ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re going to be redesigning womeninpodcasting.org. The list you see here is the directory as of Sept. 12, 2013. We’re re-launching as our own brand, apart from I Love Lard, which will get it’s own redesign… sometime. New shows will be added to the new design, but not on the page below in order to reduce the workload.


Here you can find a compilation of the best and brightest the female podcasting scene has to offer! It’s a list that’s growing all the time.

If you are a female podcaster and want to be added to this site, e-mail me with a short description, your URL, and whether or not you’re a girl in the lead, or part of a team.

I list all podcasters who identify as women, as well as genderqueer or gender ambiguous people who would like to be listed. Other than that, there are no standards or restrictions, but since this is my list I can take you off if I feel like it.

Some of these shows have stopped recording, but as long as their archives are online, I will continue to list them for posterity.

    Girls in the Lead

    These are podcasts that clearly have women at their helm. Sometimes they share the spotlight, but everyone knows they’re the boss.

    • ABC Gotham – Kathleen and Kate bring you fun, weird New York City history, one topic for every letter of the alphabet.
    • Add It Up with Your Best Friend Addi – A Pittsburgh-based podcast hosted by your BFF. Eavesdrop as she interviews talented, funny people on everything from Halloween costume mishaps to what you might do if your plane is goes down. Listen. Laugh.
    • Addicted to Race – Carmen Van Kerckhove discusses the intersection of race and pop culture.
    • At The Table – At The Table is a conversation with indie artists, musicians, actors and theater companies.
    • Bean’s World – All about the world of Bean. Anything she loves – entertainment, reading, summer, etc. while trying to find the meaning of life (yeah right). This is a blog, but you can sometimes find the bean on her husband, Christian Huygens podcast, at http://www.satu
    • Beautiful Red – A Podcast Novel. “Beautiful Red is a cyberpunk romp through the back alleys of a future that might not be as far away as it seems. “
    • Black, Sexy, Geeky and Mental – A weekly podcast delving into the mind of a Black, former Burlesque performer, sci-fi fan with bipolar disorder.
    • Bonnie & Maude – two women watching movies adventurously
    • Boutique Cafe – Boutique Cafe is the world’s first boutique podcast for Mom’s on the go. Our weekly shows feature all things couture, highlighting topics of interest to fashion savvy moms & momprenuers around the world.
    • Chatting Up A Storm with Claudia Cragg – Interview show
    • Colbert Con – The (Unoffical) Voice of the Colbert Nation
    • Galactic Suburbia – Alisa, Alex and Tansy (a publisher, a book reviewer and an author) discuss science fiction and fantasy publishing, feminism and books.
    • Girl of Mayhem – This blog is for the podcast Girl of Mayhem. Girl of Mayhem reviews the TV show Sons of Anarchy on FX. We cover everything from opinions on episodes, characters, critic reviews, and fan feedback.
    • Girl’s Night In – We are four girls who met on the internet. None of us have met in person. We formed a bond with each other through chatting together over the TV show Lost.
    • Girlfriend Mode – Lindsay and Alice talk about video games.
    • Grammer Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing – the title says it all
    • Hello Nessa – A personal journal podcast documenting the journey of me getting to know myself
    • Her Next Step – Hi! I’m Darlene Cary. You have many skills and contacts gained from years working. Take those same skills and contacts. Add simple online tools, a dash of inexpensive modern marketing, and you have a flexible and profitable full or part-time business. No
    • I Read Comics – Comic books, graphics novels, animation – all things comics and cartoony, with your host, Lene Taylor. Think of it as the New York Review of Comics.
    • iMake – A Guernsey girl shares her love of everything creative and handmade. Episodes cover a wide variety of crafts including knitting, papercrafts, sewing, jewellery making, cooking, photography, gardening and much, much more. The show also includes a generous
    • Indie-licious with Katie – A mixed indie music show
    • It Was 20 Years Ago Today – A podcast of history, culture and memory.
    • Ladies of Leet Podcast – Nicole, Kim, and Stephanie talk about videogames.
    • Lady to Lady – Comedians Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey & Tess Barker pull up a fourth chair each week and talk everything from birth control to burritos. Expect a different kind of show full of surprises, live characters and weekly segments with catchy theme songs suc
    • Ladysplaining – Sara Chicazul explains everything
    • Lounging with LannaLee – Lounging with LannaLee is a new weekly audio podcast that’s a face-to-face, half-hour conversation between LannaLee and a fascinating person. Guests will be passionate musicians, activists, geeks, nerds, actors, writers, artists, and business professional
