10 Best Podcasts By Women You Should Be Listening To During Your Commute

Who run the podcast world? Girls, mostly and that includes women of color. I’ve listened to Lemonade so many times on my commute that I think I’m ready to listen to something else and am willing and ready to dive first into the land of podcasts. Here I’ve complied a list of the best podcasts by women that’ll keep your company on the way to work and then on the way home too.

Podcasts are a great way to step back and be on the receiving end of  a riveting conversation. I find it relaxing to sit back and absorb and contemplate without having to immediately contribute, especially with these ladies featured on our list.

2 Dope Queens

2DQ_1400X1400_NoWNYCSTUDIOS_2

Phoebe Robinson (Broad City, Blaria) and Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) are both killing the comedy game right now and are in fact, two very dope queens. They run a show in Brooklyn with the same title when their busy schedules allow, but with this podcast we can listen to them shoot the shit anytime. Here’s the description:

Join the 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t.

Call Your Girlfriend

tumblr_static_11

Need some real-talk with your bestie, but she’s busy at the moment? Fret not. On this podcast, you can listen in on two very opinionated best friends’ catch-up convo as a temporary fix until your own best friend gets out of barre class.

“Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere, hosted by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow and produced by Gina Delvac. Every other week, eavesdrop as Aminatou and Ann call each other to discuss the intricacies of pop culture and the latest in politics. We’re highbrow and lowbrow, unapologetically feminist, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from menstrual cycles to workplace dramas.” 

Black Girls Talking

5521574e93a92

This one is pretty self explanatory. Aurelia, Ramou, Alesia, and Fatima help us navigate our current culture where Beyoncé reigns queen.

Black Girls Talking is a podcast wherein 4 black women discuss pop culture, Beyoncé, & the pursuit of the perfect body oil.

I for one am very eager to listen to all episodes post-Lemonade. 

Another Round

url

I recommend pouring yourself another round while listening – all the better to feel like you, Heben, and Tracy, are all casual drinking buddies talking current events. That’s definitely the atmosphere created on this podcast produced by Buzzfeed.

Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

Chewing The Fat

5521579a2c3c6

Attention foodies! This one’s especially for you, produced by NPR. Warning: do not listen on an empty stomach.

“A smart but irreverent look at food culture today by two people who love to cook and eat as much as they love to report and argue with each other. Food journalist Monica Eng and chef/food blogger Louisa Chu get together to explore cooking, dining, culture and food policy while introducing you to a smorgasbord of culinary characters.” 

Spent

static1.squarespace

It’s all about the benjamins, baby. This podcast hosted by comedian Lindsay Goldwert is a fairly new arrival to the podcast scene.

SPENT is a money podcast for the financially challenged. If you hide from your mail, dodge phone calls from strange phone numbers and would rather have a beer than make a budget — this podcast is for you.

As someone who only checks my bank account balance in the privacy of a bathroom stall,and has a voicemail box full of automated messages from Nelnet, I totally get it and will certainly be tuning in.

Sleepyhead

JasmineSH

Comedian Jasmine Pierce climbs into bed with guests late at night and interviews them while they’re in that half-awake state. The results are utterly hilarious, since the guests are in that drunk-but-not-drunk state that happens when you first wake up. Plus, she doesn’t hold back when it comes to questioning them, so the result is a very intimate experience that make you feel like you’re right there in bed with them.

Death Sex and Money

DSM_square

I mean, what else is there to talk about? Death, sex and money make the world go round and there are countless fascinating conversations to be had about each topic. Why do men cheat? What’s it like being a funeral director? How can I “make money fast”?!  WNYC podcast host Anna Sale goes in.

A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.

Hopefully We Don’t Break Up

HWDBU

This one does feature a male co-host, but I’ll allow it. In this podcast a real-life comedian couple interview other real-life couples. The results are always very raw and honest observations about modern love.

In each episode, comedians and real-life couple Giulia Rozzi and Will Miles welcome another couple onto the show to have an honest, humorous and thought-provoking conversation about love, relationships and how to make it all work.

Sampler

Sampler-Logo-SMALL

The ultimate podcast about podcasts. Don’t have time to listen to everything on this list PLUS the podcasts you already subscribe to? Consider this to be the “best of” when it comes to podcasts. They do all the dirty work for you and you get to sit back and listen to everything that host Brittany Luse has deemed worthy of  listening to.

“Sampler is devoted to bringing you the best moments from the world of podcasting. We listen to EVERYTHING out there and hand-pick the stuff you just have to hear.In addition to bite size tastes from the podcast world, Sampler features regular conversations with podcasters to find out why they do what we do.New episodes of Sampler come out every Monday.” 

OK, now go on and get your listen on!