They weren’t heroes but they saved lives

We talk to two people behind a new documentary about performing abortion before it was legal. Plus, do we need a new Bechdel test?

They weren’t heroes but they saved lives. The mug shots of four members of the Jane Collective.
The Janes / HBO
They weren’t heroes but they saved lives. The mug shots of four members of the Jane Collective.
The Janes / HBO

They weren’t heroes but they saved lives

We talk to two people behind a new documentary about performing abortion before it was legal. Plus, do we need a new Bechdel test?

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We all made it to another weekend, congratulations! First up this week, we have Gaby Dunn, New York Times bestselling author and host of the podcasts Bad With Money and Just Between Us. Their new ebook is Stimulus Wreck: Rebuilding After a Financial Disaster. We talk about whether the Bechdel test needs an update, what in the world a “caviar bump” is, and Kate Bush’s return to the top charts.

Then, we talk to two of the people behind the new HBO documentary The Janes, which is about a group of women in Chicago who performed abortions before it was legal. Emma Pildes directed the film alongside Tia Lessin. Martha Scott was a member of the collective.

Plus, TIME’s Eliana Dockterman gives us the scoop on the biggest movies of the summer.