Best Podcasts For Women - 2020

Who runs the world? GIRLS!

Some of today's most influential women are now podcasting. We love listening to more female voices and being a part of their conversations. These women podcasts explore a variety of different topics, some that will make you laugh, updates on news and current affairs, pop culture gossip, real-talk relationship advice, motherhood stories, career inspiration, and interviews with some of the most powerful people in the world.

Here are some recommendations women podcasts that we are listening to.

The LadyGang is a standout podcast for women, so much that E! has spun off a television adaption of their podcast. Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek host this hilarious, feminine and raw podcast focusing on pop culture, relationships, reality TV and social media.

No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis is a phenomenal female podcast that features women's centered stories of how they got to the top and the wisdom they gathered along the way.

Stuff Mom Never Told you, brought to you by the How Stuff Works podcast, focuses on answering everyday questions and curiosities you weren’t able to ask your mom. They address factual research and discuss all things feminism, motherhood and everything in between.

We’ve compiled a list of the best women podcasts in 2020 below. These are the must-needed podcasts every woman should be listening to. Queue up these women podcasts recommendations hosted by inspiring female leaders. Grab those headphones and press play.

LadyGang

by NoxSolutions

38m

average length

430

episodes

A celebrity driven podcast from the minds and mouths of Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin where no subject is off limits. Inspired by their bottomless mimosa brunches, each week, a celebrity guest joins the girls for a raw, honest, and hilarious look at what life is really like under the bright lights of Hollywood.

Women at Work

by womenatwork@hbr.org

39m

average length

85

episodes

Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn't have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? There's no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues, or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. So HBR editors Amy Bernstein and Amy Gallo are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

Second Life

by Who What Wear

49m

average length

127

episodes

Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.

Call Your Girlfriend

by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow

48m

average length

279

episodes

A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

Office Ladies

by Earwolf & Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey

60m

average length

35

episodes

The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you. Each week Jenna and Angela will break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there, can tell you.

Modern Love

by WBUR and The New York Times

23m

average length

188

episodes

Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.

Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

by CNN

46m

average length

122

episodes

CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.

No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis

by ABC News

36m

average length

228

episodes

Have a dream but don't know where to begin? Looking for wisdom from women who've already "been there?" Whether you're looking for answers or you just want to hear a good story, you're in the right place. Hosted by ABC News Emmy Award-winning journalist and Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, "No Limits" is where the most-impressive women in the world go to let their guards down and share honest stories about what it really takes to build an empire. Each week Rebecca speaks to bold and influential women about their paths to success, their choices and tradeoffs along the way, and their pitfalls and lessons learned. The conversations focus on practical advice and never-before-shared wisdom from across industries. Plus Rebecca always asks her signature question "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" New episodes every Tuesday.

2 Dope Queens

by WNYC Studios

41m

average length

158

episodes

Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They’re black. They’re BFFs. And they host a a live comedy show in Brooklyn. Join the 2 Dope Queens, 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. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Sooo Many White Guys, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

The goop Podcast

by Goop, Inc. and Cadence13

49m

average length

244

episodes

Gwyneth Paltrow and goop's Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.

Stuff Mom Never Told You

by iHeartRadio

46m

average length

1287

episodes

Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.

Unladylike

by Unladylike and Stitcher

43m

average length

173

episodes

Find out what happens when women break the rules - those unwritten but all too real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (formerly Stuff Mom Never Told You) tackle questions through their trademark obsessive research, stories from rule-breakin’ ladies and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.

TBD with Tina Brown

by Wondery

35m

average length

32

episodes

Tina Brown, the legendary editor (Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast) and best-selling author talks with actors, politicians, journalists, and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Discover what to read, what to watch, and how to stay smart in today's fast-moving times.

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

by Oprah

36m

average length

281

episodes

Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

by Unqualified Media

65m

average length

290

episodes

Relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types. Join me on a mission to create a community where those of us who have no idea what the f*ck we’re doing can find comfort, support and laughter

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

by Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

42m

average length

52

episodes

Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel's office and listen as real couples anonymously bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it's a space for people to be heard and understood. It's also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So.. where should we begin?

The High Low

by Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton

65m

average length

129

episodes

A weekly conversation between writers Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, that covers highbrow and lowbrow culture.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

by American Public Media

44m

average length

326

episodes

You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.

Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend

by Lauren Conrad and Cadence13

43m

average length

21

episodes

In today’s social media culture, it’s easy to look around and believe that everyone else has life figured out. But things aren’t always as they appear! Each week, fashion designer, NYT bestselling author and lifestyle expert, Lauren Conrad will host a variety of experts for candid conversations on everything from life, love, and business! Whether it’s the ideal seven-minute morning beauty regimen, how to snap that perfect IG-worthy flat lay or tips for tricking party guests into believing you’re a gourmet chef, Conrad’s guests will offer listeners tips for quickly navigating a Pinterest-obsessed world, as well as offering a healthy dose of reality. Because life isn’t always about knowing how to do everything perfectly yourself; it’s about knowing the people who do!

On Being with Krista Tippett

by On Being Studios

56m

average length

855

episodes

Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

by howtofail

49m

average length

70

episodes

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

Next Question with Katie Couric

by iHeartRadio

50m

average length

144

episodes

Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and pop culture. For example: How did watching people play video games become a billion-dollar industry? Could CBD possibly be the key to overcoming pain and addiction? Does social media spur online radicalization? And what happens when at-home DNA tests reveal devastating family secrets? Join the award-winning journalist as she explores the people, movements, and issues changing our lives and redefining our world.

The V Word

by thevwordpodcast@gmail.com

35m

average length

84

episodes

Lady bit talks by lady docs. Two badass gynecologists tackling relevant women's health and reproductive policy issues. Vagina, vagina, vagina. DISCLAIMER: This show is not meant to substitute actual medical advice.

Decoder Ring

by Slate Podcasts

39m

average length

24

episodes

Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.

Living Fully with Mallory Ervin

by business@malloryervin.com

37m

average length

40

episodes

We all need some encouragement and inspiration on this journey of being human. Life is about finding joy, happiness, satisfaction, and learning how to be connected in a world where so many people feel numb. Join Mallory Ervin as she brings the stories and lessons she and her guests have learned to help you awaken to your best life and truly LIVE FULLY. Mallory Ervin is a small town girl turned internet star. She grew up on a farm in Kentucky, the oldest of 23 first cousins destined for big things. After college she was Miss Kentucky and a runner up in the Miss America Pageant and a three time contestant and runner up on The Amazing Race with her father as her partner. Mallory then went on to host her own travel shows and become an online personality. She currently shares content on her YouTube channel and on social media with nearly 400K followers, bringing a voice of joy to the online community; a voice of authenticity, positivity and light. Mallory continues to build an online brand that inspires others to LIVE FULLY. She resides in Nashville, TN with her husband Kyle and their children.

SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley

by Jordan Lee Dooley

38m

average length

111

episodes

In this podcast, National Bestselling Author, Jordan Lee Dooley, dishes out truths, tips, and actionable takeaways to help you reach your potential without the pressure to prove. Every episode is like sitting down with a good friend who’s coaching you through life. All are welcome — come hang out!

LadyBrains

by The Ricochet Audio Network

47m

average length

159

episodes

In a world of women who aren't afraid to "go there" on tough issues, the LadyBrains Podcast stands out as a tight group of friends who navigate difficult topics—but not in a traditional way. The ladies are Lyndsey Fifield, Bethany Mandel, Emily Zanotti, Mary Katharine Ham, Kelly Maher, and Elisha Krauss.