269 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.

    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
    The Science of Friendship

    The Science of Friendship

    From looking at our brain activity inside fMRI machines to mapping social networks, scientists are looking closely at friendship. Science journalist Lydia Denworth shares her look into the latest research finding what we know affectively to be true -- that friendship helps us live longer, better lives.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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!!!

dontremoveoldepisodes ,

This is a failure of feminism.

So sad. Excited to hate-read their book.

HungryForResults, MS RD CSSD ,

Corona

Love this podcast. Except the latest ep on COVID. DONT MAKE THIS VIRUS THAT IS THREATENING THE WORLDS POPULATION ABOUT RACE. Seriously, the fact is this started from a specific country due the their cultural culinary practices. Anyone has the right to not be pleased about that due to fear and emotional responses. It isn’t racism. It is a short term reaction to the root cause of this virus. It will pass. Let’s not spread further panic and make this into something it doesn’t have to be. You reach many people and should be more responsible in your messages. No need to put racism into the minds of the masses.

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