This is not the interesting cultural commentary that I thought it would be. It's so much more conservative that I expected! I used to listen to this podcast back when it launched as Double-X,
but I unsubscribed at the height of Hanna Rosin's "The End of Men" nonsense (turns out, women did not take over and force men into underpaid exploitative jobs, wow). I decided to try it out again because I like Christina Cauterucci's writing.
Not much has changed, and it's still not really a feminist podcast. Mostly, the hosts are just bringing Slate-brand contrariness to topics that are considered to be of interest to women. That's fine, and I'm not the kind of person who requires everyone to hold the same opinion about anything, but it's important to remember that contrariness when applied to feminist theory is just social conservatism. That's a trap this show does not take pains to avoid, and most of the time they pile onto something that is not important to most people (most recently: Gwyneth Paltrow, the least relatable feminist issue ever), and it comes off feeling like they are just not impressed by anything any woman ever does.
I will admit it's 100% better since Hanna Rosin left, though.