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Friends Like Us

A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Aug 5, 2020

Prachi Gupta is a journalist based in New York City. According to Bill O'Reilly, she writes for morons, and Donald Trump says she's a "non-intelligent reporter." Her book about Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is out now. She's interviewed Ivanka Trump on her paid leave policy proposal, interviewed former First Lady Michelle Obama on her first solo trip to the Middle East, and traveled to Jordan to report on the refugee crisis. Her work has been covered by outlets like the Columbia Journalism Review,, Adweek, and featured in a Channel 4 Documentary.  Her essay "Stories About my Brother" in Jezebel won a 2020 Writers Guild Award. 

Calise Hawkins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has performed her standup on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Russel Simmons Presents Live At The El Rey (Comedy Central), Gotham Live (Fox), Stand Up in Stilettos (TV Guide Channel), Nick Mom’s Night Out (Nickelodeon), among others. She has written for Comedy Central’s @midnight and Hood Adjacent, Adult Swim’s Soft Focus, AMC’s Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler, and MTV’s Totally Clueless, Girl Code, and Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense. She was also a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls. Check out her new comedy album: Calise Hawkins is 40 AF avails August 13th at Apple Music! 

Eman El-Husseini - A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality to the ice cream truck that insists on parking in front of her building, it’s all happening and it’s happening to her, especially. Strap in and get comfortable, Eman has a lot to work through. In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She currently lives in New York City, legally, thank you very much.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf