You might have caught my post last month called 15 Outdoor Podcasts to Listen to Between Adventures. I love each and every one of those shows and listen to them as often as I can. BUT I also like to listen to other stuff…like some of the favorite feminist podcast recommendations, podcasts about design, podcasts food and body image and podcasts about other things I’m curious about. This is a list of those podcasts.
Podcasts I’m Loving:
Favorite Feminist Podcast Recommendations
I warned you that I enjoy listening to several feminist podcasts. This one is probably my favorite…aside from The Waves. Cristen and Caroline are hilarious, fun, sensitive and amazing storytellers. They’ve opened my eyes to all kinds of things I had never thought about. If you love them like me you might also want to check out their book, Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space.
Hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin investigate how sisters are doin’ it for themselves in spite of all those unwritten but all-too-real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives. Each episode starts with a question that C&C tackle through their trademark obsessive research, stories from rule-breakin’ ladies and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.
I listen to these ladies weekly and am rarely disappointed. Each week they cover three topics about gender, politics, pop culture and tons of other topics where gender comes into play. You can also look forward to their recommendations which have brought me to all sorts of great things.
The Waves, formerly known as the Double X Gabfest, is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every Thursday, join the hosts—including Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone, Slate Podcasts’ June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, and Thirst Aid Kit’s Nichole Perkins—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from the various waves of feminism, the sound waves that carry us to your ears, and the waves we intend to make.
Podcasts about Food, Body Image & Bravery
If you struggle with food and body issues like so many of us I highly recommend this podcast. Julie Duffy Dillon approaches food and our complicated relationship with food, body image and trauma in a kind, thoughtful way. She offers great advice and brings on guests to cover hard topics in a way that is gentle and helpful.
What if you could write a letter to Food? Pen to paper, you hash out the love/hate relationship and Food’s undeserving power. Details go back years, to your first childhood diet trying to fit in. In this letter, you examine your dusty Food beliefs and wonder which go in the trash, are for others, and which remain in your heart. What if you wrote this all down and Food wrote you back? This is Love, Food. It’s a weekly podcast series for those with a complicated relationship with Food hoping to rewrite their fate.
My sister recommended this one and over the last month it’s become one of my favorites. In particular I love this episode titled Dealing with Negative Body Image w/ Beauty Redefined – Harder to Kill Radio 183.
Steph Gaudreau from Stupid Easy Paleo interviews the best experts in fitness, nutrition, sleep, and mindset so you can apply their lessons to optimizing your own health and wellness. Discover how to improve your health using a multi-faceted, holistic approach so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy in life instead of being a slave to diet and exercise. Steph weaves her science teaching experience with her holistic nutritionist training and years as a competitive athlete into a rich tapestry supplemented by the experiences of her expert guests to bring you a useful show. Topics range from paleo, primal, real food nutrition, weightlifting, CrossFit, mobility, interval training, fitness, personal development, mindset work, meditation, sleep, stress management and more to help you dial in your lifestyle.
I’ve been trying to stay away from blogger/entreprenwur podcasts lately mostly because they were stressing me out. Ruth covers business, blogging, life struggles and all kinds of topics and situations where you can use your bravery to push you forward. Her book of the same name comes out in May.
Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love
Do It Scared™ with Ruth Soukup is the podcast created to help you face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you LOVE. Each week you’ll discover actionable strategies for greater productivity, motivation, entrepreneurship, creativity, fulfillment, success, and happiness, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results. Each week we’ll address topics that delve into those things that we are so afraid of, and how it holds us back in our day to day lives—then focus on easy-to-implement advice for how we can face our fears and overcome adversity in order to create a life we truly love. The podcast will also feature bi-weekly interviews with authors, influencers, and other notable guests who have dared to do it scared in their own lives.
Creative, Mystical and Curious Podcasts
This is the podcast for people who are curious about the world around them. My current favorite episode is The Secret Lives of Color, but that will probably change next week.
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With over 250 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes and is available on RadioPublic, via RSS and through other apps.
If you follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my Schmoozletter you already know that I recently signed up for an eight week tarot course called Tarot for the Wild Soul. This podcast is by Lindsay Mack, the teacher of that course.
Hosted by Lindsay Mack, Tarot for the Wild Soul is a weekly podcast that looks at Tarot as medicine, exploring it from a soul centered lens.
It is a weaving of unique tarot lessons, Ask Lindsay episodes, intuitively channeled downloads for the month ahead, and medicine interviews with folx who embody the essence of certain Tarot cards, or live in alignment with the Tarot in their lives.
Have you been watching Queer Eye? If you haven’t you should leave this blog post immediately. Jonathan Van Ness hosts this eclectic podcast that answers questions about anything and everything.
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
Weekly Must Listen
I have zero interest in making this blog political, but I had to include this podcast because some weeks it’s the only thing I listen to. Funny enough none of these amazing writers work for Slate anymore, but they still come together weekly to discuss the weeks news and events. It’s my must listen every week.
A favorite of Stephen Colbert, which should be a good enough endorsement for this podcast! Each week the Slate Gabfest Team of Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz focus their attention on the week’s high profile political developments with their trademark banter, incisive analysis of the important issues of the day, plus a nugget of fun water cooler conversation. Enjoy this entertaining and hugely informative podcast on demand.