Double X Gabfest on how to raise boys, Hope Hicks, and This American Life’s “Five Women.”

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March 8 2018 9:38 AM

The Double X Gabfest “Hope for Hicks” Edition

The Double X Gabfest on how to raise boys, Hope Hicks, and “Five Women” from This American Life.


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On this week’s Double X Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone, and managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas discuss how to raise boys and teach them to be better. Then they talk about Hope Hicks’ recent departure from the White House. Finally, they discuss the recent episode of This American Life about the five women who accused AlterNet’s Don Hazen of sexual harassment.


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Hanna: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng, and Dining In, by Alison Roman

Noreen: “The New Vanguard,” by Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal, and Jennifer Szalai in the New York Times

This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams. Our production assistant 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.