Podcasts for women are trending right now, and it’s easy to see why. With thousands of podcast options covering all types of topics, you’re bound to find a few that interest you. Many women love podcasts because you can multitask. Whether you’re driving, going for a run, or just lounging on the couch, you can listen to a podcast—or two!
Here are a few of my favorite podcasts that I think you’ll enjoy, whether you love lighthearted (i.e., “get your mind off of life”) or seek informative (i.e., “teach me something new”) subject matter.
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Best Podcasts for Young Adult Females
Join Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin on their hilarious journey through Hollywood’s superstars. Just a few of the fun celebrities you’ll hear from are Trista Sutter (hey The Bachelor fans!), Jessica Radloff (Vogue’s editor), and Lisa Vanderpump.
LadyGang (LG) talks about anything and everything with their celebrity guests, and they are sure to make you laugh. It’s the perfect getaway from “pandemic life” and a great way to lighten the mood, whether you’re driving, cleaning the house, or just chilling.
My recent favorite episode is “LG Quickie: Snack Martin Returns.” LG gets candid and talks about marriage, dinner parties, and more. I promise you’ll laugh a ton at their witty humor.
2. Anna Faris Is Unqualified
If you loved the CBS show Mom, you’ll love this podcast featuring Anna Faris. Just like she does in the show Mom, Anna offers funny advice about relationships in her podcast. Part of her approach is admitting she’s unqualified to give this advice, yet she manages to make it hilarious and lighthearted, taking your mind off of what’s going on in the world right now.
Anna brings on celebrities like Seth Green, Eva Longoria, and Paris Hilton for some candid conversations. Even though Anna makes fun of herself and claims she’s “unqualified,” you’ll likely glean quite a bit of helpful advice from her podcast—and the fact that it’s funny certainly doesn’t hurt its appeal.
If you only ever listen to one episode, be sure to listen to the one with Beth Behrs, Anna’s BFF on 2 Broke Girls. I promise you’ll laugh, reminisce, and just have some good ol’ girly fun.
3. Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
Reality TV star Kaitylyn Bristowe brings The Bachelorette to life in her funny podcast that talks about behind the scenes on the show. It’s somehow eye-opening, funny, and scary, all-in-one.
You can trust Kaitlyn to keep it real, even when she’s talking with former contestants from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as celebs like Chris Harrison’s wife.
Will you learn much from Off the Vine? Probably not much that you can use in your own life. But, will you listen to some great, chic chatter and unwind after a long day or week? Yes. Kaitlyn is funny, relatable, and just what the doctor ordered when you need to do something mindless for a while.
4. Forever 35
If you’re over 30, you must listen to Forever 35, created and hosted by Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer. They started the podcast because women over 30 were underrepresented in the media. They cover all things women, including beauty, wellness, and social life.
While there aren’t any celebrities on the podcast, Doree and Kate make it super fun. Expect to find out what night creams to avoid, get the scoop on must-know skincare tips, and even acquire some shopping tips.
It’s the perfect podcast for women to gain a little girl-relevant knowledge and give themselves some always-needed self-care.
Episode 148: “Building a Mystery with Louise Penny” is a must-listen. Doree talks about how freeing it was to shut off her email for a week and interviews author Louise Perry about her life as a woman writer.
5. Next Question with Katie Couric
Katie Couric, the famous news anchor, asks the questions we all have but are too afraid to ask. She gets down and dirty with the most intriguing topics and talks with top celebrities to get answers to her burning questions.
You’ll hear from The New York Times columnists, youth activists, and even people who knew Martin Luther King, Jr. personally. Katie talks politics, health, and the latest deal with the pandemic, along with many other topics that women of all ages enjoy.
If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business or just love listening to business chit-chat, check out Jaclyn Johnson’s podcast WorkParty. It’s a little bit of business and a little bit of fun, all wrapped up into one podcast.
You’ll learn all things business, hear from young women making names for themselves, just like Jaclyn did—she sold a company and bought a new home, all by age 30. Jaclyn gives business advice, life advice, and so much more.
She gets real in her podcast. The episodes are sure to inform you, ignite your creativity, and give you all kinds of ideas—just when you thought life was getting boring!
I especially loved the episode “How to Open your Digital Doors so your Business can be Here Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond.” Jaclyn talks about things small businesses should know and explains how they are the backbone of our communities. It’s both touching and informative.
Let Podcasts Give You Some ‘Me Time’
Sit back, relax, and enjoy any or all of these podcasts that promise to enlighten, entertain, and inform you. Whether you listen to podcasts once in a while or you make it a part of your daily routine, there’s a lot of fun and learning to be had right from the phone you carry in your pocket all day long!