June Thomas is senior managing producer of the Slate Podcast Network and has worked at the magazine for more than 21 years. A former managing editor and foreign editor, she also wrote about television and popular culture and founded Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. She started podcasting in 2005, when she produced the daily Explainer, and has since hosted series about TV shows and books and produced three seasons of a behind-the-scenes show about the TV spy thriller The Americans.
She is currently one of the hosts of The Waves, Slate’s podcast about gender and feminism. In her role as managing producer, she has launched El Gabfest en Español, Slate’s first Spanish-language show; Decoder Ring, a series that solves cultural mysteries; and Outward, Slate’s new LGBTQ podcast. June was born and raised in Manchester, England, but she has now spent most of her life in the United States and is a US citizen.