315 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 • 3.7K 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.

    Fighting for Indigenous Rights

    Fighting for Indigenous Rights

    A planned tar sands pipeline through Northern Minnesota crosses tribal land and would disrupt waterways and wild rice cultivation. Tara Houska is Ojibwe, an attorney, an environmental and indigenous rights advocate, and has a long history on the land Line 3 would travel through. 

    Links:

    Stop Line 3

    Tara Houska on Twitter

    Giniw Collective on Twitter

    Tara Houska TED Talk

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    • 43 min
    Feeling Our Way Through

    Feeling Our Way Through

    Poet, artist and activist Cleo Wade feels deeply and writes movingly about growing up, finding ourselves, and having good boundaries with the people in our lives and our social feeds.

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    • 52 min
    Glittery Curiosity

    Glittery Curiosity

    The NYT's Caity Weaver joins us to discuss her love of Santa Fe, television, pronouncing words correctly, and how her insatiable curiosity compels her to find out how glitter is made. Plus, in her many celebrity profiles: who tried to pick up the check, who was beautiful in person, and who smells amazing.

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    • 46 min
    Cozy Content

    Cozy Content

    This episode is all about comfort in challenging times and staying true to yourself. We talk with a paragon of creating cozy feelings, Jenny Han, the author behind the book and Netflix series To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

    How to decide what to say yes to?

    How do you take time for yourself?

    How do you deal with gatekeepers (usually white) who want to see characters of color grappling more directly with their racial identity?

    What can we expect from the final To All the Boys movie?

    Which Little Women character are you?

    All this AND Aminatou confesses that she is squeamish about romances like Pride and Prejudice and Bridgerton. 

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    • 48 min
    Jangling Keys of Friendship

    Jangling Keys of Friendship

    Is it childish to call people Best Friends? Who holds the various keys to our hearts and identities? And what dreams of the past and future are getting us through the pandemic? Aminatou discusses travel, religion, finding ourselves and how we use coded language to find our people with Jedidiah Jenkins. His new book Like Streams to the Ocean is out Feb 2. 

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    • 46 min
    Transition of Power

    Transition of Power

    We discuss the inauguration celebrity parade, the fallacy of calls for "unity," Melania's caftan, Bernie's mittens, and "We will be back in some form."

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

polarlemonbear ,

dazzling

just love the book recommendations and ~friend of the pod~~ chats — THERAPY FOR ALL!!! y’all are the best! Thanks for helping me be a better human :)

Hb0974 ,

Good discussions

I enjoy the rapport between Ann and aminato but don’t love all the interviews they’ve had lately. I know they don’t like to talk a lot about their personal lives but episodes where they do more of the talking are my favorites.

psyched949 ,

Miss their banter

Have loved this podcast since the beginning! Ann and Amina got me through so many tough things as my long distance (podcast) besties. Miss the days they would spend the whole episode chatting about pop culture and politics. I’ve stopped listening in recent months when they’ve relied so much on interviews.

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