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The Nose is Talking About Caitlyn Jenner Too

Vanity Fair

Way back -- I don't know -- a week ago, the story of Caitlyn Jenner was pretty amazing.

The gender transition of one of America's most acclaimed male athletes was, all by itself, a watershed.

And how much of a watershed?

Is this like an Ellen DeGeneres moment, when a mass audience suddenly gets comfortable with a new idea?

That'll be one of the aspects the Nose will discuss today. But the story keeps changing. ESPN gave Jenner a Courage award and second wave of hornets started buzzing.

And an editor at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a piece reminding us that many people are not down with this at all. She described Jenner as a man with a mental illness, gender dysphoria. 

All this and more this hour on The Nose. 


  • Rand Richards Cooper - author, essayist, and  restaurant critic for the New York Times
  • Jim Chapdelaine - musician, producer, composer, and recording engineer
  • Kate Rushin - poet and former Director of The Center for African American Studies and Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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