11 must hear feminist podcasts

In need of feminist inspiration? Check out this list of essential feminist podcasts from all around the world.

Between the Leaves

Between the Leaves is a poetry podcast that highlights poems and verse written by gender diverse folk and women. Hosted by Ellen van Neerven and Hermina Burns, the two poets traverse through many topics such as love, work, race and feminism throughout the eight-part series, also sharing their own writing.

This enchanting podcast is also available to listen to on our website, Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Birds Eye View

Birds Eye View offers a deep dive into the lives of the women in the Darwin Correctional Centre, a centre predominantly for men – out of the 1048 places at the centre, 80 are allocated for women. Written and recorded inside the centre, the 10-part series introduces us to a range of women and their stories, relayed in their own words.

Available to listen on their website, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Flex’s Semi Factual History Lessons

Flex Mami, from our favourite podcast Bobo and Flex, hosts a new podcast Flex’s Semi Factual History Lessons on Spotify. She explores a range of topics that were never taught at school in history, uncovering bizarre connections between topics. With incredible guest hosts including Ziggy Ramo and Ngaiire, Flex covers masturbation, witchcraft, drugs and cannibalism.

Available to listen now on Spotify.

Hoodrat to Headwrap

The podcast for the revolution hosted by Ericka Hart, sex educator, activist and model, and their partner and manager Ebony Donnley. Together they explore “radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books.” Be sure to check out the episodes on cancel culture, gender 101 and interracial dating.

Available to listen to on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Spotify

The Yikes Podcast

Hosted by two intersectional climate activists, Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, The YIKES Podcast discusses everything anti-oppression including climate justice, politics, human rights, anti-racism and mental health. Often discussions involving these topics are full of jargon and are esoteric, but this podcast does a fabulous job of keeping the conversation accessible for everyone, no matter what point they are at on their journey.

Available to listen on Apple Podcasts, Podtail and Spotify

Queering The Air

This is one of our favourites! Hosted by Stephanie Van Schilt and Veronica Sullivan, each episode shines a spotlight on the work of a Queering the Air comes from a multitude of queer voices and provides critically engaged commentary at the intersections of queerness and other marginalised experiences. It’s a phenomenal weekly show packed with interviews, explorations, and histories from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist lens.

In our humble opinion, Queering the Air should be mandatory listening. Available now on Apple Podcasts and 3CR Community Radio.

Made of Human Podcast

In Made of Human, Danish comedian Sofie Hagen tries to discover ‘how to do life’ while having the most fun. She chats to some remarkable humans – writers, actors, activists, influencers, comedians and so on, only to discover that no one really knows how to ‘do’ life.

Their huge archive contains over two-hundred episodes and are available to listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.

“Bad” Behaviour

Rosalind, poet and writer, and Nikila, singer/songwriter, together host a podcast on tough conversations. They interview guests on topics that we’re often afraid to bring up including , masturbation, living in a cult, and choosing to be child-free for the climate. The podcast leaves room for learning and growth and is grounded in the assumption that nobody is perfect.

“Bad” Behaviour is available to listen to on their website, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Money Power Freedom

A six-part series (with a bonus episode) that explores money, its relationship to power and how it informs our freedoms. Hosted by Cal Wilson and Santilla Chingaipe and featuring many experts and special guests, the show equips the listener with tools, knowledge and stories to face the financial hurdles that marginalised genders frequently encounter.

Money Power Freedom is available to listen to on our website, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Margin Notes

Margin Notes is an incredible podcast from two writers, Yen Eriksen and Zoya Patel. They discuss topics such as popular culture, queerness, grief, travel, immigrant culture and food, using their writing as a launchpad.

Season 1 of this amazing podcast is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Podtail.

Curveball

Winner of ‘Best Wellbeing Podcast’ at the 2020 Australian podcast awards, Curveball is a black comedy podcast that talks about ‘the club you didn’t want to be part of’. Each episode three women, strangers to one another, sit down to discuss a topic that is close to all three of them. Whether it be step-parenting, late termination or having a midlife sexual awakening, Curveball has an intimate, challenging conversation waiting for you.

Available to listen on their website, Apple Podcasts, and Podtail.

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