Call Her Daddy

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Alex Cooper, Spotify

Call Her Daddy

3.7/5

Critic Rating

Call Her Daddy started as a podcast and evolved into a global movement. Alex Cooper bulldozed a lane of her own, spitting in the face of misogyny and putting a modern twist on feminism. The woman-led empire produces raw, relevant and provocative conversations that promote sexual liberty and personal empowerment while stripping away any barriers of judgement. Strap in and enjoy, and more importantly - welcome to the Daddy Gang. Episodes on Wednesday - only on Spotify starting July 21st.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Sophia Cassim • Woof Magazine Oct 19, 2021

"The show’s audacious and adventurous spirit was misinterpreted as childish and inappropriate, which prohibited many from seeing the empowering messages it gave people behind the comedic phrases and in between the personal stories. This podcast is a prime example of women using the system of patriarchy or “hook-up culture” to their advantage and learn how to succeed as the “best player”. Some may argue that instead of trying to rise up within the system, society should dismantle it all together. However, this podcast offers tips from the host’s own perspective and personal experiences to try and teach other women how to survive in the system."

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Score: 2

Aya Hibben • Daily Utah Chronicle Oct 7, 2021

"The advice on “Call Her Daddy” is unhealthy and unhelpful. It creates an environment that tells women that their worth is in their sexual abilities, not their minds and souls. Replicating toxic behavior from men is not healthy behavior in life and should not be taught to women seeking advice. While I applaud Cooper and Franklyn’s accomplishments in the entertainment world, their success is based on misogynistic culture. This isn’t a show about women taking a stand against men — it’s about appeasing them."

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Score: 5

Anna Dixon • The Tulane Hullabaloo Aug 25, 2021

"This transformation is representative of most women’s journey of recognizing that they are allowed to set their own rules for relationships instead of being subject to the ones set by a patriarchal system. Since Cooper began hosting the podcast solo, the overall messaging and language has shifted. She frequently discusses her therapy in a positive tone, and she shares her realizations that previous behaviors that she considered normal are actually unhealthy. These changes in the podcast are reflective of Cooper’s growth and maturation as an individual, which is a necessary process that all women endure in different ways and at different speeds."

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Score: 4.5

Ashley Allen • Tritonian Apr 7, 2021

"For me, the Call Her Daddy podcast is problematic, but that doesn’t stop me from listening to it every week. With Call Her Daddy, you truly never know what you are going to get — some of the content can be so bad that it’s good — and I can’t stop listening. The funny stories and unbelievably authentic personal anecdotes are beneficial for some college students looking for a laugh and trying to navigate the confusing world of sex and relationships."

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Score: 1

Bethan Northwood • Swansea Student Media Mar 8, 2021

"Sex positivity doesn’t have to be like this; the CHD podcast feels like “locker room talk” but from a woman. Just because it’s a woman talking about sex positivity doesn’t mean it can’t still be unhealthy and toxic. A couple that I enjoy are: Binchtopia and Goes Without Saying. Save yourself from the terrible advice and heartache and find a different podcast. "

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Score: 2

Elana Klein • Curious Jan 6, 2021

"In its essence, Call Her Daddy is what happens when a male-dominated company attempts to expand its audience to include women. The danger of Call Her Daddy lies in the fact that it champions a monolithic ideal of femininity that is compliant with patriarchal values, doing so under the guise of radical feminism."

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Score: 3.9

Aysha Tabassum • Queen's Journal Nov 8, 2019

"Call Her Daddy appears to be a harmless podcast about sex and relationships. It’s infuriatingly entertaining to indulge in Call Her Daddy, but every time we do, we help the podcast climb the charts. Even if we’re only listening to it ironically, we’re increasing the likelihood that someone younger and less experienced than us is falling prey to the show’s damaging rhetoric. "

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Score: 4.8

Kiana Buzza • Queen's Journal Nov 8, 2019

"Call Her Daddy proves old stereotypes wrong: women aren’t just emotional relationship-seekers who prioritize cuddles, flowers, and chocolates. It’s possible for them to look at sex as something fun and casual, not just meaningful. At the end of the day, they do help to empower their massive fan base, breaking social norms that help women and men alike to live more confidently. "

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Score: 4

Ana Altchek • The Pitt News Sep 18, 2019

"Cooper and Franklyn overgeneralize the dating world and normalize an abnormal pattern of treatment to a varied audience of listeners and subscribers."

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Score: 4.5

Isadora Renner • Her Campus Jun 15, 2019

"It is mindless entertainment at its finest. The hosts are like your most boy-crazy friend from high school who would fake their pregnancies to trap their boyfriends. Call Her Daddy taught me that millennials are changing their views on marriage, sex, love, and what it means to have a partner. Alex and Sofia make better partners than most married couples I know, and despite the annoying parts of their podcast, they are worth a listen—as long as you aren’t too squeamish. "

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