For busy women juggling jobs, a social life, trying to be financially savvy and being across news and popular culture, podcasts can be a life-saver.

You can listen to them on your commute to work, while you go for your daily jog, while you’re cooking your lunches for the week or just when you need a second to yourself.

And since we get enough male voices on the TV, radio, in politics, everywhere really, it can’t hurt to zero in on the female perspective every once in a while.

Here are some brilliant, clever, eye-opening, life-improving podcasts made by women for women.

The Cutting Room Floor


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Hosted by designer Recho Omondi, The Cutting Room Floor has become a go-to for every fashion savant with their finger on the couture pulse. Famous for their fascinating and nuanced takes on the fashion industry and those within it—including that infamous Man Repeller episode—Omondi’s weekly podcast features a variety of “incredible guests who share their creative process, influences, triumphs, neuroses, shortcomings, pet peeves and growing pains.”

Think of the podcast as an “approach to fashion media in a format that allows us to learn more about the people of this industry and who they are outside of what they do“. And in Omondi’s own words, this is fashion’s only fashion show.

Listen here.

Female Founder World

Created by Australian entrepreneur Jasmine Garnsworthy, Female Founder World is a space for founders who come from non-traditional backgrounds and are hoping to find success by scraping together resources and advice from across the internet to build something exceptional.

Garnsworthy engages in candid conversations with founders who’ve been through the trenches themselves, having now come through the other side with tools and tactics to help you get to the next stage of your vision—whatever that might be.

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Where Should We Begin With Esther Perel


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Promising to take you “into the antechamber of intimate moments” (what an excellent turn of phrase that is), Where Should We Begin is a window into other people’s relationship problems.

Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel asked for her volunteers (who have come in for a one time couple’s therapy session) permission to record their marriage counselling session and, somewhat surprisingly, many of them complied.

Names and details have been left intentionally vague, but the voices, people and stories are very real. Perel is an absolute powerhouse—she speaks nine languages and asks all the right questions and has a lot of the answers too. Jarring and completely captivating stuff.

Listen here.

It’s A Lot With Abbie Chatfield


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Abbie has well and truly nailed the art of talking to herself, while somehow making it feel like she’s talking directly to you. From blowjobs to breakups and everything in-between, there’s no topic off limits, and at times, it really is a lot. Never too much, though.

It’s like having your best friend in your ears as you talk through all of life’s juiciest topics – we can’t get enough.

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Fat Mascara


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In this weekly podcast, friends and beauty editors Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein are your new gurus when it comes to every product you put on your face and body.

With guests like celebrity hairstylists and makeup industry bigwigs, they dissect new products, try trends and treatments, recommend miracle products and laugh off beauty fails.

If you’re beauty-obsessed to a new level, you’ve just found your people.

Listen here.

My Favourite Murder

Got a dark side? So do Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. They’re two very funny women who are very into true crime.

“It’s not ‘favourite,’ like, I love this murder,” Hardstark explained to Rolling Stone. “It’s the one I really want to talk to you about, because it’s so insane.”

The podcast has expanded into a mini-empire with merchandise and an online community of die-hard fans. Their listeners live by the acronym SSDGM—Stay Sexy, Don’t Get Murdered. That phrase sums up the entire vibe of the podcast: black humour in a nutshell.

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Normal Gossip


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Hosts Kelsey McKinney and Alex Sujong Laughlin take us through reader-submitted messages containing juicy, strange, funny and utterly banal gossip about people you’ll never know and never meet.

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After Work Drinks

Best friends Isabelle Truman and ELLE‘s own Grace O’Neill are both magazine journalists who have long enjoyed discussing on the week’s news and pop culture happenings over a glass of wine. So, they decided to record their regular chats, aptly naming their podcast After Work Drinks.

The resulting hour-long debrief is a mix of pithy social commentary, breaking news, hilarious hot takes and heated debates that kind of feels like you’re chatting to your two closest friends.

Listen here.



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Not content with building a fitness empire, influencers-turned-businesswomen Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw have extended their Keep It Cleaner brand to podcasts.

Their weekly chats usually feature intriguing guest stars and important themes, with everything from menstruation to romantic relationships and mental health profiled.

Listen here.

She’s On The Money

Money can be somewhat of a dirty word, especially among women. It’s a topic we’ve typically shied away from, but one we need to get comfortable with to achieve true financial independence.

If you’re just starting out on your money journey, this podcast is a highly informative, entertaining and non-intimidating place to start. You’ll fall in love with Victoria Devine’s approach to the big, scary topics.

Listen here.



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Shameless is undoubtedly a podcast you’ve heard of by now. Hosted by Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews, it’s the podcast for ‘smart women who love dumb stuff.’ If something big has happened in the media that week, you can guarantee this duo will be talking about it on their latest episode. It’s like an educated, yet very silly conversation with friends, and it’s as bingable as it sounds.

If that wasn’t enough ear candy, this year they’ve created two new podcasts as well. The first is a book club podcast called ‘Books That Changed My Life’ where the pair interview various celebrities to find out which books changed their lives. The other is called ‘Scandal,’ and is dedicated to revisiting all the most iconic celebrity scandals throughout history. From the long and winding relationship timeline of Brad and Ange to the media’s intense scrutiny of Britney Spears – nothing is off limits.

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Sentimental In The City

If you’re a fan of Sex And The City (who isn’t?) then you absolutely need to listen to this podcast. Over eight

Whether you’re a diehard fan of the show or watching it for the very first time, you’ll love hearing their hot takes on all the most iconic scenes.

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episodes, Dolly Alderton and Caroline O’Donoghue dissect each series and give their hilarious, yet incredibly informed takes on each.