The 10 Best Podcasts for Women, By Women

By Jen Williamson Updated on May 3, 2019

Podcasts are having a moment. And the great thing about the medium is that, in addition to being free with virtually no commercials, there's so much variety. There's usually a podcast for every one of our very specific interests, from true crime stories to personal finance tips.

To give you something to listen to on your next commute or lazy Sunday, we've compiled a list of our 10 of our favorite podcasts for women by women. 

Bad With Money

Many of us are bad with money, and Bad With Money host Gaby Dunn offers a non-expert look at personal finance that we can relate to.

In interviews with politicians, journalists and other experts, Dunn has covered the cost of dying, salary transparency and what is a stock to show money as a complex topic.

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Mixing news, history, advice, science and smart analysis, this twice-weekly podcast is an educated, research-driven look at the challenges women face today, including our careers and relationships.

Recent episodes have covered such topics as the women in the film Black Panther and mass shootings as a feminist issue. 

Dear Sugars

Co-hosted by Cheryl Strayed, who wrote Wild, Dear Sugars is an advice podcast that will make you think, laugh and cry.

Answering all kinds of questions — from those about careers and relationships to the human condition and basic emotions — the hosts' non-judgmental and empathetic perspective will keep you coming back.

Call Your Girlfriend

Do you have a long-distance best friend? The insanely popular Call Your Girlfriend is for you.

Since 2014, the co-hosts of this show, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, call each other every week to talk about pop culture, politics and current events.

Fat Mascara

Are you beauty-obsessed? Me too.

Beauty editors Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein have turned their knowledge and insider status into this podcast in which they discuss the latest news about beauty trends and products, including a recent episode all about going blonde.

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Death, Sex and Money

It's the three big topics people most often shy away from, Death, Sex and Money is founded on the belief there's no topic that can't be discussed.

In recent episodes, host Anna Sale has interviewed a serial shoplifter and a family and son in the 1% and covered student loan debt in a two-part series. 

My Favorite Murder

Everyone loves a good true crime story — and My Favorite Murder delves into one mysterious murder each week. 

Rather than being purely information, the podcast is more of a chat between the two hosts, both comedians. Their catchphrase is, "Stay sexy and don't get murdered."

Beginner

A a Pakistani immigrant to America, Misha Euceph never learned to do thing like typical American kids.

Now 24, Euceph traces the steps she takes as she learns to swim and to ride a bike. This year, Beginner will air its second and final season.

Sooo Many White Guys

In response to a too-white, too-male industry, black comedian Phoebe Robinson created Sooo Many White Guys, in which she has funny, honest conversations with artists who are usually not white guys.

Don't worry, though: There's usually one white guy in every season — she even interviewed Tom Hanks last year. 

HerMoney

HerMoney is a podcast designed to meet the unique financial challenges of women. Money expert Jean Chatzky regularly talk about building good habits, finding financial happiness and achieving realistic financial goals to live the life you want.

Recent episodes have discussed repaying student loans and the ultimate shopping ban.

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Jen Williamson

Jen Williamson is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for a variety of industries, including software, education, business, and personal finance. Prior to that, she worked at an adult literacy nonprofit in Philadelphia, where she coached nontraditional students in passing the GED test and applying for college. When she isn’t writing or reading—which is rare—she can usually be found planning her next travel adventure, training for a marathon, or sneaking in somewhere she’s not supposed to be. Read more by Jen Williamson