What’s better than a good podcast? A good podcast made by women for women. Obvs. Here is a list of our all-time faves, for your listening pleasure.
Who Asked Her
Papua New Guinea’s first feminist podcast is a fascinating listen. Covering everything from cultural appropriation to toxic masculinity, host Elvina Ogil is starting important conversations about the issues that matter in the Pacific. When we spoke to her, Ogil said, “[The podcast] is about broadening our view of Papua New Guinean women.” Tune in for the interesting topics, stay for the intellectual banter.
After Work Drinks
Our gal Isabelle Truman and her bestie Grace O’Neill debrief on the week’s most topical topics, over a glass of pinot noir. They’re not afraid to tackle the big issues: the #MeToo anniversary, female anger and Blake Lively’s power suits. Listening to their podcast is like catching up with the girls over a bottle of wine or three – except you can do it at 7:00am on a Monday on your way to work. Even better.
The High Low
Created by British journalists Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, The High Low is a news and pop culture podcast, covering everything from politics (the high brow) to Love Island (the low brow). Pandora and Dolly’s friendship, witty back and forth banter and quirks make The High Low an unmissable weekly listen.
We’ve all (hopefully) seen Crazy, Rich, Asians but what about what it’s like to be an everyday (potentially not as rich) Asian woman in 2018? Hosted by Hannah-Rose Yee, Peony Lim and Kit Lee, Three Dumplings covers everything from what it’s like being mixed race, to dating and of course, the best kind of dumplings .
Melbourne journalists Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews call Shameless the podcast for ‘smart women who love dumb stuff.’ Covering everything Aussie women are (sometimes secretly) obsessed with, such as the Kardashians, The Bachelor and Justin Bieber, it’s no wonder Shameless has swiftly become one of the country’s most beloved weekly segments.
All Aussie Mystery Hour
Who doesn’t love a good cold case? Even better when it’s being discussed by two hilarious Australian women – Melissa Mason and Josie Rozenberg-Clarke, who try to solve murders with zero qualifications to do so.
Australia’s OG podcasters, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer have had millions of downloads since they launched The Thinkergirls in 2012. There's a reason for that: they're funny, original and willing to say what everyone else is thinking. Covering everything from pop culture to anxiety, the BFFs "find the funny in the f*cked."