    • Mac Most – Videopodcast: Every week Molly Stanberry brings you Apple, Mac, iPod and iPhone news and humor.
    • Mighty Mommy’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Practicical Parenting – That’s what it is
    • Mommycast – This is a podcast for and about women immersed in the fullness of motherhood and life
    • Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life – Money management in minutes
    • Naive London Girl – I’m a New Yorker. I live and work in London. I crave sex and companionship. These are my adventures
    • Neeshcast – Weekly solo female cast that showcases the best in DIY, Underground, Independent music spanning a variety of genres- mostly focusing on tunes that are available for free online, plus the occasional musician co-host/guest DJ! 
    • New Yorker: The Political Scene – A weekly discussion about the President and developments in Washington, hosted by The New Yorker’s executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden, and featuring the magazine’s Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, and other contributors.
    • Notes from the Northwest – Leslie Lotto’s Poddo
    • One Love for Nurses – Uniting the nursing profession in spirit and purpose will positively impact our collective spiritual, health care, and nursing recruitment needs.
    • Party Girl Party Girl Podcast – he PartyGirl PartyGirl Podcast is for any woman 18 to 118 and from anywhere in the world. Come learn how to keep the passion alive in your relationship.
    • Post Modern Geek’s Guide to Sex – Marie B produces a podcast that is mainly about sex but also about anything else that might catch her fancy, e.g. politics, art, pop culture, music.
    • Product Girl – A weblog and podcast for everyone who loves beauty products.
    • Rock and Roll TV – Videocast featuring rock/punk/garage music beneath the radar, music video clips, interviews, comedy star flush, …hosted by Share Ross.
    • Rocketboom Videocast – Daily news with Joann
    • Satellite Sisters – 5 real sisters in 3 states who connect for news, talk, life, laughs.
    • Soccer Girl Inc. – Soccer girl cuts together songs, stories and conversations into funny, smart and sexy shows that come out once a week.
    • Tabled Fables – Sophie Bushwick and Amy Kraft co-host a monthly podcast that dissects fairy tales to find out what they mean, how they’ve evolved, and what makes them stick.
    • The Adviceists – There are two types of problems: ones to be obsessed over in secret, and those that can be podcasted and debated by a panel of comedians.
    • The Engaging Brand – Anna Farmery produces The Engaging Brand which looks at how to motivate, inspire and engage people at work
    • The Feed – Official Podcast of Libsyn – Podcasting tips for everyone, hosted by LC Escobar,Podcaster Happiness Expert
    • The Grey Section – Just a girl with a mic and too much to say. Whats not to love? I talk about my life, school, and things that tick me off.
    • The Nerdy Dirty – The Nerdy Dirty is a podcast about geeks by geeks. We explore many facets of geek culture through gaming, fandoms, books, films, television, and other media.
    • The Podcast Sisters – The Podcast for the non-geek!
    • The Token Skeptic – Hosted by Kylie Sturgess, takes a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop.
    • The Uglee Truth – We are two sisters that host a weekly podcast where we tell it like it is.
    • This American Vag – an irreverent, bi-weekly look at pop culture, sex, tv, gender issues, tv, stuff we find on the street, tv, relationships, wookies, and those guitars that are, like, you know, double-guitars?
    • Train Wreck in Progress – TWIP is: Is a podcast hosted by composers Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Kurt M. Mehlenbacher. They talk with artists in the middle of a new and challenging project.
    • Trans-ponder – This is a show covering a wide range of issues affecting the trandgender community, put out by partnered transwomen Myla and Jayna.
    • Truth Seekers – The search for truth about politics, global affairs, sex, money, religion, gender & sexuality issues..in audio form!
    • Tyrion's Landing – Three women discuss Game of Thrones
    • Verity! – A Doctor Who podcast where a rotating case of six women, from across the globe, talk all things Doctor Who. We have opinions.
    • Wanna Be Canadian Podcast – This podcast is made by a teenage girl, who would much rather be living in Canada
    • What's with the Drama? – We are two women friends who host a blog and podcast that is filled with laughter, wisdom and insight on all the unnecessary dramas in the world.
    • Wiggly Wigglers Podcast – Heather Gorringe is the Brit behind the Wiggly Wigglers podcast, where you’ll find articles on natural gardening, wildlife and Wiggly events! It is a great family show that gives you information, but also a slice of the country life.

