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10 Women-Hosted Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Currently, I am subscribed to over 40+ podcasts. That’s a ton of voices! But did you know, as of 2013, 71% of the top 100 most popular podcasts on the podcast app Stitcher, were hosted by men? Podcasting, like many other industries, is a male dominated field. So I think it’s important to support our fellow women who are out there doing some incredible things. Let’s show off their awesome talents!

Here are my top 10 women-hosted podcasts you should be listening to ASAP. If you have a suggestion, don’t forget to leave it down in the comments below!



1. Unladylike with Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin

What happens when women break the rules? Unladylike is a podcast all about feminism! Each episode starts with a question that the hosts tackle with a gritty but fun ‘feminist rage’.

Where to Start:

Episode 27: How to Smash the Patriarchy

Episode 32: How to Run for President

10 Women-Hosted Podcasts

 

2. How To Be a Girl with Marlo Mack

I previously mentioned this podcast on my Podcasts That Will Teach You Something post but I thought I should mention it again. How To Be a Girl is a podcast created by a mom documenting everyday life raising her young transgender daughter and the ups and downs of where life takes them.

Where to Start:

Episode 1: Mama I’m a Girl

How To Be a Girl Podcast

 

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3. Still Processing with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

Still Processing is a New York Times culture podcast hosted by two NYT writers as they dive into current news and topics that are prevalent in today’s world.

Where to Start:

Liars: Why can’t we look away from the Jullie Smollet case?

Joy: We KonMari Wesley’s apartment

Still Processing Podcast



4. The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher

The Goal Digger Podcast is hosted by a lifestyle blogger, Jenna Kutcher over at jennakutcherblog.com, where she goes into detail about what it takes to run a successful blog.

Where to Start:

Episode 001: Keeping it Real on Social Media

Episode 221: What You REALLY Need to Know About Email Lists

The Goal Digger Podcast

 

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5. Stuff Mom Never Told You with Bridget Todd and Anney Reese

Stuff Mom Never Told You is a podcast that breaks down the ever-evolving challenges women face today and throughout history.

Where to Start:

The Secret History of International Women’s Day

Is fitspo unhealthy for women?

Women and White Supremacy

Stuff Mom Never Told You Podcast

 

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6. Dr Death with Laura Beil

“We’re our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.”

Dr Death dives into the case of Christopher Duntsch, a successful neurosurgeon in Dallas, Texas. After many of his patients start to experience complications after their surgeries, his motives start to unravel. Which begs the question: “who – or what – is that system meant to protect?”

Where to Start:

Three Days In Dallas | 1

Dr Death Podcast



7. Flash Forward with Rose Eveleth

Flash Forward is a science podcast that explores the futuristic possibilities of what may is to come for our society.

Where to Start:

The Commute From Hell

There’s No Great Future in Plastics

We Are Family

Flash Forward Podcast

 

8. Broken Harts with Justine Harman, Elisabeth Egan and Lauren Smiley

Broken Hearts follows the case of the Hart family. A family of two white moms and six adopted black children, known as the “Hart Tribe”. When on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC was driven off the cliff on California’s Highway 1. Leaving investigators and friends alike wondering, what led to this fatal crash? And could their lives have possibly been saved?

Where to Start:

Fear

Broken Harts Podcast

 

9. Tiny Spark with Amy Costello

Tiny Spark is a podcast that reports on philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid through comprehensive interviews.

Where to Start:

What Can We Do About The White Savior Complex?

Tiny Spark Podcast

 

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10. Ologies with Alie Ward

I briefly mentioned this podcast in my lifelong learner post so check that out for some learning tips and even more podcast suggestions. But Ologies is a science podcast where in each episode, the host brings on a ‘ology expert to talk about their expertise.

Where to Start:

Victimology (CRIME VICTIMS) with Dr. Callie Rennison

Ologies Podcast

I want to hear from you

There you have it! Ten awesome women-hosted podcasts to add to your playlist right now. Let me know in the comments below if you have any more recommendations.

