On Samantha Bee, the C-word, and what a feminist tweet can teach us.

What’s so Bad About the C-Word? Plenty, It Turns Out.

What’s so Bad About the C-Word? Plenty, It Turns Out.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 31 2018 9:07 PM

Folks, We’re Talking About the C-Word

On Samantha Bee’s use of one of the English language’s very worst nouns.

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Samantha Bee onstage at the Vulture Festival on May 20 in New York City.

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On The Gist, Samantha Bee said it first, so let us meditate on the C-word.

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In the Spiel, the Nobel Peace Prize? All President Trump wants are apologies and thank-you’s.  

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