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Thirty-something life, honestly. Journalists and best mates Charlie Gowans-Eglinton and Frankie Graddon talk about everything from imposter syndrome and pandemic pregnancy to bad dates and worse hair days. Love, money, frocks and spots: it's all up for discussion
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This week, Charlie and Frankie discuss their thoughts on the second lockdown, from what's making them feel anxious, to coping strategies and distraction techniques (takeaway coffee for Charlie, early Christmas trees for Frankie).  Charlie enlightens Frankie about voice memo dating, while Frankie runs through the weird and wonderful buys she'd like from Goop's brilliantly ridiculous gift guide – bread lamp anyone? Plus, we share the books, TV series, podcast and website currently on our radar. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial.com. 
This week, Charlie's sharing her.... unusual first vibrator story, and Frankie's wondering why she's never felt particularly comfortable talking about masturbation. Plus, we're talking about tipping culture, and the cult of the Instagram 'expert'. Plus, our guide to the best TV of the week, and a new addition to the Top of the Chocs pain au chocolat guide.  To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Episode links: Women and sex: what we don't reveal - The Times These women paid an Instagram influencer to help them manifest money. Now they're not happy - Vicky Spratt, Refinery29
This week, Charlie got her kit off to pose for a nude portrait in a bid to reframe her body image. She tells Frankie about the catalyst behind it, what it’s like to have your bare boobs immortalised in pastel, and how it’s changed the way she considers herself. We also discuss ‘Zoom Dick’, our ghost outfits and Matthew McConaughey’s book bio, plus share our recommendations of the week. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial.com Episode Links: I had body issues - so I posed nude for artists Hester Finch – Charlie Gowans-Eglinton, The Times As dramatic as it sounds, this was my destiny - Jessica Diner for Vogue Lunch Hour Links
This week, Frankie's revelling in the joys of autumn... even though they might be considered 'basic' by some. Doesn't that just mean they're good enough to have widespread appeal? It seems Emily in Paris got at least one thing right. Meanwhile, Charlie's wondering if she's really the enigmatic introvert that she hoped she was, or something altogether different (and far needier).  Plus, we reveal our government-assigned new careers, though there might be a bit of a problem with Frankie's... To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com.  Episode links: The arts aren't a luxurious hobby, Rishi Sunak. They're a lifeline for millions - Tim Burgess, The Guardian In defence of pumpkin patches, Halloween, and being an all-round autumnal basic bitch - Rhiannon Evans, Grazia I have come to the humiliation conclusion that I am an extrovert - Molly Fischer, The Cut On Reflection podcast, hosted by Funmi Fetto Why is your skin so good, The Cut
This week, we're talking about the positive impact that getting dressed in the morning (and we don't mean into lockdown leggings) can have on how we feel, and discussing the end of the cinema as we know it. Plus, we share our weekly recommendations, from Tom Hollander's viral day in the life to Emily in Paris - is it the next Sex and the City? To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. This episode is sponsored by Tu, and the Dress Well, Feel Good campaign.  Episode links:  I wouldn't go on a date to the cinema. What does that mean for its future? Charlie Gowans-Eglinton, The Times A life in the day: Tom Hollander, The Sunday Times Magazine
This week, Frankie's exploring the phenomenon of friendship paranoia and looking at how 2020 has altered our relationships, while Charlie examines the Norwegian art of 'mental framing' in preparation for a potentially tricky winter (it's all to do with hot wine and festive security lights).  Plus, we put on our glad rags and go to a pandemic-era wedding, and share the TV documentary that's moved us, podcast we've loved and toilet-roll holder that's proved horrifying – all over an Oatly Barista oat milk latte.  To hear more from us, sing up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwoman@gmail.com.  Episode links: Dreading a dark winter? Think like a Norwegian – David Robson for The Guardian  Are all my friends mad at me? - Katie Heaney for The Cut  Home cooking with Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway
This week, Charlie's making plans for lockdown 2.0, while Frankie's wondering if success can be dangerously addictive - and whether it can even really make us happy. Plus, we're watching a lot - and we mean a lot - of TV, from illuminating documentaries to guilty pleasures, and sharing our alternative life milestones (there's a roast chicken involved), all over our morning coffee. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Episode links:  Why success won't make you happy - Arthur C. Brooks for The Atlantic The art of happiness, with Arthur Brooks
