054. 15 Black Female Podcasts that Deserve Your Ear



If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I love listening to podcast. Last week, I talked about increasing your productivity with an inspiring morning routine. In which I suggested listening to podcast or audiobooks in the morning. Podcasts have been growing in popularity and cover every topic you can imagine. Podcasts have the power to turn everyday tasks like commuting to work, cleaning the house, or working out into a self-development opportunity. Next time you’re stuck in rush hour traffic or burning up calories at the gym lend your ear to one of these amazing podcast – all hosted by black female podcasters.



A Toast to Truths by Vernetta R. Freeney

A Toast to Truths is my observation on hushed biz conversations that deserve a public dialogue. These “forbidden” truths often lead to mental, emotional and financial frustration because you don’t know who you can confide in to talk to about these issues. As your Truth Confidant™, my special guest co-hosts and I are going to reveal the ugly truths and consequences of life as a real entrepreneur. Catch each episode of this unfiltered truthful podcast.



Another Round

Two BuzzFeed writers who let us in on their weekly happy hour conversations, tackling race, gender, and saying no to squirrels. Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.



Back to Black

Back to Black is a weekly episodic podcast that discusses race, social justice, religion, and black pop culture from a millennial perspective. Back to Black features social commentators Coco, Young T and Mary Jane. New Episodes are posted every Tuesday.



Bigger Dreams Podcast

The Bigger Dreams Podcast is about women who have passions, dreams and goals who make that leap of faith to pursue them. This podcast is the push you needed. The go ahead. Listening to this podcast means that you are part of a cohort of women who have your back and support you in your creative pursuits. In this podcast I sit with other women who were once working in corporate America or are currently working in corporate America but have now taken the leap of faith to pursue their true passion and life's work. This podcast is to teach, celebrate, applaud and promote these women's hard work and courage. To show YOU that it is possible! That you can do pursue your dreams while working your 9-5 and eventually working solely for yourself. The women I've interviewed are explaining what they did to set themselves up to own their own creative businesses. Some of the mistakes they've made. How they juggle working full time and still pursuing their dreams.



Black Girls Talking

Black Girls Talking is a podcast wherein 4 black girls discuss pop culture, Beyoncé, & the pursuit of the perfect body oil. Alesia resides in Phoenix and her interests are avoiding the sun, all things beauty related and getting her chakras in Formation. Fatima is a community organizer and cultural studies fiend. Aurelia is a twenty-something bon vivant spicing up the US East Coast. With a background in screen and stage performance, gender studies, and music supervision, she hopes her work on the page, stage and mic can help make the personal political and bridge the gap between activism and entertainment. Ramou is a writer and podcaster who loves face masks, television, and her collection of very soft V-necks, who lives in Los Angeles.



Black Meets World

All the things you wish you said at work, but don't because you have bills to pay and Sallie Mae doesn't owe you any favors. We discuss hilarious work stories, travel stories, current events and our crazy and ever so busy social lives! More importantly, we take you on a journey of two young, educated, women in a big city. Though our personalities differ, we are here to be our true selves, take the "work hat off" and express ourselves. We hope you enjoy!



Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere, hosted by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow and produced by Gina Delvac. Every other week, eavesdrop as Aminatou and Ann call each other to discuss the intricacies of pop culture and the latest in politics. We’re highbrow and lowbrow, unapologetically feminist, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from menstrual cycles to workplace dramas. On alternating weeks, we bring you Phone-a-Friend episodes that feature in-depth interviews with our fascinating and impressive besties.



DeeTales By Deidre James

Through a mix of current events and pop culture, Deidre James and friends weigh-in with refreshing honesty, humility and humor as they weave in and out of their personal lives as it relates to the topic at hand. They skewer celebrity and anyone else who decides to act a fool. This is a show for anyone who even remotely pays attention to pop culture. Deidre's laughter is contagious. Her perspective is sincere. Whether cutting up or getting serious, DeeTales serves it up real.





Happy Black Woman with Rosetta Thurman

The Happy Black Woman Podcast is the only show that is designed to empower black women to transform their lives through personal development and entrepreneurship. Each episode provides inspiration and motivation to create a life of happiness, success, and freedom! This podcast is for black women who want to change their lives, build a successful location-independent business doing what they love so that they can quit their job and finally have the freedom to travel the world!




Heart and Hustle Podcast

The Heart and Hustle Podcast is a weekly podcast created for women of color entrepreneurs to have a place to talk business and life. Join us every Thursday as we discuss a variety of topics from focusing on your brand to dealing with being an introvert. Angelica Yarde, a designer, developer, and public speaker, shares from her ten years of business and branding experience while Charisma O'Keefe, a social media and branding consulting, shares from experience as designer and what she does when working with creative businesses. Remember to dream big, work hard, and repeat and don't forget to #BossSoHard.



Kandidly Keshia

"Kandidly Keshia" is an intimate discussion and look into life, love and happiness. Keshia Knight Pulliam has grown up as America's Sweetheart playing characters from Rudy Huxtable to Miranda Payne. Now the audience gets to experience Keshia the person... And very candidly!! Keshia is an actor, philanthropist, foodie and lover of life!! The conversation covers a wide variety of topics, but always with the authenticity that is uniquely Keshia. Each podcast will have friends, family and celebrities share their perspective and join the conversation. Every week listeners are invited to share in discussions that empower the spirit, provide a unique outlook on life and share this amazing journey called life.



Melanin Millennials

Imrie and Satia are not your average 20- something Black Women from London. As Melanin Millennials the ladies discuss everything topical from pop culture, millennial struggles to Black Twitter with a distinct British point of view. Melanin Millennials is bringing the ladies hilarious Whatsapp conversations to life and they don’t hold back on serving all the tea, crumpets, shade and woke commentary.



Mmhmm, Girl

The podcast with lots of sass. Hosts Lola & Babz provide hilarious unabashed social commentary on all things pop culture, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind. And they drink while doing it.



Two Brown Girls

Two Brown Girls is a pop culture, film, and television podcast hosted by Presidents of the Carefree Brown Girl Society writers and critics Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay.



We Come From Queens

WeComeFromQueens is a biweekly podcast hosted by Monique & Cadacia, two friends from Queens NYC podcasting the second half of their 20s away, reppin' for the ladies AND their borough! After being inspired by other podcasters such as The Read and Myliek, they decided to join the fun.


Which of these dynamic, black female podcasters do you enjoy the most? Do you enjoy a podcaster not listed? Let us know in the comments so we can add her to this list!


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