Whether you’re an avid podcast listener or simply want to hear more from like minded women, feminist podcasts are a great way to keep yourself informed on women’s issues. On your way to work, in the bath, during a workout or doing a little spring cleaning, podcasts are a welcome alternative to listening to music. So whether you’re looking for a more fun and light spirited feminist podcast or a hard hitting podcast of women’s issues and women’s rights, we have compiled a list of some of the best feminist podcasts to listen to in 2023.
Best Feminist Podcasts
The Guilty Feminist
Probably one of the better known feminist podcasts on our list, the host and comedian Deborah Frances-White welcomes world-class guests to discuss issues relating to being a woman in the 21st century with a lot of humour. By confessing insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underline their lofty principles, the podcasts creates a safe space to explore the feminist within us.
Black Gals Livin’
This award winning podcast is brought to you by Vic and Jas, two girls from London and Essex discussing everything from mental health to pop culture, dating and life in the U.K as young women. A fun and lively podcast that keeps us coming back for more. Vic and Jas’s upbeat tones and laughs are contagious and we love their light-hearted approach.
Hosted by comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson, Scummy Mummies is a comedy-chat podcast for less than perfect parents. Featured renowned guests from comedians, celebrities, authors and parenting experts, the podcast discusses everything to do with parenting, the good, the bad and the hilarious. Destigmatising the mistakes all parents make, the mummy guilt and so much more, this podcast makes you feel less alone in the whirlwind of parenting. You might just hear yourself say over and over again “I’m glad it’s not just me”.
Call Your Girlfriend
A podcast for long distance girlies everywhere. Call Your Girlfriend is hosted by real life BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, the podcast discusses serious topics such as grief, boundaries, disability, sex work and so much more. Although the podcast sadly came to an end in February 2022, it’s still available on Spotify with hundreds of episodes to keep you going.
A serious podcast that tackles issues such as the ME TOO movement, climate change, diet culture, wage gap and so much more. Brought to you by Bitch Media, the podcast serves as the feminist response to pop culture in fun 45-minute episodes that will keep you thinking for hours to come.
Slay In Your Lane
Brought to you by multi-award-winning authors of the book Slay In Your Lane, Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, this podcast explores the news and pop culture from a Black British female perspective. Expanding on many of the topics discussed in the book, the podcast explores issues such as education, work, finance, health and relationships.
Calling all wellness girlies! Brought to you by writers Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir, Forever 35 explores topics such as self-love, gratitude practices, beauty products, quitting coffee, friendships lost and so much more. Along with a special guest each week, Kate and Doree discuss what it means to be getting older and hopefully wiser with our minds and body.
Women Tech Charge
This podcast from the Evening Standard is hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, CEO of www.stemettes.org. Women Tech charge explores technology in various industries from fashion to finance and the extraordinary women leading the charge whilst discussing feminist issues and everyday sexism. Challenging the notion that Tech is a man’s world, this podcast will find its audience and resonate with all women, not just women working in Tech.
Feminist Survival Project
Self proclaimed as the “podcast for feminists who feel overwhelmed and exhausted by everything they need to do, and still worry they’re not doing enough”. Feminist Survival Project is hosted by Emily and Amelia Nagoski, authors of BURNOUT and explores topics such as listening to your body, voting whilst feminist, sex, sleep and so much more. Some of the episodes of the podcast discuss COVID and the pandemic which many of us may now want to skip, unless you fancy a flashback.