270 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

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

    Read Me

    Read Me

    Our book is finally available (for pre-order at least)! Aminatou and Ann discuss the making of Big Friendship, writing in a single voice, and the vulnerability in a deep creative partnership. Plus, how to support your local indie bookstore, and even more reading recommendations from Emma Straub. And we talk with Adeline Dieudonne about her novel Real Life, just translated to English, and Ashley Woodfolk about her new YA novel about a friend breakup, When You Were Everything.

    • 49 min
    Spring Books 2020

    Spring Books 2020

    Books are one of our go-to ways to stay sane, when bored, cabin-feverish or stressed out. And there are so many great authors and bookstores who need our support right now. At the moment, we're curled up with Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb and Thin Places by Jordan Kisner. Pro tip: if buying books isn't possible for you right now, your local public library probably uses the Libby app to get audiobooks and e-books to you, even while branches are closed.

    Links

    Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb
    Bess is hilarious on Twitter
    Thin Placesby Jordan Kisner
    Jordan's recent Atlantic article on reiki

    Amina is also reading...

    Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby
    Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito

    Ann is also reading...

    Glitter Up the Dark by Sasha Geffen
    Look by Zan Romanoff

    Bess is reading...

    Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey
    Elena Ferrante in lieu of taking melatonin

    Jordan is reading...

    On Immunity by Eula Bliss

     

    • 40 min
    Homebodies

    Homebodies

    Have you ever spent so much time at home? Never fear. Curbed Executive Editor and interim Editor-in-Chief Mercedes Kraus is here to share her tips for envisioning a welcoming place to live. Especially now that we are trying to be more productive, patient, and present at home.

    • 49 min
    Corona Community

    Corona Community

    Are we overreacting? Not scared enough? The answer is probably both. We discuss how to keep your screwed on while dealing with an extremely serious situation and some do's and don'ts for controlling the contagion of panic. Yes, social distancing is a good idea right now. But even as you keep your germs to yourself, don't forget to check on your friends, get to know your neighbors, see who needs help, and as always, wash your hands.

    Links:

    Curbed: In a disaster that calls for isolation, your community will help you survive

    On Immunity by Eula Bliss

    WHO guidance

    CDC guidance

    WFH guidance

    • 39 min
    Queen of Revolutionary Feelings

    Queen of Revolutionary Feelings

    She left her husband for a female Olympian. She survived addiction. And that's just the beginning. Glennon Doyle's new book Untamed encourages women to break out of being good daughters, mothers, partners and be good to ourselves -- and then, in living fuller lives, the world.

    • 56 min
    Love is Blind

    Love is Blind

    The show, the "science" and men's feelings... we have quite a few, too, about this Netflix phenomenon.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

Marina 'The Trader Chick' ,

Great way to feel connected to other women

I love listening to this podcast whenever I feel like discussing girly stuff and women's issues. Being the only woman in my family, listening to this podcast is a time where I get to feel like I'm understood.

Makaiah Mae ,

This podcast is my therapy!

So so so grateful to have Ann and Amina during this crazy time. I’ve listened to you guys for 5+ years and glad for your focus on topics like books to help get my mind off anxiety. THANK YOU!

thistle_crown ,

All the stars

Aminatou and Ann bring so much humor, candidness, and realness to a variety of topics impacting women, from entrepreneurship, to health, to reproductive rights and finances. They make the heaviest and driest of topics enjoyable and accessible. Thanks y’all!!!

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