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Call Your Girlfriend

Rank #32 in History 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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2643 Ratings
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My New Besties

By Lo in CT - Feb 09 2019
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Stumbled upon CYA not so long ago, and it’s quickly become my favorite podcast. Love the intelligent banter, incisive critiques, fab guests, and hostesses with the mostesses! (Can I say that, or is my language sexist?) Seriously, I appreciate this podcast so much, and look forward to every episode. Can’t wait to see A&A live, and eagerly awaiting The Book!!

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By Tracyp0917 - Jan 29 2019
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I really wanted to love this podcast. Truly I did. I tried multiple times. However the immaturity of the hosts, the constant “Ummms” and “likes” is so off putting. It makes you feel as though you are listening to a pair of 13 year old girls having an “adult conversation”. The hosts are what they think of as the definition of feminism however they come off as spoiled entitled little snoots. Sorry I won’t be calling you , girlfriend

iTunes Ratings

2643 Ratings
Average Ratings
2181
299
50
42
71

My New Besties

By Lo in CT - Feb 09 2019
Read more

Stumbled upon CYA not so long ago, and it’s quickly become my favorite podcast. Love the intelligent banter, incisive critiques, fab guests, and hostesses with the mostesses! (Can I say that, or is my language sexist?) Seriously, I appreciate this podcast so much, and look forward to every episode. Can’t wait to see A&A live, and eagerly awaiting The Book!!

UGH

By Tracyp0917 - Jan 29 2019
Read more

I really wanted to love this podcast. Truly I did. I tried multiple times. However the immaturity of the hosts, the constant “Ummms” and “likes” is so off putting. It makes you feel as though you are listening to a pair of 13 year old girls having an “adult conversation”. The hosts are what they think of as the definition of feminism however they come off as spoiled entitled little snoots. Sorry I won’t be calling you , girlfriend

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Call Your Girlfriend

Rank #32 in History 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.

Top Episodes

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Rank #1: The Women's March (or, why the only drama problem is no drama at all)

Jan 11 2019
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We provide context for the dramas that have surround the Women's March and how anger, fear, and hurt can be signals of good movement-building.

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Rank #2: Permission Slip 2019

Jan 04 2019
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Our yearly kickoff episode in which women we love give you permission to get your best life in 2019.

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Rank #3: Episode 2: Wedding Season

Jun 27 2014
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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

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Rank #4: White Fragility

Aug 31 2018
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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

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Rank #5: Episode 68: Rage Phase

Nov 10 2016
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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.

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Rank #6: Episode 34: Sexy Bellybutton Feeling

Sep 11 2015
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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. Reading List: hillary emails taylor’s colonial fantasy the williams sisters

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Rank #7: Ask A Man

Apr 20 2018
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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

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Rank #8: Episode 3: Independent Ladies

Jul 04 2014
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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! Reading List Everything Irin Carmon Has to Say About Hobby Lobby is The Truth Annual pelvic exams are useless FIRST MOON PARTY!

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Rank #9: That Don't Impress Me Much

Apr 27 2018
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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

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Rank #10: Episode 111: Hillary

Sep 22 2017
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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.

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Rank #11: LEVEL UP 2018

Jan 05 2018
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Take that new year energy and boost your accountability, activism, emotional health and career goals with advice from some very wise women. Featuring Sabrina Hersi Issa, Sister District co-founder Lyzz Schwegler, friend of the podcast Virgie Tovar, and Shondaland's Jenn Romolini.

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Rank #12: Episode 45: Right Hand Woman

Apr 01 2016
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We talk with Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton strategist, aide, and Vice Chair of her 2016 presidential campaign about having her emails and private life made public, Hillary's record on abortion rights, and what Bill might do as First Dude. A lightning round on her besties and what her podcast with Hillary would be about. Plus, Amina and Ann debrief on Susan Sarandon, the white people bubble, and current reading lists.

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Rank #13: Phone-a-friend: Lose Hate Not Weight with Virgie Tovar

Jan 29 2016
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In this phone-a-friend edition, Ann calls author, fashion-forward and body positive activist Virgie Tovar. She shares her journey from happily jiggling kid to starvation-obsessed college student, to happy and healthy Virgie of today.

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Rank #14: Episode 89: The Indignities of Being a Woman

Apr 21 2017
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Amina's newfound love of Broadway and Ann's woeful experience of being bodyshamed at the gyno. Politics around the world: there's an election coming up in the UK, Justin Trudeau is a climate scammer and Trump's executive order on the EPA is open for public comment. Diversity and inclusivity within the organizing ranks of the march for science. Plus, Barack Obama, former-POTUS, present Instagram Husband. And Tavi Gevinson returns to tell us about Rookie's new podcast in collaboration with MTV.

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Rank #15: Internet Outrage Part 2: Millennial Money

Aug 03 2018
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We love a money diary, even if the internet hated a recent one in Refinery29 about a marketing intern who makes $25/hour and has significant family support to afford her life. In the interest of transparency, we get real about how much we make, where it comes from, secret white people money, emotional spending, and what it means to be self-made.

