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To celebrate Women’s History Month 2022, Auddy would like to shed light on some of the podcasts out there honouring women, past and present, and the contributions they have made to culture and society.
Anthems Women from Broccoli Productions
Episode: Sophia Thakur | Power
Broccoli Content was founded by powerhouse Renay Richardson and since the company’s inception, Renay and her team have produced a number of award-winning shows including this Anthems series. Anthems Women is a collection of 31 short episodes written and voiced by women exploring what it means to be a woman.
Short History of… from Noiser
Episode: The Pirate Queen
The Pirate Queen (AKA Zheng Yi Sao) was one of the most successful pirates of all time with a fleet twice the size of the Spanish Armada. Sao dominated the South China Sea in the 1800s and personally commanded over a thousand pirates. This is her story.
Call Her Daddy – a Spotify Exclusive
This advice and comedy podcast is hosted by blogger Alex Cooper. It’s frequently in the Top 10 most popular podcasts on Spotify USA and UK, showing the industry that no-judgement girl talk can hold its own next to the Joe Rogans of the podcasting world.
Anything For Selena from wbur
Not only did Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla dominate a male-dominated music genre, but she broke numerous records and amassed a massive audience. The impact of her death was widespread. Following her murder, major TV networks interrupted their regular programming to break the news and her death was front page news in the NYT for two days. This music podcast examines the cultural impact she made both during her life and posthumously.
My Favorite Murder
This true-crime comedy podcast, hosted by two hilarious women, gets tens of millions of downloads every month. It has broken records, sold out world tours, and in 2019 it was listed as the second highest-earning podcast. Impressive indeed.
The Woman Who…
We’re very excited about this one! The Woman Who… is a new podcast from department store Fenwick, which is being created as part of their 140th anniversary celebration. The series will consist of 10 portraits of influential British women who have lived throughout Fenwick’s lifetime. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? The Woman Who… will be dropping on the 24th of March. In the meantime, you can listen to their trailer here:
This women’s history month, whether you’re out for a run, cleaning the house, or need something to listen to your work commute, we hope your podcast of choice will be influenced by some of the women on this list. Which is your favourite?