How “Call Her Daddy” is empowering women

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

When you first tune in to the Barstool Sports’ “Call Her Daddy” podcast, your mind may overflow with judgements and misconceptions. The voices of the two women that fill your ears are high-pitched and energized, as if they consumed five cups of coffee before showing up to record. They may remind you of some preppy overly enthusiastic person from your high school. The podcast is unique in how it talks about unusual topics with a comical twist. Minutes after you put your earbuds on, despite your initial impressions, you may be laughing in front of strangers without realizing it.

The podcast is hosted by Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn, two women in their twenties who have recently moved to New York City and are exploring their new life, while maybe simultaneously exploiting it. Cooper is a Boston University graduate who vlogs full-time for YouTube. Franklyn, who did not know Cooper before they became apartment-mates thanks to New York City’s sky-high rent, has become Cooper’s best friend and splits her time between a nine-to-five job and the Barstool offices.

“Call Her Daddy” is both a new and established concept in the world of podcasts. The content of the podcast is a blend of advice, whether you are in a relationship or not, hilarious stories and content from their listeners. Much of their content is not simply advice but sometimes just outright hysterical stories. Most of the advice the women lay out for their audience is about sex. The majority of the embarrassing moments detailed in their episodes talk about what some might consider taboo, but all the stories are framed in a hilarious context that makes them more approachable.

Although the podcast is hosted by two women and the name suggests that the target audience is strictly women, it is not. While the duo dedicates a good portion of their content to offering sexual and romantic advice to women, they are also dedicated to roasting men and offering them advice in today’s chaotic dating world.

What makes “Call Her Daddy” stand out from other podcasts in the realm of self-help content is that it is not afraid to touch on taboo topics. Despite the content not being for everyone, there is something to take away from their approach. These Barstool Sports women are normalizing discussing the many aspects of sexuality and relationships, a healthy, refreshing and empowering approach.