The Waves

The “Love in a Pod” Edition

The Waves on Harvey Weinstein, Love Is Blind, and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile. 


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the Harvey Weinstein trial verdict. Then, they dive into the reality show Love Is Blind. Finally, the panel interviews artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh about her book Stop Telling Women to Smile.

In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to call woman in the workplace “helpful”?

Other items discussed on the show:

The Weinstein Verdict Is Both a Victory and a Disappointment,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate.


Marcia: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis.

June: Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Christina: “I Don’t Want to Be the Strong Female Lead,” by Brit Marling in the New York Times.

Nichole:  Murder, She Wrote.


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.