The Call with Erica Williams Simon

31 Episodes

Do you want to step up and do something epic? Follow your dreams, take action, change the world? In The Call, former political strategist Erica Williams Simon hosts intimate conversations with women who have answered their own call. What are the costs and challenges of taking the leap, of living you…

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027: Dascha Polanco

August 14th, 2018

In this episode, host Erica Williams Simon sits down with Orange is the New Black star Dascha Polanco. They talk about representation, the hustle and only moving forward.

026: Gabi Gregg

August 7th, 2018

The Call is back with another fantastic, utterly beguiling, awe-inspiring guest: blogger and fashion entrepreneur Gabi Gregg. Gabi and Erica talk about failure, fashion and creating your own career path.

025: Samhita Mukhopadhyay

July 31st, 2018

This week's guest is writer and editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay. After stints at Feministing and Mic and writing her book, she took over the Executive Editor role at Teen Vogue. In this episode she talks about her path to Te…

024: Janet Mock

July 24th, 2018

Janet Mock is a New York Times best-selling author as well as a writer, producer and director on FX's Pose. In this episode of The Call, Janet and Erica talk about the importance of telling your own individual story. The…

023: Clemantine Wamariya

July 17th, 2018

Clemantine Wamariya is a storyteller and writer. She first burst onto the scene with an appearance on the Oprah Show in 2006, where she was reunited with her family after the Rwandan genocide. In her new memoir, "The Gir…

023: Franchesca Ramsey

July 10th, 2018

In this episode of The Call, I talk to Franchesca Ramsey (aka Chescaleigh), about activism, hustling and not being so hard on yourself. She also chats about her new book, Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistake…

Season Three Trailer

July 3rd, 2018

Allow me to play the role of the waiter who is here to serve you an exciting appetizer — The Call is almost BACK!!! Episode One airs Tuesday, July 10 but this teaser offers up a few bon mots from upcoming guests like Fra…

022: Angela Yee

January 9th, 2018

Angela Yee, co-host of the nationally syndicated, wildly popular radio show, The Breakfast Club, is the final guest of The Call's Season 2. In this episode, Yee talks about what she's learned about negotiation, how she r…

021: Tarana Burke

January 2nd, 2018

In this episode of The Call, Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo organization, tells the real story behind the movement in an effort to bring the focus back to its original intent: healing. She also talks about the dange…

020: Melina Matsoukas

December 26th, 2017

In this episode of The Call, I sit down with Melina Matsoukas, director of HBO's Insecure and "Thanksgiving," the Emmy Award-winning episode of Master of None, not to mention director of Beyoncé's "Formation" and Rihanna…
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