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

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

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@callyrgf

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English


Episodes

Vote, Protest, Listen to Beyonce

6/22/2018
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Donate, Protest, Midterm Elections is the new Gym, Tan, Laundry. Let's move from shock and despair at Ivanka's dad's inhumane immigration policy to reading history and taking action. The white women who defend Trump (and still get burned). Delightful quotes from Flo Kennedy: ''Sweetie,'' she said, ''if you're not living on the edge, then you're taking up space.'' Gina got a website! Bey and Jay's creative partnership and black art in white spaces. And the power of a bespoke suit. Reading...

Duration:00:47:02

Buffet of Horrors

6/15/2018
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Remember when the question was, let me know when this administration gets really bad? Welcome to this week, especially for immigrants. We rage and discuss options for supporting people who are likely affected in your local community. Plus, loving ways to handle bouts of mental illness and depression within a friendship. Reading List: ShopCYG is back! DOJ not interested in asylum A small town in Tennessee deals with immigration raids That Merkel photo Voter-roll purges greenlit by...

Duration:00:46:43

A Taxonomy of Scammers

6/8/2018
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"The scam economy is entering its baroque phase." From Ponzi schemes to fake royals to imposters in the tech and wellness space, our guide to scammers both amusing and insidious. Common grifters and their scams: Anna Delveythe guy who impersonated a Saudi royalThomas J Mace Archer Mills Esq.Pruitthis wifeCarsonZinkeIvankaJill SteinJoanne the Scammerex-Vogue stafferPope FrancisJustin TrudeauGwyneth PaltrowAmanda Chantal BaconAlex JonesBernie Madoffthe Vegan Bernie Madoffmulti-level...

Duration:00:54:11

Hot Bods

6/1/2018
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(Hint: you're already in one.) We talk about all the ways we’re feeling good in our bodies this summer; why body positivity is about working to make the world better for ALL kinds of bodies, not just your own; our favorite instagram accounts from people with a range of hot bods; microdosing, psychedelics, and other ways we get out of our heads and into our bodies. Insta accounts we love Jessamyn Stanley / Keah Brown / #DisabledAndCute / the thicc / She’s All Fat / Jacob Tobia / Tuesday...

Duration:00:49:06

The Glass Shovel Brigade

5/25/2018
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We let our aggressive word nerd selves out to play. Why the Glass Cliff is an imperfect metaphor for women who get promoted after men fail (glass shovel, anyone?). Al Franken and what's next for #metoo men. Plus, your questions: is it okay to call a group of women "hey guys"? how do you deal with a fragile male ego at work? And, you donated 580 pints of blood in our drive, enough to save 1700 lives! Reading list: “The glass cliff” Laura McGann on Al Franken + letters she’s gotten from...

Duration:00:50:08

Under His Iowa

5/18/2018
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Hey girl, we're furious and saddened about, well, a lot actually. First, that former New York AG and public feminist (TM) Eric Schneiderman has abused multiple women. Meanwhile in Iowa, that "fetal heartbeat" bill is really an abortion ban, intended to challenge Roe v. Wade. In Ireland, voters could repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, May 25. New research on the stress and financial strain of anti-abortion laws. And a palate cleanser: we love the web series Bad Ally, Naomi Alderman's...

Duration:00:41:29

The Wind in Your Hair

5/11/2018
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With so much attention on Iran this week, we look at daily life for women. Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad joins us to discuss her campaign against compulsory hijab. Plus, how Western feminists and politicians can be better allies to women in Iran. Masih's soon-to-be-released memoir is The Wind in My Hair. Reading List: The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad My Stealthy Freedom campaign White Wednesdays Girls of Revolution Street

Duration:00:37:43

Hey Ladies

5/4/2018
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Wedding season is in full swing. Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss join us to discuss their book Hey Ladies, which chronicles the (fictional) emails among 8 BFFs in amid bachelorette party planning and wedding madness. We share our loves and gripes about weddings, group travel planning, and how to communicate better across budgets and desires.

