March Podcast Roundup: Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is a wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments of strong women throughout history. Likewise, it’s also a great opportunity to spotlight the incredible women of today who are breaking boundaries and inspiring the next generation of female leaders. And at SXM Media, we know many powerful podcasters who are doing just that—and making a positive impact with their audience. It’s no wonder we reach more female podcast listeners than anyone else, according to Edison Research!

SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley

SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley is a faith-based, workshop-style podcast that’s uniquely designed to help ambitious women reach their potential. In every episode, national bestselling author Jordan Lee Dooley dishes out truths, tips, and actionable takeaways around issues, such as cultivating a home, managing finances, women’s health, and goal setting. The format is intimate and personal, evoking a sense that listeners are sitting down with a good friend who’s coaching them through life. 

Unladylike

This podcast explores what happens when women break the rules (i.e., those unwritten expectations of how we should live our lives). Each conversation starts with a question that hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (former hosts of Stuff Mom Never Told You) tackle through obsessive research, guest testimonials, and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage. They reach an audience of highly-educated female listeners who are sure to walk away from every episode feeling empowered and unstoppable.

Lovers and Friends

There is so much great and life-changing information about sex and intimacy, but for many women it can feel taboo and inaccessible. Thankfully, in her More Sauce podcast, Lovers and Friends, intimacy expert and sexologist Shan Boodram is unpacking everything about sex, relationships, and the science of attachment. Each week, she speaks with expert guests and friends who tell all. The show provides a safe space for women to learn more about their own pleasure and sexual health. It’s everything you should have gotten from sex education, but didn’t.

Ologies

Awarded “Best Science Podcast” at the 2022 iHeart Awards, Ologies brings listeners a pocket full of science knowledge every week. From volcanoes and funerals to bees and Egypt, humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward (of Netflix’s “100 Humans”) delivers charming and bizarre stories about what fuels professional -ologists' obsessions—and reassures aspiring women in STEM that even their wildest curiosities may qualify as scientific study.

Scam Goddess

This podcast is dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Each week, host Laci Mosley (aka the Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up-to-date on current and historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians. Even without the true crime absence of death and violence, this show inhabits the true crime genre and attracts the same heavy female listenership as its gory counterparts. In fact, Scam Goddess was recently awarded “Best Crime Podcast” at the 2022 iHeart Awards. 

Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer

Despite being smart, funny, beautiful, and the winner of iHeart’s “Best Female Podcast Host” award for two consecutive years, comedian and actress Nicole Byer (of Netflix’s “Nailed It”) is perpetually single. Which begs the question: why won’t anyone date her? This Team Coco podcast is Byer’s quest for an answer. Every episode, she interviews a comedian, friend, or former fling about their love life in an attempt to better understand her own. Why Won’t You Date Me offers a soft landing pad for a diverse audience of millennial women who over-index for being single, just like Byer!

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