`Women slaying the Podcast game
Preaching self-care and self-love one podcast at a time
BY: #STUKGIRL STEPH
I don’t know about you but I’m a podcast head. Over the past few years, they’ve developed a cult following and garnered huge popularity among young adults and millennials. In the vein of NPR, each podcast’s episode consists of a conversation or talk centered around a specific topic or theme.
Personally, my podcast library is all over the place, from The Read to My Favorite Murder to Bodega Boys to A Little JuJu - interests all over the place. But below I’ve curated a list of five podcasts that are hosted by women and catered to promoting self-care and self-love among women. Happy Listening!
BLACK GIRL IN OM
Hosted by Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
A weekly conversation on mental health, self-care in the realm of holistic healing and clean beauty, and the sharing of wisdom by women who are making waves in the beauty, wellness and creative sectors. Whether it’s an inspiring personal journey or an area of expertise, the hosts and guests of BGIO always bring something to the table made to uplift the listener and fills the soul with the motivation it needs to fuel the pursuit of it’s dreams.
Hosted by Alex Elle
Self-Care and wellness guru Alex Elle brings you a 30-45 minute excursion into the minds and stories of incredible women from around the world who have and are doing incredible things. Each conversation feels like you’re on 3-way (do they still call it 3-way or is it just conference call?) with two girlfriends who are talking about love and life in all its forms, the lessons they’ve learned and how it shapes their everyday lives. Except you’re on mute lol, but honey the gems are aplenty.
THE LIFE COACH SCHOOL
Hosted by Brooke Castillo
If you’ve ever found yourself on a phone call with a Life Coach whose life-changing services were being offered to you for a small fortune as far as your available balance was concerned, then you’ll love the free alternative that is The Life Coach School Podcast. She, of course, is a Life Coach’s Life Coach (Hey 21st Century!) but her episodes can definitely bring new and improved perspective to the rest of us. Her episode about Failure Tolerance (Ep. 279) could light a fire under the procrastinator’s procrastinators a**.
MAGIC LESSON w/ELIZABETH GILBERT
Hosted by Elizabeth Gilbert
Although she’s about two years late for her newest episode (seriously, I’m not sure if this podcast still a thing for her) but Liz Gilbert has some great interviews with creatives across the country. And they get into some interesting topics as she helps the interviewee overcome a specific creative block they’ve been dealing with, which they write in to her beforehand. Her book, Big Magic, is the podcasts namesake and I pretty good read if you’re a creative and feeling a little STUK. (See what I did there?)
OPRAH SUPER SOUL CONVERSATIONS
Hosted by Oprah Winfrey
Last but certainly not least, Oprah Winfrey took her critically acclaimed version of Sunday Service and put it on wax for us mere mortals. Super Soul Conversations is the audio from several of her best interviews. A few notables are Brene Brown, Jack Canfield (Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, one of the best episodes in my opinion - 12/24/17) and the late, great Maya Angelou. Go tune in and get your soul fed.