the guilty feminist

Listening to podcasts is a great way to fill chunks of time spent in the car, commuting on the train or bus, hanging out in the airport while your flight is delayed, working out at the gym, or taking a long walk or run by yourself.

I’ve become an avid podcast listener in 2018, and here’s nine of the top podcasts I’ve found featuring women discussing issues of high importance to women in general. The more time men can invest in hearing women’s perspectives, the less likely we are to mansplain, commit microaggressions, or be plain ignorant about what women are thinking about, talking about, and concerned about as they step into the voting booth.

If you’re not already listening to women-led podcasts, check these out for starters:

  1. The Broad Experience. Tackles key issues impacting women in the workforce.
  2. Black Girl Podcast. Five friends’ hilarious conversations about “life issues, sisterhood, pop culture, love, growth, and the pursuit of their dreams.”
  3. Being Boss. For “creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side hustlers.”
  4. hey, girl. “Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind,” author Alex Elie sits down with people who inspire her.
  5. Code Switch. Journalists of color tackle common conversations about race and identity.
  6. Call Your Girlfriend. For “long distance besties everywhere.”
  7. Stuff Mom Never Told You. A “research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today.”
  8. The Guilty Feminist. Live comedy tackling 21st Century issues “that all feminists can agree on, while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies, and fears that underlie their lofty principles.”
  9. The Bustle Huddle. Important topics for millennial women, discussed by the writers, editors, and readers of Bustle Magazine.


What other podcasts do you enjoy?

Growing Your Strengths

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I primarily write stories featuring a diverse group of professionals whose examples of applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life.

These characters face familiar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The impact, for these professionals and for many of us, has been confusion, distraction, and stress.

Until, however, each of these individuals chooses to do something new: practicing mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling habits, and growing them into strengths…strengths that respond to change rather than just react.

Strengths that you can develop as well.

Don’t settle for the confusion, distraction, and stress. You’re stronger than that, and capable of much more.

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John M. DeMarco is a writer, strategist, and executive coach based in Nashville, Tennessee.