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Rank #16: Episode 40: Our Top Female Blowhard

Jan 08 2016
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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.

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Rank #17: Episode 4: Breakup Time

Jul 18 2014
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We discuss 42-year-old women, the potato salad Kickstarter and our dream food-truck ideas, how to break up with a bestie, uteruses for rent, and free PR advice for LeBron. Reading list: In "praise" of 56-year-old men "praising" 42-year-old women The infamous potato salad kickstarter LeBron takes his talents to South Beach and back again The LeBron profile Nike didn't want us to read Apparently you can get paid to gestate a baby Sponsored shout-out to Heraty Law!

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Rank #18: Episode 104: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Aug 04 2017
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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.

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Rank #19: Money Money Money

Nov 30 2018
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We put the personal in personal finance.

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Rank #20: Episode 41: Too Woke

Jan 22 2016
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An update on Y'all Qaeda. Ivanka endorses her dad and we seek an unassailable Trump. Sean Penn's soul patch is so gross but El Chapo's shirt is amazing. Plus, the Great British Bakeoff, our brief Bravolebrity moment and January gift problems.

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Rank #1: The Women's March (or, why the only drama problem is no drama at all)

Podcast cover
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We provide context for the dramas that have surround the Women's March and how anger, fear, and hurt can be signals of good movement-building.

Jan 11 2019
59 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: Permission Slip 2019

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Our yearly kickoff episode in which women we love give you permission to get your best life in 2019.

Jan 04 2019
39 mins
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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
45 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: White Fragility

Podcast cover
Read more

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: 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 #6: 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. Reading List: hillary emails taylor’s colonial fantasy the williams sisters

Sep 11 2015
30 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: 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 #8: 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! Reading List Everything Irin Carmon Has to Say About Hobby Lobby is The Truth Annual pelvic exams are useless FIRST MOON PARTY!

Jul 04 2014
28 mins
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Rank #9: 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
Play Now

Rank #10: Episode 111: Hillary

Podcast cover
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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 #11: LEVEL UP 2018

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Take that new year energy and boost your accountability, activism, emotional health and career goals with advice from some very wise women. Featuring Sabrina Hersi Issa, Sister District co-founder Lyzz Schwegler, friend of the podcast Virgie Tovar, and Shondaland's Jenn Romolini.

Jan 05 2018
49 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 45: Right Hand Woman

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We talk with Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton strategist, aide, and Vice Chair of her 2016 presidential campaign about having her emails and private life made public, Hillary's record on abortion rights, and what Bill might do as First Dude. A lightning round on her besties and what her podcast with Hillary would be about. Plus, Amina and Ann debrief on Susan Sarandon, the white people bubble, and current reading lists.

Apr 01 2016
57 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: Phone-a-friend: Lose Hate Not Weight with Virgie Tovar

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In this phone-a-friend edition, Ann calls author, fashion-forward and body positive activist Virgie Tovar. She shares her journey from happily jiggling kid to starvation-obsessed college student, to happy and healthy Virgie of today.

Jan 29 2016
45 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Episode 89: The Indignities of Being a Woman

Podcast cover
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Amina's newfound love of Broadway and Ann's woeful experience of being bodyshamed at the gyno. Politics around the world: there's an election coming up in the UK, Justin Trudeau is a climate scammer and Trump's executive order on the EPA is open for public comment. Diversity and inclusivity within the organizing ranks of the march for science. Plus, Barack Obama, former-POTUS, present Instagram Husband. And Tavi Gevinson returns to tell us about Rookie's new podcast in collaboration with MTV.

Apr 21 2017
53 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: Internet Outrage Part 2: Millennial Money

Podcast cover
Read more

We love a money diary, even if the internet hated a recent one in Refinery29 about a marketing intern who makes $25/hour and has significant family support to afford her life. In the interest of transparency, we get real about how much we make, where it comes from, secret white people money, emotional spending, and what it means to be self-made.

Aug 03 2018
38 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: 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
50 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 4: Breakup Time

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We discuss 42-year-old women, the potato salad Kickstarter and our dream food-truck ideas, how to break up with a bestie, uteruses for rent, and free PR advice for LeBron. Reading list: In "praise" of 56-year-old men "praising" 42-year-old women The infamous potato salad kickstarter LeBron takes his talents to South Beach and back again The LeBron profile Nike didn't want us to read Apparently you can get paid to gestate a baby Sponsored shout-out to Heraty Law!

Jul 18 2014
35 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: 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 #19: Money Money Money

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We put the personal in personal finance.

Nov 30 2018
58 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 41: Too Woke

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An update on Y'all Qaeda. Ivanka endorses her dad and we seek an unassailable Trump. Sean Penn's soul patch is so gross but El Chapo's shirt is amazing. Plus, the Great British Bakeoff, our brief Bravolebrity moment and January gift problems.

Jan 22 2016
35 mins
Play Now