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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Slate culture critic June Thomas and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss wild children in the classroom, political polarization via online dating, and what’s killing poor white women.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Elizabeth Weil’s piece in the New Republic: “American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids.”
- The famous Stanford marshmallow test.
- Amanda Ripley’s book The Smartest Kids in the World.
- Slate’s Allison Benedikt thinks you’re a bad person if you send your kid to private school.
- The Pacific Standard details how online dating is making us more politically polarized.
- Nora Caplan-Bricker’s response on the New Republic blog.
- But some dating sites try to connect you to the world around you, such as datemyschool and Tinder.
- A recent Savage Lovecast episode saw Dan Savage asking an OKCupid co-founder for his dating profile tips.
- Monica Potts at The American Prospect asks “What’s Killing Poor White Women?”
Noreen recommends the new album from the Julie Ruin, and says it’s worth it even though she’s generally sick of the “fetishization of the Riot Grrrl movement.”
June says you should catch up on the Guardian’s Australian Politics Weekly podcast before it concludes next week.
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