The Waves on Everything Is Love, family separation, and Cameron Esposito’s comedy special Rape Jokes.

Beyoncé Fiercely Owns Her Narrative

Beyoncé Fiercely Owns Her Narrative

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
June 21 2018 10:38 AM

The “Beyoncé and Her Husband” Edition

The Waves on Everything Is Love, family separation, and Cameron Esposito’s Rape Jokes.

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Beyoncé’s husband, Blue Ivy Carter, and Beyoncé.

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On this week’s episode, Christina Cauterucci, Latifa Lyles, and June Thomas discuss the new album Everything Is Love from Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Producer Veralyn Williams joins that discussion to explore the origins of the album and whether we can forgive Jay-Z for cheating on Beyoncé. Then the hosts talk about family separation at the border and the heartbreaking realities the children and parents must endure. Finally, the gabbers discuss Cameron Esposito’s comedy special Rape Jokes, which focuses on experiences of sexual assault.

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

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Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer.

Latifa Lyles is an expert on women and work. She served as director of the Women’s Bureau at the Labor Department under President Barack Obama and is currently a vice president at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

 

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.