Podcasts are back on the rise, and today there are more female podcasters than ever before, hosting, producing, and creating. Women are creating podcasts with purpose and a wide range of topics. From personal development and self help podcasts, to career advice, politics, pop culture and lifestyle podcasts, to podcasts on dating and sex. Just pop in your headphones and get an earful of advice from a woman’s perspective. Here are 10 female podcasters you should be listening to.
1. 2 Dope Queens
Comedians and BFF’s, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, put a twist on podcasting with a live comedy show hosted in Brooklyn. The podcasts episodes feature their favorite comedians and span all sorts of topics, no topic is off limits! From sex, to romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and much more. These ladies bring the funny, but they also bring honest conversation and relatability. Their podcast has also been turned into an HBO special.
2. Stuff Mom Never Told You
Every week, co-hosts Bridget Todd and Anney Reese deliver episodes for women by women. This research driven podcast focuses on the challenges facing women today and throughout history and offer solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism. Their dialogue is authentic and oh so relatable.
3. Black Girl In Om
Black Girl In Om is a podcast on all things wellness, self care, and self love for women of color. Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory, along with special guests, discuss topics ranging from holistic wellness to beauty. Their podcast features advice from wellness writers, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, yogis and many others within the beauty and wellness industry. The goal of the podcast is to inspire women all around the world.
4. Another Round
When you mix two women, real life conversations, and booze together you get “Another Round”. This boozy show hosted by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton is certified entertaining. The podcast covers everything from race, gender and pop culture, to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes. Silly, yet serious, these women have created a space to elevate the voices of people of color and inspire their listeners.
5. The Guys We F****d
This is an anti slut shaming podcast, where hosts Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher spread the word that women should be able to have sex with whoever they want whenever they want. Each week they interview a guy they’ve slept with and give candid stories of intercourse. In an effort to make the world a more sex positive place, these ladies encourage women to never be ashamed of their sexual encounters and encourage the world to not judge.
6. WHOREible Decisions
WHOREible Decisions is the hottest, raciest, and rawest podcast on the internet. Co-hosts Mandii B and WeezyWTF along with an array of guests sit down and discuss their sex lives and kinks. Their guests include couples, porn stars, strippers, dominants, submissives, activists, celebrities, doctors, and more. This sex positive podcast does not hold back. The illicit conversations may be uncomfortable for the closed minded, but if you’re ok listening to people talk about oral sex, orgasms, disabled sex, BDSM, and sex work…just to name a few, then this is the podcast for you.
7. Goal Digger
This podcast answers all your questions on how to successfully turn your passion into profit. Host Jenna Kutcher gives her listeners productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories. It’s a series of pep talks catered to guide you to fulfilling your goals. Jenna shares tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire along with interviewing other women who have done the same. If you listen in on this podcast you’re guaranteed an earful of useful content.
8. Two Brown Girls
Two Brown Girls podcast discusses race issues in pop culture, film, music and television. Hosted by writers and critics Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay, these ladies give their opinion from a critical race and feminist perspective. Every man and woman should give this podcast a listen.
9. On One With Angela Rye
Politico and lawyer, Angela Rye, has brought us a podcast worth listening to. From politics to activism, the importance of black women, to being black in America, Angela Rye talks about it all. One of the more famous female podcasters, Angela dominates her show with a wide range of guests including actresses and actors, activists, comedians, rappers, congress people and many more.
10. Terrible, thanks for asking
Has anyone ever asked you “how are you?” and naturally you respond “I’m fine”, well this podcast isn’t that. Author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, goes for big talk over small talk. She discusses pain, loss, and trauma, which are all things we experience as people. But, her approach to this big talk is what makes the podcast so inviting. Her episodes are funny, sad, and uncomfortable because the conversations are honest. So when asked how are you? On this podcast, the answer is ‘terrible, thanks for asking’.