It only feels right to share more podcasts with you, and I’ve found a new batch of podcasts for you. I truly believe that listening to a myriad of voices will help you really understand the world around you, so I hope you give some of these a try.
If you’re ready for part four, then read on. Bet you didn’t think I’d create four posts about podcasts, huh? If you’re curious about my other recommendations, you can check out part one, part two, and part three. Have you found any new recent podcast gems? As always, we’re all ears in the comment section!
Feel-Good Podcasts on Life & Creativity
The Roommates: Hafeez, Chris and Sam talk together about becoming an adult, understanding the world around you, and how to find inspiration in every situation. They’re not afraid to talk about their Christian faith and how it helps them love others around them, succeed in the workplace, and overcome life’s trials. Their guests are always mind-blowing and the guys in general are hilarious and real.
Straight & Curly: Carly and Kelly are two gal pals that tackle a whole slew of issues and share a list of tips each episode on how to improve yourself and enjoy life to the fullest. I love how brutally honest they are about their experiences and how they’ve handled it.
Podcasts for Writers
Feminist Folklore: This is one of my latest favorite podcasts. Mainly because Rachel and Carlea cover a wide range of fairy tales and folklore from all over the world. I love fairy tales, I love feminism—so I love listening to their feminist interpretation of each tale. They share the earliest or truest version of the tale and then both hosts give their insights on what the tale teaches men and women about gender roles. They cover stories where men and women are good and bad, so it’s not a man-bashing podcast. If you want to hear about fairy tales from all over the world with a helping of feminism interpretation, then listen to these lovely ladies.
Fictional: If you’re into storytelling podcasts like Myths and Legends, then here’s another one for your arsenal. The host, Jason, retells fiction and sci-fi novels and other classic literature. Recently, he shared “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft and boy was that suspenseful and creepy. This podcast is often family friendly with plenty of warnings before he begins if there’s any extra violence or triggery topics.
Podcasts for Politics/Feminism
Chicks Who Give a Hoot: This podcast highlights and supports women who want to get involved in advocacy and philanthropy. If you want to make a positive difference in the world or your backyard, you can learn from the examples from their guests on how they found their passion and did something. Rather than addressing specific political points, this podcast focuses on feeling empowered to learn more and do more.
Deviant Women Podcast: Alicia and Lauren highlight women in history and their contributions. You won’t find any docile or well-behaved women on this podcast. These women weren’t afraid to be different, loud, or radical. They address figures from history, mythology, and fiction.
Pod Save the People: This podcast is part of the Crooked Media family and hosted by organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson. If you’d like a very professional viewpoint on culture, social justice, and politics, then you need to be paying attention to DeRay’s analysis. He explores the history of how we got to this point and provides a crucial viewpoint as an African American. My mind has been blown because I feel like he and other activists know a lot that the general public doesn’t. Once you learn the background, stick around for action items of how to respond to frustrating and surprising current events.
Call Your Girlfriend: Ann and Aminatou are two long-distance friends that chat each week about the media, pop culture, the news, and feminism. They build up other female creators that are living their best life. One of my favorite episodes involved an interview with Hillary Clinton about her book—that was an incredible episode. I like this podcast because while they’re talking about heavy news stories, they manage to still brighten my day by keeping me informed and hopeful.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this batch of podcast recommendations. If you want to see all the recommendations so far, here’s all the previous posts:
Have you come across any new ones you’d like to recommend back? Share with us in the comments or on our social media!