Kate Bolick’s memoir, Spinster, Hillary Clinton’s grandma image, and same-sex kissing at award shows.

Who’s Better Off, The Spinster or the Married Lady?

Who’s Better Off, The Spinster or the Married Lady?

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April 16 2015 8:00 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Spinster Edition

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On this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New York editor Noreen Malone to talk about Kate Bolick’s new book, Spinster, Hillary Clinton embracing the grandma image, and same-sex kissing at award shows.

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Hanna recommends Lila by Marilynne Robinson and Plus One by Christopher Noxon.

Noreen recommends the Netflix original series Bloodline.

June is into It Shoulda Been You, a new Broadway musical.

Outro: “Spinster” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

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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.