Writer Caitlin Flanagan Provokes Feminists and Advises Listeners - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012-09-14T21:04:02Z Social critic and writer Caitlin Flanagan (now of The Atlantic) stirs up controversy pretty regularly. Though she says she fits the liberal mold (supporting abortion rights and gay marriage) — she’s raised the ire of feminists by championing stay-at-home motherhood and suggesting sex is a “wifely duty.” Flanagan’s new book, Girl Land, visits another touchy subject: the fraught space between little girl-dom and womanhood. She takes on listeners’ etiquette questions, then tells a story that absolutely takes the cake. -- "The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA."