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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss Monica Lewinsky’s tell-all, the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, and the unseating of Jacob as the top baby name.
Other items discussed in the show:
Noreen loves Sia’s “Chandelier” video.
June recommends I Am the Beggar of the World, a collection of poems by Afghan women edited by Eliza Griswold.
Hanna is watching The Americans, a period drama about Russian spies living in the United States.
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