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48 IRL: Girly Girls

Like, totally OMG, on Wednesdays we wear pink and on Mondays we listen to Only Girls! Smack on that lip gloss because we are talking about real life this week, what it means to be a "girly girl." Listen to hear our perspectives on the term and what it really means, as well as witness us taking an extremely scientific quiz assessing our respective levels of girliness. You know it's gonna be cute! Leave us a voicemail at 903.35.GIRLS or email us at Don't forget to rate...


47 The Little Drummer Girl (Part II)

In the second half of our conversation on "The Little Drummer Girl," we've had a chance to sit with the material and really dig into its meaning. Hear our final thoughts as we help navigate this dense miniseries and what it means today. Here are some articles we cite in today's episode: How The Little Drummer Girl Weaponizes Fake News Trust no one: how Le Carré's Little Drummer Girl predicted our dangerous world...


46 The Little Drummer Girl (Part I)

This week we're taking on the new AMC miniseries, "The Little Drummer Girl," directed by Park Chan-wook, based on the novel by John Le Carré. The miniseries stars Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, and Michael Shannon. It's an upbeat and fun (not really) spy story about the Israeli-Palestinean conflict of the 1970s, starring three extremely white gentiles (yes really). So much happens. Do we understand all of it? Not really, but come join us for this wild ride of colorful maxi dresses and...


45 Lars and the Real Girl (Part II)

The second half of our conversation on "Lars and the Real Girl" is here, and we're going in on sex doll/robot culture! What do these dolls say about us? Are they helpful outlets that prevent harmful behaviors toward real people? Or do they enable such behaviors by further (and quite literally) objectifying women? Is there a male sex doll? And if so, is he single? We wrestle with it all while still keeping it cute. It's kind of amazing how cute we manage to be at all times! Listen now! If you...


44 Lars and the Real Girl (Part I)

This week we're chatting about the lovely independent movie from 2007 starring Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl" (available to watch on Amazon Prime!) Hear our reactions to this suprisingly sweet mental health fantasy about a man in love with a sex doll. Honestly, Bianca the sex doll is an inspiration to us all and would probably be an Instagram influencer if she existed today! We love her and think you will too. Listen to find out why! If you have any thoughts or question about this...


43 I Kissed A Girl (Part II)

Slather on your cherry chapstick, because we're here for the second half of our conversation about Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl." As always, we bring in expert analysis and combine it with our own takes on how this song has impacted culture, from the rise and fall of Katy Perry's career, public conversations about the nuances of queerness, and even a Mischa Barton movie. Listen now! If you have any thoughts or questions about this episode, email us at or leave a...


42 I Kissed A Girl (Part I)

It felt so wrong, it felt so right! We listened to Katy Perry's 2006 breakout hit and hallmark of performative female bisexuality, "I Kissed A Girl." Hear our live reactions to the lyrics and music video, testimonials from some of our queer female listeners, and all about the meaningful influence Katy Perry has had on our lives (hint: it's nothing). Next week, we analyze what this song means in the greater scope of feminism and today! If you have any thoughts about the song, email us at...


41 Working Girl (Part II)

Let the river run! Let all your friends! Watch LEGALLY BLONDE instead! It's time for the second half of our conversation on WORKING GIRL. This week we dive deep, analyzing the movie with a feminist lens and contemplating its legacy in 2018. What does it really say about women in the workplace? Does it deserve its place as a classic rom-com? Is Tess McGill Hillary Clinton or is she more of a Bernie Sanders with a bod for sin? These questions and more will be answered! Tell us your thoughts at...


40 Working Girl (Part I)

WE'RE BACK. Welcome to Season 3 of Only Girls. We are kicking off this season with a classic movie and a new format. We are splitting our episodes into two parts, one on initial reactions and one on deeper research. This week, we watched the 1988 romantic comedy, 'Working Girl,' starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, and Sigourney Weaver. Hear our initial reactions on the fashion, the feminism, and the presence of Ricki Lake in this seminal tale of a woman in the workplace. Next week,...


39 Summer Girls

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO... US! Guys it's our super cute first birthday!!!!! I know, we are like, so young it's bonkers. Just sunscreen and lots of water. Anyway, in honor of our pod anniversary, we are closing out season two with a summer banger, the original song of summer, the song that made frost tips sexy, "Summer Girls" by LFO. Sarah feels feelings about these Boston toolbags she didn't know still lived inside her and truly tries to defend these lyrics while Natalia enlightens us on the...


