Call Your Girlfriend-logo

Call Your Girlfriend

Women >

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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Twitter:

@callyrgf

Language:

English


Episodes

Seeking Justice

11/16/2018
More
Criminal justice reform is about more than police and prisons. It's about changing the way prosecutors do their jobs. It's about schools, community centers, parks, drug treatment and other resources that stop or delay interactions with the criminal justice system. It's about letting people vote and letting go of trumped-up claims of voter fraud. Lawyer, reporter and criminal justice reform advocate Josie Duffy Rice helps us think through the system, and the role we can play in fixing it,...

Duration:00:57:55

Post-Midterm Decompression with LeVar Burton

11/9/2018
More
We decompress from our tour and the midterm elections. Plus, the one-and-only LeVar Burton helps us answer listener questions in a special post-election edition of Ask A Man.

Duration:00:42:21

Fall Books 2018

11/2/2018
More
Readers are leaders! We talk with the authors of some of our favorite recent releases. Nicole Chung's memoir explores transracial adoption through her own experience finding her birth family. Imani Perry brings playwright Lorraine Hansberry's complicated life and relationships into focus in her recent biography. Finally, Glory Edim's Well-Read Black Girl started as a t-shirt, became a book club, events series, and now an edited collection.

Duration:01:02:08

Secret Shade with Alicia Garza

10/26/2018
More
In an excerpt from our first stop on the Shine Theory Tour, we discuss the Cheeto Administration's attempts to erase trans people, investing advice from Reddit, and San Francisco's debate over how to fund services for homeless residents. Plus, we talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza about how she channels her energy, how she manages hard days, and an innovative approach to handling haters. We have a full hour of additional segments that can only be seen on the road. There...

Duration:00:44:17

A Well-Dressed Monster is Still a Monster

10/19/2018
More
Elizabeth Warren's DNA test woes. (Psst: race is a social construct and tribal membership is not granted by chromosomes.) Practical Magic does not hold up. Hocus Pocus does. Melania's colonial cosplay. A brief consideration of fashion we loved from monsters in the Cheeto administration. Plus, Taylor and Kanye's role reversal. Reading List: Lizzie Warren Practical Magic + the curse of heterosexuality (good alternative: Hocus Pocus) Bette Midler’s offensive tweet Melania, most bullied...

Duration:00:40:40

Be a Good Ancestor with Stacey Abrams

10/12/2018
More
Get a flu shot, make sure you're registered to vote, and make a vote-by-mail or Election Day plan with friends. We're still raging at the news, while trying to remind ourselves that working for freedom is a lifelong endeavor, and change can take centuries. A bright spot of hope: we talk with Stacey Abrams, who could be Georgia's next Governor. Reading List Come see us on tour! Get a flu vaccine Register to vote in the midterms Michelle Alexander on resistance Alicia Garza on the long...

Duration:00:51:33

Cute 'n' Dewy (sponsored by Ulta Beauty)

10/11/2018
More
In a bonus episode sponsored by Ulta Beauty, we take time away from the news and indulge in self-care in the form of skin care, a loud lip for public speaking, and following posts from people of color and of all genders reshaping the meaning of makeup. Plus, beauty hacks from some of our faves: Jenna Wortham, Virgie Tovar, Dodai Stewart, and Fariha Roisin.

Duration:00:34:31

A Women's Anger with Rebecca Traister

10/5/2018
More
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. When women get angry, movements form and revolutions spark. See: Rosa Parks, Florynce Kennedy, Maxine Waters, and many more sheroes. We discuss rage-crying, the specific history of white women's tears, the lasting impact of Professor Anita Hill, and who has room to express their rage today. No wonder we're told to keep our...

Duration:00:58:58

Pay Caregivers Fairly with Ai-jen Poo

9/28/2018
More
Personal shero and labor innovator Ai-jen Poo joins us to discuss the politics of domestic work. How we can think about and pay for help with children, elders, and housework more fairly and comprehensively.

