But you don't gotta be a mama to enjoy these 9 entertaining and informative podcasts.
Between print, digital, social, video, and podcast content, Mamalode is a leading parenting publication. With over 4000 stories from over 1000 writers, Mamalode covers the complete gamut of parenting experience, with an emphasis on motherhood. Similarly, the Mamalode podcast varies in format, from an online contributor reading their essays then getting interviewed, to an episode titled “From The Mouth Of Babes” featuring poetry by middle schoolers.
Cool Mom Picks’ podcast, SPAWNED, addresses a wealth of challenging parenting topics with humor. Holiday survival tips, how to talk to your kids about money, and navigating the social media landscape with your kids are just a fraction of the topics covered in the nearly 80 episodes.
MOMcast hosts Stacy McKay, Mikaela Hunt, and Mindy Drayer work in TV and radio full time so they’ve got the podcast game on lock. The podcast is just a few months old but with guests like Olympian gymnast Simone Biles already in their archives, it’s obvious that the MOMcast crew has some good stuff up their sleeves.
The Sorta Awesome podcast is geared towards “women who want to stay current on all things awesome, including culture, media, trending conversations and general girlfriend chat.” With weekly episodes, you’ll always have something new and sparkly to listen to.
Hosted by This American Life contributor Hillary Frank, The Longest Shortest Time is a parenting podcast inspired by her own struggles with motherhood. However, this podcast appeals to parents and non-parents alike! The Longest Shortest Time shares stories about “the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans—and being raised by them.”
Super Mamás is geared towards young Latina mothers. Co-hosted by two sisters, Bricia and Paulina Lopez, the podcast explores the challenges of balancing a bicultural world, and raising your kids in it.
One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast about motherhood and “how unnatural it is sometimes.” Each week, One Bad Mother tackles the “thrills and embarrassments of motherhood.” Hosts Biz and Theresa are highly entertaining and approach motherhood with a healthy dose of humility.
While not specifically for/by moms, Stuff Mom Never Told You is a great resource for general education about being a woman that you may want to pass onto your daughters. From mansplaining and menstrual cups, to disabled sexuality and a brief history of rape, the hosts bring research-backed light to topics and voices that traditionally get less airtime.
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