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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

295 épisodes

8 mai 2020
From snakes to ocean waves to people's unstated political ideologies, we talk about our fears. Plus, journalist Eva Holland on how fear lives in the body and her new book where she unwinds trauma, phobia, and grief.
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1 mai 2020
What allows people to endure and try again? In the first of a series tackling big ideas that are helping us get through these deep-feeling quarantimes, we talk with Lulu Miller about a scientist who lost everything - again and again - and somehow was never fazed. Plus, Amina's love of country music, and how friendship is a beautiful unexplained anomaly in an often-selfish world.
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24 avril 2020
The U.S. Census is underway and - if you just started snoozing, gently nudge yourself awake. This once-a-decade opportunity to be counted. Why? As Jeri Green of the National Urban League tells us, the Census is used to determine everything from how Congressional seats states get to federal funding for student loans, and much more. And now you complete it online. It's especially important for people from marginalized communities to get counted. Go to My2020Census.gov to fill out the quick and easy from and tell your besties!
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17 avril 2020
The legendary Fran Tirado is here to tell us what to watch and where we can stream it.
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10 avril 2020
We talk with national treasure Samantha Irby about her hilarious and confident writing about all of her foibles and insecurities. From dealing with money and contracts, to love, her white stepchildren, and her fondness for TV's Judge Mathis, Sam is the antidote to all of our cooped-up sadness right now. Her latest book, Wow, No Thank You is out now.
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3 avril 2020
Our book is finally available (for pre-order at least)! Aminatou and Ann discuss the making of Big Friendship, writing in a single voice, and the vulnerability in a deep creative partnership. Plus, how to support your local indie bookstore, and even more reading recommendations from Emma Straub. And we talk with Adeline Dieudonne about her novel Real Life, just translated to English, and Ashley Woodfolk about her new YA novel about a friend breakup, When You Were Everything.
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27 mars 2020
Books are one of our go-to ways to stay sane, when bored, cabin-feverish or stressed out. And there are so many great authors and bookstores who need our support right now. At the moment, we're curled up with Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb and Thin Places by Jordan Kisner. Pro tip: if buying books isn't possible for you right now, your local public library probably uses the Libby app to get audiobooks and e-books to you, even while branches are closed. Links Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb Bess is hilarious on Twitter Thin Placesby Jordan Kisner Jordan's recent Atlantic article on reiki Amina is also reading... Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito Ann is also reading... Glitter Up the Dark by Sasha Geffen Look by Zan Romanoff Bess is reading... Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey Elena Ferrante in lieu of taking melatonin Jordan is reading... On Immunity by Eula Bliss  
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20 mars 2020
Have you ever spent so much time at home? Never fear. Curbed Executive Editor and interim Editor-in-Chief Mercedes Kraus is here to share her tips for envisioning a welcoming place to live. Especially now that we are trying to be more productive, patient, and present at home.
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13 mars 2020
Are we overreacting? Not scared enough? The answer is probably both. We discuss how to keep your screwed on while dealing with an extremely serious situation and some do's and don'ts for controlling the contagion of panic. Yes, social distancing is a good idea right now. But even as you keep your germs to yourself, don't forget to check on your friends, get to know your neighbors, see who needs help, and as always, wash your hands. Links: Curbed: In a disaster that calls for isolation, your community will help you survive On Immunity by Eula Bliss WHO guidance CDC guidance WFH guidance
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6 mars 2020
Glennon Doyle's new book Untamed encourages women to break out of being good daughters, mothers, partners and be good to ourselves -- and then, in living fuller lives, the world.
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28 février 2020
The show, the "science" and men's feelings... we have quite a few, too, about this Netflix phenomenon.
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21 février 2020
How friendship helps us live longer and better.
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14 février 2020
American Dirt. Plus, our 90s fashion trauma.
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7 février 2020
In a special edition of our winter books episode, we talk with three of our favorite herstorians about American icons that could use a rewrite: Harriet Tubman, George Washington, and McDonald's.
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31 janvier 2020
Bullies, harassers, and that comb-as-salad-fork incident.
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24 janvier 2020
The cumulative impact of being told that your gender or race will stop you from reaching your goal, when that goal is the presidency.
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17 janvier 2020
We talk to Claudia Yi León, the mastermind behind @TaxesforArtists to break it all down. She's accounting Xanax and we promise you will walk away with a good tidbit, whether you're terrified or all-too-well informed about managing your tax situation.
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10 janvier 2020
Get high. Watch CATS. Don't puke!
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3 janvier 2020
How do we visualize time and how do we remember a decade of life and friendship?
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27 décembre 2019
We're truly long distance as we close out the year. Aminatou and Ann leave each other voicemails. Who? Weekly shares the top three Whos who became Thems in 2019, and Emma Straub of Books Are Magic shares some of her faves this year.
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