I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing men talk. The podcast world is clearly dominated by males, but luckily women are stepping it up and taking control of their own voice. Listening to podcasts hosted by women are a great way to zone out the world of men and gain a sense of female empowerment. It’s so important in this day and age for women to be able to hear stories that we can resonate with.
Men are constantly trying to silence us or make decisions for us, but these women are changing that. If you’re looking for some girl power podcasts to inspire and empower you, here are 10 that you need to start listening to now!
1. Guys We Fucked
Who doesn’t love podcasts hosted by women who talk about sex? Comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson use their voices to change the way society thinks about female sexuality. They’ve clearly had a lot of sex, and they’re not afraid to talk about!
They use their podcast to break the idea that women should feel ashamed about their sex life. They encourage women to be comfortable with their sexuality and be open to having more guilt-free sex. There’s no room for slut-shaming with these ladies!
2. What Your Mother Doesn’t Know
Kassandra hosts the fairly new podcast What Your Mother Doesn’t Know along with her gal pal guests to share their experiences with modern dating. Being active in a world of dating apps makes for great stories and helpful advice for those who are hopeless romantics like her. From sex to venting about men to allowing other women to share their own experiences, Kassandra makes her listeners feel comfortable in their sexuality by being her true, authentic self.
You definitely need to check out What Your Mother Doesn’t Know on Apple Podcasts or Spotify for some great content on female sexual power!
3. Terrible, Thanks For Asking
Nora McInerny hosts this humorous podcast to openly talk about struggles that we all face. We’ve all been asked the question “how are you?” and automatically reply with “fine” even when we’re dying inside. This podcast inspires us to feel better about not actually feeling “fine” because it’s normal to have our bad days and go through negative experiences.
Nora uses her podcast to remind us that it’s okay to feel like shit. You’ll laugh, cry, and maybe feel uncomfortable at times with this podcast, but you’ll learn to realize that feeling terrible is human and there’s nothing wrong with it.
4. Call Your Girlfriend
Every Friday, long-distance besties Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman call each other to co-host the unapologetic feminist podcast Call Your Girlfriend. From pop culture to politics, you’ll love listening to these women call out the bullshit that women must face everyday. These boldly opinionated girlfriends believe in communicating with friends to gain social and political power.
By sharing their experiences, forming bonds with other females in the community, and just ranting about the struggles of womanhood, they welcome and inspire all kinds of females to join them in making the world a better and more inclusive place for women. Sip some tea and engage with one of the best podcasts hosted by women!
If you’re a true crime junkie and haven’t listened to Criminal, you’re missing out. This isn’t just your typical true-crime podcast – it’s more complex and in-depth than that. Hosted by journalist Phoebe Judge, this podcast tells a different, well-researched crime story in each episode.
Phoebe’s voice is so smooth and her storytelling captivates listeners to learn about people’s stories beyond the crime. Episodes are fairly short, so binging all of them is a piece of cake. Trust me, once you start listening, you won’t want to stop!
6. The History Chicks
If you’re in search of educational podcasts hosted by women, you definitely need to check out The History Chicks. Hosts Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider speak about powerful historical female figures, both real and fiction, who have left their mark on the world. Learn about the legacies of women who helped pave the way for our rights. From their struggles to successes, learning about female figures in history will both entertain and inspire you.
7. She Did It Her Way
This podcast hosted by Amanda Boleyn motivates women who aim to become full-time entrepreneurs. Each episode, Amanda offers tips and advice on how to start your own business in a male-dominated industry. Along with sharing her own strategies, she interviews top businesswomen who also went out and did it their way.
If you’re looking to become an entrepreneur, you should definitely check out this podcast. I guarantee you’ll become inspired and learn how to start achieving your business goals ASAP.
8. Black Girl Nerds
Black Girl Nerds isn’t a community exclusively for black women. Hosted by nerdy women of color, this podcast aims to inspire anyone who enjoys comics, video games, sci-fi, and all things nerdy to embrace their true selves. They help make being a nerdy girl feel more acceptable especially in a community that is dominated by men. Let your inner nerd out with their episodes that discuss The Handmaid’s Tale, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and more!
9. The Guilty Feminist
Podcasts hosted by women offer loads of inspiration and empowerment for being female, and The Guilty Feminist is no exception. Hosted by comedian Deborah Frances-White, this podcast shines a light on what it is to be a feminist in the 21st century. Every week, Deborah and guests discuss feminist topics and share their struggles and insecurities that every woman can relate to. Recorded in front of a live audience, The Guilty Feminist makes being a feminist in the 21st century a lot less guilty feeling.
10. Stuff Mom Never Told You
Comedy podcasts hosted by women that aim to educate other females are some of the best podcasts out there. Stuff Mom Never Told You answers all the questions you’ve wondered about anything that has to do with womanhood. Hosted by badasses Anney and Samantha, this podcast offers research-based discussion on what it means to be a woman.
Twice a week they speak about topics that women are affected by and offer heavy content in lighthearted conversations. I suggest listening to some of their older episodes with hosts Emilie and Bridget for some fall-out-of-your-chair-laughing content!