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15 Best Australian podcasts for women

by Kayla Mackinnon
PODCASTS

The Best Australian podcasts for women don’t have to be hosted by women only.

Podcasts have become very popular here in Australia in the last few years. According to the ABC, around 76% of participants aged 25-34 have listened to a podcast.

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Podcasts are great for passing time whilst cleaning, driving and doing general errands. They can make you laugh, cry and sometimes even help you to learn something. Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular amongst women due to the amount of female hosted and produced podcasts on the market. There are a lot more podcasts out there for women now than there ever have been.

Here are the best Australian podcasts for women we could find.

Best Australian Podcasts for women hosted by women:

1. Mamamia Out Loud

Mamamia Out Loud- Best Australian podcasts for women

Average Length: 45-60 minutes. How often is it released: Twice weekly.

Mamamia Out Loud is hosted by Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright, and Jessie Stephens. This Podcast is smart, topical and fun. The episodes are never the same and they talk about a range of relevant topics every episode they generally discuss feminism, pop culture and what’s going on in the news.

2. Shameless Podcast

Shameless-Best Australian podcasts for women Average Length: 45 minutes -70 minutes. How often is it released: Twice weekly.

Shameless is a twice-weekly podcast hosted by Michelle Andrews and Zara Mcdonald. It is a smart pop culture podcast about “smart women who love dumb stuff” They have intelligent conversations about dumb things like reality tv shows and celebrity gossip. The aim of the podcast is to provide great and relevant content to young women and maybe some men too! They have regular episodes that they release on Monday’s as well as interview episodes that they release on Thursdays.

 

3. The Quicky Podcast

The Quicky-Best Australian podcasts for women Average Length: 7 to 15 Minutes How often is it released: Daily excluding weekends.

The Quicky is a daily news podcast produced by Mamamia. They do deep dives each day into what’s going on in the world and into top news stories. They also do quick recaps of the headlines at the beginning of each episode. This is a great way of keeping up to date so that when people try to talk to you about what’s going on in the news you can actually talk to them instead of just nodding.

4. The Squiz Podcast

The SquizAverage Length: 7 to 15 Minutes How often is it released: Daily excluding weekends.

The Squiz Podcast is very similar to the Quicky in that it’s a daily Australian news podcast hosted by women. They quickly get you up to speed with the day’s headlines in a fun way without being overly serious.

 

5. Ladies We need to talk Podcast

Ladies We need to Talk- Best Australian podcasts for women Average Length: between 30-40 minutes How often is it released: Fortnightly when in season

Ladies We Need to Talk is a podcast for women made by women. Hosted by Yumi Stynes, each episode features deep and meaningful conversations about women’s issues. This podcast covers important issues as well as issues that could be considered taboo. Some topics they have covered so far include; toxic mothers, alcoholism, abortion and pubic hair.  Just to name a few!

6.Pineapple Project Podcast

The Pineapple Project-Best Australian podcasts for women Average Length: between 20-40 minutes How often is it released: Weekly when in season

Hosted by Claire Hooper The Pineapple Project is a finance and career podcast. It does a great job of making topics like money and work fun. Season one is all about finances whereas season 2 explores how to be better at work. These topics may seem boring but they are surprisingly interesting.

 

7. You Beauty Podcast

You BeautyAverage Length: between 15-20 minutes How often is it released: Twice weekly.

You Beauty is a beauty podcast by Mamamia. It is hosted by beauty experts Leigh Campbell and Kelly McCarren. They discuss a range of topics from skincare, to makeup and more. Twice weekly the hosts will answer listeners beauty questions and give recommendations for affordable and not so affordable products.

 

8. No Filter Podcast

No filterAverage Length: 45-70 minutes How often is it released: Weekly

No Filter is a weekly podcast hosted by Mia Freedman. Each episode Freedman has a candid interview with a fascinating guest. She has had guests ranging from Prime Ministers to sporting stars and everyday people.

 

9.Love etc.

Love ETCAverage Length: Varies between 30-70 minutes How often is it released: Weekly

Hosted by Michelle Andrews and Zara Mcdonald Love etc is a collaboration of Shameless media and Bumble Australia. Perfect for hopeless romantics. Each episode discusses the complexity of love. This is great if you’re a fan of hearing other peoples love stories.

 

Best Australian Podcasts for Women That are Hosted by Men (and Sometimes Women) 

 

10. Download This Show – ABC RN- Podcast

Download this showAverage Length: 30 minutes How often is it released: Weekly

Download this show is a weekly Tech podcast hosted by Marc Fennell and hi well-informed guest hosts. They discuss the latest tech, social media and electronics news. This podcast is great for keeping you up to date with what’s new and with what’s happening in digital culture.

 

11. Hamish and Andy Podcast

Hamish and Andy

Average Length: 45-60 minutes. How often is it released: Weekly.

Hamish and Andy’s radio show may have ended in 2017 but you can still catch up with them weekly on their podcast. The episodes are in the most part family-friendly. So they should be fine to listen to in the car if you have kids with you.

 

 

12. Radio Chaser Podcast

Radio ChaserAverage Length: between 20-30 minutes How often is it released: Daily

This is a podcast version of the Radio Chaser show on Triple M. If you were a fan of the Chasers War on everything you will enjoy this. The hosts are well informed and entertaining.

 

13. Do Go On

Do Go OnAverage Length: Anywhere between 60-100 minutes How often is it released: Weekly

Do Go On is a weekly fact-based comedy podcast. In each episode, they have an in-depth discussion on a topic. Must-listen episodes include Friends (the TV Show, not the concept), Roald Dahl and the Simpsons.

 

14. Hack on Triple J Podcast

HackAverage Length: 20-40 Minutes. How often is it released: Daily excluding weekends.

Hack is a daily news podcast. They do deep dives into what’s going on in the world and from the point of view of young Australians. The podcast generally makes the news interesting. If you find it hard to keep up with what’s going on in the world than you should give this a try.

 

15. Dr Karl on Triple J Podcast

Dr KarlAverage Length: 30-40 Minutes. How often is it released: Weekly.

Hosted by the Famous Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Linda Marigliano. The intelligent Dr Karl answers listeners science and health questions to the best of his ability in each episode. Each episode is fascinating and is never the same. You are guaranteed to learn something new in each episode.

 

What are your favourite Australian Podcasts? If you have any Australian women’s podcasts recommendations for me feel free to comment below or contact me and if I like it, I may add it to the list.

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