Earlier, burningbrooklynbridges talked about wanting to get into podcasts, but not wanting to suffer through dudes who fall all over themselves to congratulate other dudes. It’s a significant problem, so I thought I’d make a few recommendations for anyone who’s looking to get into podcasts without having to deal with men making everything about themselves.
Lady to Lady. It’s right there in the title. Hosted by three ladies who bring in other women exclusively as guests. About a dude-free as can be.
How Was Your Week? With Julie Klausner. Hosted by a woman, guests are usually women, but even when they’re men, it’s at least guaranteed never to be all men.
I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman. One woman, no guests. And it’s her birthday today, so couldn’t not mention this one.
Wham Bam Pow: A sci-fi movie podcast hosted by two women and a man.
RISK! A storytelling show that features live-recorded stories, usually three per episode, one or two of which are by women. It’s never all men, but more importantly, it’s women telling stories about their lives on their own terms.
I could go on, but those are some good ones that not only feature and focus on ladies, but frequently delve into deeper feminist discourse.
I had to hold back from just recommending most shows on the Maximum Fun podcast network. They almost all feature ladies prominently, as hosts and guests, and the tone of the network and all its podcasts is so much more positive and forward-thinking than some other podcast networks out there, which provides a much more welcoming (less insular and less self-involved) environment overall.
I hope this was helpful.