38 IRL: Crazy Girls

This week we're doing a special episode inspired by recent celebrity struggles with mental illness, Only Girls IRL: Crazy Girls. We talk about our personal experiences with mental illness, women in the public eye whose struggles have inspired conversation for better and for worse, and what it means to simultaneously wear the labels of "girl" and "crazy." Plus, there's a whole lot of New York Housewives talk because they are honestly a Masters Thesis in our cultural obsession with "crazy"...


37 Girls by Rita Ora feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX

The world needs more bisexual inclusivity but does it really need more Rita Ora? Find out on this week's episode as we discuss the song that thought it was going to be the song of the summer, but turned out to be kind of a bummer, "Girls" by Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX. Listen as we parse through the music video, the cultural significance of using same-sex experimentation as pop music fodder, and the angel of angels that is Cardi B. Does red wine make you want to kiss...


36 Girls Like You

We're back bitches! After a two week hiatus to take some vacay, we are in the studio once again, talking about the brand spanking new Maroon 5 song and corresponding music video, "Girls Like You" featuring Cardi B. We talk about the phenomenon of men just acknowledging women exist and wanting a prize, how the song and the video go together (they don't), and lots of cultural Girl Yes and Girl No's of the week. So grab all your friends and stand in a circle around Adam Levine because Only...


35 Girl Talk: A Game of Truth or Dare feat. Sarah Baumann & Liz Newkirk

No, we're not talking about the mashup band (just yet!), we're talking about the ICONIC board game from the 80's and 90's, Girl Talk! Two amazing Chicago comedians join us in the studio, Sarah Baumann ( and Liz Newkirk (, to play a this silly, patriarchal, but also very fun game, live on tape for you all to hear! We are dishing, we are drinking rosé, and we are finding out things we never wanted to know about our future children. It's so...


34 I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman (Part II)

Feels like I'm caught in the middle, that's when I realize... Part two of our coverage of "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman" has finally arrived! We continue the conversation about Britney post-"Crossroads" era, covering the breakdowns (shaved head), the breakups (K-Fed), and breaking free (Vegas ahead!). We also hear from YOU, the listener, about your favorite Britney songs, moments, and lewwwwwks. There really is so much to say about the goddess Britney Jean, and we're doing our best to...


33 I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman (Part I)

It's Britney, bitch. This week we are getting deep into the legend, the icon, the queen, Miss Britney Jean Spears, through the lens of her classic song, "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman," featured in the movie "Crossroads." Because Britney is such a looming figure and because this song so well represents her journey in the public eye, we're splitting the conversation into two parts. Listen to hear us talk about her humble beginnings, her music video fashion, and what she meant to us when we...


32 His Girl Friday feat. Sarah Baumann

Get ready for a big scoop because this week we're going back in time to talk about the classic 1940 film, "His Girl Friday," starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Comedian and history buff Sarah Baumann ( is in studio with us to give us the lowdown on who was dating who, who hated who, and everything old Hollywood. Listen to hear us analyze this surprisingly feminist classic for the modern age, laughing at all the cultural differences and ridiculous plot...


31 The Good Girl

Throw on your Team Aniston t-shirt because this week we're talking about the 2002 indie darling, "The Good Girl," starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal. Hear our takes on Jennifer branching out from her Rachel persona, the movie's amazing and impressive ensemble cast, and our take on this quiet and beautiful study on depression. This episode was a listener suggestion from Pat Norman, thanks Pat!! If you want to hear something on the show, let us know. You can email us at...


30 Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up

We're examining the juvenile detention system this week, but like, in a cute way! We watched the Netflix original docuseries, "Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up" that chronicles the lives of the young women at Madison Correctional Facility in Madison, Indiana. We laughed, we cried, and we learned how to keep our beauty regimens in tact if we ever go to prison. If you haven't seen this inspiring show yet, listen to hear our review, or check it out for yourself first! Don't forget to...


29 Kiss The Girls

There's a killer on the loose and we're here to catch him! This week we are discussing the 90's thriller that epitomizes the 90's thriller genre, "Kiss The Girls," starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Listen as we discover how surprisingly feminist a movie about kidnapping and hurting young women can be, how when you're Morgan Freeman any idea you have is always 100% right, and how Ashley Judd is a hero and icon both in this movie and in real life. You can email us at...