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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.

Call Your Girlfriend Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 525 Ratings

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

    Indoor Activities

    Indoor Activities

    Purging our archives, mailing care packages in lieu of clothing swaps, confronting our own consumerism, who we imagine perusing our estate sales, secret talents, and some delightful things we're watching (including cults and sexy chess of course).

    Watch List:
    The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
    Both versions of The Thomas Crown Affair
    The Vow (HBO Max)
    Seduced (Hulu)
    The Great British Bake Off (Netflix)
    My Octopus Teacher (Netflix)
    Golden Girls (Hulu)
    The Host (Hulu)
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    Everything on Criterion

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    • 46 min
    The Curse is Broken

    The Curse is Broken

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won. We break away from our stress puzzling to celebrate this win. While there's so much work to be done, seeing Kamala on stage Saturday night was very moving. We revisit our 2018 interview with then Senator, now VP-elect Harris. And we are pleased to announce this officially breaks the CYG curse of only highlighting candidates who do not ultimately win!

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    • 58 min
    What Now?

    What Now?

    As we await final results, we share our election week feels and discuss some of the racist scams that undergird the American electoral system - like the Electoral College itself - with Heather McGhee, author of the forthcoming book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Plus, the local gains, newly minted officials and old timers (like Nebraska's Ernie Chambers) who are giving us hope. 

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    • 48 min
    Art of Resistance: Guerrilla Girls

    Art of Resistance: Guerrilla Girls

    The Guerrilla Girls have been resisting sexism and racism through art for the last 30 years. An anonymous collective of gorilla-mask bedecked agitators, their campaigns have ranged from protests to posters, billboards, and museum interventions. With style, humor, and collective action, they call attention to issues rich and powerful institutions would rather side-step. All the members take pseudonyms after dead women artists. We talked with founding members Frida Kahlo and Käthe Kollwitz about the body of work collected in a new book: Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly. 

    As we all grit our teeth for Election Day, we wanted to hear from people who have been deeply engaged in changing systems, for the long haul. 

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    • 35 min
    The Art of Resistance: Chorus

    The Art of Resistance: Chorus

    Activists and artists were waking up each day in anger and despair after Trump's election. Alongside actions and demonstrations, groups started forming around the country to gather, protest, and sing. In the first episode about the art of resistance, we listen to the voices (spoken and sung) of two choirs: the Resistance Revival Chorus in New York City and Community Chorus in Los Angeles. 

    LINKS
    Emma Goldman: "If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution" 
    The Resistance Revival Chorus: This Joy
    Nelini Stamp
    Sarah Sophie Flicker
    Community Chorus
    Tany Ling
    Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

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    • 45 min
    Incandescently Furious

    Incandescently Furious

    We contemplate a VC-backed startup for women who need to scream into pillows. A brief discussion of the Supreme Court nomination of the latest Judge Who Must Not Be Named. Fortunately, Rebecca Traister's work on the political power of women's anger is always timely, as we revisit our 2018 interview with her (and the unfortunately still-relevant fury of the Kavanaugh nomination). 

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
525 Ratings

525 Ratings

BDD40 ,

Super!

Great array of topics and tones in this podcast. Love the super smart and hilarious co-hosts!

ReneeNadia ,

A+

Smart, intelligent and real conversations! Thanks Ladies!

meghaneverafter ,

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I love this podcast. Ann and Aminatou (and Gina!) provide smart and witty commentary on what is happening in the world. They are both excellent interviewers and I enjoy hearing from the guests they bring in. I’ve tried other chat-style podcasts and what I like best about CYG is that it is a mix of Real Shit and fun topics like fashion and scammers. Love it!!!

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