March is Women's History Month (WHM), which means it's both a retrospective time to look back over the achievements of women throughout history, and a progressive time to look ahead to the accomplishments of women today and tomorrow. One of the best ways to participate in the month-long celebration is to take the time to brush up on women's history and support the women who are making history today. To bring the education to the comfort of your headphones, here I've put together a list of
podcasts to listen to during Women's History Month. (And, of course, every month after.)
From female produced shows that feature feminist-forward content, to Women's History Month specials, these podcasts provide an in-depth look into women's contributions to national history, both large and small. Whether you choose to partake in WHM by supporting current female content creators or by learning about significant female-centric movements of the past, you're doing both yourself and your community a favor just by listening. Once you've picked a podcast that resonates with you, share it with a friend.
Get a group of women together during the month of March to talk about what you learned and to catch up with each other and ask each other how you can best support each other.
"Five Women" This American Life
Five Women" episode of This American Life is a powerful and moving #MeToo look into the accounts of five different women who all worked for the same man. This episode in particular offers a broad spectrum of opinions and insights into the troubles that women face in the workplace and what the future of professionalism might look like. The History Chicks podcasts covers everything from fictional women (Cinderella) to historical figures (Queen Victoria) and literally everyone in between. If you're up for a fun approach to a history class featuring the history women and the perception of women throughout history, you'll get a kick out of this podcast.
Inflection Point With Lauren Schiller
This podcasts focuses on how women literally rise up in the world, both socially and professionally.
Host Lauren Schiller talks to women who have overcome challenges and are happy and open to share their secret to success and confidence. If you're looking for motivation and keen encouragement, look no further than this podcast.
Women Rule podcast features inspiring conversations between women who kick butt and offers lots of tangible advice for how to find your most kick butt path in life. Guests discuss how they came to be where they are, what their struggles were and how they overcame them. If you want some private insight into the mind of some of the countries biggest female bosses, this is it.
This series features women who you haven't heard about, but definitely should pay attention to. As the title suggests,
That's What She Did is about women who can be judged not just by their words, but by their awesome actions. Learn about someone new and then share the stories with your friends.
This female hosted podcast features interviews with the most powerful leading women of today. From pop-culture to politics to career guidance,
Skimm'd from The Couch offers great advice and a digestable heap of news that relates to you by women who actually get you.
NPR Women's History Archives
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If you want a crash course in women's history, you'll want to get started on this epic playlist that features the
New York Public Library archives tagged to women's history. This playlist features a highlight reel of the international history of women's greatest achievements. This is a heavier listen, so you might want to break it up over the month of March so that you're able to process it all.
For Women's History Month, the
Tell Me More podcast featured a collection of biographies about badass women through history. Each episode is like a mini seminar that will totally inspire you and give you a lot of great information to share with friends during WHM.
Of Ms. and Men" The Thread
Like its title suggests, The Thread podcast connects threads from events in history to make sense of the present and past. In the episode "
Of Ms. and Men", Gloria Steinem's life and career is the focus, making it perfectly appropriate for WHM.
"Women in the World" The Moth
The Moth is a super moving podcast that features live readings of true stories, but in honor of WHM, this episode features a collection of stories about women in the world and for women of all ages and backgrounds.
"Roxane Gay" Pop Culture Happy Hour
In this episode,
Gay talks about her memoir which sparks a conversation about body image and gender perception. The book is essentially a great starting point for a deeper look into the way women regard their bodies and what that says about society's current opinion. Hunger
This podcast is hosted by two best friends, so nothing is off limits. Everything touched on in
2 Dope Queens is met with an intimacy and honestly that's only found between two friends who are completely authentically themselves with each other. It's funny, it's informative, and it's impossible not to learn something new.