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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 side-hustles to bad dates and worse hair days. Love, money, frocks and spots: it's all up for discussion
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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 
This week, Frankie's sharing some big news! But what's it like to be pregnant during a pandemic? From solo scans to a possible bout of Covid-19, she talks us through it all. Plus, we're sharing our recommendation of the week, from podcasts and telly to books and articles - all over a bottle of Chin Chin vinho verde from Quinta do Ermizio in Northern Portugal (at least Charlie can still enjoy it). 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 FT Culture Call: Photographer Tyler Mitchell on Black freedom Fashion wants to be less racist, but I know there's still work to be done - Elgar Johnson for GQ
This week our hosts share the podcasts, books and articles they've been listening to and reading to further educate themselves around the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism. Scroll down to find links below.  Plus, Frankie is examining how her feelings about money have changed during lockdown, and Charlie is discussing the issue of wild weeing while public toilets remain closed (just don't ask her to use a Shewee) - all over a cold can of Beavertown Gamma Ray Pale Ale.  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  Farewell to America, by Gary Younge  Young Protesters On Why They Are Marching Against Racism, by Aamna Mohdin Unpretty Podcast  'Riots', 'mobs', 'chaos': the establishment always frames change as dangerous, by Keisha N. Blain and Tom Zoellner My Name is Why, by Lemn Sissay   
This week, as the Black Lives Matter protests against racism and police violence following the death of George Floyd while in police custody continue across America and the world, our hosts are recognising their white privilege and trying to educate themselves, and sharing resources for anyone else seeking to do so - we’ve linked to petitions and funds to donate to below, and shared a few of the books we’ve mentioned. Plus, Frankie’s admitting that part of her doesn’t want to leave lockdown, and Charlie’s sharing the paperback sex scenes that were seminal for her school friends (one name: Ralph). And we share our recommendations for the week - all over a bottle of organic Pura Sicilia Purato Rosé. 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. What to read/listen to: 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship by Mireille Harper (originally published on Instagram; now reproduced by British Vogue) Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Petitions to sign: Justice for George Floyd Run With Maud - Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Stand With Breonna - Justice for Breonna Taylor Justice for Belly Mujinga Where to donate: Since recording, The Minnesota Freedom Fund has suspended donations having received around $20 million, and is redirecting those wishing to donate to the organisations on this list compiled by Reclaim The Block. National Bail Out Black Lives Matter The Movement for Black Lives Other links from the episode: Why I'm Not Sure I Want to Leave Lockdown by Vicky Spratt for Refinery29 Fortunately... with Fi and Jane
This week, Charlie's sharing her experience of quitting the job that defines you - during a pandemic - while Frankie outlines her change curve a year-and-a-bit after she went freelance when the company she worked for folded. Plus, we're dissecting the appeal of the latest social media trend, Cottagecore, taking gardening tips from Monty Don, and sharing our TV and recipe recommendations - all over a bottle of Conte di Alari Gavi. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday.
This week, Frankie has got up close and (too) personal with the back garden nature set, while Charlie is getting a thrill from her new bin storage and Kate Beckinsale's pizza cat. We ask, will the pandemic signal the end of the insta-perfect millennial interior? And discuss whether the dearth of sexiness will have us lusting after Harry Styles' melons all summer. Plus, we share the books, planting tips and Instagram accounts keeping us entertained - all over a cold bottle of Laurent Miquel Nocturnes Viognier.  To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. 
This week, Charlie is contemplating where her fantasy travel bubble would take her, and compiling her dream holiday menu, while Frankie is finding  herself occupied by memories (mortifying ones) of bad dates past.  We're discussing new underwear habits and sharing the cooking tips, TV shows and Louis Theroux audio fixes keeping us feeling jolly – all over a bottle of French 75 from Three Sheets.  To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. 
This week, Frankie has developed a quarantine crush on Normal People’s Connell Waldron (and his chain necklace), while Charlie is baffled over Matthew McConaughey’s next film choice. We’re discussing the effects of 'skin hunger' in this isolation age and asking, will we ever go back to handshakes? Plus, we share the films, recipes and Twitter accounts entertaining us this week – all over a bottle of Bacchus Rosso Piceno Ciu Ciu. Cheers. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday.
