I love, love, love audio-tainment. I find it an especially useful way to spruce up mundane tasks like cleaning, or even to add a little something extra to fun but silent tasks, like cooking or crocheting. Some of my general go-tos include:
- Stuff You Should Know
- Beautiful / Anonymous
- Still Processing
Mostly, I’m just after topics of interest; but sometimes, I also want to make sure I’m getting a woman’s perspective on things. Below, I’ve listed some of my favourite Lady go-tos, for everything from movies and books to culture and everyday life. These women are smart, funny, and unapologetically honest.
(Blurbs come directly from their sites)
Switchblade Sisters is a new podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!
The Bechdel Cast
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It’s inspired by the Bechdel Test created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak to each other about something other than a man. Very few films pass the test, and when they do, it’s often by the skin of their teeth. The Bechdel Cast is putting a spotlight on one of Hollywood’s biggest problems, the under- and misrepresentation of women in cinema!
Do you love books? Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join hosts Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better on Reading Glasses, a podcast designed to help you get more out of your literary experiences. As professional creatives and mega-readers, Mallory and Brea are experts on integrating a love of reading into a busy lifestyle. Listeners will get help for bookish problems, like how to vanquish that To-Be-Read pile and organize those bookshelves.
Brea and Mallory also offer advice on reader dilemmas. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? No matter what you read or how you read it, Reading Glasses will help you do it better.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed in History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff Mom Never Told You gets down to the business of being a woman and all the Stuff Mom Never Told You about bodies, boys and the female brain.
The process of cultivating our best selves and dreamiest lives is un-equally accessible for women, girls and gender-nonconforming folks everywhere. But by better understanding our unique identities, diverse lived experiences and underlying injustices, we can claim our space and make more room for others as well. That’s our Unladylike mission: To make inclusive, credible media that moves.
On Still Buffering, join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones), Teylor Smirl, and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. “How do you party?” “What do I do with all this hair?” Still Buffering has the answer.