DoubleX Gabfest: The Robo-Panda Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about marriage and generosity, childless women on TV, and the strangest gifts we’ve ever received.
Posted Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 10:03 AM
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In this week’s Gabfest, Slate senior editors Hanna Rosin and Jessica Grose, along with Slate contributor June Thomas, discuss “When Baby Makes Three,” a new paper from the National Marriage Project; the depiction of childless women on both sitcoms and dramas and the strangest gifts we’ve ever received, including a Robotic panda and a Slate ... personal massager.
The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin says that Bink & Gollie is the rare children’s book that appeals to all the kids in her family—ages 3 to 11.
June Thomas recommends Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy, by Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory, which is out in February.
Links to other things we mentioned:
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.
June Thomas is a Slate culture critic. Follow her on Twitter.