Where Have All the Teen Magazines Gone?
CosmoGirl? Shuttered. Teen Vogue? Online only. What does that mean for the next generation of women?
Listen & Subscribe
Choose your preferred player:
Get Your Slate Plus Podcast
If you can't access your feeds, please contact customer support.
Listen on your computer:
Apple Podcasts will only work on MacOS operating systems since Catalina. We do not support Android apps on desktop at this time.
Listen on your device:RECOMMENDED
These links will only work if you're on the device you listen to podcasts on. We do not support Stitcher at this time.
Set up manually:
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writers Rebecca Onion and Heather Schwedel dive into girls’ and women’s magazines. Many outlets like Sassy and CosmoGirl have been shuttered or moved to online-only editions. With the recent resurrection of teen magazine icon Atoosa Rubenstein in the media, Rebecca and Heather talk about what made these types of magazines pop and how problematic they were for their audience—especially the young girls. Then they dig into the lasting impact these relics have in the digital age.
In Slate Plus, Rebecca and Heather go to the movies. Rebecca talks about 1997’s Titanic and Heather talks about 1995’s Now and Then.
Rebecca: The 2016 PBS show Victoria and Nicola Griffith’s book Ammonite.
Heather: Listening to music, especially if you usually listen to podcasts.
Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.
Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to firstname.lastname@example.org