A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.
Welcome to Call Your Girlfriend! On this week's agenda: Special IRL circumstances, smug Californians, the Obamacare struggle is real, menstruation clickbait, Beyonce's influence, and drunk online shopping. Plus: What's in a name?
Welcome to a transatlantic edition of Call Your Girlfriend! Amina is in Brooklyn and Ann is in London. On the agenda: Techie backlash, caftan appreciation, why America is the best country for black people, Kardashian family values, faking it, myths of chillness, self-loathing straight people, and hippie remedies. Plus! A defense of rom-coms from Vulture writer Lindsey Weber.
You didn’t read that reparations article and here’s how we know
The plural of beef
Faking cultural literacy
Devastating “Blended” review LOL
We discuss wedding survival tips, innovation, (not) watching the World Cup, and dressing for success. Plus our pal Cord Jefferson tells us about the glamorous life of a Hollywood screenwriter.
We discuss the terrible terrible Hobby Lobby decision, how much we love RBG, why annual lady exams are garbage, our predictions for song of the summer and we answer all your pressing topic requests. Happy 4th of July!
Everything Irin Carmon Has to Say About Hobby Lobby is The Truth
Annual pelvic exams are useless
FIRST MOON PARTY!
We discuss 42-year-old women, the potato salad Kickstarter and our dream food-truck ideas, how to break up with a bestie, uteruses for rent, and free PR advice for LeBron.
In "praise" of 56-year-old men "praising" 42-year-old women
The infamous potato salad kickstarter
LeBron takes his talents to South Beach and back again
The LeBron profile Nike didn't want us to read
Apparently you can get paid to gestate a baby
Sponsored shout-out to Heraty Law!
We discuss weekend trips to the wine country and geodesic greenhouses (dude! Bio-Dome!), Kanye's struggle against the creative class system, plug-and-play celebrity fragrances, how to contact your professional crush, and another genius trend story from the New York Times: wedding weed concierges.
Kanye’s GQ cover story
What happens when women and minorities try to promote diversity at work
OMG POT AT WEDDINGS
On this week's agenda: a Beyonce sighting, how to make friends, Pope Francis's internet, male aggression on public transit, baby feminists, black immigration and white perception, plus this week in menstruation.
How to make friends as an adult
The pope is so wrong about the internet
A story about defusing hyper-masculine aggression
Awesome baby feminists
Black people, white perception
lol at the phrase "accused of menstruation"
In a special listener mailbag edition, we answer questions about starting a long-distance friendship, women who are mansplainers, a Shine Theory dilemma, work self vs. internet self, an office style dilemma, and why iPhone read receipts are terrible.
Beyoncé - Irreplaceable
QT - Hey QT
Snakehips - Days Without You ft. Sinead Harnett
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Phantogram - Fall in Love
Hannah Rad edit of Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
We discuss digital detoxes, Ferguson fallout and what it takes to get white people to care about police brutality, summer camp for adults, and our ideal retirement situation.
A year-long digital detox
Different rules apply if you're white
The white mom of a black son gets a rude awakening
On the likelihood of bumping into a police officer
Adult summer camp, not as sexy as it sounds
"we watch an early-sixties blonde seduce a mid-thirties male"
We discuss babies and why some people just don't know if they want them, how to not get fooled by fake body positive anthems, shero Shonda Rhimes, the brave & wonderful college ladies leading the anti-rape movement and this week in menstruation.
What if you just don't know if you want kids?
Ban Meghan Trainor
Don't mess with Shonda or Viola
Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault
"Carry that Weight"
"Oh God, he's done period-sex taste tests. Oh God. Oh God.”