This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee and Rachel Handler talk to Phoebe Robinson, whose first book, You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain, hits stores this week. When she's not writing scathing, hilarious missives on race, gender, sex, and pop culture, Phoebe does approximately one million additional things: She hosts two podcasts, "Sooo Many White Guys" and "2 Dope Queens" (with the genius Jessica Williams); stars on Jill Soloway's new Amazon series "I Love Dick"; does stand-up comedy all over New York City; and high-key stalks Michael Fassbender.
In this episode, we talk to Phoebe about everything from her new book to Scandal: Season 20 to insane Hollywood casting calls to being bros with Kevin Bacon. We also get into the nitty gritty of Kim Kardashian's robbery and Elena Ferrante's unsolicited unveiling, and what both mean about women's relationship and right to privacy.
Find Rachel, Hazel, and Teo on Twitter and say hi, and call us up with your Lady Problems at 205-677-5239 — yes, that is 205-677-LADY, and if you think we’re not going to remind people of that every single week, then you must not know Lady Problems.
Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you use your WiFi network name to communicate with your neighbors?
Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the fallout from Brussels, Obama's mislocation in Havana, and a ray of light in Buenos Aires.
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