Duration:00:43:46

Give People Money

9/21/2018
More
Poverty need not exist in the U.S. So what can we do about it? We talk with Annie Lowrey about universal basic income and her deeply reported (and kinda radical) book, Give People Money. Reading List: Tour tickets! Give People Money

Duration:00:41:56

Alive with Rage in Q3

9/14/2018
More
It's Q3 and we're hitting our stride: heading out on tour and really feeling ourselves... enraged. As are some listeners who have written in about recent ad campaigns.We respond to criticism about our ad choices, note pushback against other small women-owned businesses, and how many critiques fall disproportionately to Amina, personally. There no ethical consumption under capitalism. (And, fwiw, the Koch brothers do not own Coca-Cola.) Plus, Serena's righteous rage on the tennis court. And a...

Duration:00:50:46

Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise

9/7/2018
More
As some of our faves' fave women face charges of abuse and impropriety, we dig into the deeper meaning of #metoo. From feminist critics rushing to the defense of an NYU professor whose texts and emails paint a damning picture of her relationship with a grad student, to accusations against Weinstein survivor Asia Argento (more damning texts), to himpathy for Louis C.K., we look at the many ways people we like or agree with have caused harm. In some cases, in deep contrast to the ideals they...

Duration:00:46:16

White Fragility

8/31/2018
More
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...

Duration:00:59:27

Midterm Madness

8/24/2018
More
Remember that November 9th feeling? We'd like to move in the other direction, so we're donating money, making calls, and shining a light on the people we'd like to see in office instead. We talk with with state-level candidates we're supporting: Cynthia Nixon in New York and Felicia French in Arizona. Christine Hallquist is trans and just became the Democratic nominee for governor in Vermont. Plus, shoutouts to Congressional candidates Abby Finkenauer in Iowa; Lauren Underwood in Illinois;...

Duration:00:59:02

Friendship Dilemmas

8/17/2018
More
Amina and Ann are writing a book! It's a memoir-manifesto called Big Friendship, and, as we kick off the writing process we're answering some of your friendship questions. Friendships where privilege gets in the way. Friendships where one of you has moved on and doesn't know how to talk about it. Friendships that are post-breakup. Friendships where fat shaming comes into play.

Duration:00:50:36

Kamala

8/10/2018
More
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) joins us to discuss her policy goals and accomplishments. She believes there is room for optimism even in Ivanka’s dad’s America. Plus, her yes vote on SESTA, safety for sex workers, and why addressing race is a national security imperative (as well as a moral one). Reading List: Harris-Rand op-ed on bail reform Harris statement on SESTA Smart on Crime by Kamala Harris Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Duration:00:44:15

Internet Outrage Part 2: Millennial Money

8/3/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:38:34

Internet Outrage Part 1: Privacy

7/27/2018
More
Shouldn't we all have a personal code for how we internet? Through the mini saga of plane bae, how we're conditioned to indulge in hetero-patriarchal fantasies. When internet fascination turns to outrage, no surprise, women pay the price. TV networks that juice social media storylines do not. Just because someone's account is unlocked doesn't mean you should publicize their posts, at least not without permission. Plus, the hosts of Unladylike are diving deep into the Equal Rights Amendment...

Duration:00:40:03

Around the World in Feminist News

7/20/2018
More
We step back from Cheeto-induced chaos in the U.S. and take a global view. Protests at the World Cup in Russia. The politics of globalization and migration on and off the pitch. In China, the government is cracking down on women organizing online. In Nepal, menstrual stigma risks the lives of women and girls. In slightly better news, women in Egypt are working to end gender-based violence, starting with the men who drive cabs and tuk-tuks. Reading List Russia: Hidden Flag / Pussy Riot...

Duration:00:49:21

Pooptacular

7/13/2018
More
Everybody poops and we're finally talking about it all: Period poops. The pleasure of getting regular. Checking your stool as an indicator of health. Eliminating poop shame and stigma. The pleasure of the bidet. And Dr. Susan Stryker on the unnatural social construct of sex-segregated public bathroom. Reading List Everybody is constipated by Maggie Koerth-Baker at FiveThirtyEight The Lily on documenting their poop for the duration of the month “America has softened on stool.” Period...

Duration:00:52:55