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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s June Thomas and Amanda Hess join New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss the black family in the age of mass incarceration with Ta-Nehisi Coates; Amanda’s story about loneliness and the Internet; and the Internet’s love of first-person confessional narratives, with Slate senior editor Laura Bennett.
Other items discussed in the show:
- “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Atlantic
- Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- “Constant Connection,” by Amanda Hess in Slate
- Pew Research Center report, “Teens, Technology, and Friendships”
- “Examining How Gender and Emoticons Influence Facebook Jealousy,” by Dr. Denise Friedman in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
- “Constant Connection as the Media Condition of Love: Where Bonds become Bondage,” by Hua Su in Media, Culture & Society
- “The First-Person Industrial Complex,” by Laura Bennett in Slate
- “My Gynecologist Found a Ball of Cat Hair in My Vagina,” by Michelle Barrow in XoJane
- “She Had a Cat Hair Ball in Her Vagina—or Did She?,” by Maureen O’Connor in the Cut
- Roxane Gay’s blog
- “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet,” by Amanda Hess in Pacific Standard
June recommends the British TV show Starlings, available on Hulu.
Noreen recommends Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, by Sarah Hepola, and this interview with June Thomas in Inverse.
Amanda recommends the podcast Call Your Girlfriend.
Laura recommends Documentary Now! starring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen on IFC.
This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.
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