A couple of weeks ago I asked you guys if you’d be interested in a blog post on my favorite all female podcasts and you said HELL YEAH! Since then I’ve been spending a lot of time listening to podcasts that had been on my ‘to-listen-to’ list for a while, because I wanted to know exactly what was out there before I chose my favorites.
I’m pleased to report that they’re actually are a lot of all female podcasts available. This seems to be an ever growing trend and no matter what you’re looking for in a podcast, I’d say it’s fairly safe to say it’s out there.
Personally, I most enjoy podcasts that are catered to listeners my age and produced and presented by girls my age. I like a podcast where shit gets real. I like a podcast that makes me lol. I like a podcast that’s genuinely informative and engaging. And I like a podcast that feels like chats between friends.
Most of the podcasts on this list tick all of those boxes for me, but there are some that are a little bit out of my comfort zone. I’ve included each for a reason though as they all offer something different and I think it’s important to listen to a range of different styles to keep our minds open. Some just make me laugh, others make me questions things, others make me jump and down and scream ‘ME TOO’ at my phone. Either way, I love them all and hope you’ll find something here that you’ll love too!
- Girls With Goals
- Mother of Pod
- It Galz
- The Women’s Podcast
- How To Be Sound
- The State of Us
I love this podcast. Produced by Her.ie and presented by Niamh Maher, each episode tackles a different theme and yet, they all have the same ‘I’m struggling with adulting’ kinda feel to them. Each episode includes a sports segment in which Niamh interviews an Irish female athlete. I’m not a sporty person myself but I think it’s awesome that the podcast celebrates our female athletes who are typically ignored or undervalued.
Some of the guests Niamhs had on include Irish fashion icon Courtney Smith, comedian Joanne McNally, lifecoach and author Sarah Doyle, and me! (《~ yes, this does make me biased towards Girls With Goals, deal with it). Niamh herself is utterly hilarious and a fantastic, super relatable and talented presenter. This is a must listen for any girl in her twenties or thirties who has an interest in, well… anything!
Ok… where do I start? Mother of Pod is a lolfest. Do not listen to it in a library, or mass, or anywhere that you’re required to be quiet. Because you will scream laughing. You will. Presented by Sophie White and Jen O’Dwyer, this podcast is essentially the recorded chats of two lifelong friends who also happen to be young mothers, discussing how shite motherhood is. That’s essentially all there is to it. It’s so refreshing! If you’re a Mum, or you’re preggers, or you’re for some other reason in search of auditory contraception, this is the podcast for you.
Apart from the fact that these two girls are inexplicably funny, they’re also a shinning beacon of hope and solidarity for all the Mums out there who feel like they’re failing. If you hated breastfeeding, listen to this. If you soak your knickers every time you sneeze, listen to this. If you haven’t slept since the birth of your now three year old child, listen to this.
This podcast is absolutely great craic. The two girls who run it, Jade and Jenny, are obvious besties and bursting with personality. They’re so comfortable in front of the mic, there’s literally no telling what’s gonna come out of their mouths! Like for realz… no topic is too out there for these girls.
From sex to feminism to beauty blogging to boyfriends, you name it, they’ll talk about it. I love how unfiltered they are. It’s incredibly refreshing and admirable considering a lot of what they say is fairly controversial stuff. If you’re looking for brutally honest discussions of real life problems from a pair of ballsy girls, this is the podcast for you!
Cathy Sheridan presents this Irish Times podcast and hosts the most impressive selection of guests on the show that you’re almost guaranteed to find an episode that features someone you admire. This podcast is definitely much more serious in tone than the others on this list and tackles difficult issues like bereavement, abuse, politics, and more head on.
This podcast is the baby of Rosemary Mc Cabe, one of the first Irish influencers and one of the most controversial. Rosemary is an ex-journo and an ex-stylist but has a way with words that makes her super easy to listen to. The premise of the podcast is pretty self-explanatory. How To Be Sound features a range of guests and discussions on all aspects of life from parenting and sex to mental health and fashion.
Rosemary’s podcast is perfect listening for a quiet evening at home or your daily commute. Her guests are diverse and always interesting, and the fortnightly episodes never fail.
It’s all in the name with this one. Hosted and produced by best mates Roisin and Jane, this podcast is an entertaining girls guide to growing up. The two girls are incredibly relaxed and just chat really organically about the various issues that we all have to tackle as we come of age.