DoubleX Gabfest talks Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Supreme Court, Suited, and mom hair.

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Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
June 30 2016 10:37 AM

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Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest’s show about Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Suited, and mom hair.

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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate Outward editor June Thomas joins New York magazine’s Noreen Malone and Slate Supreme Court correspondent Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. They also talk about the new HBO documentary Suited and mom hair.

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DoubleX recommendations:

Noreen recommends Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels quartet and the film His Girl Friday.

June recommends David Grann’s book The Lost City of Z.


Dahlia recommends the World Peace Game Foundation and its summer camps.

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Daniel Schroeder.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York Magazine.

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.