WRITTEN BY KIM STEELE
There are loads of great podcasts out there to make you feel empowered and and galvanised for action. The beauty of podcasts is that when you mention your favourites, everyone has more recommendations for you and before you know it, you’re a podcast queen.
Here are five of our favourites:
1. The Guilty Feminist
Hosted by Deborah Frances-White and featuring a plethora of badass co-hosts and guests, the podcast aims to “explore the noble goals of a 21st century feminist and the insecurities and hypocrisies that undermine them”. This one can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Her recitation of Once More Unto the Breach (episode 34) is goose pimple inducing.
2. Heroine Addicts
Join Alice, Emma, Louise and Miztli as they explore the lives of their favourite heroines episode by episode. That’s heroine with an e. The theme tune is super catchy and their subjects are varied, whether actual or fictional, but always about kick ass females throughout history. From female wrestlers to Moana, it’s a surprise and a treat each fortnight when a new episode drops.
3. Guys We F****d
The anti-slut shaming podcast. This one does exactly what it says on the tin: hosts Corinne and Krystyna literally interview the guys they f****d. Makes for interesting listening. Viva la sex.
4. Girlboss Radio
Everyone and their cat has now heard of Sophia Amoruso author of Girl Boss book and about who the Netflix (now cancelled) series was loosely based on. In this podcasts, Sophia chats to other amazing bosses. You’ll finish them feeling inspired and ready to be a boss too.
5. We Should All Be Feminists
A TED Talk from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie believes that we teach girls to be successful, but not too successful otherwise men will be threatened and that needs to change. An empowering, touching, and sometimes funny half hour TED talk that will leave you invigorated and ready to go out into the world to make change.
What are your favourites? Tell us in the comments below…