This week, Charlie is switching her alone time for new work colleagues, while Frankie is experiencing her first days of flying solo since lockdown – and rather enjoying it! We also discuss the phenomenon of dating for friends, and explore the experience of egg freezing thanks to Sophia Money-Coutt’s brilliant new podcast. Plus, we share talk holidays for one, and which new Netflix series has got us hooked - all over two iced Monmouth coffees. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Link from the episode Egg freezing: expensive, unpredictable and harrowing. So why is it on the increase? - Sophia Money-Coutts for The Times  Freezing Time - Sophia Money-Coutts Ticket For One - Kate Wills 
This week, Frankie's struggling to find her 'personal brand', while Charlie's reflecting on another non-starter of a date and asking herself: am I the arsehole? Plus, we share the podcasts, TV shows and films we loved this week, and crack open a bottle of Salice Salentino Riserva. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Links from the episode: Code-switching - Lucrece Grehoua, Seriously... BBC Radio 4 Why it's never too late to master the art of self-promotion - Clare Thorp, Stella Magazine  Success secrets of a shameless self-promoter - Emma Gannon, Medium
This week, Charlie is getting ready for her first day in a proper office since March, and wondering what the etiquette is now that handshakes are off the agenda. Meanwhile Frankie's trying not to hug strangers in the street and asking, have we lost the art of non verbal communication? We discuss the future of fashion week (welcome to the Zoom frow) and how to fall back in love with the city after lockdown.  Plus, we share the books and celebrity interviews that currently have us hooked, as we toast the end of white wine season with a glass of Terredavino Gavi Venturina (for Charlie, Franks is having a water - snore).  To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com.  Links from the episode:  Jerry Seinfeld: So you think New York is 'dead' (it's not) – Jerry Seinfeld, The New York Times You don't know her - Alison P Davis, New York Magazine Loving a champion hugger in an air-hug season - Arielle Cook-Shonkoff, The New York Times
This week, Charlie's indulging in a bit of pop-culture nostalgia with a Brangelina update and news of Paris' new favourite word... while Frankie confirms - from personal experience - that her iconic baby voice is bogus.  Following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Frankie's highlighting the difference between amplifying Black voices and amplifying Black trauma. Plus, we're sharing our reading lists for the week, and discussing a new podcast that highlights the power of optimism. And, since the episode was recorded in the morning for a change, we swapped the wine glasses for coffee cups, and a bag of Monmouth's organic espresso beans. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Links from the episode: Sorry, consuming trauma porn is not allyship - Ashlee Marie Preston, Marie Claire Petition: Justice for Jacob Blake Donate: Justice for Jacob Blake Donate: Black Lives Matter Donate: #EachDayEveryDay - The Black Heart Foundation (UK) Paris Hilton: 'I never got to live my childhood' - Laura Pullman, Sunday Times Style The Cut Podcast - Avery Trufelman Redundancy: how it changed my outlook - Alexandra Stedman, The Frugality Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka: 'I was like a laptop slowly shutting down until only the basic keyboard function was there' - Grazia  Things you only know if you've had postpartum psychosis - Laura Dockrill, Grazia  
This week, Charlie’s horoscope has got her questioning her emotional state, while Frankie is coming to terms with the reality that her eyebrows have done a runner. We discuss the comparison culture of pandemic productivity and why celebrating small wins could be the answer we’ve been looking for. Plus, we share the articles and TV shows on our radars this week – all over a bottle of Tesco Finest Chianti for Charlie and Oatly Chocolate Drink for Frank. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com.  Links from the episode The Power of Low-Stakes productivity - Leah Fessner, New York Times Lockdown Revolutionised The ‘Respect Your Elders’ Dynamic With My Parents – Yomi Adegoke, Vogue.co.uk
This week, we're talking about the dangers of doomscrolling during a pandemic, taking a leaf out of Nancy Mitford's book when it comes to our workloads, and questioning whether it's time to retire the word 'flattering' when we talk about fashion.  Plus, we're sharing our recommendations - and discussing why Selling Sunset is as problematic as it is addictive - over a bottle of Cocio chocolate milk... well, we did record this episode during a heatwave. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com Links from the episode: Are you guilty of doomscrolling? How the unhealthy new social media trend is eroding your mental health - Beth McColl, Glamour 'Doomscrolling' during Covid-19: what it does to you and how you can avoid it - Christopher Curley, Healthline The new taboo: how 'flattering' became fashion's ultimate f-word - Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian
