The Waves

“The Morning Show” Edition

The Waves on The Morning Show, feminist blogging, and open-plan offices.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode the Waves, Christina, June, Nichole, and Marcia discuss The Morning Show, the Apple TV+ series that follows a television news program dealing with a #MeToo storyline. Then, they talk about the evolution of feminist blogging over the past decade in light of two recent stories: “A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging” by Emma Goldberg in the New York Times and “How the Internet Killed Feminism” by Soraya Roberts in Jezebel. Finally, they take on open-plan offices, a design that multiple studies have found to be detrimental to women.

In Slate Plus: Is it sexist that Barack Obama suggested that women are better people and therefore will make better leaders?

Other items discussed on the show:

• Ronan Farrow’s reporting on #MeToo

Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter

Recommendations

Nichole: The film Fast Color starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Lorraine Toussaint, streaming on Amazon Prime.

June: “December Daily” videos on YouTube channels such as Essie Ruth Makes, Tazhiana Gordon, and Ali Edwards

Marcia: Ronan Farrow’s podcast The Catch and Kill Podcast.

Christina: Hanson’s Christmas album Snowed In.

This podcast was produced by Katya Kumkova. Production assistance by Rachael Allen and Rosemary Belson.

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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.

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