Top 36 Best Podcasts For Women That Need A Friendly Voice

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Not feeling good vibes whilst doing your makeup or cleaning your house? Well, podcasts are the best way to relax and clear your mind. Whilst you indulge yourself in your many life commitments you may be shying yourself away from possible dilemmas in your life but finding reassurance from a fellow woman will help you a lot. Even if it’s just a voice from your phone. In this article, you’ll be given a number of women podcasts to listen to when you need that little voice.

#1 Resisting Gilead

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Resisting Gilead is a podcast about The Hulu Series, The Handmaid’s Tale. As a fan of the show and someone who is horrified by its fictitious society, Gilead (formerly the United States), the host, Gina Giachetti, interviews a variety of people to discuss not only the show’s characters, stunning production, and amazing performances, but its core themes.

From women’s rights to religion, fertility to family separation, and abuses against women to finding love, and the will to survive, in a hopeless place, the podcast’s episodes will draw attention to the events in Gilead and how they echo what’s happening in the U.S. today. In addition to SoundCloud, Resisting Gilead can be found on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Podcast Addict.


#2 The Wishbeads Podcast

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The Wishbeads Podcast consists of funny, honest, amazing conversations with customers, friends, and fans. We talk about their Wishstories – true stories, discoveries, and inspiration to keep going and wishing BIG.

And another fun thing? This podcast is filmed inside my reissue 1961 Shasta Airflyte Trailer and we put the video version of the podcast on Youtube if you’re more of a visual learner! What I hope you get from The Wishbeads Podcast (and how it’s different from other self-help podcasts)

I hope that you see yourself and your wishes in the stories we share. Of course, you’ll hear self-help tips, advice for manifesting your wishes and using the law of attraction. But more than that, I want you to see evidence of what’s possible.

Seeing and hearing other people’s moments of inspiration, can provide the support to keep going. I want you to see the signs, stay positive, and believe that anything is possible.


#3 Yourartsygirl Podcast

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This podcast features women, women of color, people of color & underrepresented groups in this art & literary podcast.


#4 Latter-Day Lesbian

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This podcast is female hosted, female empowering and it’s breaking down the walls of the patriarchy. Highly recommend it for anyone raised in a cult, or for those who seek spirituality over oppressive and marginalizing religious dogma. Or for anyone who enjoys a good belly laugh.


#5 3 In 30: Takeaways For Moms

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3 in 30: Takeaways for Moms – Rachel Nielson, heart-sharing creator of the 3 in 30 podcast takes serious motherhood topics, interviews experts, and turns serious motherhood topics in bite-sized takeaways in 30 minutes. 3 in 30 has more than 50,000 downloads each month and was ranked #2 podcast in Kids & Family on iTunes in January 2019.


#6 Ex Boyfriend Recovery

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ExRecovery isn’t just about getting an Ex back. While that may be the reason our clients come to us in the first place, our goal is to help them come through some of the most difficult circumstances and reach personal goals while they are doing it.


#7 Glamour & Gains

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Glamour & Gains podcast is a fusion of beauty, fitness, and everything in between to help and to inspire you to live a holistically healthy, fulfilling, balanced life. Action oriented, tip packed short shows under 15 minutes (because no one has time to listen to multiple hour long shows!) so you can smash your goals with real food, exercise, and cruelty-free beauty minus the BS. Start putting your dreams into action, put in the work, and start living your best life.


#8 Doctors+ Alternative Food Network

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Alternative Food Network produces informative and credible podcasts about food and health. We have many one-off podcasts covering an array of topics including sports nutrition, cannabis edibles, the plant-based diet, to name a few. Most recently, AFN launched a new series called Doctors+ that interviews conventional medicine practitioners who are also trained in complementary or alternative therapies such as Naturopathy, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

Each episode includes a thought-provoking discussion about food as medicine, sometimes challenging the western medicine status quo but always drawing upon evidence-based knowledge to inform the health consumer.


#9 Adventures In Aging

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Adventures in Aging is a refreshingly candid podcast about authentic aging and living a balanced lifestyle. Our host CarolAnn Tutera has been working in the medical and anti-aging field for decades. Her personal and professional experiences have led her to share her real-life antidotal stories on finding spiritual, mental and physical balance – and all the while doing it with humor.


#10 Superhero Of Love

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We all have pieces of our heart that have yet to be fully healed. When those unhealed wounds thwart your kicking ass in life, it can only be a good idea to seek out any all inspiration that may spark healing, clearing and empowering that mighty heart of yours.


#11 Pound This

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Free daily weight loss/health/fitness advice from a woman that’s lost 100+ pounds on her own, plus advice from trainers, dietitians and other women who have had success in weight loss.


#12 Women Crush Weekly

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Hosts Kristina Filler and Kristin Condon talk to all kinds of women doing good to learn how they make it happen down to the nitty gritty to show the stories and success of women. They wrap up these stories with a fem fact and finish with a practical meditation to in their words, … leave you ready to roar, or just relax – because both are equally awesome.


