This week on the podcast, the ladies talk about female friendship…the good times, the bad times, and how it feels to be “friend-widowed.”

Your BFFs are all you need…unless they’re lost with you in the middle of a hostile Maine wilderness, in which case you should probably also bring some matches and extra water, as our guest Erica Ferencik explains. Find out the insane extremes she went to while researching her new book, The River at Night–let’s just say it involves bear meat stew and a horse named Freedom.

We wrap up by deciding which halves of classic friend pairs we would be. Are you a Leslie or an Ann? A Lucy or an Ethel? And are we really ALL Miranda? We support you, no matter what you decide, as long as you remember that the best conversations happen after dark!