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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

Tip of the Creep Iceberg

10/20/2017
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Harvey Weinstein, his enablers, and #metoo. Amina is in Belgium, en route back to the USA. California recognizes a third gender. A street named Rihanna. And a strategy for singing along to your favorite songs (omitting one particular word).

Duration: 00:52:27


Who?

10/13/2017
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Fresh off our annual retreat, we're tackling our 2018 goals and you can, too. Plus, our dear friends at Who? Weekly, Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger, read the tabloids and fill us in on some of the celebs you've never heard of so you don't even have to do a Google. (Fear not Wholigans: this episode's totally original for you, too).

Duration: 00:52:16


Political Bodies, Part 2 (featuring She's All Fat)

10/6/2017
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Amina and Anndiego on the move. April and Sophie of the new podcast She's All Fat share a primer on body positivity (so much more than feeling good about your bod) and diet culture. And a deep dive on Oprah's long struggle-obsession with dieting.

Duration: 00:50:11


Episode 112: Political Bodies, Part 1 (featuring Good Muslim Bad Muslim)

9/29/2017
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Jessamyn Stanley tells us why yoga is for every body. And Taz and Zahra from Good Muslim Bad Muslim share recent awkward encounters with "can you answer this on behalf of all Muslims?" body questions.

Duration: 00:45:38


Episode 111: Hillary

9/22/2017
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Amina talks with Hillary Rodham Clinton about the friends who helped her through her election defeat, how she's resisting, and what's next. Plus, "authenticity" in politics, the Good Wife, and Elena Ferrante. Stay tuned after the interview for the debrief with Ann, all the way from Australia.

Duration: 00:51:25


Episode 110: Sexual Journey

9/15/2017
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We answer your questions about embarking on a sexual journey, finding ethically sourced plus sized clothing, and trapdoors of racism, sexism, and white lady blindness in relationships.

Duration: 00:47:15


Episode 109: Pelvic Power

9/8/2017
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Do you wish you had a feminist health care provider? What about a body positive experience at the gynecologist, or relief from pain, shame and stigma? Our pelvic health-stravaganza is here at last. A primer on medical literacy and pelvic health with the help of our listeners. Featuring nurse Amy Roberts, certified nurse-midwife Laura Todaro (we're now obsessed with midwives!), and physical therapist with special training in pelvic health, Dana Taussig. Plus, Midwest Divas, we're coming to...

Duration: 01:05:43


Episode 108: Bloody Prince Charles

9/1/2017
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Diana, remembered. Kim in Interview Magazine (and North's first cover). How politicians, royals and celebrities spin the media. Where are the boundaries between public and private life? Plus, Houston relief efforts, the women who faked a male co-founder to pave the way for their startup, and when Prince Charles wanted to be a tampon(?!)

Duration: 00:48:48


Episode 107: Summer of Aggravation

8/25/2017
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Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah's wrenching story about terrorist Dylann Roof. This Week in Menstruation: a woman fired from her job because of her heavy periods is suing her former employer. Zadie Smith goes after contouring. Aminatou talks to Nilofer Merchant about her new book, the Power of Onlyness. Related, why there will never be another Oprah.

Duration: 00:51:10


Episode 106: Can't Believe We're Talking About Nazis (and She Sheds)

8/18/2017
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Do you need a safe space to digest the white supremacist terror in Charlottesville? We got you. But hold up, do you need some counter programming to get away from the Nazis and racists? We won't look if you jump ahead to 26:25 for carefree conversation about the perils of group exercise, She Sheds (they're more than mancaves or menstrual huts), your feedback about the Girl Scouts, and where we'll be for the solar eclipse. Even in 2017, we can have nice things.

Duration: 00:46:13


Episode 105:

8/11/2017
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Overnight oats, heartbreak on The Bachelorette and GoT is finally good. Why the upcoming series Confederate, claims of censorship, and the Google memo are all bogus. Plus, listener feedback on debt, mental illness and housing. And a new segment, Ask a White Person!

