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Call Your Girlfriend

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Rank #137 in Society & Culture category

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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

iTunes Ratings

3349 Ratings
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Joe Biden episode

By Lsmythe87 - May 16 2020
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Thank you so much for this episode. If someone has a problem with you simply bringing the facts than it says more about them and what they think is or isn’t important enough to discuss than it does about this show. The media coverage and statements by public figures I respect have all been extremely disappointing. Nancy Pelosi saying “Biden is Biden” was a cherry on the hypocritical cake. Instead of focusing the episode on what a “dilemma” this problematic information is you are treating the information with the seriousness it deserves and giving historical context. As progressives we can’t be so wrapped up in defeating a single person that we start to resemble him. Anyway this episode crystallized so much of what I love about you both. Thanks

My favorite podcast

By Raayqf - Apr 18 2020
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Love this podcast. Thanks so much!

iTunes Ratings

3349 Ratings
Average Ratings
2737
366
78
63
105

Joe Biden episode

By Lsmythe87 - May 16 2020
Read more
Thank you so much for this episode. If someone has a problem with you simply bringing the facts than it says more about them and what they think is or isn’t important enough to discuss than it does about this show. The media coverage and statements by public figures I respect have all been extremely disappointing. Nancy Pelosi saying “Biden is Biden” was a cherry on the hypocritical cake. Instead of focusing the episode on what a “dilemma” this problematic information is you are treating the information with the seriousness it deserves and giving historical context. As progressives we can’t be so wrapped up in defeating a single person that we start to resemble him. Anyway this episode crystallized so much of what I love about you both. Thanks

My favorite podcast

By Raayqf - Apr 18 2020
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Love this podcast. Thanks so much!
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Call Your Girlfriend

Latest release on May 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 50: Joy of Missing Out

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We tackle listener questions about bestie drama, internet FOMO, calling your doctor, and a high-pitched vocal dilemma.

May 13 2016

34mins

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Rank #2: Wow, No Thank You

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We talk with national treasure Samantha Irby about her hilarious and confident writing about all of her foibles and insecurities. From dealing with money and contracts, to love, her white stepchildren, and her fondness for TV's Judge Mathis, Sam is the antidote to all of our cooped-up sadness right now. Her latest book, Wow, No Thank You is out now.

Apr 10 2020

53mins

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Rank #3: Episode 2: Wedding Season

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We discuss wedding survival tips, innovation, (not) watching the World Cup, and dressing for success. Plus our pal Cord Jefferson tells us about the glamorous life of a Hollywood screenwriter.
Reading List:
"Disrupting" everything
Hillary's style
Racism fatigue

Jun 27 2014

42mins

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Rank #4: Episode 22: Your Time to Shine

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We discuss how to start your own podcast, making friends after college, and key reading for baby feminists to learn more.
Baby feminist syllabus, music list and resources for podcasting at callyourgirlfriend.com.

Mar 27 2015

45mins

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Rank #5: Episode 34: Sexy Bellybutton Feeling

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We discuss hrod17's email dump, Taylor's colonial fantasy, big sisters and little sisters, and menstruation-loving cultures. Plus! Sexy bellybutton times.
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hillary emails
taylor’s colonial fantasy
the williams sisters

Sep 11 2015

29mins

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Rank #6: Phone-a-friend: con artist expert Maria Konnikova

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In this phone-a-friend edition, Ann calls journalist Maria Konnikova to talk about con artists, psychopaths, catfishing and her book The Confidence Game.

Apr 22 2016

29mins

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Rank #7: Phone-a-friend: Ashly Perez

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Amina calls BuzzFeed Violet video queen Ashly Perez to discuss Oprah, being highly visible as a woman on the internet, why all TV should be bingeable and Ashly's scripted series, You Do You.

Jun 03 2016

40mins

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Rank #8: Phone-a-friend: Jenna Wortham

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In this phone-a-friend edition, Amina calls up core bestie and bruja Jenna Wortham to discuss movies to cry to on airplanes, potions, and Sex and the City. Not to mention key mixtapes, whether JK Rowling is woke, and post-Presidency life for the Obamas. Plus, catfishing confessions.

