Rank #1: Episode 56: Don't Shoot
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.
Rank #2: Episode 57: Make America Smell Great Again
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.
Rank #3: Episode 2: Wedding Season
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
Rank #4: Episode 59: (Don't) Hoard Money
We divulge some of our struggles around shopping and spending. How can you be an ethical consumer? At long last we launch the CYG shop and introduce our merch maven Caroline Knowles. And, independent artist and designer Tuesday Bassen on how Zara ripped off her work and her path to becoming an indie merch queen.
Rank #5: Phone-a-friend: Ashly Perez
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.
Rank #6: Phone-a-friend: Cameron Russell, woke model
Amina calls model and climate advocate Cameron Russell to discuss her time at the Paris Climate talks, what's on her Kindle, and balancing her dual identities in fashion and activism.
Rank #7: Episode 48: Let's Have Another Round
In a special four-way crossover episode with Another Round, we discuss the latest on Ivanka's dad, is the Pope a Bernie bro? And cis dudes experience periods for themselves (sorta). Then, Another Round hosts Heben and Tracy share their podcast love story and pump up song. And spoken sound art from musician Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.
Rank #8: 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. Reading List White Fragility book Robin DiAngelo's resources Rachel Cargle's website and Instagram
Rank #9: Instagram Anxiety
We share our qualms about the social media platforms that ensconce our lives, Instagram in particular.
Rank #10: Episode 34: Sexy Bellybutton Feeling
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
Rank #11: Phone-a-friend: Midwest Diva Power Hour with Katie Blair
We discuss what it's like to be a bleeding-heart liberal political activist in a red state, the stretchy joys of being a midwest diva, and planning a big gay heartland wedding.
Rank #12: 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? 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
Rank #13: Episode 45: Right Hand Woman
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.
Rank #14: Episode 3: Independent Ladies
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!
Rank #15: 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. Reading List: Fear of A Black Patron Alex Nieto EYEROLL @ Jon Chait Nooooo, SHANIA
Rank #16: Episode 46: Period Piece
We discuss futuristic tampons, weed as a cramp remedy, menstrual leave from work, and so much more.
Rank #17: 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.
Rank #18: Internet Outrage Part 2: Millennial Money
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.
Rank #19: LEVEL UP 2018
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.
Rank #20: A Women's Anger with Rebecca Traister
From #MeToo to Brett Kavanaugh, we have a lot to be mad about. Rebecca Traister is back to discuss her new book exploring the social and historical power of women's anger.