Duration:00:53:46

That Don't Impress Me Much

4/27/2018
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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

Duration:00:57:37

Ask A Man

4/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:17

Spring Books

4/13/2018
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A deep dive into some of the new books we're most excited about, with a focus on nonfiction: Brotopia by Emily Chang, Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell and Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens. Reading List: Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell Scovell Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi The Female...

Duration:00:59:56

Hot and Bothered with Cecile Richards

4/6/2018
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We're together in NYC with the iconic Cecile Richards. Cecile is the president of Planned Parenthood, and announced earlier this year that she's stepping down. She tells us why she's leaving, how she felt after testifying before Congress for nearly five hours, and what's next. (A political career perhaps?) Her new book is Make Trouble with the #goals subtitle Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story. Come for the juicy behind-the-scenes memoir about the...

Duration:00:54:20

Cult Leader Goals

3/30/2018
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Stormy Daniels: politician, credible source, savvy scammer. Wild Wild Country is our new cult obsession. (Doesn't Amina have the makings of a good cult leader?) Learning new languages as an adult and we're still Bleedin' 4 Amina and discovering an international buffet of blood donation snacks along the way. A SESTA update. Plus, Aly Raisman is calling out concern-troll critics who re-victimize her fellow Olympic gymnasts. Reading list: Stormy Daniels is a boss SESTA update: It...

Duration:00:49:54

Beautiful Black Bobsledders sponsored by P&G

3/29/2018
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Amina talks race, friendship and competition with U.S. bobsledders Aja Evans, Elana Meyers-Taylor & Kehri Jones in a bonus episode brought to you by P&G's My Black is is Beautiful.

Duration:00:53:03

Asking for Help

3/23/2018
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Good and bad looks from RBG and Ivanka, respectively. The New York Times and National Geographic are reckoning with their legacies of racism and sexism in very different ways. A digression into Game of Thrones, Age of Adaline and the very dimply Michiel Huisman. An update from Patti Masciesz aka @artpatti on how CYG listeners have been billing the patriarchy! We love Drag Race! But have to drag some of RuPaul's outdated views on trans folk. Reading List Remember to sign up for the blood...

Duration:00:51:44

Third Eye Wide Open

3/16/2018
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Slump days, ethical travel, and the dominatrix who makes her clients read black feminist theory. Sex workers say a bill meant to stop child trafficking would do more harm than good. Artist Patti Maciesz is invoicing her reps for all her unpaid work: childcare, missed opportunities, emotional labor and all. Plus, that time Amina coverted a Trump voter at the resort bar in Jamaica.

Duration:00:59:31

Millennial Pinkwashing

3/9/2018
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Shine Theory, millennial pinkwashing, and intellectual property in the internet age. Plus, women-only spaces for profit and for community. ***** Shine Theory / millennial pinkwashing Appropriation in fashion IP in the internet age Jaclyn Friedman laying groundwork on consent Audre Lorde laying groundwork on *everything* NYC: The Wing and New Women Space LA: Women's Center for Creative Work

Duration:00:49:19

Believe Women's Pain!

3/2/2018
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Cramps, hysterectomies and the quest to make doctor's believe women's pain. An update from Amina about her cancer journey. Our #bleedin4amina blood drives start this month. Mike Pence's abortion delusions. Parkland teens are amazing. What if Black Lives Matter teen organizers got the same love and support?

Duration:00:59:43

Bi Bi Bi

2/23/2018
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Gina takes over the host seat to discuss bisexuality. First, professor and psychologist Jennifer Vencill's research on health, sexual satisfaction, and feelings of invisibility that can affect bisexual people. Plus, writer Catie Disabato on the word bisexuality, how we identify, the richness of being bi, and how to proceed when you feel new feelings for a friend.

Duration:01:03:02

The Ladyweb

2/16/2018
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There's so much to female friendship, and it extends far beyond a single bestie bond. When best friend is a category, a whole web of relationships develops. We discuss how to navigate the challenges that can arise between your friend and her friends. Plus, Kayleen Schaefer on the history of female friendship, her book Text Me When You Get Home, and policy changes that can better recognize powerful platonic relationships.

Duration:00:58:00