Crying in the workplace, safe-for-work Playboy, and bangs on this week’s DoubleX Gabfest.

Reading Playboy for the Nostalgia

Reading Playboy for the Nostalgia

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Oct. 15 2015 11:23 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Fart of the Eye Edition

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On this week’s DoubleX Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss crying in professional settings, Playboy’s choice to stop publishing nude images, and whether we should all get bangs.

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DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Madam Secretary on CBS.

Hanna recommends Thy Neighbor’s Wife by Gay Talese and Purity by Jonathan Franzen.

Noreen recommends Season 2 of the podcast StartUp, which tells the story of Dating Ring.

Outro: “The Crying Game” by Nicki Minaj

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.

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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.