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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

Stop! Homer Time

12/6/2019
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We rave about the power and politics of translation inspired by Emily Wilson's mind-blowingly less-misogynist translation of the Odyssey into English. And we talk with translator Katrina Dodson.

Duration:00:37:57

Financial Firsts

11/29/2019
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Even as an adult, big decisions that involve money can provoke anxiety, uncertainty and seem so far away and inaccessible. In this episode, we demystify two big adult money moves: buying a home and investing money. Real estate agent Aiesha Bailey Mannle and financial expert Paco de Leon help guide us.

Duration:00:51:14

True Crime

11/22/2019
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From TV crime dramas like SVU to the explosion in true crime podcasts, we delve into the public - and especially women’s - fascination with murder content. Whose stories are centered? How prevalent is murder these days anyway? Why is the subject so bingeable? Rachel Monroe joins us to discuss. Plus, how and when we think about our own deaths.

Duration:00:44:18

Borders and Boundaries

11/15/2019
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We talk with Shirin Neshat about her solo exhibition at the Broad museum in Los Angeles. She's an Iranian-American artist who works in photography and film, using the personal to illuminate social change and political injustice in the Middle East and the United States.

Duration:00:37:14

Fall Books 2019

11/8/2019
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We talk with authors Mary HK Choi and Liana Finck about their delightful new books. Plus, what we're reading: fiction, memoir and actionable non-fiction about climate change. Share your reading list on instagram with #cygbooks. Links: Permanent Record by Mary HK Choi Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self by Liana Finck We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg A Year Without a Name by Cyrus Grace Dunham In the Dream House...

Duration:01:03:46

Color Full Lives (sponsored episode)

11/5/2019
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In a bonus episode to promote the current season of the Color Full Lives podcast, presented by State Farm we listen into Aminatou with co-hosts Tonya Rapley and Angela Yee. This season is all about financial planning for big life milestones. Amina, Tonya and Angela share their travel-saving tips and are joined by Jessica Nabongo who has visited every country in the world. Listen and subscribe to Color Full Lives on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Soundcloud.

Duration:00:42:03

The Fraud is Iconic

11/1/2019
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A very political and newsy episode inspired by our visit to Washington, DC in which we discuss:

Duration:00:49:14

The Education of an Idealist

10/25/2019
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What does it take to live your ideals? We discuss growing up and trying to make a positive change in the world with former UN Ambassador Samantha Power.

Duration:00:59:33

Impeachment and the Scamnadian Prime Minister

10/18/2019
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Life on the road, impeachment inches forward, and are vitamins for real? Plus, we talk to one of our favorite writers, Sarah Hagi, about Scamnadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And, an apology for a fatphobic comment in last week's episode.

Duration:00:50:11

Death Becomes Her

10/11/2019
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"Dead bodies are not dangerous!" is a fitting manta for mortician, author and death positivity activist Caitlin Doughty. This week: how to die, the funeral-industrial complex, and why you need an advance directive.

Duration:00:50:49

She's Got Guts

10/4/2019
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Friend of the podcast Hillary Rodham Clinton returns with Chelsea Clinton to discuss their recent joint project, The Book of Gutsy Women.

Duration:00:49:59

Votes for Women

9/27/2019
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Starting next year, you'll see celebration galore for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, often celebrated as voting rights for American women. But which women could vote? We talk with historian Lisa Tetrault about the myths of suffrage (spoiler alert: it's not actually a right) and the racist politics of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Then we move to the state of suffrage today with activists Arekia Bennett of Mississippi Votes and DeJuana Thompson of Woke Vote, who...

Duration:00:51:44

She Said

9/20/2019
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An update on #MeToo from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters who broke the Weinstein story. They share behind-the-scenes details of how they urged survivors to speak out, the institutions and individuals that protect abusers, and some points of hope.

Duration:00:50:57

On the Basis of Sex

9/13/2019
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Chase Strangio, an activist for trans rights and a staff attorney at the ACLU, talks about the Supreme Court case that we should all be outraged about. The government wants to redefine the Civil Rights Act to discriminate against transgender Americans, people in queer relationships, and anyone who doesn't fit a tidy definition of male and female. The Court takes up oral arguments on October 8.

Duration:00:44:24

The Highlander of Black Intellectualism

9/6/2019
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Wondering what it's like to see us live? We share one of our favorite nights of 2018, when we visited Seattle and discussed Ted Cruz's love of Disney movies, Megyn Kelly's obsession with blackface and why one of our favorite writers, Ijeoma Oluo, would be perfectly happy if white people wanted to take up the hard work of talking about race.

Duration:00:50:49

So Many Money Feelings

8/30/2019
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What makes you feel rich? When does money create strife in friendships? We go deep on our own money feelings and answer listener questions about money in relationships with Reema Khrais, host of This is Uncomfortable.

Duration:00:58:00

Copyright Your Nudes

8/23/2019
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Bad people aren't only on the internet, but digital life sure gives predators and creeps more permission to make other people miserable. Fortunately, lawyers are fighting back. We talk about the taxonomy of predator behavior, how to anticipate their playbook, and turning victims to warriors with New York attorney Carrie Goldberg. Her new book is Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls. Content warning: sexual assault, revenge porn, and online harassment are discussed....

Duration:00:50:02

Friends with Babies

8/16/2019
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Binaries aren't good for babies or friendships. We discuss angst around the "gender reveal" party from the blogger who popularized it. How to avoid judgement around a friend's parenting and their choice about whether to become a parent. Crucially, how to weather change when a friend has kids and you don't. Hint: communicate! Also, untested but good-smelling mosquito repellents. And, we have brand new merch + don't forget to buy tickets to CYG Live! Links Tour / Merch Inventor of gender...

Duration:00:52:39

Shouting and Sweating in Snake Prints

8/9/2019
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In vintage CYG fashion, Amina and Ann discuss their Harry Potter houses (as sorted by Gina) and then move on to sadder and more serious topics. The intractable problems of hate and guns, men who abused their power and want it back. And, Rest in Power, Toni Morrison. Content warning: gun violence and the fact of sexual violence are acknowledged in this episode. Links chartsdomestic terrorismAge of consent laws and EpsteinAlan DershowitzEpstein caseNew Yorker profileJezebel...

Duration:00:48:05

Marriage vs. Friendship

8/2/2019
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Marriage didn't always wreck friendships among women, as it did the 1950s, or strain both beloved relationships, as often happens today. Stephanie Coontz studies the long history of family structures from forager society to the present. History has some stark (and cheering) lessons about the ways that friendship functions as a deep human bond. Plus, we're renewed, refreshed, and restored after taking a break and doing a full home reorganization. Links We're going on tour! Stephanie...

Duration:00:43:37