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Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman: Big Friendship

Unlocking Us, Brene Brown, Ann Friedman, Aminatou Sow

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In this October 2021 episode of Unlocking Us, Dr. Brené Brown and podcast hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman discuss how true, long-lasting friendships are built and maintained.


Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman: Big Friendship

Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman: Big Friendship

by Unlocking Us


When we think about working on relationships, many of us focus on our romantic partners and family members. The idea that friendships require work is not something we usually learn or read about. We refer to our friends as the families we've chosen, but maintaining those bonds isn't always easy.

Dr. Brené Brown is an American researcher, educator, and New York Times best-selling author. Brown's research centers around the issues of courage, vulnerability, shame, and connection. In the Unlocking Us podcast, Brown hosts relevant guest speakers to discuss books, films, and music that reflect universal human experiences.

In this episode from October 2021, Brown speaks with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, hosts of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast and authors of the New York Times bestselling book, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, published in 2020. They tackle the most common misconceptions about friendship, and what we need to do to nurture long-lasting relationships with our friends.

Favorite quote

There is no autopilot for big friendships. You just have to keep showing up.

- Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

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