On Our Radar: 6 Female-Led Podcasts

The advice, stories, and discussions—by women and for women—that we've been listening to lately and highly recommend.
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Molly Parkin for The Last Bohemians

Molly Parkin for The Last Bohemians

The Last Bohemians

Produced by an all-female audio team and hosted by journalist Kate Hutchinson, this series profiles fearless women and maverick outsiders in arts and culture. 

Episodes we love: Molly Parkin: the grand dame of British bohemia and Pauline Black: the original rude girl
What women are saying: "Stories of exceptional and independent women in their 60s, 70s, 80s, who lived their lives radically long before it was “cool.” Props to the creators: it’s rebellious in itself to give these women a way to share their stories." - iTunes review
Where to listen: Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic
More about The Last Bohemians here

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The Stoop 

Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about. 

Episode we love: Sounds From A Well Read Black Girl
What women are saying: "I've been enjoying The Stoop for a while now and it just does not disappoint. Hana and Leila examine vital topics in depth but they also challenge themselves in doing so, providing a thoughtful and personal look at issues that, yes, we NEED to talk about."  - iTunes review
Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher
More about The Stoop here

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The Cut on Tuesdays

We're big fans of the digital publication The Cut and its smart, thought-provoking delivery of cultural news. Their podcast is more of the same—in the best way possible—spotlighting women's voices on culture, style, sex, politics, and people.

Episodes we love: Your Driver is Here (we also spoke with Alison for The Fold, and she's a force) and Rebecca Traister's Brain is Boiling 
What women are saying: "The Cut is my morning power smoothie on Tuesdays. It’s my morning chat with woke friends who are bold and daring enough to say what’s on their minds. It’s my time to catch up with feminist friends and not apologize for my body or my feelings."  - iTunes review
Where to listen: Spotify, Apple Podcasts
More about The Cut on Tuesdays here

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The V Word

Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica, two badass gynecologists, tackle relevant women's health and reproductive policy issues. Also—vaginas.

Episodes we love: Menopause and In Their Shoes: Shannon Watts
What women are saying: "Everything I have learned in this show has made me love my vagina so much more! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge in such a respectful, but fun way. A must-listen for all women." - iTunes review
Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher 
More about The V Word here

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Unladylike

By better understanding our unique identities, diverse lived experiences and underlying injustices, we can claim our space and make more room for others as well. That's the Unladylike mission: To make inclusive, credible media that moves. From hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin.

Episode we love: How to Be 'The Bisexual' With Desiree Akhavan
What women are saying: "I appreciate the combination of approachable and theoretical in this podcast. It's at a level that could probably be enjoyed by folks who are dipping their toes in the feminist waters while also plumbing some deeper theoretical and radical topics." - iTunes review
Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify 
More about Unladylike here

Esther Perel of Where Should We Begin

Esther Perel of Where Should We Begin

Where Should We Begin

A resource guide for couples: Therapist Esther Perel takes you "behind closed doors of her office to explore the issues that impact us all in relationships."

Episode we love: You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married
What women are saying: "I came across this podcast by chance and it turned out to be exceptional. To say that I learned a lot would be nothing more than statement of fact. The experience I had, while listening, was insightful, emotional, and everything in between. I can’t wait for more episodes." - iTunes review
Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify
More about Where Should We Begin here

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