March is Women’s History Month, and this year, we decided to spice up our annual reading list: we’ve gone digital. (in case you missed previous reading lists, catch them here: 2015 edition and 2014 edition)
We called on two podcast experts here at Pathfinder—Sarah Mehta and Anna Tomasulo—to give us their top five podcasts for Women’s History Month.
Call Your Girlfriend
(Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow)
“We’re highbrow and lowbrow, unapologetically feminist, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from menstrual cycles to workplace dramas.”
Ann and Amina—two smart, well-read, witty women—entertain listeners covering all things politics, pop culture, and periods. Lots of period talk because “period stigma is real,” says Amina.
Death, Sex, and Money
Death, Sex & Money is a show that gets very personal about the dilemmas we all share. It takes on the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more often—death, sex, and money.
Host Anna Sale talks to regular people and celebrities about the big stuff: relationships, family, work, death, and everything in between.
(Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu)
This is a new podcast for both of us, but it’s fantastic. We’ll talk about it with anyone who will listen. The hosts, Tracy and Heben, meet once a week over drinks to record a fantastic hour of talk on race, gender, pop culture, and current events.
They are thoughtful, they are real, they are hilarious. And they have an impressive array of guests on the show, including Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and Margaret Cho, to name a few.
Stuff Your Mom Never Told You
(Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin)
Cristin and Caroline are the two charming hosts of this one, and they cover lots of interesting topics—from infertility’s global stigma to the history of abortion access.
The combination of these ladies’ quick wit and well-researched content make for a deeply informative, yet highly entertaining, podcast.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
(Holly Frey and Tracy Wilson)
What’s the story of Louisa May Alcott? How did peanut butter come about? Holly and Tracy cover it all in their podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class. These two ladies take listeners on a deep dive into little-known historical events and people.