To celebrate International Women's Day, we're sharing eleven female-driven podcasts to subscribe to. From 90s nostalgia and today's day pop culture to the highs and lows of parenting, these shows are exceptionally entertaining and 100% Irish.
Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast
Following on from the success of her self-help books; Owning It: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety and The Confidence Kit: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Owning Your Fear, Caroline Foran is bringing practical advice to the masses as she talks through why anxiety happens and how to own it.
Recommended episode: Real-Time Rescue for a Panic Attack
Stand-up comedian Tara Flynn is bringing her own special brand of paranoia to the masses with her podcast Taranoia. From insightful interviews to comedic sketches, each episode is conversational, non-judgemental, and just a little bit wacky. It's a bit like getting a warm hug from the woman herself.
Recommended episode: Childfree
Beo Ar Éigean
An chéad phodchraoladh Gaeilge ó RTÉ ina bpléitear cúrsaí an tsaoil, ó ghrá go bás, lán le craic, spraoi agus gáire le Siún Ní Dhuinn, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin agus Sinéad Ní Uallacháin.
The first podcast in Irish from RTÉ, in which Siún Ní Dhuinn, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, and Sinéad Ní Uallacháin discuss life's ups and downs, from love to loss with lots of laughs along the way.
Recommended episode: Bliain úr, BAE úr
Up to 90
Hosted by stand-up comedians Emma Doran and Julie Jay, this throwback podcast covers a beautifully nostalgic array of topics that include everything from celebrity scandals, girl bands, boy bands, murders, and toys of the 1990s.
Recommended episode: Monica Selles and The Macarena
The Good Glow
Last year, 32-year-old new mum Georgie Crawford was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, having completed chemotherapy, and on receiving a clear scan, the radio broadcaster has decided to start a podcast where she speaks with the country's greatest wellness advocates in order to inspire positive change.
Recommended episode: The Good Glow with my Mum
Mother of Pod
Every week, Jennifer O'Dwyer and Sophie White deliver a hilarious and highly relatable conversation surrounding the messy highs and lows of parenting. From 'dumb stuff we've done while severely sleep deprived' to 'everything you didn't want to know about sex after babies', these ladies get into the gritty reality of raising kids.
Recommended episode: Religion, Ghosts, and Singalong Funerals.
Have you seen the top trending hashtags on Twitter? Have you watched that viral video doing the rounds on Facebook? Are you all caught up on the latest celeb Instagram stories? If the answer to all of those questions is a resounding no, fear not. Fionnula Jay and Bríd Browne are here to get you up to speed on the watercooler moments everybody is talking about.
Recommended episode: Drag Culture with Victoria Secret.
The State of Us
Jane Casey and Roisin Linnie are bringing unedited, unfiltered, life chats to your earbuds. From sex and relationships issues and the struggle to keep in touch with your childhood friends to dealing with the subject of death and avoiding imposter syndrome, these girls discuss it all and have a bit of craic along the way.
Recommended episode: Life After Death
How to be Sound
Rosemary McCabe talks to sound people so that she and her listeners can all learn how to be sound together. James Kavanagh talks twerking, Helen Steele discusses size-inclusivity, Gabriella Strano explains the curly girl method, and the hilarious Joanne McNally questions un-PC Halloween costumes. This podcast has a nicely diverse range of topics and all roads lead to lessons in soundness.
Recommended episode: Linda Conway talks ethical fashion, Scandi style, starting a business in Ireland and why it helps to be nice.
The Alison Spittle Show
Stand-up comedian Alison Spittle has a good aul chin wag with some of the entertainment industry's best and brightest performers including Sharon Horgan, David O'Doherty, Kevin McGahern, Tara Flynn, Neil Delamere, Emma Doran, Gearóid Farrelly - the list goes on, as do the lols.
Recommended episode: Tommy Tiernan
Mothers of Invention
Former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins may seem like an unlikely podcast duo but, in an actual fact, the combination of two fierce Irish women makes for unmissable listening. Mary and Maeve speak with game-changing women who are bettering the planet. Ideal listening for International Women's Day.
Recommended episode: Ghosting the Planet