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On this week’s episode, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone and Slate’s June Thomas discuss Bill Clinton’s recent reckoning with the #MeToo movement while doing publicity for his new novel co-written with James Patterson. Then, they talk about Laura Kipnis’ essay on seduction and if wooing has any place in 2018. Finally, producer Veralyn Williams joins them to discuss the legacy of Sex and the City on its 20th anniversary.
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Other items discussed on the show:
- The President Is Missing, by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
- Bill Clinton and James Patterson on the Today Show
- Bill Clinton’s speech on PBS NewsHour
- “In Confronting #MeToo, Bill Clinton Echoes Donald Trump,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate
- “Should There Be a Future for Seduction?” by Laura Kipnis in the Cut
- Sex and the City
- “Difficult Women,” by Emily Nussbaum in the New Yorker
- “Sex and the City and the Slow Death of the Romantic Comedy” by Sonia Saraiya in Vanity Fair
- “Dating Columnist Reveals How Sex and the City Ruined Her Life” by Doree Lewak in the New York Post
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This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams. Our production assistant is Daniel Schroeder.
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