Johanna Fateman and Amy Scholder, the editors of Last Days at Hot Slit: the Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin, join co-hosts Medaya Ocher, Kate Wolf, and Eric Newman. Fateman and Scholder talk about the literary and political legacy of Dworkin, a controversial figure in feminist history whose critiques of patriarchy and pornography made her an icon and a pariah in the 1970s and ’80s. By looking back at Dworkin beyond the frame of the so-called Sex Wars, they challenge us to see the incisiveness of her political vision balanced against an abrasive style at once thrilling and off-putting.

Also, Sam Lipsyte, the author of Hark, returns to recommend Lucy Ives‘s creatively titled upcoming novel Loudermilk; Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World.