6 Girl Run Podcasts You Need To Check Out NowBy Tyra Wilkes
Mar. 14 2017, Published 4:00 a.m. ET
As women, we deserve the world. Tax free shopping, a complimentary lifetime supply of chocolate, and 25-ounce wine glasses could be a start, but life isn’t always fair.
In the last year we’ve seen major strides taken in girl-land; Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated for President by a major party, the film “Hidden Figures” debuted at number one its first weekend, The Women’s March on Washington was a success, Beyoncé is pregnant with twins, and Viola Davis became the first Black actress to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award, among many other phenomenal accomplishments.
Staying up to date with the happenings of this crazy world is vital, and what better way than through girl run podcasts? Celebrate Women’s History Month with us and check out these podcasts below!
Call Your Girlfriend
Available on: iTunes
Join your soon to be besties for a bi-weekly chat and chew to discuss what’s happening in politics and pop culture. Call Your Girlfriend is hosted by two long-distance besties Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, and allows listeners to chime in on their regular bestie-check-ins.
Suggested: Ep. 73: Year in Review
Keep up with them on Twitter and be sure to subscribe to their monthly newsletter, appropriately titled The Bleed.
When you need a break from the seriousness of your everyday life, mixed with a little uncensored realness, and a splash of social media gossip, grab your cup of tea (or coffee) and gather ‘round with Lola and Babz and their Mmhmm, Girl podcast.
“New episodes when we feel like it, which is every 7-10 days.”
Suggested: Ep. 64: What Kinda Community Is This?
Keep up with MMHMM Girl updates and their next episode via Twitter
Each week, host Marina Franklin brings in women of color to discuss their opinions of current hot topics. The opposing views make for great radio, while giving listeners different perspectives of current events.
Suggested: Ep. from 2/8: Gentrification
Follow FriendsLikeUs on Twitter for fun anecdotes
Black Girl Nerds
Available on: iTunes, Soundcloud
In the world of Black Girl Nerds, nerdy doesn’t have the cliche definition that we’re used to. In their world, nerdy means being yourself no matter what opinions are thrown your way, owning what’s important to you, and being passionate about your interests despite how weird they may be to others. For all the nerdy girls out there, this one is for you.
Black Girl Nerds is a multi-layered platform whose website features Black Girl Nerds TV, book reviews, as well as the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.
Stay in the Black Girl Nerds loop by following them on Twitter
Being Boss: A Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs
Available on: iTunes, Being Boss Web
Being Boss is a weekly reminder that the title Boss doesn’t solely mean in the workplace. Being a (woman) Boss is a lifestyle. Hosted weekly by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon, Being Boss is a podcast for the everyday woman that lives free and by her own rules. Listen in as Em and Kathy discuss the ins and outs of being a womanpreneur, marketing advice, rules of the business game, and other informative topics to keep your company savvy, growing, and aligned with your brand image.
Join their Boss Clubhouse to keep up with news and updates.
Another Round: A Podcast with Heben and Tracy
Hosted by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, Another Round is a BuzzFeed podcast that covers any subject you can imagine; politics, pop culture, music, and so much more. Aside from the large pot of hot topics, you can always count on them for a notable guest or two, which is always good news. Past features have been Madam popular vote, Hillary R. Clinton, Ava DuVernay, and most recently, Kelly Rowland.
Suggested: Ep. 75 Citizen’s Arrest
For Another Round news and who will be featured on the show next, join them over on Twitter.