Galentine’s Day

Episode #79

Galentine’s Day

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This week, we channel our inner Leslie Knope to celebrate what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. That’s right: it’s Galentine’s Day, and CAP lady economist Kate Bahn, who has written extensively on the economics of online dating, joins Rebecca as co-host. Our first Galentine is Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love, who walks us through the history of courtship. Next up, Dr. Judith Kegan Gardiner, who is an expert on female friendship, breaks down how non-romantic relationships between women have changed over time. Finally, Angela Nikey and Tianna Gaines-Turner—advocates from the organization Witnesses to Hunger—discuss how their friendship with each other supports their activism in the Trump era. But first, we are joined by three coworkers to celebrate the role of female friendships in the workplace.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Kate Bahn: @LipstickEcon
Moira Weigel: @moiragweigel
Angela Nikey: @platinumnike1
Tianna Turner: @Niambi_79
Angela Hanks: @AngelaHanks
Constance Torian: @Ceee_Teee
Audrey Juarez-Rubio: @funkybadness