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Saying Goodbye to Listeners at RH Reality Check

For this, the final episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte examines the Planned Parenthood hearing and what a throwback to the 19th century it was. She also interviews Caroline Siede about her piece on feminist criticism at the A.V. Club, and has a segment on positive developments over the past 398 episodes.

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‘The Sex Myth,’ and Carly Fiorina Doubles Down

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte talks to Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality, about the misconception that everyone is sexing everyone else up all the time. Marcotte also discusses Carly Fiorina’s false claims about Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue donation program at the GOP debate.

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Lies and Distortions in the GOP Debate, and ‘The Sisters Are Alright’

On this episode of Reality Cast, Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, tackles some ugly stereotypes about Black women. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses Bobby Jindal’s weird ideas about how sexual health care works and round two of the Republican debates.

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Misleading Portrayals of Abortion in the House Judiciary Committee and Onscreen

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the so-called Planned Parenthood hearing and the Kim Davis saga. Also, Gretchen Sisson talks about the portrayal of abortion in movies.

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The Fembots of Ashley Madison, and Pope Francis’ Abortion Proclamation

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte covers the Pope’s new abortion proclamation and the continuing “war on women.” Also, Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of Gizmodo, explains why the Ashley Madison hack isn’t about what you thought it was.

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Conservatives Try to Dehumanize Immigrant Women, Trans People

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katherine Cross explains why attacks on trans people’s health-care access are so misguided. Also, anti-choicers use the term “anchor baby” to attack women for having babies, and the Ashley Madison leak has some interesting lessons about the internal politics of the Christian right.

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Fighting Rape Culture, and the Rise of Anti-Choice Extremism

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Kate Harding will explain why rape culture is a real thing, Republican candidates get even more extremist with anti-choice rhetoric, and conservatives try to argue that Planned Parenthood is somehow preying on women.

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GOP Candidates’ Views on Women, and Sex Between Straight Men

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Jane Ward explains the reasons why straight men have sex with each other. Also, Donald Trump causes a misogyny controversy, and Republican candidates express odd opinions about abortion.

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Conservatives Struggle Sorting Fact From Fiction in Baseless Planned Parenthood Attacks

On this episode of Reality Cast, Meaghan Winter discusses her investigative report on crisis pregnancy centers. Also, host Amanda Marcotte has more on the recent Planned Parenthood attacks.

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Debunking ‘Abortion Regret,’ and Donald Trump’s Rape Problem

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte interviews Corinne H. Rocca of the University of California, San Francisco, about new research showing “abortion regret” isn’t really a problem for women. There’s also a segment on the rape accusations against Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, and one more on the Planned Parenthood hoax.

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