At Faith in Women, conversation is key. Listening, learning, and engaging with complex ideas shared by a diversity of voices helps to shape our understanding of the world and improve our ability to make the world a more just and compassionate place for others, especially for women and girls. Podcasts are one of our favorite new ways to listen in on fresh and interesting conversations from afar!
What exactly is a podcast again? A podcast is a form of audio or video media that can be downloaded and listened to on-demand at your own time and pace. Podcasts may feature a solo host, one-on-one interviews, or conversations among several people. The best part about podcasts is that nearly all of them are completely free, and you can watch or listen to them on your phone, tablet, or computer. Are you new to podcasts and not sure how to get started? Click here for detailed instructions on how to set up and find podcasts on your listening device.
With thousands of free podcasts available right now, and with more new shows launching daily, we have compiled a list of our current favorite podcasts for their stellar content, thoughtful questions, and meaningful conversations. If you’re looking for a fresh way to stay up-to-date on the latest issues affecting women and girls, consider subscribing to a podcast (or two!)
Did you know that some of our staff have a podcast?
We’re excited to feature in our list of recommendations a new podcast called Kindreds, co-hosted by Faith in Women’s very own Ashley Peterson and Katey Zeh. Look for more information at the end of this post!
Recommended Podcast Subscriptions and Series
“It’s a Real Mother” four-part series by The Longest Shortest Time
Main Topic: Working Motherhood
Podcast description: “Stories about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans—and being raised by them. The Longest Shortest Time is a bold, daring podcast about parenthood in all of its forms. But you don’t need to be a parent to listen.”
Episode to Try: “Governor Mom”
Main Topic: Gender and Culture
Description: “Tune in to Stuff Mom Never Told You to hear co-hosts Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd keep it real with a research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today and throughout history, paired with smart, strategic solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism.”
Episode to Try: “Pregnant in Prison”
Main Topic: Mental Health
Description: “The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.”
Episode to Try: “Steadying Yourself for the Holidays”
Main Topic: Theology and Philosophy
Description: “Since March 13, 2008, Homebrewed Christianity Podcast has been bringing you the best nerdy audiological ingredients so you can brew your own faith. You will find conversations between friends, theologians, philosophers, and scholars of all stripes.”
Episode to Try: “Politics, Pussy Hats, and Patriarchy with Donna Bowman“
Main Topic: Questions of Faith
Description: “On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?”
Episode to Try: “The Opposite of Good is Indifference”
Kindreds (featuring Faith in Women staff!)
Main Topic: Faith and Feminism
Description: “Kindreds is a podcast for soul sisters, hosted by Ashley Peterson and Katey Zeh. In each episode we take on all things faith, feminism, and friendship from our homes in the South.”
Episode to Try: “Being Feminist”
Still wanting more? Be sure to check out our post from back in April with more of our recommendations.