panel is joined by Ronan Farrow to chat about his recent book, Catch and Kill, and the systemic sexism he highlighted in his intensive—and often dangerous—reporting on Harvey Weinstein.

In Slate Plus: Was it sexist for Delta to show a version of Booksmart that edited out the lesbian sex scenes as well as the word vagina?

Other items discussed on the show:

Terminator: Dark Fate Is the Gayest Terminator Yet,” by Christina Cauterucci


June: Mark Morris’ memoir Out Loud.

Christina: The most recent Terminator movie, Terminator: Dark Fate.

Marcia: The podcast That That Don’t Kill Me.

Nichole: The band Durand Jones & the Indications.

This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

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About the Show

Each week a pair of writers and guests talk through one news story we can’t stop thinking about, and unpack what gender has to do with it.

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  • June Thomas is the co-host of Slate's Working podcast. She is writing a book about archetypical lesbian spaces.

  • Nichole Perkins is a writer and co-host of the podcasts Thirst Aid Kit and the Waves.

  • Marcia Chatelain is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University.

  • Christina Cauterucci is a Slate senior writer.