They are constantly teaching me new things, both supporting my rage and giving me new things to rage about. They also remind me of the importance of investing in adult female relationships and non-romantic relationships, generally. I feel so SEEN by them and am grateful for the high quality show they deliver FOR FREE. Thank you Amina, Ann and Gina for doing Goddessâ work. Canât wait to see you live in NYC!
Thanks for giving us your best, truest, most honest bestie chats every week.
Many of my best friends are really far away and itâs lovely to know Ann and Amena know what Iâm going through. They gave me the confidence to found my own podcast Achingly Polite. I love them.
I was a huge CYG fan for several years but as with everything under the Trump administration, this podcast has gotten mean and self-righteous. I continue to ADORE Amina and think she is an incredible, funny, and wise voice, but Anne spends a lot of her time on this podcast pretending very strenuously not to be a white woman. We get it, girl, youâre âone of the good ones.â
I love learning from these two brilliant women every week <3
Ann and Amina have great chemistry together (as one would expect of besties) and generally have very, very thoughtful discussions about feminism and other politically charged topics. Whenever a person (usually a man) goes on a rant to me that liberals have taken everything too far and nobody thinks through the repercussions of social reform, I tell them to listen to this podcast. (Whether they actually do listen to this podcast, well, that's different; much easier to go on thinking liberals are all a hivemind who see things in black and white, I suppose, rather than listen to thoughtful ladies break down the good and the bad and the bloody.)
My absolute favorite podcast! I love hearing these incredibly intelligent and funny women talk about a huge range of topics from pop culture, politics, and their own lives. Some of the best conversations Iâve ever heard in a podcast. They will definitely challenge you and sometimes you may not agree with them but they are smart, thoughtful, and supremely entertaining. I canât recommend enough!
I wanted to listen longer but you two should playback your pod and count how many times each of you say âlikeâ. It made me crazy and I couldnât focus on the context with so many âlikeâs peppered in every sentence. Itâs distracting and diminishes your obvious intelligence.
Amina and Ann always leave me stunned, informed, and like Iâve had a great convo with some old friends about the important stuff. I love their podcast and look forward to each new episode.
Seems like a really intriguing podcast but I could not get through the first five minutes because of the use of the word âlikeâ was way too excessive
The episode brought tears to my eyes. If she ever runs for president, I will quit my job and campaign for her.
Tips for self care, call-ins and reminders that weâre not alone during this truly scary time. If you need to feel connected during this administration, this is your podcast.
My gateway episode was when Ann shared her sandwich-making, IUD-dropping story. As a nurse-midwife who works with vulnerable communities Iâm always on the hunt for smart and sassy folks who are talking about bodies, sexism, politics, gender, and race. Now Iâm a committed member of the CYG fam and it is my #1 podcast recommendation for anyone who needs a new podcast!
I've been listening to these smart, lovely ladies for years and always enjoy listening to their insights and news. They have really helped guide my thinking and I love their shine theory!
This is my new favorite podcast!
New game: drink every time they say âlikeâ ð
I look forward to Friday more than ever now to listen to Ann and Amina share their perspectives on whatâs happening around us. They feed my feminist soul on a weekly basis and have opened my eyes to many issues and ideas!
Hi Folks,This is a fabulous podcast with content for the temporal lobes! Thanks for the wit and activation of what's up.
Smart, relevant, funny, and real. These two women get it. They break things down if it is a topic that is maybe unfamiliar and also explore their own ponderings making for a true to life girlfriend convo. Wish we were gfs in real life. See you on the internet Amina and Annâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Ann and Amina are the smart, engaged friends you need in your ears these days.
Three years ago, one of my besties moved 900 miles away, and a few weeks ago, another of my besties moved 900 miles away. Call Your Girlfriend reminds me that long distance friendship is possible!
This episode (Buffet of Horrors) could not have come at a better time. It is totally overwhelming to stay current with terrifying daily reality of the here and the now, more than ever. It is also very hard to even keep my head above water sometimes, in my realm of what is happening in the world around me. Very recently it has also been difficult in my personal life - having just received a diagnosis for bipolar disorder and struggling with how this *thing* defines me and I define it. Without going into too much detail, your words about mental health were incredibly reassuring and wonderful to hear. Aminatou and Ann, you are like good friends in a way talking in my ears as I work and commute. Thank you for helping keep me and many others sane through these trying, terrible, Tr*mpian times. I appreciate you with my whole heart.
Not for me. Tried my first episode and was totally turned off by the singing and giggling. Couldnât get into the first episode and I wanted to like it.
I love this podcast and look forward to each new episode because these ladies speak about a variety of topics and perspectives I am not getting elsewhere. I appreciate hearing about different body types, microdosing, emotional labor and more. I feel good after I listen, comforted by hearing from women I can relate to and enriched by new information. I also like the newsletter and website and have been grateful to have them as a resource for follow up reading. Shine on CYG ladies. Thank you for your work.
