Free range parenting, 36 questions that help you fall in love and the second season of Broad City.

You Say You’re Not a Helicopter Parent. So Why Won’t You Let Your Kids Walk Home Alone?

You Say You’re Not a Helicopter Parent. So Why Won’t You Let Your Kids Walk Home Alone?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Jan. 22 2015 8:43 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Raping Rape Culture Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the parents reported to the police for letting their kids walk home alone, 36 questions that help you fall in love, and the second season of Broad City

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss the Maryland couple who were reported to the police for letting their kids walk home alone, the 36 questions that help you fall in love, and the second season of Broad City.

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June says watch FX’s Man Seeking Woman and the Season 3 of FX’s The Americans.

Hanna loves the new NPR podcast Invisibilia. Also the I Survived series of young adult books by Lauren Tarshis.

Noreen is into The Empathy Exams, a book of essays by Leslie Jamison.

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Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.