58 minutes | Nov 21st 2019

The "Stiff Upper Lip" Edition

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the newest season of The Crown, where 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.


In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to dismiss YA fiction as just for girls?

Other items discussed on the show:

How the Man Behind ‘The Crown’ Made the Monarchy Relevant Again,” by Giles Harvey, The New York Times Magazine 


Nichole: Farsáli Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum

June: The podcast Poem Talk. (Stay tuned for June’s upcoming appearance on the podcast!) 

Christina: Slate columnist Rich Juzwiak’s Jezebel essay “The Strange, Sad Story of the Ken Doll’s Crotch.”

Marcia: Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s latest book She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.

This podcast was produced by Sara Burningham. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Recording assistance for this week’s show from Asha Saluja and Melissa Kaplan. 

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