    Girls in a Team

    These are podcasts in which women appear as regular characters, either in a duo or as part of a group.

    • A Guy, A Girl and Bottle – An innovative wine podcast, from a refreshing point of view
    • Be Reasonable – Be Reasonable is the monthly interview show which talks to people who believe ideas contrary to the mainstream scientific and skeptical worldview. Presented by Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall.
    • But I Digress – The tangential conversational podcast. Brock, Kathleen, and Erin discuss anything and everything that is on their minds from movies and television, to bagels and peanut butter, to anesthesiologists and snow blowers.
    • Buzz Out Loud – Molly Wood and Tom Merritt give you their daily take on what’s happening in tech news throughout the week
    • ChoNilla – Your hosts “Cho” & “Nilla” invites you to a no-holds-barred personal comedy journal from different P.O.V.’s on interracial love, life, juicy topics, facts, current news & pop culture. “They talk about EVERYTHING and NOTHING at the same time.
    • Cinebanter – Boy-girl banter at its best, complete with full movie reviews and spoilers.
    • Dawn and Drew Show – Dawn and Drew are ex-gutterpunks who now live on a farm in Wisconsin. Unlike Keith and Chemda, Dawn seems to take the lead in this show.
    • Don't Quit Your Day Job – Melanie Fletcher and Jerry J. Davis are increasingly infamous speculative fiction writers; Patrick Gaik is an actor and leading light in Illinois dinner theater. Together with their roving newsgirl Stacy T, they discuss everything from philosophical subtl
    • Drink ‘Til We’re Funny – We’re a group of friends (2 gay guys and 1 straight girl) who met in college and managed to remain friends with the help of humorous outlooks on just about anything
    • DWO WhoCast – Dave, Elizabeth, Thomas, Michelle, and Dean have a variety weekly discussions all about Doctor Who
    • Emergency Pants – Shane and Bridget met as teenagers in Omaha, Nebraska. United through a love of Mystery Science Theater 3000 specifically and all things hilarious in general, they have been friends ever since.
    • Gay Pimpin' with Jonny McGovern – Every week, Jonny McGovern pop superstar, TV personality, and nightlife legend brings it to you Gay Pimp style wth his entourage,
    • Greetings from Nowhere – Christina and Nicole podcast about their lives in Wenatchee, WA, and then head out to report on the quirks and coolness of small towns in everywhere Nowhere.
    • Hey You Know It – Hey You Know It, with Jacquetta Szathmari and Katie Kazimir. Telling you how it is or how it should be with: Advice on Advice, Discount Celeb Corner, The Week in Jason Bateman, Hey You DIDN’T Know It, & Current Events and more. We also interview comi
    • How Much Do We Love – A podcast hosted by Sara Davis & Rob Lindley. A little, a lot, obsessive, or not at all. Half a country and different opinions are the only thing that separate these two long-distance friends as they compare notes on things they find awesome (or not)
    • Hyper Nonsense – Hyper Nonsense is a podcast/Internet radio show from San Luis Obispo, CA. The show is hosted by Shawno and Jen, and is produced in the “dining room/recording studio” at the front of their small home.
    • Israelisms – Charley & Carol’s irreverent and funny podcast of life and politics in Israel. It’s a wacky country and they prove it!
    • Keith and the Girl – The Girl’s name is Chemda. In my opinion, Chemda adds the intelectual and emotional element that makes this show so much more personal and interesting than the millions of other “edgy” podcasts out there.
    • Law and Disorder Radio – Law and Disorder gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government.
    • Learnig to Fly Together – This podcast is done by Rob and Tina, a couple married for 23 years with four kids. Rob is an experienced pilot and tina is a beginner but they work it out together in the plane and in thier lives.
    • Movie Date – Movie Date is a weekly podcast produced in cooperation with Public Radio International and WNYC. It’s hosted by Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway and Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday. Each podcast includes movie reviews, trivia, list
