It seems like podcasts have been taking the country by storm. Every day we see influencers announcing a podcast as another avenue to share their opinions and hot takes with the world. Covering topics from food, to news, to sex, to popular culture, to true crime – there truly is a podcast for every person.
What we love about podcasts is that anyone and everyone can make one. All you need is something to share, a computer, and a microphone and you’re ready to go! This means that more people can get their voice out there. This is especially important in the feminist and sex-positive communities, which typically don’t get as much airtime in traditional media.
As part of our Lova List series this month, we curated a list of some of our favorite feminist podcasts. We hope they’ll keep you entertained. Enjoy!
Two of the dopest black queens in comedy, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, host this podcast, along with guest stars as cool as John Stewart, Lizzo, Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Obama (!!!!!) They talk about sex, gender and race, all while making you laugh so hard you can barely breathe. Robinson and Williams’ priority was to create a space for POC and Queer voices to be heard. The podcast was later adapted into a live tour, and HBO specials of their shows. – Tara Jones
This unique show is marketed to long distance besties everywhere. In this podcast, best friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman call each other to talk current events and women’s issues. They seek to highlight how important friendships can be for all us girl bosses in getting us through the day. – Tara Jones
If you’re a YouTube aficionado, you may recognize Confidently Insecure’s leading lady Kelsey Darragh from Buzzfeed videos. Known for her videos on chronic pain management, dating, and having a good time, Kelsey brings her big personality to her podcast. Confidently Insecure openly explores tough topics such as virginity myths, toxic masculinity, sexuality, STIs and navigating open relationships. What makes Confidently Insecure really stand out is the fact that Kelsey and her guests are open with the fact that they don’t know everything and that they’re still figuring life out. Video versions of the podcast episodes are also available on YouTube. – Bailey Shea
Hosted by British sex educator, author, and YouTuber Hannah Witton, Doing It! explores relationships, sex, and sexual health. What makes Doing It! really stand out is Hannah’s conversations surrounding disability and how it can affect sex and relationships. Hannah, who has ulcerative colitis, frequently utilizes her platform for other sex-positive individuals with disabilities to share their experience. – Bailey Shea
Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning.
Popaganda is a biweekly feminist pop culture podcast from Bitch Media that has explored everything from the Spice Girls to sustainable fashion. Last season, Amanda Montell, author of Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language; sex educator and former rape-crisis counselor Mala Munoz; Playboy features editor, and former Ms. magazine editor, Anita Little; and Jaclyn Friedman, coeditor of Yes Means Yes and author of What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety joined Carmen to dig into talking about how we talk about sex—and sussing out how to make it a healthier, less sexist kind of conversation.
Originally started as The Pelvic Pain Podcast, The V Hive is an intimate health podcast, resource, and community. Host Hannah Matluck started the podcast to chronicle her challenges and journey with chronic pelvic pain (and now covers many other intimate health issues.) Matluck found that women’s health issues aren’t researched as often or publicly discussed, making it difficult for many women to fully understand their own bodies. What makes The V Hive truly unique is the diverse team of advisors from pelvic pain specialists to physical therapists to psychologists who ensure that listeners have access to accurate and up-to-date information.
Sex Out Loud host Tristan Taormino is an author, speaker, sex educator, and filmmaker. Her podcast features other authors, educators, artists and icons as they explore alternative sexual practices and communities — all uncensored! We love that Tristan Taorimino is willing to provide basic sexual health education while also exploring the taboo topics that others often shy away from. From BDSM, to non-monogamy, to porn, Taorimino is willing to cover it all!
Did we miss one of your favorite feminist podcasts that you think we’ll love? Comment below and it may make it on a future Lova List!