#13 Forever35

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Join wellness addicts and writers Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir for a weekly wellness discussion covering topics like surviving Whole 30, dealing with career rejection, and body positive vibes. From face masks to miscarriage, Forever35 touches on all facets of self care.


#14 Fat Mascara

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Beauty editors Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein turn up the volume and bring you the big, juicy, inside scoop from the beauty world each week. Each week includes an interview with a favorite insider from the beauty biz, including Hollywood makeup pros, perfumers, plastic surgeons, and even the manicurist at their local nail salon.


#15 Glow Radio

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Glow Radio is a podcast for the sassiest of b*tches who are looking to dump their 9-5 for that #entrepreneur life. You can expect weekly conversations with unapologetic creatives, business owners and influencers. This podcast is awesome for getting tips on how to reach your goals, manage your time and keep your sanity while being a major boss babe.


#16 Professional Af

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Diana Kander, author of All In Startup and The Curiosity Muscle, and an all-around influencer/badass, hosts this podcast devoted to women in the workplace. In each episode, she explores the culture and science behind why women behave the way they do and how to amplify or minimize those behaviors as needed. It’s a fascinating listen, told with humor, empathy and some truly helpful, actionable strategies women can use to excel.


#17 Life In The Middle Podcast

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In this podcast, a group of five professional women of color tell their stories and those of their community in ways that connect and champion POC. They’re authentic, funny, bold and unafraid to tackle issues of culture, race, identity and their collective experience as strong, brilliant women.


#18 Roadmap To Grow Your Business

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#19 Phit For A Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast

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I have to say my own PHIT For a Queen is a great one. Intended for the active woman/female athlete trying to balance performance, health, intellect and time for self (self-care). We have professional athletes, psychologists, researchers, and dietitians.


#20 End Times Pep Talk

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EndTimesPepTalk is the feminist fireside chat that gives you the tools to survive the Trump End Times. The weekly podcast is co-hosted by Smitha Chadaga, “The Brown One,” Megan Cleland, “The Gay One,” and Rebecca Cohen, “The Jew One.

Every week, we dissect the news with feminist wrath, snark, and actionable items. We interview lawmakers, writers, organizers and activists from around the country, with an emphasis on women. Guests have included Shannon Watts – founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Writers Sarah Kendzior & Amy Siskind, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and more. We give listeners steps they can take to influence legislation, elections and public opinion.


#21 Curious Love

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This 8-episode serial is like getting to be a fly on the wall for every awkward and intimately tender conversation you’ve never had about partnership, love, sex drive, and sexuality. The story is part voyeuristic mystery, part relationship masterclass as it follows a millennial woman through her real-time process of figuring out who and how she loves before her 35th birthday.

She has conversations with everyone from experts to a past unrequited love to her parents, and you’ll find yourself at points laughing, cringing, crying, and most definitely recognizing yourself and your own secret curiosities. The bonus is that there’s a prequel book The Overthinker’s Guide to Love for listeners who want to know more backstory to this earnest and honest quest for love.


#22 Support Is Sexy Podcast With Elayne Fluker

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The Support is Sexy Podcast is an inspirational podcast for women who aspire to become successful full-time business owners. Elayne Fluker interviews female entrepreneurs who openly share their amazing stories of triumphs, setbacks, and lessons learned along the way.

Elayne stresses to her listeners that having support on the journey to entrepreneurship is vital. On each episode, she reminds women that having it all doesn’t mean doing it all alone!


#23 Investing From The Beach

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Two guys who achieved time freedom (one retired at 30, the other at 40)talk about what it takes to achieve that goal. They achieved freedom via trading/investing in the stock market.What I love (and inspires me) is that it is a level playing field; nobody knows what race you are; your gender; your age; your education; none of that matters.


#24 Julie Solomon’S Influencer Podcast

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She takes the rare perspective of someone who is a business thought leader, social media influencer and a mom, making her podcast unique, interesting and more applicable to many women than the majority of male-run podcast thought leaders today. I love listening to her insights and unique perspective, and think many other women would enjoy listening to her podcast as well.


#25 Highest Self Podcast

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Author and Wellness Personality Sahara Rose @IAmSaharaRose is the fresh young voice for the modern spiritual movement, called a leading voice in the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift by Deepak Chopra. In her podcast, she shares how you can tune into your unique gifts, find your purpose, live in your Dharma and blossom into your highest self.

From understanding your mission on this planet to sharing it with the world, this podcast is the spiritual friend you wish you had, who lifts you up and gets you on all levels. Namaste and welcome.


#26 Promote Yourself To Ceo | Small Business Strategy For Women Entrepreneurs

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Racheal Cooks Uncomplicate your Business is fantastic because there’s no big bold promise of the prefect way to do business. She acknowledges that there’s no one way that fits all. It’s about you and your way to do business. She shows you the real side of business, like is your business lifeproof? It’s about the bigger picture, with very actionable steps, not just revenue. I would recommend her podcast to any solo entrepreneur who’s looking to promote themselves.