Iâve listened to at least 20 episodes because I really wanted to like the show, but honestly I just canât get into it. Thereâs nothing truly substantial and there hasnât been much of a structure. Iâm all for random, but this podcast is the equivalent to a run away ADHD squirrel.
I have tried several episodes. It is difficult to listen to one young lady reminds me too much of a âvalley girlâ i find the content uninteresting. When i find the podcast that referred me to this podcast i will reduce it by a star.
I want to listen to this but the incessant use of âlikeâ makes me cringe. I canât get past it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This podcast is everything. My sister suggested I listen to CYG and I canât get enough! Hysterical, witty, smart, and relevant. Thank you for being a virtual beffie. This podcast makes me feel like Iâm hanging w my girlfrans. Keep the great content coming!
Love this podcast! Lots of wonderful women-focused perspective and eye-opening discourse on current events. I appreciate the multi-perspective provided by these amazing women putting themselves in the world without apology. Cannot get enough CYG!
I didnât know I could find a one-stop shop for all my interests. CYG covers current events, politics, pop culture, fashion, feminism, books, and more, all while making me laugh. It feels like hanging out with friends
Iâm an aging boomer, so probably not the target audience, but I love love love this podcast and these fierce and strong besties!
I count down the days every week for this podcast to be released on Friday. It feeds the soul and keeps me going, Thank you!!!
Iâve been listening to this pod for several years now, I think I found out about it on a tumblr post or something. Itâs always made me feel joyful, informed, and entertained whenever I tune in. It feels really interesting to be in the middle of a conversation between two best friends without really being there, just a silent observer hearing their perspectives and watching the tangents they go on lead them into more and more great stories, takes, jokes, and comments. I always recommend this one to people who are looking to expand their podcast libraries, or their sociopolitical horizons!
Each week I look forward to Friday because of the drop of this podcast. Amina and Ann feel like my cool friends/mentors. Love it!
Smart, funny, and something I listen to watching every single week. It's such a good one!
Omg! These two are like my friend sisters and I jâadore them! Those who think they are annoying back the f up! This is real girl talk. Xo
Itâs got news, itâs got culture, itâs got feminism, itâs got witty batter, what more do you need?
I work in anti-human trafficking in Arizona (Home of SESTA supporter John McCain- whose wife, btw, is chair of the AZ Human Trafficking Council) and am appalled by how insidious this bill is and am so grateful you spotlighted this in your most recent podcast. People know I do this work and are constantly congratulating me for this âexciting new billâ and Iâve had this exact conversation with every one of them. Thanks for being so woke.
Always the best way to start âor wind downâmy Fridays. Love the smart, honest humor. Never smug, always along this journey as two friends sharing their thoughts and lives with us. Lots of politics, pop culture, writing and finding the funny in life, even in the Trump era.
<3 <3 love their perspective
Wonderful content that I look forward to each week. My favorite episodes are when itâs just A&A chatting and catching up. Having said that, I have learned about TONS of great books, artists and other media from CYG.
truth telling â¦ you rock and shine. You make my life much better. Thank you. Love you three, love the podcast.
I love listening to this podcast and hearing real conversations between good friends. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious always informative.
Found out about this podcast from a Hilary Clinton tweet and immediately sent it to my best friends, all of whom are spread across the west coast. Love these great conversations about lady friendship and how unique and incredible they are.
It's great to hear women talk about friendship but these friendships don't feel that interesting nor do they really dive into why their friendships are so meaningful. On top of that, their voices start to get grating in the way that women typically talk: one saying "like" all the time, a guest who has the vocal fry and talking in the form of questions (the upward lilt at the end of a sentence). It all just starts to feel diminishing, as if they are saying these are strong and power friendships of women but the tone of their voices kind of underline the self-doubt and esteem issues many women face.
So appreciative that these wunderkinds share their voices, perspectives, and enthusiasm (yes, itâs still possible to be enthusiastic in these times)! I am a better advocate and thinker bc of the convos they bring forth. Their affection for each other, as besties, is authenticâalso soothing for these times.
Sorry not sorry. Anyone who references a Canada Goose jacket in that way (âsorry I own it hahaâ) is dead to me. Theyâre like 800 dollars. Just some other rich hipsters. Go watch Girls and be quiet. Thx.
I LOVE listening to these two women. Inspiring, funny, relatable, informative...I could go on!
i wasnât sure iâd like this podcast as a queer listener, actually in part based on its title bc using the term âgirlfriendâ platonically is a minor pet peeve of mine, so i was SUPER grateful to listen to the episode with carmen esposito when the hosts discuss the title of the podcast and now i am hooked. thank you both for airing that and acknowledging it! it went a long way toward getting me excited about listening, and now iâm hooked (: not to mention, all your advice about moving was super validating as someone who has been through some moves! really helped clarify lessons iâve learned (:
Great interviews, banter and commentary. Glad I found this podcast!