8 Feminist Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

Most of us are getting back into the swing of things, dragging our feet on our way into our normal routine. That doesn’t mean we have to spend the rest of winter just waiting for better weather. There’s still plenty of adventure to be had before summer arrives, so grab a buddy, hop in the car, and turn on one of these feminist podcasts to keep you company while you head for skies that aren’t quite so grey.

You can only listen to your “Road Trip 2019″ playlist on repeat for so long, so make sure to download plenty of episodes of these funny, political and informative feminist podcasts for the road.

1. Unladylike

Created by former college classmates Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Unladylike features the hosts and a guest expert on topics not covered by mainstream (male) media. Each episode is intended as a how-to guide, with titles like How to Run for President, How to Change A Tire and How to Get A Rape Kit. Despite the often serious topics, the co-hosts handle their material with both research and humor.

2. Throwing Shade

An Earwolf political comedy podcast by hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi, the weekly episodes of Throwing Shade focus on pop culture, women’s and LGBT rights.

3. 2 Dope Queens

Hosts Jessica Williams of The Daily Show and author Phoebe Robinson host hit comedy podcast 2 Dope Queens. They’re currently between seasons, but don’t worry—there are still about 50 episodes to listen to, and the most recent features Michelle Obama as a guest.

4. Hellbent

Created in 2017 by childhood friends Devon Handy and Sarah Lerner, Hellbent releases twice-weekly episodes of political news and commentary using an intersectional feminist lens and a lot of swearing.

5. Hysteria

Contributing Editor at The Daily Beast and staff writer on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, Erin Gloria Ryan hosts Hysteria with a rotating series of co-hosts who cover current events, politics, women’s rights and Real Housewives through a feminist lens. One-hundred precent created by women, the nearly 30 episodes of Hysteria should be more than enough to get you where you’re going.

6. Sold in America

This eight-part series investigates the sex trade in America, from sex trafficking to prostitution. Host Noor Tagouri takes listeners across the country to look at all sides of this billion-dollar industry. Tagouri unravels the threads that make up the complicated story of sex work and sex trafficking to show parts of the story most of us don’t really understand. 

7. The History Chicks

The History Chicks are here to fill in the gaps where your history teachers left women out of the story. In each one to two hour episode, hosts Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider focus on a woman in history and tell her story like you’ve probably never heard it before. With episodes on Madam C.J. Walker, Nellie Bly and Grace O’Malley the pirate queen, The History Chicks promises to be anything but a boring history lesson.

8. My Favorite Murder

Hard-core true crime fans will appreciate My Favorite Murder’s mix of their guilty pleasure with a healthy dose of feminism. Every week, hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other the story of a different murder that captured their interest. In a genre very much dominated by men, Kilgariff and Hardstark use the podcast to not only talk about their love of true crime but also to discuss mental health issues, addiction and more.

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Leo C
Leo C22 hours ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Ingrid A
Ingrid Ayesterday

tyfs

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Paula A
Paula A4 days ago

thank you

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Maria P
Maria P6 days ago

thanks for sharing

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Dr. Jan Hill
Dr. Jan Hill6 days ago

thanks

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Leo C
Leo C6 days ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Lesa D
Lesa D7 days ago

thank you Lauren...

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Leo C
Leo C7 days ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Leanne K
Leanne K8 days ago

Ive never gotten into podcasts, perhaps I should

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Gene J
Gene J8 days ago

As interesting as many of those sound, I don't plan any cross country trips and I simply left behind the days of sitting somewhere listening to the radio, or anything else, 50 years ago. I'm sure some folks love these, I'd like to see them in print or video, they'd get a broader audience. Me, for one. :^)

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