359 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
    • 4.6 • 3.9K 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.

    Farewell

    Farewell

    We say goodbye, in the final episode of Call Your Girlfriend. In typical fashion, we're going out talking about how friends have been helping us get through the pandemic, the never-ending furor over Joe Rogan, and what podcasts we're loving. If you're looking to subscribe to something new, check out Do You Know Mordechai, Sweet Bobby, and Like a Virgin. Plus, what we're going to do next, and some of your voicemails. 
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    • 51 min
    I'm the Bad Guy Sometimes

    I'm the Bad Guy Sometimes

    We're not dead yet! Aminatou talks with legendary podcast, poet and essayist Nichole Perkins about navigating relationships as a Black woman, desire, boundaries, longing, and much more as we chat about her new book, Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be. 
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    • 57 min
    See You on the Nostalgia Tour

    See You on the Nostalgia Tour

    Is there anything you miss from before the internet? Reading, focus, getting lost, filing cabinets, are just a few of the things New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul discusses with us. Her new book is 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet.
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    • 46 min
    Big Announcement

    Big Announcement

    A different kind of newsy episode with Aminatou, Ann and Gina.
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    • 37 min
    Money, Grief, Kids

    Money, Grief, Kids

    We talk with one of our favorite writers, The New Yorker's Ariel Levy, about dynastic wealth, how we experience grief, and big surprises in life, including the joys of getting older and having children. Her podcast that chronicles maternity wear icon Liz Lange, of the New York Steinbergs is The Just Enough Family. 
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    • 53 min
    So You Want to Change the World

    So You Want to Change the World

    Can’t be that hard, right? We pass the mic to Nereya Otieno, one of Ann’s 2021 writing fellows, who sits down with two women who have started initiatives to improve the lives of a select few in hopes that it can spark a radical shift.

    Tia Korpe is the founder of Future Female Sounds, a nonprofit organization based in Copenhagen that aims to make DJing accessible to women and gender-minorities everywhere. Cybille St. Aude-Tate is a chef and children’s book author and the co-founder of Honeysuckle Projects, a multifaceted endeavor to engage community and lineage through nourishment with Afrocentric ideologies at the center. And Nereya is in the process of starting Rising Artist Foundation, an organization to give grants to musicians who typically fall outside the existing funding system. They all redefine the idea of entrepreneurship as an act in service of community.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

PodcastGoose ,

Will be missed!

So sad to see this show go but excited for the next steps in their journey! I recommend the podcast Status Post Adulting if you’re looking for a similar vibe and best friend energy.

Thank you for 300+ wonderful episodes!

jennnnnnmmmm ,

I'll miss you!

Just wanted to convey my thanks for all that you've given us over the years. You've taught me to view my friendships differently, and to really recognize the value they hold and to nurture them accordingly. That alone is life changing. Not to mention all of the funny conversations, new information, recommendations, etc. I'm so excited to see what you do next. Love you Aminatou, Ann, and Gina!

Becca_Grace ,

So much love and gratitude for your work

I have been listening since 2015 and just wanted to say thank you to Aminatou, Ann, and Gina for showing up every week- y’all have brought so much introspection, comfort, and critical thinking to me and so many others.

I Love Big Friendship and I’m excited to see the work y’all will continue to do💖💖💖 Or not do💖 you deserve so much rest!

This pod has been a soundtrack for my life- it’s played during unexpected break ups, commutes, and cozy free time.

Lol I am having feelings about it ending, but most of that is gratitude. Thanks for this work💐

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