Duration: 00:55:18


Episode 104: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

8/4/2017
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How to lose a Mooch in 10 days. Shoutout to the women Senators who stopped the repeal of Obamacare. Cheeto Watch: the White House commission on opioids comes up with a surprising recommendation (fund Medicaid!), Barron Trump's cyber genius didn't stop many officials from getting drawn into a phishing scheme. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is *just fine* funding anti-choice candidates. Fleeing from Central America after being accused, prosecuted and jailed for an illegal...

Duration: 00:53:59


Episode 103: Straight Scam Express

7/28/2017
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In an extended Cheeto Watch: Ivanka's dad shares strange stories with the Boy Scouts, attempts to kick valiant transgender servicemembers out of the military all while John McCain and GOP senators try their 'skinny' repeal of Obamacare. In happier news, the Japanese artist who 3D printed the shape of her vagina into a kayak is back. The 150 best albums by women and 150 worst albums by men. Plus, CYG's summer bucket list (boob hickies and many crossfades are definitely on it).

Duration: 00:45:44


Episode 102: Just Awful

7/21/2017
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This week in menstruation: science says period brain is not a thing and Scotland provides period products for all, for free. The obituaries of Meechy Monroe and Frances Gabe. In just awful news: R. Kelly, predator. Sexual harassment and racism in science. Weighing a blacklist for Silicon Valley creeps. Keeping us posi: the hilarious new movie Girls Trip.

Duration: 00:56:06


Episode 101: She's Running

7/14/2017
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In the second installment of our series on women running for office, we hear from first time candidates. Laura Moser is entering the race for Texas's 7th Congressional district. Molly Sheehan is award-winning scientist with a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 7th district. And yet, so much change is local. We hear from Erica Mauter who started running for a City Council seat in Minneapolis when she realized the candidate she wanted to see was a person...

Duration: 00:59:49


Episode 100: Voter Oppression

7/7/2017
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Let America vote! This Cheeto Watch we explore voter suppression efforts coming from the White House. Better news in Ireland, where Women for Election is working to right gender imbalances in government. Meal kits, cooking, and gendered expectations in the kitchen. Plus, Amina breaks down the latest (dark) developments in the Rob Kardashian-Blac Chyna saga.

Duration: 00:50:15


Episode 99: Federal Gaslighting / Wow Wow Wow

6/30/2017
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Getting names right isn't so hard. Bad policy from the White House and Senate on health care. At the state level, Missouri's new restrictions on birth control in the workplace. In happier news, Rihanna has a new boo, Serena looks amazing in a caftan, and our suggestions for where to get your own luxury loungewear. Plus, new regulation of crisis pregnancy centers in California.

Duration: 00:55:40


Episode 98: No Convictions

6/23/2017
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Ann's reporting trip to the Midwest and an actually great conference Amina attended. The politics of the Bachelorette. Why Megyn Kelly is the worst. A Wonder Woman breakdown. When Ivanka met Cecile Richards. And when powerful men don't get convicted for their crimes.

Duration: 00:58:01


Episode 97: The Pursuit of Female Pleasure

6/16/2017
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Two books all about women & pleasure: from a political stance, Jill Filipovic and Amina discuss how a feminist rewrite of policy would center women's happiness, not merely struggling toward equality in a white male driven world. Then, Ann talks with writer Chris Kraus, whose work is about so much more than "I Love Dick," including an exploration of class and race on the border in the Bush years, and her forthcoming biography of writer, artist and self-proclaimed It Girl Kathy Acker.

Duration: 00:43:11


Episode 96: See You on the Ballot

6/9/2017
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Have you ever considered running for office? Do you know a friend who should? In the first of a two-part special, we're talking about building the infrastructure to encourage women to enter all sorts of races: Congress, yes, but also your city council or school board. We hear from Stephanie Schriock of EMILYs List about the 10k+ women (!) who have expressed interest in running since the 2016 election. And from Amanda Litman of Run for Something, which encourages young people to get involved...

Duration: 00:59:37

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