Call Your Girlfriend

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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.

240 épisodes

30 novembre 2018
We put the personal in personal finance.
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23 novembre 2018
Our favorite herstorian, Alexis Coe, on some of the amazing women she profiles in her new podcast for The Wing, No Man's Land.
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16 novembre 2018
Lawyer, reporter, and criminal justice reform advocate Josie Duffy Rice helps us think through the system, beyond our Law and Order: SVU imagination.
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9 novembre 2018
We decompress from the midterms and answer listener questions with LeVar Burton.
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2 novembre 2018
We talk with authors of some of our favorite recent books: Nicole Chung, Imani Perry, and Glory Edim.
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26 octobre 2018
Live from San Francisco, we talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
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19 octobre 2018
Elizabeth Warren's DNA test woes, our practical questions about Practical Magic, and Melania's colonial cosplay.
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12 octobre 2018
We talk with Stacey Abrams, who could be Georgia's next Governor, and America's first ever black female Governor.
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11 octobre 2018
In a bonus episode sponsored by Ulta Beauty, we take time away from the news and indulge in self-care in the form of skin care.
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5 octobre 2018
From #MeToo to Brett Kavanaugh, we have a lot to be mad about. Rebecca Traister is back to discuss her new book exploring the social and historical power of women's anger. When women get angry, movements form and revolutions spark. See: Rosa Parks, Florynce Kennedy, Maxine Waters, and many more sheroes. We discuss rage-crying, the specific history of white women's tears, the lasting impact of Professor Anita Hill, and who has room to express their rage today. No wonder we're told to keep our anger to ourselves.Reading List:Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister is on sale now.For smart thoughts and links on Kavanaugh, we turn to Rebecca Traister, Irin Carmon, Jenée Desmond Harris, Laura McGann, Brittany PacknettGo deeper with books by and about these incredible angry feminists:Flo Kennedy: her public access show archiveVivian Gornick: all of her booksRosa Parks: At the Dark End of the StreetAnita Hill: Strange JusticeRose Schneiderman: her 1911 speech at the Metropolitan Opera House after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
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28 septembre 2018
Personal shero and labor innovator Ai-jen Poo joins us to discuss the politics of domestic work. How we can think about and pay for help with children, elders, and housework more fairly and comprehensively.
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21 septembre 2018
Poverty need not exist in the U.S. So what can we do about it? We talk with Annie Lowrey about universal basic income and her deeply reported (and kinda radical) book, Give People Money.Reading List:Tour tickets!Give People Money
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14 septembre 2018
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 new petty anger corner, where we share our hilariously mundane gripes.Reading List:We're going on tour!Our Businesswoman Special episodeTuesday BassenSerena’s justified rageClaudia Rankine on Serena / Citizen
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7 septembre 2018
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 profess. Artist Jenny Holzer put it best: abuse of power comes as no surprise.Reading ListAsia Argento accusationsResponse from Tarana BurkeAvital Ronell accusationsResponses from Andrea Long Chu // Judith Butler // Chris KrausThe “Cool” PopeJenny Holzer
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31 août 2018
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 listening to this, stick with it, even if you're confused or uncomfortable.Reading ListWhite Fragility bookRobin DiAngelo's resourcesRachel Cargle's website and Instagram
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24 août 2018
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; Ilhan Omar in Minnesota; and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan.Reading ListHigher HeightsSister DistrictGettable Senate seatsCynthia Nixon for NY governorFelicia French for AZ state legislatureAbby Finkenauer in Iowa congressional raceLauren Underwood Illinois congressional raceIlhan Omar and Rashida TlaibChristine Hallquist in VT governor’s raceAlso! STOP KAVANAUGH Day of Action
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17 août 2018
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.
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10 août 2018
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 reformHarris statement on SESTASmart on Crime by Kamala HarrisAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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3 août 2018
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.
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27 juillet 2018
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 and its (possible!) future.Reading list:Why plane bae was so fucked up / ApologyERA campaign from Unladylike
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