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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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English


Episodes

Alive with Rage in Q3

9/14/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Summer Books 2018

7/6/2018
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We're at the library, on the beach, and by the pool with our noses in books/kindles. And you know we're all about the stories that share and expand on women's experiences. This week we hear from Jessica Knoll about The Favorite Sister, her novel full of murder and scandal set in the world of reality TV. Glynnis MacNicol's memoir No One Tells You This is full of dispatches on life after 40 when you don't follow a spouse-and-kids blueprint. Yrsa Daley-Ward is perhaps best known as a poet, and...

Duration:00:57:36

Supreme Agony

6/29/2018
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After a week of upheaval in legal doctrine, the Supreme Court issued another shocking decision: Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down. Legal writer (and icon) Dahlia Lithwick explains why Kennedy has never been a centrist, reviews some of the landmark cases Kennedy decided, and previews the likely jurisprudence to come. (Hint: it’s about as scary as you think.) A small silver lining: progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her Congressional primary thanks to grassroots support. Plus,...

Duration:00:46:32

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 men...

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