10 feminist podcasts we should all be listening to right now

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10. Woman’s Hour

Though less of a podcast and more of a national institution, this daily hour show from BBC Radio 4 is available to download on all your favorite podcast apps, and so we are including it in this list.

Woman’s Hour began in 1946, back in an age where that might be the only hour of the day you would expect to hear a woman’s voice on the radio. Fortunately, things have progressed from there, but the show is still very popular not least because of the wide range of topics it covers. No subject is too far-reaching. Love Island, single parenting, female Imams and creativity in schools have all been dissected on the show.

It’s the perfect podcast to catch up with what’s been going on in the news, to hear about new films or TV shows which are particularly female-focused and to get slightly enraged by some of the listener comments that get read out each episode. It’s all part of the fun!

Hosted by Jane Garvey and Jennie Murray, two giants of journalism, Woman’s Hour is a beloved treasure in the UK — appealing broadly to an older market but they do discuss topics for many younger listeners too. There’s no end to the famous voices that have graced the airways but to give you an idea, the following have recently been featured: Chloe Grace-Moretz, Gabourey Sidibe, Laura Mvula and Ariana Huffington.

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As it is a BBC program, it never gets too controversial (listen for the hilarious moments when Garvey or Murray have to politely tell their interviewees to reign it in slightly) but it does make for some really unique listening.