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Call Your Girlfriend

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Rank #73 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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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.

Good Stuff

By ESinDC'93 - Aug 18 2019
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I like this one. Probably so will you.

iTunes Ratings

3055 Ratings
Average Ratings
2506
341
65
52
91

Bless these women

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

Good Stuff

By ESinDC'93 - Aug 18 2019
Read more
I like this one. Probably so will you.
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Call Your Girlfriend

Updated 1 day ago

Rank #73 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.

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
45 mins
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Rank #2: 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
48 mins
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Rank #3: 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
46 mins
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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
59 mins
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Rank #5: Friends with Babies

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Binaries aren't good for babies or friendships. We discuss angst around the "gender reveal" party from the blogger who popularized it. How to avoid judgement around a friend's parenting and their choice about whether to become a parent. Crucially, how to weather change when a friend has kids and you don't. Hint: communicate! Also, untested but good-smelling mosquito repellents. And, we have brand new merch + don't forget to buy tickets to CYG Live!

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Tour / Merch

Inventor of gender reveal parties weighs in!

How to hang out with your friend who has a kid

Childfree By Choice by Dr Amy Blackstone

No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol

Aug 16 2019
52 mins
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Rank #6: 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
58 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 97: The Pursuit of Female Pleasure

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Two books all about women & pleasure: from a political stance, Jill Filipovic and Amina discuss how a feminist rewrite of policy would center women's happiness, not merely struggling toward equality in a white male driven world. Then, Ann talks with writer Chris Kraus, whose work is about so much more than "I Love Dick," including an exploration of class and race on the border in the Bush years, and her forthcoming biography of writer, artist and self-proclaimed It Girl Kathy Acker.
Jun 16 2017
43 mins
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Rank #8: 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
43 mins
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Rank #9: 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
30 mins
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Rank #10: 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
37 mins
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Rank #11: 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
54 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 49: SHE ILL

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We discuss Lemonade, scamming, the Met Gala, period activism going mainstream, Melania (aka Ivanka's stepmom), election season self-care, and child-free icons.
May 06 2016
47 mins
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Rank #13: 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
59 mins
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Rank #14: 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
51 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 104: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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How to lose a Mooch in 10 days. Shoutout to the women Senators who stopped the repeal of Obamacare. Cheeto Watch: the White House commission on opioids comes up with a surprising recommendation (fund Medicaid!), Barron Trump's cyber genius didn't stop many officials from getting drawn into a phishing scheme. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is *just fine* funding anti-choice candidates. Fleeing from Central America after being accused, prosecuted and jailed for an illegal abortion, which was simply a miscarriage. Plus, listeners defend the Girl Scouts and questions about debt, depression and a body-shaming group text.

Aug 04 2017
53 mins
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Rank #16: 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
58 mins
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Rank #17: The death and life of Julie Yip-Williams (sponsored by Pineapple Street Media)

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What if you knew you were dying? How would you prepare your family, and yourself? In a special episode sponsored by Pineapple Street Media, we talk with Eleanor Kagan, producer and host of a new podcast, Julie, that explores the extraordinary life and death of Julie Yip-Williams.

Jan 29 2019
17 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 94: Wear Sunscreen

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Come see us live in Philly. Listen to Amina's new podcast, On She Goes. Ruth Ann Harnisch and many more goosebump inducing, wise women are our sheroes. A hot Keanu update. Get your SPF ready for summer. Plus, Cheeto Watch: Ivanka isn't doing much to improve the lives of women in Saudi Arabia and while we respect Melania's hand-swatting, her divorce in the making is costing taxpayers some $$$$.
May 26 2017
50 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 52: Vegan Bernie Madoff

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We COMPLAIN and discuss laugh therapy, why the pope is to blame for fake periods, incompetent men, Ivanka's dad's $60,000 weave, and the vegan Bernie Madoff.
May 27 2016
42 mins
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Rank #20: 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
57 mins
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