Podcasts have rapidly gained popularity recently. Out of nowhere, you hear your friends talking about their favorite podcasts and recommending you listen to them. While you might be apprehensive about podcasts at first, they’re a great way to pass the time during your morning commute, or catch up and dive a little more into recent news.
Some podcasts are even created for unique genres that might pique your interest. Some people have a little more of a preference when it comes to listening to podcasts, like women listening to other women’s perspectives. That is why we have created this list of the best podcasts all women should listen to.
Hey Girl is hosted by Alex Elle who loves to share some intimate but amazing stories from inspiring women. In this podcast, you will hear guests share their stories into wellness and self-care. The stories are pretty candid and are an open conversation between Elle and whoever she is interviewing. The main point of the podcast is to help the listener gain a respect for themselves and be aware that they need to nurture that sometimes.
You can listen to Hey Girl on iTunes.
Call Your Girlfriend
Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman bring you this podcast, which is perfect for all long-distance friends. The podcast is based on the two friends and their weekly calls. They could discuss politics, life, pop culture and everything in between. The women label themselves as highly opinionated and not afraid to talk the real talk about everything, and they have a pretty good cult following.
Give it a listen on iTunes or Stitcher and hear more about Instagram anxiety, money, books and news. You might even hope on a phone call with your best friend to discuss the podcast more.
My Favorite Murder With Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
This podcast is for all the true-crime fans out there. Real-life besties Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Harstark tell each other about their favorite real-life murders in each episode. The podcast is so popular now that they offer “hometown murder” segments where they read listeners stories of murders that are happening in their hometown. The pair are hilarious as they discuss these crimes and super feminist.
If you like a good story and true-crime, this is worth a listen. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Player FM.
Terrible, Thanks For Asking
For someone who needs to feel related to, this might be the podcast for you. Hosted by Nora McInerny, the podcast dives into the biggest issues people could be feeling. McInerny started the podcast after losing her unborn child, father, and husband within weeks of each other. The podcast is funny, uncomfortable, and sad at times, but it talks about how to deal with pain, awkwardness, and knowing it’s okay with not being fine.
Take a listen on iTunes or Stitcher.
Women in the industry, this podcast is for you. Brought to you by CEO Jaclyn Johnson, you’ll learn how to deal with some of the most uncomfortable topics in the office. This includes negotiating, building a brand, failing, and pitching your own business. This podcast is perfect for the working women who feel like a baddie but needs a little more reassurance.
Check it out now on iTunes.
Politico’s Anna Palmer hosts this fantastic podcast that interviews women leaders. Guests so far have included Stacey Abrams, Kim Davis, and Cecile Richards. These amazing women discuss how they’ve made it to who they are in the present day, and they discuss their options on some of the world’s most significant issues. You will also get great advice, and the podcast is an overall inspiration for women everywhere.
Women Rule is available on iTunes and Stitcher.
No Man’s Land
History buffs listen up because Alexis Coe from The Wings, host this amazing podcast that deep dives into some of the coolest women in our history. This can include 1920s gangsters, women’s social clubs, and authors we know and love today, including Sylvia Plath. A lot of the women discussed in this podcast aren’t necessarily mentioned in our history books, even though they should be.
Listen on iTunes or Stitcher.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff Mom Never Told You is a great podcast for all women. It is hosted by Bridget Todd and Anney Reese, who research challenges that women face today from every angle. This could be anything from the size of women’s pockets to harder issues they face in the work industry. You get two podcasts a week too from them!
Check them out on iTunes or Stitcher.
Podcasts can be great for a variety of reasons. With them, you can be educated, learn about the news, or just dive a little deeper into a weird interest that none of your friend’s shares. Podcasts are great to kill some time, and it is nice to listen to other women to discuss the same issues you might be facing and even give helpful advice to overcome it.