    • My Baby Monsters – My Baby Monsters: the place where children share stories. Created and produced by a six year old girl and her Dad.
    • Nerd Talk – Pixie and her guy friends talk about things relevant to geek culture, and review either a video game or a movie every week.
    • Operation Kino – Operation Kino is a weekly podcast featuring Katey Rich, Matt Patches, David Ehrlich and Da7e Gonzales. Each Friday we review a current movie release and discuss a larger pop culture topic. Follow us on Twitter at @opkino.
    • Pod is My Copilot – Taylor the Latte Boy, Rodan and Taffy Carlisle Huffington wax poetic on life, love and the pursuit of a good Gator Roll in Tampa Bay, Florida
    • Post-Teen Bummer Podcast – Mixes of rad tunes, new and old, curated by your hosts DJJNELL and Sara Eff. The music runs the gamut: punk, thrash, trash, soul, boogie, woogie, weirdo, metal, grind, lofi, no wave, etc etc etc. We’re two chicks who still wear our Cure shirts from high s
    • Professor Dave's Ark in Space – Dave, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Danielle chat all about our favorite movies, tv shows, radio programs, and music– basically all kinds of elements of pop culture
    • Redboy Podcast – Redboy and Absolute Amy podcasting from the cornfields of central Illinois. Join them every week for fun, games and news of the weird.
    • Sex is Fun – Dedicated to the rational discussion of human sexuality from the apporoach of fun, enjoyment and pleasure.
    • SF Squeecast – Hugo-Award monthly general SF/F podcast where a bunch of SF/F professionals talk about stuff we enjoy. Regular cast: Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente. We also have periodic guests.
    • Sound of Tomorrow – Rochester, NY podcast Sound of Tomorrow is the most fun you can have in orbit. Join Heather, Ross, and all of their radio friends for a fun-filled journey into the future of comedy, music, movies, comics, and other stuff we love. With our guests and skits
    • Staggering Stories – A sci-fi/fantasy podcast with extremely biased leanings to all things Doctor Who. The gang – with their mascot/evil leader The Head of Pertwee – have been around for more than 5 years.
    • Stuff Mom Never Told You – In Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast, get a female perspective on gender issues. Get informed with the Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast.
    • Stuff You Missed in History Class – The Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast explores world history. See history in a new way with the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast.
    • The Happiness Patrol – The Happiness Patrol is a Doctor Who Podcast. We talk every so often about Doctor Who news, events, and personalities. We keep it lighthearted , fast and fun. (Occasionally explicit – we don’t fear the f-bomb.)
    • The Mediocre Show – Eric Tomorrow, Mike Pilot and Hope tear shit up.
    • The Royal Pains – Craig and Leslie have frank discussions about sexuality from the perspectives of a gay male and a person of transgender.
    • This Week in Google – Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, Jeff Jarvis and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Recorded live at 4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific/2000 UTC on Wednesdays and released later that evening. Part of the TWiT Netcast Network.
    • Tilted Halo Cast – Rhian (co-host of Audiobuzzed) and Vivi (co-host of Uncast) have come together to produce a more girl focused podcast. Each week they will sardonically talk about women’s culture and whatever else pops into their pretty little heads. Essentially: That’s
    • TNT Podblast – Girl and Geek fabulously in love and unfortunately in Indiana.
    • Twilight and Thebes – Twilight and Thebes are kinky activist hippies. They talk about politics, current events and Twilight’s experiences as a telephone dominatrix.
    • Uncast – “Where absence of talent and free media meet.” Made by husband and wife team Dan and Victoria
    • Video Game Outsiders – Video games, entertaining banter and the occasional pie… Kyle Jones, Michelle Madison and John Jacobsen take you inside the outsider’s perspective.
    • We’re Mean Because You’re Stupid – Holly, Walt and Nessa Chat are three podcast groupies that get together to let the snark fly!