This week, Frankie is discussing the Joy of Letting Go, and asking, will beauty standards be different after lockdown? Meanwhile, Charlie is constructing her fantasy friend bubble – Cher, expect an invite in the post soon. We're also talking baking fails, lunch discoveries and sharing our favourite reads and watches this week – all over a glass of Hecht & Bannier Languedoc red.  To hear more from us, sign up  at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. 
This week, Charlie is embracing her extrovert Zoom persona, while Frankie is discovering her surprise introvert. We're also discussing make-ups and break-ups in lockdown and Tom Ford's tips for getting an A-list camera angle - all over a bottle of perfectly pale Tour Campanets rosé.  Plus, we share our recommendations for what to watch and read this week.  To hear more form us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday
This week, we're realising that not all pandemic lockdowns are create equal. Frankie's worried that she might be guilty of #smugsolation posts on Instagram while Charlie's sure that celebrities avowing to be 'just like us' are, in fact, nothing like us (we're looking at you, Madonna).  Plus, we're sharing our recipe, tv and book recommendations over a cold bottle of Azevedo Vinho Verde - and there's even a cameo from Frankie's husband Ben with some gardening tips. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free newsletter every Sunday.
This week, Charlie is full of the joys of spring, while Frankie is mulling over the future of bikini line grooming. We're discussing the pressure to be productive during lockdown and asking, should we be shopping during a pandemic?  Plus, we're sharing our recommendations – from period drama escapism to quick kitchen cupboard dinners – all over a bottle of Reserve De Gassac rosé. To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free newsletter every Sunday. 
It's week two of lockdown, and Frankie's fallen out of her freelance working-from-home rhythm but discovered a new love for cooking. Meanwhile, Charlie's finding the joy in dressing up while keeping an uninvited house guest at bay. And while we might be catching up via Houseparty, there's still a bottle of Puglian red on the go... Plus, we're sharing our recommendations for the best telly, books, and podcasts - with a few of our all-time favourite weepy films thrown in for good measure.   To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our newsletter every Sunday.
This week we’re in lockdown, so recording the podcast over Google hangout from our respective homes… needs must! Charlie is navigating a new virtual dating scene, while Frankie's negotiating quarantine cohabiting in a one-bed flat (don’t call the divorce lawyers yet). Plus, we’re discussing online communities and sharing some of our book, TV and podcast recommendations for keeping entertained at home – all over a bottle of Primitivo and a chocolate Easter egg, why not? To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our newsletter every Sunday.
This week, Frankie's finding joy in small pleasures (like finally sorting out the junk pile at home) while Charlie's dating life grinds to a halt - too many germy strangers. At least she still has her wingwoman to share a bottle of Barolo with... Plus, we're talking about body image, weight taboos, and the pressure to conform to beauty ideals, with some discussion of eating disorders. For help or support with these issues, call the Beat charity helpline on 0808 801 0677.  To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our newsletter every Sunday.
This week Charlie is unpicking the Love is Blind phenomenon and discussing the politics of modern dating, while Frankie is finding it difficult to emotionally detach from work and separate self-worth from career success (and failures)  – all over a bottle of Beefsteak Club Malbec.  For more from The Wingwoman, sign up to receive our newsletter every Sunday at TheWingwoman.co.uk
This week, Frankie's missing a sense of community and tackling the loneliness that comes with being a freelancer in London - and, for Charlie, with living alone. Plus we're talking wanderlust, holidaying in our 30s and the problem with natural deodorants... all over a bottle of Tesco's Finest St Chinian. For more from The Wingwoman, sign up to receive our newsletter every Sunday at TheWingwoman.co.uk.
This week, Charlie is conflicted over Goop's latest celeb-filled party, while Frankie's learning how to have a healthy relationship with Instagram –thanks to Elizabeth Day's interview with Frankie Bridge –  all over a bottle of Primitivo. For more from The Wingwoman, sign up to receive our newsletter every Sunday at TheWingwoman.co.uk
This week, Frankie's avoiding eye contact discussing orgasms (inspired by Gwyneth's Netflix series) while Charlie's oversharing – and triggering her social anxiety in the process – over a bottle of Barolo and a box of inappropriately crunchy breadsticks.  For more from The Wingwoman, sign up to receive our newsletter every Sunday at TheWingwoman.co.uk.
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