The 20 Best Woman-Hosted Podcasts

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For many people, podcasts are becoming a part of daily life. In fact, sometimes hosts end up feeling like a friend you look forward to hearing from. These 20 woman-hosted podcasts will brighten your life, get you thinking about important topics and help you to be more successful.

 

Don’t Keep Your Day Job

Cathy Heller wants you to live a life you can’t wait to wake up to every day. In her podcast, she talks to successful creative entrepreneurs who have built thriving lives by turning their passions into their full-time careers. 

 

The Goal Digger Podcast

Don’t wait for permission to pursue your dreams. Instead, chase them! Host Jenna Kutcher brings you a workshop-style podcast that will help you redefine success and chase bolder dreams.

 

The Influencer Podcast

The trends of influencer marketing are constantly changing. Stay up to date and learn how to grow your unique influence with host Julie Solomon.

 

Call Your Girlfriend

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are long-distance besties who call each other every week to talk about everything that affects women — from menstrual cycles to body shaming to Instagram anxiety, and more. 

 

Invisibilia

What forces control human behavior? What shapes the way we believe? Explore how social media shapes our personalities, how to handle and treat pain, empathy, fact vs. fiction, and more through narrative storytelling and science.

 

Criminal

It’s okay to admit it. We’re all a little obsessed with true crime. Host Phoebe Judge tells “the stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.”

 

Earn Your Happy

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love, and her podcast will uplift and inspire you to love yourself.

 

Dare I Say

Put influential women together for unfiltered conversations, and you’re bound to gain deep insight. In Dare I Say, host Olivia Wilde brings us discussions between women who are unafraid to challenge the status quo. From a conversation between Jane Fonda and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors to fashion industry leaders and more, you’ll hear discussions that tackle hard-to-talk-about issues.

 

Where Should We Begin?

Couples therapist, Ester Perel, talks to real, anonymous couples about the nitty gritty, the deep secrets, and the day-to-day.

 

HerMoney

TODAY Show’s Jean Chatzky gives financial advice directed specifically to women, no matter their role or stage of life. Judgment-free, she helps her audience take the right steps to live comfortably and worry free.

 

Afford Anything

We all want financial security, but we don’t all know how to reach that goal. Learn about how the choices you make in how you spend money, time, energy, focus, and attention contribute to your financial stability. Host Paula Pant brings you investors, entrepreneurs, millionnaires, artists, and more to help you understand how to live the life you want to live.

 

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

“How are you?” 

“Fine.”

This exchange happens to us every day, but it’s rarely truthful. Host Nora McInerny tackles alternative feelings — the ones we’re actually experiencing — in an often humorous way. Pain, awkwardness, and more are regularly addressed with a fresh feel.

 

MyTaughtYou

Hindsight is 20/20. But what if you didn’t have to experience so many mistakes? Learning from others helps us avoid learning things the hard way. And that’s just what MyTaughtYou host Myleik Teele intends to do in her episodes.

 

2 Dope Queens

Two best friends, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams host the hilarious podcast 2 Dope Queens. With fascinating guests like Michelle Obama, Zoe Kravitz, and SNL alum Vanessa Bayer, you get a variety of insights delivered with a hefty side of funny.

 

A Taste of the Past

Food is undeniably linked to our culture, and it has always been that way. Culinary historian, Linda Pelaccio, shows us that truth again and again in her podcast A Taste of the Past. Learn the complex history of food and its culture — from ancient Mesopotamia to today. Foodies will love her fascinating insights.

 

Sincerely Me

Lead a life of significance. That’s what psychology expert and coach, Tallia Deljou, intends to teach in her honest podcast, Sincerely Me. She mixes in guest interviews with solo episodes to give you the information you need to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself.

 

On Being

We all have big questions of meaning, and the answers can be found in spirituality, science, social healing, the arts, and more. In the podcast On Being, host Krista Tippett delves into deep topics to help us understand more about our lives.

 

Style Your Mind

Empowering, motivating, and honest discussions and interviews from host Cara Alwill Leyba will help you learn to design your thoughts and build a beautiful life, while taking the necessary steps to empower yourself.

 

The Balanced Blonde

Host Jordan Younger wants her listeners to feel less alone. Wherever you are on your spiritual and wellness journey, she wants you to feel as if you have a friend who sees you. Through interviews with people following their passions, she helps you feel you have a friend cheering you on.

 

Unladylike

Women have always been expected to follow unwritten rules and expectations in their lives. Hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin bring you rule-breaking ladies to show you a different way.

 

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