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Podcasts made by women, for women and all of our favourites.

And with over 2 million people downloading audio podcasts every month in Australia, it’s the perfect time to be a content creator, and rack your podcast playlist with intellectual and entertaining conversations.

The world’s health pandemic has given everybody time.  Time to think, read, find, learn, become, do and question.   But more and more people are listening, seeking and searching for the wisdom of women.

Podcasts made by women for women are sharing how to find a healthy balance in the real world, broaden your horizons, learn something new, and get a nice laugh at the same time.  They are recording conversations that share how to nurse a bad heartbreak, give you a much-needed self-love-inducing pep talk, and make you belly laugh all at the same time. 

Whilst it appears that women are leading the podcast space in Australia — and all around the world media is generally dominated by men: two-thirds of bylines in reporting belong to them, they make up eight out of 10 music festival headliners, and women are the focus of only 10% of news stories, comprise just 20% of experts or spokespeople interviewed, and a mere 4% of news stories are deemed to challenge gender stereotypes.

‘85% of influencers are women, and, according to a study, earn more than 35% more per post than their male equivalents. So, let’s be honest: Instagram success is often still based on women commodifying their bodies. That’s why the podcast platform has the ability to give power to women’s voices? (literally).

Podcasts created by women tick all the boxes: we crave content by women, for women,  a reflection of ourselves that’s easy to recognise and the opportunity to learn more about the arena in which we play.   As women we listen in to conversations on politics, or a casual disclosure on true crime, but there is nothing like hearing from women who are confident, calm and well-informed.

Whether you prefer listening to podcasts while cooking, cleaning, on your morning run, Marie Claire created a list at the peak of the Covid19 whilst our most popular bloggers were turning the written word into an interesting conversation.

Now my obsession with podcasts comes from being the sort of person who finds it difficult to not utilise every minute of my day, tapping play on my podcast list to drown out the silence of school hours. Podcasts are my daily dose of inspiration, insight, and humour. I specifically love podcasts hosted by women and for women on the topics that have the most relevance to the parts of my lives that matter most.

  • Business
  • Friendships
  • Family
  • The Environment
  • Sport

Here are my favourites to make you laugh, feel human and stay inspired.

Unlocking Us

Direct conversations with you about what Brene Brown is learning from new research, and episodes dedicated to answering your questions. ‘We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.’

Judith Lucy Overwhelmed and Dying

Comedian Judith Lucy is totally overwhelmed by the state of the world and her own life. This podcast is her attempt at trying to work out how to feel less overwhelmed.


Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented.

Start Up

A series about what it’s really like to start a business.

History Chicks

Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

The Michelle Obama Podcast 

I don’t think this needs much explaining.

My Business Podcast

The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted,

Be sure to come back and visit this blog as the list will no doubt keep growing.  To check out some others here’s a great list I found.


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