Feb 12 2016

44mins

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Rank #9: Episode 27: Notoriously Chill

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We discuss famous dudes creeping on non-famous women, contraceptive sponges and other things that get stuck up there.
Reading list:
famous dudes creeping
how to talk to women on twitter
“Is he sponge-worthy?”
Music list:
Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
Junior Brown - Surf Medley
Ratatat - One
Hannah Rad Edit of Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend

Jun 05 2015

33mins

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Rank #10: Episode 43: Gold Stars Forever

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We're jam-packed with advice from business-minded ladies: Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, cofounders and bestiepreneurs at Of a Kind on running a creative partnership. And we answer listener questions about receiving feedback at work and finding your passion.

Feb 19 2016

49mins

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Rank #11: Episode 28: Peach Fuzz

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We discuss Rachel Dolezal, Ariana Grande's empowerment rant, women who shave their faces and what to do when you don't looove your long distance bestie's new bestie.
Reading List:
"Being able to shift one’s race is a privilege."
Shame shame Ben Affleck || Ariana Grande's feminist letter
Women who shave their faces
We endorse: Mat Johnson's amazing new book

Jun 19 2015

44mins

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Rank #12: White Fragility

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Let's talk about race, baby, and what white people really mean when they say they don't see it. Whether it's willful ignorance about collective racial identity or an unexpectedly defensive flare-up from someone who claims to be progressive or an intersectional feminist, white fragility has serious consequences. We discuss its impact on people of color with Rachel Cargle, and explore ways for white people to break down internal barriers to growth with Robin DiAngelo. If you are white and listening to this, stick with it, even if you're confused or uncomfortable.

Reading List

White Fragility book

Robin DiAngelo's resources

Rachel Cargle's website and Instagram

Aug 31 2018

55mins

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Rank #13: Episode 3: Independent Ladies

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We discuss the terrible terrible Hobby Lobby decision, how much we love RBG, why annual lady exams are garbage, our predictions for song of the summer and we answer all your pressing topic requests. Happy 4th of July!
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Everything Irin Carmon Has to Say About Hobby Lobby is The Truth
Annual pelvic exams are useless
FIRST MOON PARTY!

Jul 04 2014

27mins

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Rank #14: Phone-a-friend: K-drama with Dodai Stewart

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For this week's phone-a-friend edition of Call Your Girlfriend, Amina calls up A++ lady and writer Dodai Stewart to talk about their mutual love of all things korean: k drama, k pop, tony moly face masks. Plus, personal dramas and mishaps on Tinder.

Jan 15 2016

29mins

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Rank #15: Episode 46: Period Piece

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We discuss futuristic tampons, weed as a cramp remedy, menstrual leave from work, and so much more.

Apr 08 2016

46mins

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Rank #16: Live from LA! with Rebecca Traister

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We discuss the Supreme Court's "red hot feminists" and ending the tampon tax. Rebecca Traister shares from her new book All the Single Ladies, including the brief history of single women in America and the origin story of Amina and Ann.

Mar 11 2016

43mins

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Rank #17: Episode 33: Low Key Creep

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We discuss the 1989 Tour, our favorite Trump: Ivanka, political scandals and LOLs, Drake+Serena and white people appropriating black slang.
Reading List:
BFF power couples
Ivanka's favorite podcasts
Joe Biden is a creep
Hang in There Columba
Aubrena forever
Fuckboy misuse
Shoutouts: Listen to Ann on the Dinner Party Download and Amina on Rerun and The Main Draw

Aug 28 2015

48mins

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Rank #18: Adult Sex Ed

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sex and still haven’t learned, even though you’re an adult now. Our expert panel includes Myisha Battle and Jaclyn Friedman. You’ve got sex questions, and they have answers! Full NSFW show notes + resources at callyourgirlfriend.com. Kinda goes without saying, but you probably don't want to listen to this one with young kids around.

Jul 12 2019

44mins

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Rank #19: Instagram Anxiety

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We watched both Fyre Festival documentaries. Beyond the quirks of those films we're left with qualms about the social media platforms that ensconce our lives, Instagram in particular. Tech companies evolve, their products change, but we don't have laws or norms that govern the many different digital lives we lead. We get into it about FOMO, the history of personal photography, features that tag your 'close friends' and old pictures, and their ties to capitalism. Plus, how we think about what we post, and the accounts we love to follow.

Feb 01 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: Episode 56: Don't Shoot

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In a special episode, we reflect on America's gun violence epidemic, speak with CYG listeners who own guns, hear from advocates working to reform gun laws, and from Lucia McBath, whose teenage son Jordan Davis was shot and killed by a white stranger in 2012. Plus, what you can do to make your voice heard.

Jul 15 2016

1hr

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