Podcasts All Single Women Should Listen To

by Allie Gemmill
Mar 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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Podcasts: maybe the best way to pass the time during your morning commute or evening wind-down session as well as an excellent way to digest a broad variety of topics. From politics to self-care to radio dramas to self-help to single parenting and so, so much more, the wonderful world of podcasts is packed to the rafters with tons of great listening material no matter what you're interested in. 

But what if you're a single woman just out here trying to live her best, fullest, most secure and fun life?

Well, as the unofficial poster child for single women everywhere, I'd like to jump in and let you know I've got you covered. I don't mind when a podcast gets into relationship territory, but I am a big fan of a podcast that keeps me so focused on how I can accomplish my goals, how be the politically conscious person who's able to make changes, how to treat myself right when I have downtime, how to meet goals I've set, and beyond that to forget all about the fact that I'm single. 

Thankfully, there's a ton of podcasts that fit that bill. Which ones, you ask? Keep clicking because some wonderful podcast inspo awaits you, dear single woman.

1 /19: 'Sex and the Single Parent'

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1/19 :'Sex and the Single Parent'

I mean, sex is rarely an easy area of daily life to navigate, but for single moms, it's a whole different ball game. Thankfully, this podcast does not hold back and talks about everything single moms want to know about maintaining a healthy and active sex life. 

2 /19: 'This Is Why You're Single'

2/19 :'This Is Why You're Single'

Laura Lane and Angela Spera get super-real about a variety of single girl-adjacent topics, including unpacking cuffing season, celebrating Valentine's Day with or without someone and dating with disabilities. This Is Why You're Single is real and good and perfect for single women everywhere. 

3 /19: 'Why Won't You Date Me?'

3/19 :'Why Won't You Date Me?'

Comedian Nicole Byer sits down with one of her many funny friends each week to unpack the various landmines of dating these days, from the art of a good Tinder opening line to getting out of an awkward post-coital hookup situation while also trying to understand why she's going through such an intense dating dry spell. If there's a more relatable podcast for single women out there struggling to be seen, I have yet to find it nor would I want to listen to it because Why Won't You Date Me? is a 10 out of 10.

4 /19: 'Self Service'

4/19 :'Self Service'

Girlboss' own Jerico Mandybur goes mystical in Self Service, exploring the ways to channel the teaching of tarot and astrology into making life more enlightened and fulfilled while also covering topics like keeping negative thoughts away and finding ways to visualize your success.

5 /19: 'For a Bad Time, Call...'

5/19 :'For a Bad Time, Call...'

Women call in to vent about literally anything and everything that's pissing them off on For a Bad Time, Call... and it's the most freeing and cathartic thing you may ever listen to.

6 /19: 'Thirst Aid Kit'

6/19 :'Thirst Aid Kit'

If you find you regularly need to blow off some lusty steam and sit back with your sexy thoughts about that one celeb you can't stop pining for, Thirst Aid Kit is the podcast for you. Single women know being single means your thoughts can wander to creating the ideal partner, and often, we pull from celebs we're attracted to; again, Thirst Aid Kit hears you, gets you and is ready to cater to you.

7 /19: 'Millennial Money'

7/19 :'Millennial Money'

Financial literacy is key if you're a single woman (well, a woman full-stop TBH) and Millennial Money will help you to become well-versed in all things money. Taking care of yourself doesn't just mean treating yourself to wine; it means knowing how to save for the future, whether you're single or not. 

8 /19: 'WSJ: Secrets of Wealthy Women'

8/19 :'WSJ: Secrets of Wealthy Women'

Every week, The Wall Street Journal sits down with successful women like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel to discuss how they earned their empires and what lessons they picked up along the way.

9/19 :'Guys We F#@$!d'

Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher are the crass, blunt, lovable gal pals you never knew you needed, and they're here to talk about the awkward and weird sides to being a sex-positive, adventurous, take-no-prisoners, liberated woman. You in?

10 /19: 'Call Your Girlfriend'

10/19 :'Call Your Girlfriend'

Besties Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow call each other every week to catch up and talk about topics like sexual harassment, making new friends as adults and understanding how to be a better kind of political animal. 

11 /19: 'Another Round'

11/19 :'Another Round'

Another Round is raucous, woke, cheeky and so incredibly worth your time. You'll feel like you're just hanging out with your friends and covering all the bases when you listen — a great way to forget that you're single TBH.

12 /19: 'Swipe Out'

12/19 :'Swipe Out'

Alix McAlpine's Swipe Out chronicles her (mis)adventures in the world of dating in 2018 as a single woman. There are a lot of surprises in this first season, and you'll find yourself deeply relating to the highs and lows of single life through McAlpine's eyes.

13 /19: 'Authentic Sex with Juliet Allen'

13/19 :'Authentic Sex with Juliet Allen'

Sex and self-care come together in fun and enlightening ways with Authentic Sex. Sexologist Juliet Allen takes a holistic approach to a variety of topics under the sex and health umbrella, so whether you're dating or casually seeing folks, you can stay in touch with your sexual self in the most empowering, fulfilling ways.

14 /19: 'On One with A. Rye'

14/19 :'On One with A. Rye'

Angela Rye is all over CNN these days as one of the channel's top commentators, but she's also busy on On One educating us on the sociopolitical topics we need to know about. Give her a listen and keep your politics intersectional as you get up to date. 

15 /19: 'The Bustle Huddle'

15/19 :'The Bustle Huddle'

The Bustle Huddle tackles beauty, fashion, trends of the moment (like witchcraft!), health and so much more in bite-size episodes that will leave you seeing the world a little differently. 

16/19 :'Unladylike'

Channel your inner badass and listen to Unladylike, where episodes range from learning how to channel your mystical inner boss witch to the best ways to be a great friend to other ladies.

17 /19: 'The Goop Podcast'

17/19 :'The Goop Podcast'

Gwyneth Paltrow, patron saint of delightfully bougie self-care trends across the globe, has her own podcast, and you need to listen to it if you want some lush escapism in your life. 

18 /19: 'Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso'

18/19 :'Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso'

Sophia Amoruso may have been a polarizing figure in the past, but trust me when I tell you there's no better spot to get the 411 on how to be the boss of your own life than Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso.

19 /19: 'The Reductress Minute'

19/19 :'The Reductress Minute'

Satire gets female-centric with the super-funny and super-sharp podcast, The Reductress Minute.