This women’s month, add these women-led podcasts should be on your essential listening.
Since the early 1900s, March has been tied into informal celebrations to honor the struggles and achievements of women, with International Women’s Day on the 8th of the month connected to several momentous historical events in the name of gender equality. Women’s Month has since been recognized by the United Nations and is celebrated across the globe in a whole range of ways.
As we find ourselves in the midst of a digital generation, there are countless platforms for individuals to find their voice on. Lately, one such medium that has been prospering more than most has been podcasting. Halfway into the women’s month celebrations, we’re taking a look at the best women-led podcasts from local and international creators that you should look into.
Flex and Froomes
Headed by co-hosts Lilian Ahenkan (Flex Mami) and Lucinda Price (Frooms), the award-winning podcast tackles topics from identity to intersectionality and mental health. The episodes are titled often titled with questions you’ve always wondered but never knew how to ask: “Do you need to care when you’ve offended someone?”, “Are these unconventional dating rules too much?”, “Are you actually a band friend?” and more.
Paano Ba ‘To: The Podcast
For those looking for new perspectives on love, life, and work, the Paano Ba ‘To podcast has you covered. Hosted by television host and personality Bianca Gonzalez, the show ties up with the themes of her first book “Paano Ba ‘To?! (How To Survive Growing Up)” which was first published in 2014. She regularly has celebrity guests on the show, like Bretman Rock, Macoy Dubs, Laureen Uy, and Nina Dizon-Cabrera.
Great Women Artists
Creator, art historian, and curator Katy Hessel originally started @thegreatwomenartists on Instagram to celebrate female artists around the world. She then expanded the medium to a podcast format, where she interviews a wide range of creatives on “the female artist that means the most to them.”
Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast
Hosted by filmmakers and friends Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac, the pair covers all topics from love to pop culture and other current issues. The podcast often invites a range of local celebrities and personalities like Janine Gutierrez, Nadine Lustre, or Julia Barreto, along with industry experts or other professionals.
The Michelle Obama Podcast
As the title reveals, The Michelle Obama podcast is led by the former first lady herself, who dives into deep conversations with guests over “the relationships in our lives that make us who we are.” The show was created after the success of her Netflix documentary Becoming and her best-selling memoir of the same title.
Between Us Queens
Hosted by beauty queens Pia Wurtzbach, Carla Lizardo, and Bianca Giudotti, the podcast “shakes off the glitter of the pageant world” and explores deeper, candid conversations between the three women. The show is part of a bigger online community called The Queens, aimed at fostering an open and empowered female community.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Co-hosts Anney Reese and Samantha McVey take on hard-hitting research-based topics like female identity, feminism, and ethics on the hit podcast, between light-hearted discussions on pop culture and other trending events.