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October 18, 2019
Life on the road, impeachment inches forward, and are vitamins for real? Plus, we talk to one of our favorite writers, Sarah Hagi, about Scamnadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
October 11, 2019
Mortician and author Caitlin Doughty on death, feminist-style.
October 4, 2019
Friend of the podcast Hillary Rodham Clinton returns with Chelsea Clinton to discuss their recent joint project, The Book of Gutsy Women.
September 27, 2019
A century of suffrage - but for whom? And how can we fight back against voter suppression now?
September 20, 2019
An update on #MeToo from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters who broke the Weinstein story.
September 13, 2019
We all need to be paying attention to these cases, coming to the Supreme Court in early October.
September 6, 2019
Wondering what it's like to see us live? We share one of our favorite nights of 2018, our tour stop in Seattle, complete with song, bad Photoshop, and a conversation with the author Ijeoma Oluo.
August 30, 2019
We go deep on our own money feelings. Plus Gina brings your questions about money and relationships to Reema Khrais, host of This is Uncomfortable.
August 23, 2019
Bad people aren't only on the internet, but digital life sure gives predators and creeps more permission to make other people miserable. Luckily, lawyers like Carrie Goldberg are fighting back.
August 16, 2019
Friendships change when people start having kids. Here's how to deal.
August 9, 2019
In vintage CYG fashion, Amina and Ann discuss their Harry Potter houses (as sorted by Gina) and then move on to sadder and more serious subjects: gun violence, a check-in on #MeToo and our love for Toni Morrison.
August 2, 2019
The long history of friendship, and how it can be ruined by marriage.
July 26, 2019
We're reading plays, essays, sci-fi, and YA, including Keah Brown's The Pretty One and Aminah Mae Safi's Tell Me How You Really Feel.
July 19, 2019
We look back at Girlfriends, Claudia Weill's 1978 film that took women's friendship seriously long before Hollywood was ready to do the same.
July 12, 2019
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sex and still haven’t learned, even though you’re an adult now.
July 5, 2019
Body hair! our feelings about it and our practices around it. Removing it, grooming it, loving it, hating it, keeping it.
June 28, 2019
How a functional piece of grammar says so much about the fight for gender equality and better representation for non binary and trans people.
June 21, 2019
Writer and rock critic Jessica Hopper joins us to dig into untold histories of women in arts and music.
June 14, 2019
adrienne maree brown on how to make activism one of the most pleasurable experiences we can have (hot tubs are okay, too).
June 7, 2019
We discuss legal efforts to extend the #MeToo conversation beyond firing men who behaved badly, and policies that can actually foster more inclusive work environments.
May 31, 2019
We talk about books we love in genres we don't often cover: poetry, graphic memoir, short stories and essays.
May 24, 2019
Rose Eveleth of Flash Forward expands our notion of what futurism can be, and how we can pry it away from arch capitalists and tech billionaires.
May 17, 2019
Look how far we've come, my baby! Celebrating 5 years of this very podcast.
May 10, 2019
Artist and writer Jenny Odell tells us how to reclaim our time and attention from smartphones.
May 3, 2019
Women's pain is frequently dismissed or underestimated by the medical establishment.
April 26, 2019
We open our topic suggestion box and talk about sobriety, lifehacks, therapy, and friendship with men.
April 19, 2019
We pass the mic to Kelly Dawson and Emily Ladau, two writers who also both have physical disabilities.
April 12, 2019
You might have wondered or had a friend ask, what exactly is Shine Theory?
April 5, 2019
We realtalk grief and suffering with Nora McInerny, host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, and author of funny-sad books like her latest, No Happy Endings.
March 29, 2019
From parents who buy their children's college admission to political media obsessed with white male candidates, we interrogate the long-running scams of wealth and power all around us.
March 22, 2019
We explore Real Queer America with journalist Samantha Allen.
March 15, 2019
Abortion rights are under attack.
March 8, 2019
Aminatou, Ann, and Gina discuss the business of Call Your Girlfriend, LLC in this hyper-transparent check-in.
March 1, 2019
Watching Pen15 on Hulu is giving us all the middle and high school feels.
February 22, 2019
We sit down with feminist icon, author, and activist, Gloria Steinem to talk about some the defining friendships of her life.
February 15, 2019
Self employment realtalk: how we went from office workers to freelance to boss ladies.
February 8, 2019
We discuss what's on our bookshelf and talk to authors of some of our favorite recent titles.
February 1, 2019
We share our qualms about the social media platforms that ensconce our lives, Instagram in particular.
January 29, 2019
In a special episode sponsored by Pineapple Street Media, we talk with Eleanor Kagan, producer and host of a new podcast, Julie, that explores the extraordinary life and death of Julie Yip-Williams.
January 25, 2019
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith shares her story of finding poetry as an art and a career.
