The Waves: Why Being the Chef on a Yacht Could Drive Anyone to Yell “Eat My Cooter!”

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On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate news director Susan Matthews and Waves producer Cheyna Roth talk about one of the most popular reality TV shows: Below Deck. First, they share why they love it even though it is...a bit problematic, and then they bring on Rachel Hargrove, the chef from Seasons 8 and 9. Hargrove dishes on what it’s really like to be behind the camera, the backlash she received after her first season, working in the male-dominated yachting industry, and how yachts and their kitchen are making more room for women.

In Slate Plus: More from Susan and Cheyna’s chat with Rachel. They talk about what you don’t see on television and get Rachel’s thoughts on the upcoming season of Below Deck.

Recommendations

Susan: The HBO and BBC series I May Destroy You.

Cheyna: Setting your parents up with Spotify.

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.

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