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Call Your Girlfriend

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Rank #110 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.

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3128 Ratings
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Great interviews

By Eshpak - Oct 19 2019
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Love the questions and various topics!

Bless these women

By socrushmebaby - Sep 13 2019
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Doing the important work. Amina & Ann are powerful, feminist intellectuals of the modern age.

iTunes Ratings

3128 Ratings
Average Ratings
2563
347
69
55
94

Great interviews

By Eshpak - Oct 19 2019
Read more
Love the questions and various topics!

Bless these women

By socrushmebaby - Sep 13 2019
Read more
Doing the important work. Amina & Ann are powerful, feminist intellectuals of the modern age.
Cover image of Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend

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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.

Rank #1: 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.
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"Disrupting" everything
Hillary's style
Racism fatigue

Jun 27 2014

45mins

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Rank #2: 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

46mins

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Rank #3: 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

58mins

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Rank #4: 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

59mins

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Rank #5: Episode 68: Rage Phase

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We discuss the results of the presidential election, our tips for self-care and organizations to support, and an action plan for the next four years of Ivanka's dad in the Orange House.

Nov 10 2016

48mins

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Rank #6: Terrible, Thanks for Asking

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Have you experienced a big loss? The death of a friend, family member, illness, even a breakup or losing a job can be devastating. Help and support pour in for a day, a week. And then what? We're supposed to just be fine and pretend like it never happened? We realtalk grief and suffering with Nora McInerny, host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, and author of funny-sad books like her latest, No Happy Endings.

Apr 05 2019

54mins

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Rank #7: 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

30mins

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Rank #8: Ask A Man

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We're taking 420 off to get stoned, but fear not, some of our favorite men are here to answer questions from listeners and some of ours, including: Why aren't men funny? Why are men so emotional all the goddamn time? And, can men have it all?

The Men:

Cord Jefferson

Thomas Page McBee

Chris Roan (aka Mr. Of a Kind)

Ezra Klein

Bobby Finger

Jason Parham

Spencer Ackerman

Emmanuel Hapsis

Jorge Rivas

The Resources:

Chris's skin care picks, Ezra's book list and more at callyourgirlfriend.com

Apr 20 2018

59mins

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Rank #9: How to Do Nothing

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Constant smart phone use may not be great for us, but what are we supposed to do instead? Artist and writer Jenny Odell explores how we reclaim our time and attention in her new book, How to Do Nothing.

May 10 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: That Don't Impress Me Much

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We discuss the fears black customers face in stores and coffee shops (white people stop calling the cops!) Thank you to everyone who's been #bleedin4Amina, no thank you forever to human housecat Jonathan Chait's opinions about female politicians, and we are devastated about Shania Twain's support for Trump/inability to apologize like a proper Canadian.

Reading List:

Fear of A Black Patron

Alex Nieto

EYEROLL @ Jon Chait

Nooooo, SHANIA

Apr 27 2018

57mins

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Rank #11: 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

28mins

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Rank #12: Marriage vs. Friendship

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Marriage didn't always wreck friendships among women, as it did the 1950s, or strain both beloved relationships, as often happens today. Stephanie Coontz studies the long history of family structures from forager society to the present. History has some stark (and cheering) lessons about the ways that friendship functions as a deep human bond. Plus, we're renewed, refreshed, and restored after taking a break and doing a full home reorganization.

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We're going on tour!

Stephanie Coontz

The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

For a Better Marriage, Act Like a Single Person

Aug 02 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: Episode 63: Everything We Disdain

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Illnesses real and imagined, Congress linked Zika to Planned Parenthood and is funding neither, Bakeoff's bad move, Ivanka's dad's faux-empowerment tour. On a happier note, Shine Theory at the White House and among female bonobos.

Sep 16 2016

43mins

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Rank #14: Episode 57: Make America Smell Great Again

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We discuss signature fragrances, chic cults, Ivanka's dad's running mate and his wife's novelty business. Plus, Kim Kardashian's CVS-length receipts.

Jul 22 2016

45mins

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Rank #15: Episode 61: Rumors and Creeps

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From our self-care retreat in Palm Springs, we chat IRL about Hillary conspiracy theories and invent some of our own about Ivanka's dad. Debating which heads of state and aging celebrities we'd kick out of bed. Creep news, from Johnny Depp to Nate Parker to lady villain Arianna Huffington. And a billion dollar period idea.

Sep 02 2016

43mins

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Rank #16: Boss Ladies

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Self employment realtalk: how we went from office workers to freelance to boss ladies. We bust myths about staff jobs and incorporating your own business. Is it hard? Yes. Is it for everyone? No. Could you stand to make a lot of money and forge your own path? Yes! We discuss our career trajectories, how much to charge, who to ask for help, and how much you should have saved.

Feb 15 2019

59mins

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Rank #17: Episode 40: Our Top Female Blowhard

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We discuss Amina's contempt for New Year's resolutions, winter sports, Oregon's snack-happy militia, a black woman's hilarious trolling of her rude white coworker, and Fox News' Megyn Kelly. Plus, CYG listeners raised $30k for ZanaAfrica and philanthropist Ruth Ann Harnisch on small and sustainable ways to effect big change.

Jan 08 2016

50mins

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Rank #18: Episode 62: Women-Only Weed Utopia

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We slay our inbox with answers your questions about dealing with an abstinent boyfriend, a weed industry woman asks how to manage men. Plus, Single with Sexy Dreams, being a jerk is not being assertive, and a casual friend who leans too hard in their time of crisis.

Sep 09 2016

33mins

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Rank #19: Episode 54: I'm Every Woman

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From the United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC, we talk about black girl magic, pro-choice fashion, tech safety tips for abuse survivors and Oprah and Michelle Obama's friendship. Plus, conversations with Valerie Jarrett, Renee Bracey-Sherman and Kim Gandy.

Jun 17 2016

59mins

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Rank #20: Episode 111: Hillary

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Amina talks with Hillary Rodham Clinton about the friends who helped her through her election defeat, how she's resisting, and what's next. Plus, "authenticity" in politics, the Good Wife, and Elena Ferrante. Stay tuned after the interview for the debrief with Ann, all the way from Australia.

Sep 22 2017

51mins

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