DoubleX Gabfest on Hugh Hefner, Battle of the Sexes, and Gloria Allred.

A Hugh Hefner for Every Decade

A Hugh Hefner for Every Decade

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Oct. 5 2017 10:59 AM

The DoubleX Gabfest “From Mildred to Crystal” Edition

Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Hugh Hefner, Battle of the Sexes, and Gloria Allred.

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On this week’s DoubleX Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone, and managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas discuss Hugh Hefner’s legacy and the murky feminism of Playboy. Then, journalist Grace Lichtenstein joins them to talk about Battle of the Sexes and the actual events of the 1973 match, which she covered for the New York Times. Finally, they discuss Gloria Allred and the new profile of her in the New Yorker.


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Noreen: The Hot One, by Carolyn Murnick

Hanna: The podcast The Butterfly Effect

June: Logical Family, by Armistead Maupin

This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams. Our intern is Daniel Schroeder.

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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.