#27 Mama Said

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If you want a podcast by women, for women, check out Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jenna Paris’ Mama Said. The actress and musician talk all about parenting, from funny or embarrassing stories to hard issues as well. From balancing being a mom while traveling and working to being a stay-at-home mom, they’ve got you covered with tips for every situation. This podcast will give you more self-confidence about your performance as a mom, and it will make you feel less alone in your struggles. It covers everything from infertility to disciplining kids, so mothers should definitely check this podcast out.


#28 Spermcast

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Ladies – is your biological clock ticking? Is that even a thing? Follow along as actress, comedienne, and writer Molly Hawkey grapples with these issues and more on her quest to find a sperm donor. Molly started the podcast when she was 39, single, and struggling to pay the bills.

While most women wouldn’t start a podcast to find potential sperm donors, Molly is definitely not most women. Her hilarious, informative, and almost too honest approach to the podcast will keep you counting the days until her next episode drops. Highlights from her previous seasons include Episode 2 of Season 2 when Molly somehow winds up topless with three witches.

Yes – topless witches (good thing podcasts are an audio medium). And Episode 4 of Season 1 when Molly and her (also hilarious) parents sing her theme song. Spoiler – her 88 year old father just does the bass riff. Seriously though, you’ll laugh and cry your way through this podcast, and if you don’t believe us – just check out her perfect 5 Star rating on iTunes with over 275 reviews.


#29 Work Party

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Jaclyn Johnson, the founder of Create Cultivate, interviews some serious boss babes in this podcast. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or killing it at your corporate job, you’ll find inspiring nuggets and advice in this podcast.


#30 The Marie Forleo Podcast

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Marie Forleo is the ultimate business-savvy woman, and she has built an incredible empire. Her podcast interviews inspiring, interesting entrepreneurs, authors, and gurus. Whether you’re looking to better your mind, body, business, or relationships, there are episodes covering all of these topics.


#31 Pretty For An Aboriginal

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Essential listening for everyone is Australia who cares about our First Nations People. This hilarious and insightful podcast by Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell gives us a peek into the lives and experiences of Australian Aboriginal people. No topic is out of bounds as they explore dating, sex, weight, race and other topics that Australia feel uncomfortables talking about.


#32 Boss Women Radio

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This is a podcast by women, for women who want to step into their power, increase their impact, and change the world. Hosted by Boss Women Community Founder, Money Consciousness Coach, and Business Mentor Lindsay Lawless, this show is for #BossWomen who want to activate their confidence and align with their soul’s purpose. Tune in for powerful conversations, vulnerable shares, and dynamic space to heal & grow.


#33 Living Regret Free’S Tracks

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These are my own shows but they are for women. The first is Women in Business where I interview women who own their own business. The second is Living Regret Free and this is where I show people how to live a happier life. The third is for women 50+ and I interview women over 50 who are doing fabulous things.


#34 The Mattie James Show

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She motivates creative women who are building their own businesses and brands. Her podcast offers guidance in PR, branding, relationship building, productivity, blogging, and more.


#35 Hashtags And Stilettos

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It’s a podcast that’s like having your own personal publicist in you pocket sharing business, lifestyle and PR tips on demand. This is perfect for women who are trying to kick-start or elevate their businesses.


#36 The Influencer Podcast

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This is a podcast geared towards influencers with a heavy concentration on women. It features subjects such as blogging, becoming a successful influencer, building a business, confidence, healing, purpose, and more. She also features some of your favorite go-getters as guests.


The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.

Who contributed to this article?

Resisting Gilead from Resisting Gilead on SoundCloud

Alexa Fischer from Wishbeads

Cristina Querrer from yourartsygirlpodcast

Mary Rutt & Shelly Johnson from Latter-Day Lesbian Podcast

Crystalee Beck from The Mama Ladder

Chris Seiter from ExBoyfriendRecovery

Eve Dawes from Fitness By Eve

Esther Garfin from Alternative Food Network Inc.

CarolAnn Tutera from SottoPelle Therapy

Bridget Fonger from Superhero of Love, LLC

Amanda Valentine from Pound This

Joshua Kelly from Bonfire

Tess Neudeck from Acast

Jacquelyn Son & Clara Coelho from Whoa Glow

Lauren Conaway from InnovateHER KC

Stacey Brown Randall from StaceyBrownRandall

Rebecca McConville from Rebecca mcconville inc.

Rebecca Cohen from End Times Pep Talk

Keesha Johnson from My Mission To Escape

Mary Arrow from Investing From The Beach

Stacy Caprio from Growth Marketing

Sahara Rose from iamsahararose

Robyn O’Brien from Robyn O’Brien Photography

Adina Mahalli from Enlightenedreality

Ryan Spadafora from Ripple Fruit Marketing

Elise Armitage from What The Fab

Julia Jones from Newborn Mothers

Alyssa Watson Lee from AlyssaWatsonLee

Gayle Carson from SpunkyOldBroad

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