300 episodes

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 • 3.6K 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.

    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
    How We're Coping

    How We're Coping

    In this latest season of the pandemic (end of season 3?), we're trying to find joy where we can: guava cocktails, vintage golf clothes, journaling, repetition, boredom, and the future. 

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    • 40 min
    Election Pep Talk

    Election Pep Talk

    Managing our election anxiety and getting out the vote. Does phone banking, text banking, and making a voting plan really move the needle? We find out with Crooked Media political director Shaniqua McClendon. 

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    • 40 min
    Fall Books 2020

    Fall Books 2020

    Do you need something to read (and take your mind away from doom-scrolling)? We talk with Nessa Rapport about her novel Evening and Alice Wong, editor of the anthology, Disability Visibility. 

    We're also reading (or re-reading): Zadie Smith essays, NK Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy, Angela's Ashes, and Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino. 

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

nat24737 ,

Friends!

You two are fabulous. Thank you for the work, honesty, and intentionality you put into each week. The value per minute rating of this podcast is OFF the charts. It’s just a bright spot every week no matter the topic. Thank you!

megk89 ,

The only podcast I’ve written a review for

This podcast is sometimes the highlight of my week! I always look forward to their carefully crafted interviews, but love the shows where they do deep dives just the two of them. So easy to listen to, funny and actually improves my life.

Brianne003 ,

Amazing!

I love this podcast! I read Big Friendship, which is amazing as well, it talks about their podcast so here I am! I am on episode 6 with no plans to stop until I am through them all!

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