Podcasts for Empowered Women

Podcasts for Empowered Women

With all of the kinda intense shit going on in the world right now, I have to say… I’m kind of loving being a woman.

From Weinstein being charged with rape to the abortion law reform in Ireland, people are stepping out of their way to make sure other women are being heard and respected. It’s a crazy time to be alive, but I’m so happy that I’m part of today’s world that pushes towards empowerment and total equality for all women. I can only hope that things continue to progress and we can start making other adjustments – like abolishing the tampon tax, improving womens health care, resolving wage disparities and abandoning ancient practices of arranged marriage/legalised marital rape in third world countries – to name just a few.

I figured it was timely to pop a post up celebrating and sharing some of my favourite female run podcasts with you guys. I listen to podcasts all the time – all the freaking time. I might be driving, cooking, showering, writing, cleaning, or even just chilling – there’s always some form of audio entertainment playing on my phone {which is probably why I have to charge it three times a day lol help}.

And so here are a bunch of podcasts BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN that want to feel empowered, educated, and {most importantly} entertained. I feel like there’s something on this list for everyone, and if you don’t agree, make sure to let me know which podcasts I’m missing in the comments and I’ll update the list!

 

LADY LOVIN’

Let’s kick things off with a podcast that calls itself the source for female empowerment. I don’t think they’re far off with that claim either! Lo Bosworth, Jilly Hendrix and Greta Titelman release an episode every week or so that covers topics from wellness and sex to relationships and career advice. There’s definitely a theme on this show of self-love and acceptance, and I look forward to hearing the ladies discuss trending topics openly and honestly – even if they don’t share the same opinions on each matter. Check this one out if you’re looking for authentic discussions that can at times get a little real and raw.

 

GIRLBOSS RADIO WITH SOPHIA AMORUSO

Think of this podcast as your go-to for career and life inspo. In each episode, host Sophia Amoruso {founder of Nasty Gal} interviews successful and inspiring women and gets all of those deets we’ve always wanted to know. What has Jen Atkin learnt from working with the Kardashians? How does Miranda Kerr look so beautiful all of the time? What’s it like being Grace Helbig, CEO of her own brand? Take a listen to this podcast if you’re a self-motivated #girlboss {or at least would like to be one day}.

 

SHE EXPLORES

I randomly stumbled across this podcast one day and fell almost immediately in love with it. It’s a podcast focused on being outside, and the adventures and lessons that come from exploring and adventuring. Inspiring women are interviewed and share their experiences from hiking and exploring, and divulge on lessons learnt from taking risks in the outdoors. It’s kinda cool and interesting and great to listen to in the car. Check this one out if you’re a fan of Wild by Cheryl Strayed or if you’re just after a fresh perspective on women in nature.

 

GUYS WE F****D

The official anti-slut-shaming podcast, a.k.a. SURE AS F*** NSFW. Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson share tales from their sexcapades and interview their former sexual partners in hopes of breaking down the stigma surrounding women living their f***ing lives. Listen to this one if you’re slightly buzzed and/or looking for a good laugh.

 

LADYGANG

I had never heard of any of these ladies before I listened to their podcast, but Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek and Becca Tobin might just be the funniest women alive. They chat pop culture, celebrity gossip and usually feature a guest in every episode. I love how refreshingly funny these ladies are and Becca’s dry humour paired with Keltie’s over-the-top enthusiasm makes me weak with laughter every episode. Check this one out if you’re looking for a laugh and maybe some sneaky celeb goss.

 

LET’S DISCUSS PODCAST

Ella Gregory and Monica Welburn are two twenty-something bloggers living in England that come together once a week {or so} to chat all things life, love, wellness and work. It’s a very relaxed vibe on this podcast, which is nice when I’m just starting my work day. I also love to get career advice from these two self-employed ladies and I find their approach to things very mature and admirable.

 

THE FRINGE OF IT

I only recently started listening to this podcast by Liv Purvis and Charlotte Jacklin, but I will say that the vibe of it is very similar to the previous podcast on this list. While it is still in it’s infancy, being only 13 episodes old, this podcast features topics like people pleasing, stress and renting. So basically, it’s perfect for millennials!

 

MY FAVORITE MURDER WITH KAREN KILGARIFF AND GEORGIA HARDSTARK

I wasn’t actually planning on putting this podcast on the list, as I felt it didn’t really align with the others {s’about murder after all}, but just before clicking ‘publish’ I completely changed my mind. Karen and Georgia literally embody female empowerment – they created the movement of ‘fuck politeness’! They schooled us on the fact that sex is sex and rape is rape – there is no such thing as nonconsensual sex! They told us to stay out of the fucking forest! BUT overall, they have so openly discussed taboo topics like drug addiction, death and mental illness in such a way that anybody listening would have no doubt about how passionate these ladies are about normalising the human condition and creating a community of women that support each other. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve cried at many an episode of this podcast, and it’s usually got something to do with how compassionate and powerful these women are with what they do. Listen to this one if you’re into true crime and comedy and badass women speaking some serious truths.

 

KEEPING IT CANDID

Okay so I would say this podcast is kind of the opposite of the other two blogger-run podcasts, but only because it’s a little edgier. Boobs, sex and surgery {among a multitude of other things} are discussed in this one, and Sophie Milner and Millie Cotton are not afraid to get candid. I really appreciate their honesty and openness in their discussions – even going so far to chat about their influencer earnings in one episode – and I think their voices are really authentic and important for our generation.

 

HASHTAG AUTHENTIC

This weekly podcast by Sara Tasker is the dream for creatives and social media influencers alike. Sara shares her business savvy and talks strategy – specifically the one used by herself to build a six-figure business and super engaged online audience. I find Sara’s perspective fascinating and her knowledge base is incredible. Listen to this podcast if you’re a blogger or business owner looking to up your engagement and sell yourself online.


Did I miss any female-run podcasts? Let me know in the comments below! I’d also love to know if you enjoyed this post – maybe I’ll write another one soon, but with true crime podcast recommendations? You guys know I’m basically an expert in that department. Talk soon! xo

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3 Comments

  1. May 28, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    So many podcasts I now need to go listen to! I have been getting into podcasts recently. I definitely want to get into GirlBoss one first!

    Laura | http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

    • Sharni
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      July 9, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      They’re all so brilliant – especially if you’re at the gym or doing something you kinda don’t want to be doing! xo

  2. December 12, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    If you like My Favourite Murder, I highly recommend Wine and Crime!

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