January 18, 2019
Intimate apparel isn't just for sexy time.
January 11, 2019
We provide context for the dramas that have surround the Women's March and how anger, fear, and hurt can be signals of good movement-building.
January 4, 2019
Our yearly kickoff episode in which women we love give you permission to get your best life in 2019.
December 28, 2018
We look back at the podcast year that was, including interviews with many of our sheroes: Kamala Harris, Alicia Garza, Stacey Abrams, Cynthia Nixon, and Cecile Richards.
December 21, 2018
We listen to some voicemails and talk about the early days of friendship.
December 14, 2018
Bad politics, good accounting, giving back, and scammer nuns.
December 7, 2018
We delight in chatting with our queen of salt, fat, acid, and heat, Samin Nosrat.
November 30, 2018
We put the personal in personal finance.
November 23, 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.
November 16, 2018
Lawyer, reporter, and criminal justice reform advocate Josie Duffy Rice helps us think through the system, beyond our Law and Order: SVU imagination.
November 9, 2018
We decompress from the midterms and answer listener questions with LeVar Burton.
November 2, 2018
We talk with authors of some of our favorite recent books: Nicole Chung, Imani Perry, and Glory Edim.
October 26, 2018
Live from San Francisco, we talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
October 19, 2018
Elizabeth Warren's DNA test woes, our practical questions about Practical Magic, and Melania's colonial cosplay.
October 12, 2018
We talk with Stacey Abrams, who could be Georgia's next Governor, and America's first ever black female Governor.
October 11, 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.
October 5, 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.
September 28, 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.
September 21, 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
September 14, 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 episode Tuesday Bassen Serena’s justified rage Claudia Rankine on Serena / Citizen
September 7, 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 List Asia Argento accusations Response from Tarana Burke Avital Ronell accusations Responses from Andrea Long Chu // Judith Butler // Chris Kraus The “Cool” Pope Jenny Holzer
August 31, 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 List White Fragility book Robin DiAngelo's resources Rachel Cargle's website and Instagram
August 24, 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 List Higher Heights Sister District Gettable Senate seats Cynthia Nixon for NY governor Felicia French for AZ state legislature Abby Finkenauer in Iowa congressional race Lauren Underwood Illinois congressional race Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Christine Hallquist in VT governor’s race Also! STOP KAVANAUGH Day of Action
August 17, 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.
August 10, 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 reform Harris statement on SESTA Smart on Crime by Kamala Harris Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
August 3, 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.
July 27, 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 / Apology ERA campaign from Unladylike
July 20, 2018
We step back from Cheeto-induced chaos in the U.S. and take a global view. Protests at the World Cup in Russia. The politics of globalization and migration on and off the pitch. In China, the government is cracking down on women organizing online. In Nepal, menstrual stigma risks the lives of women and girls. In slightly better news, women in Egypt are working to end gender-based violence, starting with the men who drive cabs and tuk-tuks. Reading List Russia: Hidden Flag / Pussy Riot World Cup protests China: Women factory workers’ networking group shut down Nepal: Menstruation taboo leading to deaths / ZanaAfrica Egypt: Iman El-Mahdi of CARE Egypt / Circles of Change program
July 13, 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. Reading List 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.” Period poops 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. Stalled project
July 6, 2018
We're at the library, on the beach, and by the pool with our noses in books/kindles. And you know we're all about the stories that share and expand on women's experiences. This week we hear from Jessica Knoll about The Favorite Sister, her novel full of murder and scandal set in the world of reality TV. Glynnis MacNicol's memoir No One Tells You This is full of dispatches on life after 40 when you don't follow a spouse-and-kids blueprint. Yrsa Daley-Ward is perhaps best known as a poet, and her new memoir The Terrible uses that precision of language and feeling to explore her youth. Reading list: Novels by Jessica Knoll: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Favorite Sister ...and essays: I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry, What I Know (trigger warning: description of sexual assault) No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol Bone and The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward Share your faves using #cygbooks!