In this week’s episode, Frankie’s new supermarket purchase is making her consider how staycations have changed swimwear, while Charlie’s trip to the seaside has put a new – and far more pleasant – spin on what it is to be beach body ready. We discuss the pitfalls of the positivity industry in a pandemic and ask, why aren’t women better at attributing success to their own abilities. Plus we share the pieces and podcasts that have piqued our interest – all over a bottle of Terra Organica Primitivo for Charles, and a glass of Belvoir Elderflower and Rose Pressé for Frank. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Links from the episode: Has Coronavirus Finally Put a Stop to Toxic Spirituality - Vicky Spratt for Refinery29 The Michelle Obama Podcast Bipolar Disorder: Why We Need to Keep Talking About it After the Headlines Fade - Sally Newall for Harper’s Bazaar You Don’t Batch Cook When You’re Suicidal (formerly: The Price of Potatoes & The Value of Compassion - Jack Monroe for cookingonabootstrap.com ‘Indian Matchmaking’: The Dark Reality Behind Your Latest Netflix Binge - Meehika Barua for vogue.co.uk
This week, the government's plans to combat obesity have got us talking about our relationships with food, from emotional to disordered - and why we don't think calorie counts on menus will solve anything.  Plus, Frankie's sharing the surprising impact that pregnancy has had on her body image, Charlie's realising that lockdown has made her less able to compromise, and we're sharing our tips for the best films, TV shows, books and articles this week - all over a glass of fancy Duskin apple juice for Frankie and a Tucci-approved negroni for Charlie. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com Links from the episode: We need empathy, compassion and a focus on mental health - not calorie counts on menus - Daisy Buchanan for Grazia There's a divide in even the closest interracial friendships including ours - Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman for The Cut 'I want people to look around and realise the greatest romances of your life can be your friends' - Evette Dionne for Glamour Tiny love stories - The New York Times
This week, Charlie is discussing the pressure to nail a reopening look and asking, why are women's appearances still allowed to be commented on? With unemployment on the rise, Frankie shares her own experiences of job loss and explains why shedding the stigma of redundancy is vital in a pandemic.  We're also asking, are you a book lender or hoarder? Plus, we share our recommendations of what to watch and read this week – all over a Sipsmith G&T for Charlie, and Luscombe Cool Ginger Beer for Franks.  To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com Links from the episode: You Write It And Now You Know It Sucks - The Cut White Supremacy Was Her World. And The She Left - by Seward Darby for The New York Times 
This week, Charlie - having wanted nothing more than to socialise while she was in lockdown alone - is now finding other people exhausting, while Frankie's finally dipped a toe into Devonian waters with an ill-fated attempt at a paddleboard pub-crawl. We're discussing both over a glass of M&S Atlantis Santorini for Charlie and Sainsbury's alcohol-free rosé for Frankie. Plus, we're talking about the #FreeBritney movement and cancel culture, and sharing our recommendations for what to read and watch this week. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com. Links from episode: Viola Davis: "My Entire Life has been a Protest" - by Sonia Saraiya for Vanity Fair (photography by Dario Calmese) Simone Biles on Overcoming Abuse, the Postponed Olympics, and Training During a Pandemic - by Abby Aguirre for Vogue
This week, Frankie is negotiating beachwear in the depths of Devon, while Charlie welcomes her first house guest and introduces herself to the thrills (and spills) of menstrual cups. We discuss Jess Glynne’s Sexy Fish dress code mishap – joggy bots and lobster anyone? – and ask, what will happen to city life after lockdown? Plus, we share the articles, podcasts and audio books on our radars – all over a glass of Calcarius Hellen Rosso. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com
As lockdown loosens up, Charlie's mourning the return of FOMO - selfie on a yacht, anyone? - and Frankie's (quite nervously) heading off to visit her parents in Devon. But will this be the summer of the staycation, or will you be booking a flight sharpish? Plus, we're talking aubergine-related twitter shade, online trolls, and 'reopening' looks (think drastic dye-job), and sharing our book and TV recommendations, all over a glass of Elementa Organic Primitivo for Charlie and Fever-Tree Tonic for Frankie. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com
This week, Frankie is discussing the negative impact lockdown has had on women, and explains why she suddenly feels like a 1950's housewife, while Charlie shares her experience of socially distant dating and asks, will flirting ever be the same again? Plus, with pubs and restaurants opening back up again, we wonder whether we're ready to jump back into the social pool.  We also share our recommendations for the week, from a picnic-ready recipe to a bingeable TV series and two books well worth adding to your reading list – all over a bottle of Calcarius orange wine.  To hear more form us, sign up at TheWingWoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Get in touch at thewingwomanofficial@gmail.com Links from the episode Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Jamie Oliver's salmon tacos Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Trigonometry 
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Benjamin Hardy

Love these two!!

Jul 24th
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