The Daily Show’s Sam Bee guest stars on the live DoubleX Gabfest

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March 15 2012 4:05 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: Live From New York With Samantha Bee Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change, billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakeley, and the war on women, with special guest star Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee.


This podcast was recorded at the New America Foundation’s New York event space, as part of their Broadly Speaking panel partnership with DoubleX.

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In this week’s first-ever live Gabfest, DoubleX editors Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin along with staff writer Noreen Malone discuss the portrayal of Sarah Palin in the movie Game Change; Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, and her appearance on the Forbes billionaire’s list; and the war on women, with very special guest star, The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee.

The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin recommends “Great American Losers” a brilliant blog post from the New York Review of Books’ website, which discusses the current spate of male antiheroes in literature.

Jessica Grose is loving the New York TimesLively Morgue tumblr, which digs up old photos from the Times archives. This photo of two kids and a cop on a roller coaster at Coney Island in the ‘70s particularly delighted her.

Noreen Malone is listening to the new Sleigh Bells album, Reign of Terror, while she blogs.

Samantha Bee was moved (and terrified) by Mac McClelland’s Mother Jones cover story about working in an Amazon shipping factory, “I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave.”

Here are some links to other things that we discussed on the podcast:

Jason Jones (Samantha Bee’s husband) talking to the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, on The Daily Show:

How Sara Blakely of Spanx Turned $5,000 Into $1 billion,” by Clare O’Connor in Forbes

Smooth Moves: How Sara Blakely rehabilitated the girdle,” by Alexandra Jacobs in The New Yorker

I Know I Am, but What Are You, the audiobook written by and read by Samantha Bee at

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.


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