June 29, 2018
After a week of upheaval in legal doctrine, the Supreme Court issued another shocking decision: Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down. Legal writer (and icon) Dahlia Lithwick explains why Kennedy has never been a centrist, reviews some of the landmark cases Kennedy decided, and previews the likely jurisprudence to come. (Hint: it’s about as scary as you think.) A small silver lining: progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her Congressional primary thanks to grassroots support. Plus, we're working on our protest signs and fundraising with friends. READING LIST Dahlia Lithwick on the “fan fic” that Kennedy was a moderate If all goes well in November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Flippable / Indivisible / Sister District / Run for Something / Swing Left
June 22, 2018
Donate, Protest, Midterm Elections is the new Gym, Tan, Laundry. Let's move from shock and despair at Ivanka's dad's inhumane immigration policy to reading history and taking action. The white women who defend Trump (and still get burned). Delightful quotes from Flo Kennedy: ''Sweetie,'' she said, ''if you're not living on the edge, then you're taking up space.'' Gina got a website! Bey and Jay's creative partnership and black art in white spaces. And the power of a bespoke suit. Reading list: Gina got a website! Kirstjen Nielsen & complicit white women Children ripped from their families: Native Americans, slaves, Japanese Americans Democrats who paved the way for family separation “Donate, Protest, Midterm Elections is the new Gym, Tan, Laundry.” Flo Kennedy’s life, quotes, and public access show June 30: March to Keep Families Together Bey and Jay’s creative partnership, forgiveness, black art in white spaces Emily Meyer suits / the power of bespoke
June 15, 2018
Remember when the question was, let me know when this administration gets really bad? Welcome to this week, especially for immigrants. We rage and discuss options for supporting people who are likely affected in your local community. Plus, loving ways to handle bouts of mental illness and depression within a friendship. Reading List: ShopCYG is back! DOJ not interested in asylum A small town in Tennessee deals with immigration raids That Merkel photo Voter-roll purges greenlit by SCOTUS Why “You are loved” and “please reach out” aren’t good enough Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741 in the United States Or call 1-800-273-8255
June 8, 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”
June 1, 2018
(Hint: you're already in one.) We talk about all the ways we’re feeling good in our bodies this summer; why body positivity is about working to make the world better for ALL kinds of bodies, not just your own; our favorite instagram accounts from people with a range of hot bods; microdosing, psychedelics, and other ways we get out of our heads and into our bodies. Insta accounts we love Jessamyn Stanley / Keah Brown / #DisabledAndCute / the thicc / She’s All Fat / Jacob Tobia / Tuesday Bassen / Muse Gold / Virgie Tovar / FatLeopard.jpeg / Myisha Battle Reading List: Lindy West on being a happy fat woman Microdosing / Michael Pollan / Ayelet Waldman A feminist guide to microdosing Interview with our faves at She’s All Fat
May 25, 2018
We let our aggressive word nerd selves out to play. Why the Glass Cliff is an imperfect metaphor for women who get promoted after men fail (glass shovel, anyone?). Al Franken and what's next for #metoo men. Plus, your questions: is it okay to call a group of women "hey guys"? how do you deal with a fragile male ego at work? And, you donated 580 pints of blood in our drive, enough to save 1700 lives! Reading list: “The glass cliff” Laura McGann on Al Franken + letters she’s gotten from men who miss him Kate Manne on what misogyny is really about Leeann Tweeden’s statement What’s next for ‘Me Too’ men? #MeToo doesn't lack nuance. Its critics do The writings of Andrea Dworkin
May 18, 2018
Hey girl, we're furious and saddened about, well, a lot actually. First, that former New York AG and public feminist (TM) Eric Schneiderman has abused multiple women. Meanwhile in Iowa, that "fetal heartbeat" bill is really an abortion ban, intended to challenge Roe v. Wade. In Ireland, voters could repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, May 25. New research on the stress and financial strain of anti-abortion laws. And a palate cleanser: we love the web series Bad Ally, Naomi Alderman's book, The Power, and the nation of Australia.
May 11, 2018
With so much attention on Iran this week, we look at daily life for women. Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad joins us to discuss her campaign against compulsory hijab. Plus, how Western feminists and politicians can be better allies to women in Iran. Masih's soon-to-be-released memoir is The Wind in My Hair. Reading List: The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad My Stealthy Freedom campaign White Wednesdays Girls of Revolution Street
May 4, 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.
April 27, 2018
We discuss the fears black customers face in stores and coffee shops (white people stop calling the cops!) Thank you to everyone who's been #bleedin4Amina, no thank you forever to human housecat Jonathan Chait's opinions about female politicians, and we are devastated about Shania Twain's support for Trump/inability to apologize like a proper Canadian. Reading List: Fear of A Black Patron Alex Nieto EYEROLL @ Jon Chait Nooooo, SHANIA
April 20, 2018
We're taking 420 off to get stoned, but fear not, some of our favorite men are here to answer questions from listeners and some of ours, including: Why aren't men funny? Why are men so emotional all the goddamn time? And, can men have it all? The Men: Cord Jefferson Thomas Page McBee Chris Roan (aka Mr. Of a Kind) Ezra Klein Bobby Finger Jason Parham Spencer Ackerman Emmanuel Hapsis Jorge Rivas The Resources: Chris's skin care picks, Ezra's book list and more at callyourgirlfriend.com
April 13, 2018
A deep dive into some of the new books we're most excited about, with a focus on nonfiction: Brotopia by Emily Chang, Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell and Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens. Reading List: Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell Scovell Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
April 6, 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. Reading List: 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 SisterSong Texas Freedom Network
March 30, 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. Reading list: Stormy Daniels is a boss SESTA update: It passed Wild Wild Country Aly Raisman + leotard ban
March 29, 2018
Amina talks race, friendship and competition with U.S. bobsledders Aja Evans, Elana Meyers-Taylor & Kehri Jones in a bonus episode brought to you by P&G's My Black is is Beautiful.