Hope to see you soon!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    venus
    March 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I’m always looking for more podcasts to listen to when I’m at the gym so this post is great! I’ve been listening to Dr Death (I’m 3 episodes in) and this case is so wild!! Broken Harts seems so interesting but so odd at the same time! I haven’t listened to any podcasts related to blogs/social media so I’ll be listening to The Gold Digger Podcast for sure! Thanks for this post 🙂

    venus | http://www.venusaby.com

    • Reply
      Payton
      March 27, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      Dr Death is so crazy! And The Gold Digger Podcast has been such a great way to help grow my blog, I bet you’ll love it! Thanks so much for stopping by. (:

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    Alice
    March 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutely love the sound of so many of these! How To Be A Girl sounds so interesting, I’m definitely going to be diving into that!
    Alice Xx

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      Payton
      March 27, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      I’m so glad you found some you like! How To Be a Girl is so great! Thanks for stopping by. x

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    The Amy Tales
    March 27, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Great post. I’ve only recently started listening to podcasts. Bit late to the party i know. But i’m always trying to find something that interests me and still trying to work out what podcasts are and what i want to listen too. Thanks for sharing. Have just subscribed to Goal digger.
    Thanks for sharing 💕

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      Payton
      April 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      You’re gonna love that podcast! So many helpful tips! Thank you so much for reading. x

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    Bukola Veronica
    March 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    This is such a comprehensive list of podcasts. I’m only getting into listening to podcasts now and I definitely need some recommendations.

    Bukola Veronica,
    http://www.bukolaveronica.com

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      Payton
      April 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      Awesome! Thank you for reading! (:

  • Reply
    Makyla
    March 30, 2019 at 10:37 am

    I can here from your Instagram account and when I saw the title of your latest blog post I knew I HAD to read it ! Thank you so much for sharing this post as I have been on a journey to find just what you have provided here! xo Loved it!:)

    • Reply
      Payton
      April 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Makyla. I’m glad you liked it!

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    Karalee Shotola
    March 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I have only listened to a couple of podcasts, so I’ll definitely be checking some of these out! Dr Death & Broken Harts sound particularly interesting!

    Karalee
    Tales of Belle

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      Payton
      April 1, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you found some ones you like. (:

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    Amy Harris
    April 3, 2019 at 11:38 am

    This is a great blog post! I love podcasts and I’m always looking for new ones to listen to so I’m happy I’ll be able to add these to my list. I’ve just finished Dr. Death this morning and it is a great podcast!

    Amy x | fleurdubelle.blogspot.com

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      Payton
      April 3, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you liked them! Dr Death was so interesting, I’ve never heard of a case like that before. Thanks for reading!

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    Chloe Osborn
    April 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve only just started listening to my first podcast which is David Tennant’s so I’m currently looking for more. I’d love to listen to the science ones in particular to learn something new, I find it interesting but don’t know a lot about it!

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      Payton
      April 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      You’re welcome! Thank you for reading. (:

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    Jenny
    April 6, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Dr Death sounds fascinating! I never listen to podcasts but I’d love to! So thank you for these recommendations <3

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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      Payton
      April 6, 2019 at 8:36 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for reading!

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    izzy
    April 6, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Love this post! The past year I’ve been obsessed with podcasts as someone who loves learning but doesn’t enjoy reading its a great way to digest information, and I was trying to think of some podcasts to recommend but most of them are men, so thank you for giving me more females to binge listen to!

    • Reply
      Payton
      April 6, 2019 at 8:38 am

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by! (:

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    Kelle Salle
    April 19, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to!
    Stuff Mom Never Told You looks interesting – i’ll check it out.
    Great post!

    • Reply
      Payton
      April 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much! Let me know how you like it. (:

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    Naomi (Inching Forwards)
    April 26, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Oh my goodness thank you SO much for this. I really needed some new podcasts and am always ready to support female content creators so this post really ticks all the boxes! Plus these are so varied, which is really wonderful 💛

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      Payton
      April 27, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it. (:

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