4 Podcasts All Feminists Should Listen To
Modern feminism is something that in recent years has come to the forefront in society. It seems like women are finally gaining more respect in the workplace, media, and society in general. “Feminism” is a term that is being thrown around more and more, but not everyone understands its true definition. Just to be clear, being a feminist does not mean that you hate men; it means that you believe that women should have the same economic, political, and social rights as men. If this belief applies to you, then I have four great podcasts for you to check out.
Before I begin, maybe I should explain what a podcast is, as it is another word that gets thrown around without a clear, true definition. A podcast is a digital file, either audio or visual, that is usually a part of a themed series and can be downloaded to a computer/media player. Think of it like a radio show on the internet, that you can subscribe to so that you can listen to it whenever you want. Now that we all have a good understanding of what feminism and podcasts are, check out this list to see what you should be listening to right now!
Death, Sex, and Money
Launched in 2014, “Death, Sex, and Money” talks about tough topics like the ones in the title, and others that can involve some hard choices (think relationships and work). If you want to hear real, confrontational conversations about these sorts of topics, check out Anna Sale’s “Death, Sex, and Money” podcast on WNYC.org.
My Favorite Murder
While it’s not exactly feminist-themed, “My Favorite Murder” is a funny and engaging podcast for true crime aficionados. Run by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff, the podcast features true murder stories (both solved and unsolved), especially crimes that involve female victims. The two friends balance the morbid details of the crimes with wit and humor, making it an entertaining experience. If you’re a true crime fan, check out this podcast!
If you’re looking for a podcast that covers a little bit about everything and makes you laugh hysterically, then check out “Another Round”! Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton run the podcast, and discuss serious topics like racism and sexism, but balance it with sillier topics. Grab a drink with Tracy and Heben, and listen in on “Another Round,” found on Buzzfeed.
RuPaul: What’s the Tee?
If you can’t get enough of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” then you need to check out this podcast, “What’s the Tee?” RuPaul and Michelle Visage talk about various topics, like music, TV, advice, and they’ll even provide some details about “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” If you’re looking for a laugh mixed with some pop culture facts and real life advice, subscribe to “What’s the Tee?” on iTunes or Spotify.