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10 excellent podcasts that will enhance the life of every gal

Treat your ears this weekend.


AT ANY GIVEN time, there are approximately 1,782,912 podcasts you should, nay, need to be listening to.

Don’t know where to begin? These podcasts by and for gals are a good starting point.

1. Another Round

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Another Round is a delightful podcast hosted by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. With sparky discussions on race, politics and pop culture, and interviews with the likes of Lena Dunham, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Padma Lakshmi, it never fails to amuse, enlighten and provoke.

A must-listen.

2. Ctrl, Alt, Delete with Emma Gannon

If you are a Gal On The Internet, then Crtl Alt Delete is the podcast for you. Emma Gannon interviews people like Louise O’Neill and Dawn O’Porter about getting it done, achieving a life/work balance and loads, loads more.

Dawn O’Porter’s podcast even features a cameo appearance from Chris O’Dowd.

3. Monocycle

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You’re familiar with Man Repeller, right? Leandra Medine’s baby is the ultimate style blog – witty, glam and genuinely helpful! Her podcast Monocycle is much the same and features Medine speaking frankly about things like fertility, productivity and chilling the f**k out.

Warning: it may make you wish you were best friends with Leandra.

4. Fair Game Podcast

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An Irish-produced podcast about Irish women in sport? We’re so there.

Hosted by Elaine Buckley and Emily, the podcast has profiled female athletes like Ciara Mageean and Sara Treacy about their respective journeys to Rio, and featured in-depth disucssion on doping and development of women’s sports.

A necessary listen for any and all sports aficionados.

5. Guys We F**ked

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Imagine interviewing every person you’ve ever scored. The prospect of even making eye contact with some of them is nerve-racking enough, let alone fully chatting with them about the time you did the deed.

But that’s what comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson do every week on Guys We F**ked. The results? A funny, sex-positive podcast that you’ll want to binge-listen to.

6. Nerdette

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Nerdy interviews with deadly authors, actors and comedians like Lindy West, Judy Blume, Stephen King, Caitlin Moran and The West Wing’s Joshua Malina. Boom.

7. The Women’s Podcast

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The Women’s Podcast is a breath of fresh air in a media landscape dominated by male voices. In the past, they’ve touched on things like menopause, everyday sexism and make-up, and chatted to all-round fab ladies like Marian Keyes, Margaret Atwood, Senator Lynn Ruane and more.

Get on it.

8. Dear Sugar Radio 

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You’ve heard of the book Wild, right? Well, did you know its author Cheryl Strayed penned an advice column called Dear Sugar for years that’s pretty much the greatest thing ever?

Well, it’s now a podcast in which Cherly Strayed and Steve Almond dole out “radically empathetic advice” to listeners each week.  Nourishing radio.

9. Girlboss Radio

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Harbouring some entrepreneurial ambitions? Want to find out how interesting female CEOs/creative types got to where they are today? Look no further than Girlboss.

10. Stuff Mom Never Told You

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Part of the HowStuffWorks family, Stuff Mom Never Told You explores feminism and gender roles in a really thoughtful, interesting way. Chances are you’ll learn a little something, too. We highly recommend their recent series on romantic comedies.

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