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10 of the best female-founded podcasts you should be listening to

Because there are enough "alpha men" saturating our ear drums.
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“We should start a podcast,” said every white guy ever. And while their musings about being an “alpha male” and the future of NFTs and oh-so-interesting, forgive us if we think the podcasting world might be just a *tad* oversaturated with mansplaining.

WATCH: Brooke Blurton and Abbie Chatfield discuss dating each other

With that said, in honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best female-fronted podcasts for you to check out.

From conversations about sex, body image, pop culture, politics, finances, decolonisation, and more, women are covering every topic under the sun and doing without calling themselves “alphas”. Hey, isn’t this easy?

In no particular order, check out our recommendations below!

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Trash Tiddas

Tully, Amy and Brooke self-advertise as “three loose AF First Nations women” who are ready to “dive into the trash can of life”. Say less. It’s the unapologetic chat that allows you to “enjoy not-so-fine things of life”. Check it out here.

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Shameless

Hosted by Melbourne journalists Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, Shameless is the pop culture podcast for smart people who love dumb stuff. The two friends discuss the latest pop culture news with nuance, humour, and intelligence. And we simply lap it up. Check it out here.

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Here’s The Thing, Tho with Soaliha

Journalist Soaliha is here to decolonise your mind through her discussion of politics, pop culture, and capitalism. We love to hear it. Check it out here.

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Always Was, Always Will Be Our Stories

Hosted by Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman Marlee Silver, Always Was, Always Will Be Our Stories involves “inspiring conversations with Indigenous role models and trailblazers”. Check it out here.

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Left Right Out

Fronted by Shameless’ podcast researcher and journalist, Justine Landis-Hanley, and podcast producer and journalist, Elly Scott, the Spotify exclusive Left Right Out podcast answers listeners’ politics questions with storytelling, anecdotes, and pop culture references to help young Australians feel included in local politics. They really said politics but make it ✨ digestible ✨. Check it out here.

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It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield

She’s the Bachie “gemini” villain turned Gen Z superhero and her podcast is “a place for people to be involved in casual conversations about serious topics”. Chatting with a new guest every week, Abbie discusses everything from sex, to dating, career advice, and more. Check it out here.

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Happy Hour with Lucy & Nikki

This Spotify exclusive podcast “takes you into the lives and real life tales of Lucky and Nikki” (AKA the co-creators of @wethe_wildones and fashion label Jagger and Stone). From starting a business, to relationships, to party stories and more, check it out here.

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I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

Actor and activist Jameela Jamil has long championed body positivity and mental health discussions. Her podcast works to “challenge societal norms through conversations with performers, activists, influencers, and friends” and their personal journeys. Check it out here.

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She’s On The Money

So… the stock market, right? If you struggle to understand finance (same) then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by millennial money expert Victoria Devine, these business chats are all about sharing “foolproof tips for financial freedom”. Check it out here.

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Exactly. With Florence Given

If you’ve read the best-selling book Women Don’t Owe You Pretty, you’ll already be very well acquainted with author, artist, and feminist, Florence Given. In her podcast, she discusses sex, social media, feminism, relationships, and body image. Check it out here.

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