And we’re back!!! In the same town that is. For seventy two hours, before another one of us hops on a plane again. We are catching up on us, while also devouring mountains of cauliflower and jugs of green juice. And planning, planning, planning. There might be some Channing Tatum action happening tonight with some other special ladies too.
Speaking of ladies…hella important thing right? We are so freaking lucky to have an incredible community of ladies in Phnom Penh. You’ve met a whole bunch of them already actually. But these days, there’s a lot of movement. Occasionally to places where there aren’t so many ladies. I generally find myself missing the banter, the pop culture distillation, the cocktails and the support system. They can be hard to come by when I’m out in the middle of nowhere.
My antidote to the potential run of the lonelies has always been podcasts. Because I am obsessed with this generation’s radio and will devour content like the Stay Puft Marshamallow Man. These are my favourite lady podcasts. They all feature a pair of ladies and a ton of banter. They substitute for those times I’ve been without any sort of network connection, stuck indoors because of the monsoon, or just even to keep in touch with the sphere of everything when I’m getting ready in the AM. Enjoy!
These ladies and their repartee are on opposite sides of the spectrum. A Few Things with Claire and Erica is your the sister that knows stuff. Because Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo founded and run Of A Kind (totally aspirational for us), of course they know stuff. And they want to tell you about their Top 5, whether it’s cleaning products of photography apps, dental hygiene or their new favourite flat. Because they just know. Trust. Then there’s Call Your Girlfriend; otherwise known as your hip, witty, middle sister. And they are three: Gina Delvac, Ann Friendman and Aminatou Sow do all the cool things at opposite ends of the US. When you are craving the update on all thing, or want to simulate the convo that would distill among friends over wine, this is what you should have in your stock.
I also dig ladies who can make me laugh. Because let’s face it, I’m occasionally too (insert: jetlagged, stuck in traffic while deathly fearing tardiness, struggling with a poorly lit situation and hangry, etc) to do it. Alex and Danielle over at SRSLY already had me giggling way back when their UCB-trained selves popped up onto the Youtube. Now they’re talking classics films and funny ladies that helped shape their humor on Funny Lady Film Club.
Ladies who cook. Also important. Because the sphere of the art of eating, cooking and talking about it remains heavy from the male gaze, I love that ladies like food journos Louisa Chu and Monica Eng are pivoting the discourse on Chewing the Fat. Ditto goes to the cookbook author Julia Turshen (who happens to be married to After the Jump’s Grace Bonney) and her foray into the world of talk with Radio Cherry Bombe.