Rank #1: Episode 2: Wedding Season
Jun 27 2014
Rank #2: Adult Sex Ed
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
Rank #3: Instagram Anxiety
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
Rank #4: White Fragility
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.
White Fragility book
Robin DiAngelo's resources
Aug 31 2018
Rank #5: Episode 68: Rage Phase
Nov 10 2016
Rank #6: Terrible, Thanks for Asking
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
Rank #7: Episode 34: Sexy Bellybutton Feeling
taylor’s colonial fantasy
the williams sisters
Sep 11 2015
Rank #8: Ask A Man
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?
Chris Roan (aka Mr. Of a Kind)
Chris's skin care picks, Ezra's book list and more at callyourgirlfriend.com
Apr 20 2018
Rank #9: How to Do Nothing
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
Rank #10: That Don't Impress Me Much
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.
EYEROLL @ Jon Chait
Apr 27 2018
Rank #11: Episode 3: Independent Ladies
Everything Irin Carmon Has to Say About Hobby Lobby is The Truth
Annual pelvic exams are useless
FIRST MOON PARTY!
Jul 04 2014
Rank #12: Marriage vs. Friendship
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.
We're going on tour!
Aug 02 2019
Rank #13: Episode 63: Everything We Disdain
Sep 16 2016
Rank #14: Episode 57: Make America Smell Great Again
Jul 22 2016
Rank #15: Episode 61: Rumors and Creeps
Sep 02 2016
Rank #16: Boss Ladies
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
Rank #17: Episode 40: Our Top Female Blowhard
Jan 08 2016
Rank #18: Episode 62: Women-Only Weed Utopia
Sep 09 2016
Rank #19: Episode 54: I'm Every Woman
Jun 17 2016
Rank #20: Episode 111: Hillary
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