March 23, 2018
Good and bad looks from RBG and Ivanka, respectively. The New York Times and National Geographic are reckoning with their legacies of racism and sexism in very different ways. A digression into Game of Thrones, Age of Adaline and the very dimply Michiel Huisman. An update from Patti Masciesz aka @artpatti on how CYG listeners have been billing the patriarchy! We love Drag Race! But have to drag some of RuPaul's outdated views on trans folk. Reading List Remember to sign up for the blood drive! Scrunchies never went away Ivanka is dressed up like a scientist NYT “Overlooked” obituary project National Geographic’s racial reckoning / John Edwin Mason / Doreen St. Felix You, too, can Bill the Patriarchy RuPaul's disappointing views on trans people doing drag Ellen meets Asia Kate Dillon
March 16, 2018
Slump days, ethical travel, and the dominatrix who makes her clients read black feminist theory. Sex workers say a bill meant to stop child trafficking would do more harm than good. Artist Patti Maciesz is invoicing her reps for all her unpaid work: childcare, missed opportunities, emotional labor and all. Plus, that time Amina coverted a Trump voter at the resort bar in Jamaica.
March 9, 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
March 2, 2018
Cramps, hysterectomies and the quest to make doctor's believe women's pain. An update from Amina about her cancer journey. Our #bleedin4amina blood drives start this month. Mike Pence's abortion delusions. Parkland teens are amazing. What if Black Lives Matter teen organizers got the same love and support?
February 23, 2018
Gina takes over the host seat to discuss bisexuality. First, professor and psychologist Jennifer Vencill's research on health, sexual satisfaction, and feelings of invisibility that can affect bisexual people. Plus, writer Catie Disabato on the word bisexuality, how we identify, the richness of being bi, and how to proceed when you feel new feelings for a friend.
February 16, 2018
There's so much to female friendship, and it extends far beyond a single bestie bond. When best friend is a category, a whole web of relationships develops. We discuss how to navigate the challenges that can arise between your friend and her friends. Plus, Kayleen Schaefer on the history of female friendship, her book Text Me When You Get Home, and policy changes that can better recognize powerful platonic relationships.
February 9, 2018
We say yes to new friends, sharing suggestions for moving to a new city, finding your feet after a breakup, and being a good bestie when your relationship is about to go long-distance.
February 2, 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.
January 26, 2018
From standup comedy and her #1 iTunes album, to her Queery podcast and yet-to-be-disclosed return to TV, Cameron Esposito is killing the comedy game. She and Ann swap stories of growing up Catholic in the Midwest, being a woman on the internet, and making the art you needed when you were a kid. Plus, Amina and Ann get real about the heteronormative (and oldtimey?) use of 'girlfriend' in the title of this podcast.
January 19, 2018
Our favorite scammer Wendi Deng Murdoch is back, and possibly a spy? A contraception app scammed its way into regulators' hearts. Kim's baby is here & DJ Khaled is repping Weight Watchers. CVS is banning photoshop. And, our feelings about the backlash against #metoo. (Content warning: while we do not discuss allegations in detail, if you need to skip this segment, we understand. We love you. This episode is long and intentionally front-loaded with fun stuff!)
January 12, 2018
Amina revisits Jacques Cousteau. We wanted hoverboards & underwater living, an end to racism and sexism, but all we got were these lousy scoop chips. Awards Season headscratching. Hollywood struggles to figure out feminism. Woody Allen is still working. Millionaire celebs donate paltry amounts to Time's Up. Americans desperate for stable genius try to make Oprah be president (let her be Oprah!) And this week in menstruation, free tampons at school in California and Illinois.
January 5, 2018
Take that new year energy and boost your accountability, activism, emotional health and career goals with advice from some very wise women. Featuring Sabrina Hersi Issa, Sister District co-founder Lyzz Schwegler, friend of the podcast Virgie Tovar, and Shondaland's Jenn Romolini.
December 29, 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.
December 22, 2017
We share our favorite movies, TV shows, podcasts and music of the year. Lean back and hang out as we discuss only good stuff.
December 15, 2017
Feminism is Webster's word of the year. We discuss our all-time favorite Christmas movies, including Elf, the Holiday, White Christmas and more. Yeah, it's super cozy as we're lounging in new sweatpants and trying all the NYT casserole recipes. Plus, an academic who tried to confirm gender norms got caught scamming. Zoe Terry is our girl shero. And an easy way to make someone's day this holiday with Operation Santa.
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