DoubleX Gabfest: Wild Children in the Classroom, Political Polarization Via Online Dating, and What’s Killing Poor White Women.

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Sept. 5 2013 12:13 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Marshmallow Test Edition

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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.

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Hanna recommends “Unfit for Work,” an NPR special series on disability in America, and her new favorite book The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner.

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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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.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.