Podcast Picks: You've Got To Hear This
There's an overabundance of content out there and it can be intimidating. Don't waste time sifting through reviews and recommendations of what to listen to—we've got you covered. We've curated a list of must-hear series that have made us laugh, cry, gasp, and wince, podcasts that have entertained, uplifted, and educated us, stories
that you've got to hear.
Stay tuned and share your faves, this will be updated with your (and our!) picks every month.
For busy bees, commuters, and staying in the loop: The Daily
The daily news scoop delivered to you in concise, digestible format every weekday. The stories are compelling, informative, and timely, perfect for keeping you in the know on the go. We promise, all your friends who know everything about everything got it from here.
For those who like intriguing plots and good storytelling: The Jungle Prince
If you're into storytelling this pod is for you. It's an intimate and enthralling three-part narrative that follows one family's claim to a fallen kingdom. It's honest, deep, and will keep you listening until the very end. Think "The Little Princess" but darker, and it really happened!
For realists and romantics: Modern Love
The popular New York Times column in podcast form. Listen to stories on relationships, love, and life as read by notable personalities (Jenny Slate, Jake Gyllenhaal, Greta Gerwig, etc.) with updates from the essayists themselves.
For life-hacks and life advice from off-the-beaten path guests: One Quick Thing
Nell Diamond is the founder and CEO of Hill House Home and the host of One Quick Thing, where women dish on one quick thing they’re expert at, at work or at home.
For mom power stories that remind you you're so much more: Also Mom
Women and moms unite on this podcast and share stories, advice, product recommendations and reviews.
For literary lovers who don't get to read much: Moms Don't Have Time To Read Books
Mother, writer, and podcast host Zibby Owens interviews and chats with authors about their work.
For a deeper look at ourselves: Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
Things get real as Brené Brown—#1 New York Times best-selling author, professor, lecturer, researcher, and podcast host—dwells on the concepts, narratives, popular culture, and experiences that shape us as humans.
For honest, heartfelt stories expertly told—a true classic: This American Life
There are nearly 700 episodes of the TAL podcast as of this writing—the first episode aired in 1995—and while it comes close, not all of the complexities and intricacies of the human experience have been revealed. There's a theme each week—Anatomy of Doubt, The Problem we All Live With, The Show of Delights—and different stories are told pertaining to that theme. Things get real.
For convos with female trailblazers—and Amoruso's classic real-talk: Girlboss Radio
Real women, real talk. Hosted by Sophia Amoruso, CEO and founder of Girlboss, she talks with women about careers, business, and power—personal and professional.
For Black Mirror-level suspense: Rabbit Hole
The New York Times has a reputation for producing award-winning podcast content, and the recently released Rabbit Hole is yet another 'cast that falls into that category. Tech columnist Kevin Roose explores what the internet is doing to us, its impact on our lives since we've moved online. We were hooked from the get-go.
For easy listening when you need a laugh: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
If you're a fan of comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien—or if you're a fan of witty humor—you'll love this podcast. O'Brien chats with actors, writers, comedians, and the banter is relevant and sincere and hilarious as it bounces from light-hearted to intimate and everything in between.
For an electrifying political thriller: Caliphate
This Times audio series follows Rukmini Callimachi as she reports on the Islamic State and the fall of Mosul. It's an electrifying political story reported from the frontlines of the war against ISIS. You'll be on the edge of your seat.
For a confidence boost and lady-boss banter: Pretty Big Deal
Supermodel, fashionista, and body activist Ashley Graham gets real with guests who inspire her. She chats with boundary-breakers, CEOs, activists, creatives, and all-stars—no topic is off-limits.
For belly laughs and pop culture real talk with no BS: Two Dope Queens
Comedian and BFF duo Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams host Two Dope Queens, a hilarious, unapologetic podcast featuring guest comedians and touching on topics like race, gender, sex, romance, comedy, and life.
For career advice with some science behind it: HBR Women at Work
Harvard Business Review is *the* place where conversations about career start, and this female-focused pod covers everything from ageism to how to negotiate a raise, backed by lots of stats and expert experiences. Plus, you'll sound super smart when you reference it.
For those of us who have "bad mom" days (all of us): One Bad Mother
A common thread with us is wanting to hear the real real. Don't sugar coat it! This one is perfect to plug in when the kids are screaming in your ear.
For pop culture interviews that don't suck: Armchair Expert
Dax Shepherd basically just interviews his friends which includes people like Judd Apatow, Mila Kunis, his wife Kristen Bell and so many more. It's hilarious but also a very unvarnished look at the culture of celebrity.