Notorious RBG, Justin Trudeau’s looks, and Jonathan Franzen and women.

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Oct. 29 2015 12:19 PM

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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the authors of the new book, Notorious RBG, whether it’s acceptable to objectify Justin Trudeau, and the women of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity.  

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DoubleX recommendations:

Hanna recommends Thunder & Lightning by Lauren Redniss.

Noreen recommends “Envy” by Kathryn Chetkovich in the Guardian and “The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield” by Daniel Engber in the New York Times Magazine.

Outro: “Hypnotize” by the Notorious B.I.G.

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.