DoubleX Gabfest: Women covering up in summer, mothers in prison, and Sheila Heti talks about the new podcast Mystery Show.

Covering Up in the Summer: What’s the Male Gaze Got to Do With It?

Covering Up in the Summer: What’s the Male Gaze Got to Do With It?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
June 25 2015 12:31 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Cover Up in Summer Edition

Novelist Sheila Heti talks to us about the new podcast Mystery Show.


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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to talk about women covering up in the summertime, mothers in prison—in real life and on Orange Is the New Black—and the popular new podcast Mystery Show, with a special guest, novelist Sheila Heti.

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Noreen recommends The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick.

June recommends the Channel 4 show Catastrophe, which is now available on Amazon Prime.

Hanna recommends Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton, and Sheila Heti’s new podcast.

Outro: “Short Shorts” by the Royal Teens

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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.