Finding a brand new podcast that you simply love is certainly one of modern-day life’s easy pleasures. Finding one that you simply love and is informative? Jackpot.
As a health and intercourse editor, I attempt to take up as a lot related info as potential, and that features throughout my every day subway commute. To assist cross the time and hold me within the know, listed here are a number of of the podcasts that grace the iPod Nano my sister received without spending a dime for opening a checking account after which gave to me.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Part of the superb How Stuff Works podcast household (which incorporates one in every of my different favorites, Stuff You Missed in History), Stuff Mom Never Told You focuses on research-driven conversations on women’s health, careers and activism. After a quick hiatus following the departure of the unique hosts, SMNTY is again with two new voices (Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd) and are tackling subjects just like the war on women’s health and the mommy tax.
Flash Forward is worried concerning the future — and that features the way forward for women’s health. Each month, host Rose Eveleth delves right into a attainable future state of affairs and talks about all of the potential implications of a brand new know-how or idea. Yes, it’s partially science-fiction, however a current episode that appeared on the ethics of artificial wombs (full disclosure: I’m in that episode) was prompted by present analysis.
If you haven’t heard of Lady Parts Justice, you’re in for a deal with. Created in 2012 by comic and co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, LPJ is a gaggle of badass comics and writers utilizing humor to show truths concerning the battle to regulate women’s our bodies. And excellent news: They have a podcast. Repro Madness will hold you recent with the newest assaults on our autonomy and make you snort when the one different factor you are able to do is cry. (Another disclosure: I was on an episode back in 2015 speaking concerning the stigmatization of fetal tissue donation. It’s a hoot — I promise.)
Only Human, produced by WNYC, isn’t particularly about women’s health, however provided that its host (Mary Harris) and a lot of the present’s employees are women, it signifies that it’s not one other dialog centered across the medical and health wants of previous white males. The present doesn’t draw back from uncomfortable conversations, whether or not it’s transgender kids, complicated relationships between sufferers and therapists or growing up “ugly.”
Call Your Girlfriend
Even although Call Your Girlfriend payments itself as “a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere,” that basically undersells these fascinating, informative chats on every thing from durations to fitness center class. Hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman actually put the present on the map once they carried out a uncommon interview with Huma Abedin final yr (and sure, Abedin is simply as superb as you assume she is).
Sex Nerd Sandra
Sandra Daugherty is a sex-positive intercourse educator (a surprisingly uncommon discover!) who talks about all issues associated to sexual and reproductive health. Her podcast, Sex Nerd Sandra is a part of the Nerdist podcast household and has a really loyal following with greater than 14 million downloads on iTunes. It’s the intercourse ed class you would like you’d had in class however didn’t.