Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend

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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by your new BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow.

Episodes

Episode 85: This is Capitalism, Baby  

Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Human going-out-top and 24 year-old conservative Tomi Lahren facing blowback after supporting abortion rights on The View. Prominent women CEOs of startups are in hot water. But that's nothing compared to the attempted rehabilitation of American Apparel founder and CEO super villain Dov Charney.

Episode 84: Ur Fave is Problematic  

How we spent the strike on International Women's Day. We answer listener questions about critically reading feminist thinkers, and keeping up on abortion rights laws. CheetoWatch: what's Kellyanne up to? Representative Steve King and other racist liars. Plus, Inspector Gadget and ALL of our problematic faves.

Episode 83: Obama Glow Up  

How did you spend International Women's Day? Thoughts on women's labor strikes of the '70s and now. Study shows that men are more aggro in the Trump era. Brief thoughts on La Croix, post-presidency Barack and the best wealthy communities for thrifting. Women are having too much fun to retire. And, staying politically engaged in a red state.

Episode 82: It's a Trap!  

'90s icons return: Amina discovers the sexiness of Keanu Reeves & there's a a new ::fire emoji:: Calvin Klein campaign featuring the cast of Moonlight. This week in menstruation, that labia glue to stop period flow you heard about? It's a real patent, but also fake news. Cheeto Watch continues as Kellyanne gets too comfortable in the Oval Office and HBCU leaders realize they got played. Plus, a "feminist" manifesto.

Episode 81: Six Pleats None the Richer  

An update on the LOL assassins. Amina saw 50 Shades Darker. A pubic hair digression. Dr. Willie J. Parker is an American hero. The wild world of anti-choice legislation coming to state legislatures near you. The books we're reading, the Golden Girls cafe in Manhattan, and the ridiculous GOOP-endorsed vaginal workout tools for when simple Kegels aren't enough.

Episode 80: Drop the Ball  

Cheeto Watch: the crumbs are beginning to fall, from Mike Flynn to Andrew Puzder and, ~people are saying~ even Kellyanne Conway. A hearty handshake and Ivanka ::heart eyes emoji:: for Justin Trudeau. In better news, author Tiffany Dufu wants women to get ahead by doing less. Her new book is Drop the Ball.

Episode 79: She Persisted  

Celebrity gossip and Ann's wedding officiant fashion dilemma. Cheeto Watch: soooo many leaks, Elizabeth Warren persisted, the most Ivanka's dad tweet ever and Melissa McCarthy was a too-good Sean Spicer on SNL. Plus, a song about impeachment, impeccable Super Bowl performances, and Galentine's Day.

Episode 78: Bey-eus Ex Machina  

Beyoncé's pregnant with twins! Which is about the only thing keeping us upbeat during the second week of Cheeto Watch. Plus, the hero lady spy who broke into the GOP retreat, menstruation news from Zambia, and political conspiracy theories from the left and the right.

Episode 77: Executive Disorder  

We discuss the inauguration, the Women's March, and Ann's dispatches from DC. CheetoWatch 2017 begins with the global gag order and many other executive terrors. Plus, billionaire preppers get ready for the apocalypse.

Episode 76: New Country, Who Dis?  

It's Ivanka's dad's inauguration day. We discuss the latest Trump family grift, this time from Tiffany Trump and mom Marla Maples, shady inaugural balls, and the relatively celebrity-free festivities. In heavier news, abortion restrictions in Texas have led to the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and more anti-choice policies could be coming soon. In celebrityland, Kim is back on social media, Amina can't be emotionally implicated by Kanye right now, but Selena Gomez and the Weeknd's dumpster-side makeout was paparazzi gold. Plus, a fond farewell to the American Apparel pieces that shepherded us through our early 20s.

Episode 75: You Are Fake News  

It's Ann's birthday week! We ponder decorating dilemmas, too much time spent with institutional racists and Batman villains on cable news, plus the obstinate toddler (aka President-Elect)'s press conference outburst. And, we speak with two organizers of the upcoming Women's March on Washington. More at womensmarch.com

Episode 74: Pump Up 2017  

Happy New Year! We're back and squaring our shoulders for 2017: talking money goals and taking our cues from Oprah and her boo Stedman. Plus we turn to some brilliant women for inspiration. Sex coach Myisha Battle reminds us to take time for pleasure this year. Plus, making creative work, getting politically engaged and staying accountable with arts consultant Beth Pickens.

Out of Office: Happy Holidaze  

We're snacking in our most luxurious loungewear, bingeing TV and reading away from our closets and microphones. Happy holidays, besties. We'll be back after the holiday break.

Episode 73: Year in Review  

We bring you some of the highlights (and lowlights) of 2016: Amina explaining the Kanye-Kardashian-Blac Chyna-Amber Rose octagon, author Rebecca Traister, Whoopi's weed empire for combating period pain, Huma Abedin and our post-election feels. Not to mention the ceaseless gun violence this year. And, some comfort to recall for 2017 from the Joy of Missing Out and the chillout hoodie.

Episode 72: Giving and Gifting  

We respond to listener feedback, talk about our plans for gifts and charitable giving, and share the TV shows and a presidential history podcast that are distracting us from politics.

Episode 71: I Have No Proof  

We're dealing with being cold and tired and extra long distance. Plus answers to listener questions about office politics in a family business, a sisterly dilemma, and the crazy capitalist notion that women should "have it all."

Episode 70: Chosen Family  

We discuss our love of Thanksgiving, namely Friendsgivings, frustrations with Black Friday, and what we're grateful for.

Episode 69: Get Swole  

As we continue to process the election results, we discuss taking your anger out at the gym. Plus, answers to listener questions about the best ways to stay informed and support quality journalism, and how to be an activist with social anxiety.

Episode 68: Rage Phase  

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.

Episode 67: It's Almost Over  

We discuss the presidential race, then take a world tour of feminist news, rag on the men who dropped out of a birth-control study, and what's happening down-ballot with Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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