Description du show
A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.
29 janvier 2016
In this phone-a-friend edition, Ann calls author, fashion-forward and body positive activist Virgie Tovar. She shares her journey from happily jiggling kid to starvation-obsessed college student, to happy and healthy Virgie of today.
9 septembre 2016
We slay our inbox with answers your questions about dealing with an abstinent boyfriend, a weed industry woman asks how to manage men. Plus, Single with Sexy Dreams, being a jerk is not being assertive, and a casual friend who leans too hard in their time of crisis.
30 mars 2018
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.
Stormy Daniels is a boss
SESTA update: It passed
Wild Wild Country
Aly Raisman + leotard ban
29 décembre 2017
This was ~quite~ a year, but we had some favorite moments, too. From talking to some of our sheroes (HRC! Margaret Atwood! Ellen Pao!) to special coverage of pelvic health and women running for office. Plus, some of our favorite podcasters who lent us their voices. If your bestie is daunted by our back catalog, this is the episode to draw her in.
5 février 2016
Podcasting in facemasks, we've got a news rapid fire, including the all-lady Congress during DC's snowstorm. This week in menstruation, would you try a marijuana suppository to cure cramps? Amina as internet investigator with deep background on Kanye's Twitter rant. And hate the caucuses but not Iowans.
4 mars 2016
In this phone-a-friend edition, Ann calls up Wendy MacNaughton, illustrator, visual journalist, and all around badass to talk about freelancing, collaborating, career changes, procrastination and documenting San Francisco through drawing.
14 octobre 2016
We discuss the second presidential debate, Kim Kardashian's robbery and capture ordeal, and on a lighter note, TV and movies we're watching: Fleabag, Queen of Katwe, and the third season of Transparent. Plus, RBG gets it wrong on Colin Kaepernick :/
4 mai 2018
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.
2 février 2018
We discuss finding your voice and power, particularly as a black woman, with Morgan Jerkins. Her essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is out this week. Part memoir, it's a real time exploration of living through your 20s. Plus, Morgan shares her career journey with Amina and her exciting projects to come.
8 avril 2016
We discuss futuristic tampons, weed as a cramp remedy, menstrual leave from work, and so much more.
18 novembre 2016
As we continue to process the election results, we discuss taking your anger out at the gym. Plus, answers to listener questions about the best ways to stay informed and support quality journalism, and how to be an activist with social anxiety.
11 mars 2016
We discuss the Supreme Court's "red hot feminists" and ending the tampon tax. Rebecca Traister shares from her new book All the Single Ladies, including the brief history of single women in America and the origin story of Amina and Ann.
9 mars 2018
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
8 juin 2018
"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:Fake royals: Anna Delvey, fake-German-heiress scammer; the guy who impersonated a Saudi royal; fake British royal-adjacent Thomas J Mace Archer Mills Esq.Political grifters: Trump cabinet scammers: Pruitt (and his wife), Carson, Zinke; Ivanka; all Trumps, really; Jill Stein, recount scammerMessy bitches who live for drama: Joanne the Scammer; the ex-Vogue stafferSelf-declared saints: Pope Francis (and all popes, really); Justin Trudeau; John McCain“Wellness” icons: Gwyneth Paltrow; Amanda Chantal Bacon; related scammer: Alex JonesPyramid schemers: Bernie Madoff; the Vegan Bernie Madoff; multi-level marketingSilicon Valley tech-scammer: Elizabeth Holmes; so many dude “serial founders”
15 avril 2016
From our live show in DC, we talk with Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards about her run for the Senate. Hot topics: how to rate the very nice Uber driver who almost killed you, the newest Kardashian, and Hillary's liaBILLity. Then, Amina talks with tech power lady Kara Swisher about her political ambitions and sex appeal from the Lesbians Who Tech Summit.
13 mai 2016
We tackle listener questions about bestie drama, internet FOMO, calling your doctor, and a high-pitched vocal dilemma.
13 juillet 2018
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.
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.”
Oprah was on this tip back in 2005 / clip
Tushy, SquattyPotty, Poo Drops
Bristol stool scale
Mona Chalabi on stress and rectal bleeding
Susan Stryker: Everybody poops. No one should be stigmatized for it.
23 décembre 2016
We're snacking in our most luxurious loungewear, bingeing TV and reading away from our closets and microphones. Happy holidays, besties. We'll be back after the holiday break.
6 avril 2018
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 fight for repro rights and her front-row seat to her mom (and former Texas governor) Ann Richards' life and career. Stay for practical and inspiring ways to lead and make social change.
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story
Cecile's 2015 testimony at Congress's sham anti-choice hearings
Color of Change
Texas Freedom Network
17 juin 2016
From the United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC, we talk about black girl magic, pro-choice fashion, tech safety tips for abuse survivors and Oprah and Michelle Obama's friendship. Plus, conversations with Valerie Jarrett, Renee Bracey-Sherman and Kim Gandy.