Podcasts for working women

This post originally started out with the idea of sharing female-hosted podcasts as listened to by Israel’s successful working women. What it turned into is a wonderful non-genre-specific hodgepodge of podcasts that Israel’s successful working women listen to, though not necessarily hosted by a woman. 

All the podcasts in this list were recommended by fellow Ima Kadimas. Ima Kadima is a Facebook group and non-profit organization started by two incredible women –  Naava Shafner & Cori Widen.

Ima is the Hebrew word for mother, kadima means “let’s go” or “onward” and both the Facebook group and non-profit organization support career-minded working mothers.

Additional insights and ideas for how to structure this post were provided by podcast maven Gal Moss. Thank you, Gal!

As Gal explained to me, podcasts have not yet penetrated the Israeli market in the same way podcasts in the United States have, and while I found that point backed up in a few Hebrew articles, I had trouble putting my finger on any concrete statistics.  

A few caveats

  • This isn’t scientific survey.
  • Not all minority women groups in Israel are represented. This may be because not all minority groups are a part of the Ima Kadima Facebook group and it may be because even if they were, they did not respond because they do not listen to podcasts.
  • While there are over 7,000 women in the Ima Kadima Facebook group, only a small number of women responded to the survey.

Why I created this post

So if my sample size is small, is not representative of all successful working women, and it wasn’t conducted scientifically so that I could actually learn something about the statistics – why did I create it?

Awareness

As I mentioned earlier, podcasts have penetrated Israeli society the same way they have in America. By raising awareness to the podcast medium, I hope to help more women gain access to it so that they too can learn more, be inspired more and entertained more.   

Exposure

By sharing podcasts that Israel’s successful working women listen too, even if it’s not comprehensive, I hope to help amazing podcasts gain even more of an audience. Not every podcast suits every individual, providing a list of podcasts that Israel’s working women have recommended will give other working women who have not yet listened to podcasts a place to start while encourage other seasoned podcast listeners to try new ones.

Reference

This post need not be consumed in one sitting. You can save it in Facebook or to Pocket and keep coming back to it whenever you feel you need a new podcast to start listening to. As I learned very quickly, you can never have enough good podcasts to listen to.

So no finally, the point in this post you’ve all been waiting for. The list of podcasts recommended by some of Israel’s successful working women. To make it easier, I’ve organized the podcasts according to their genres, in alphabetical order.  Within genres podcasts are arranged with the podcasts getting the most votes, coming first.  

Genre‎: ‎Arts, Design, Architecture

99% Invisible

Working Women Podcasts

 Genre‎: Advice

Dear Sugar

Podcasts for working women

  Happier with Gretchen Rubin

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Books

Craftlit

podcasts for working women

The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast

podcasts for working women

LeVar Burton Reads

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Business & Management

How I Built This
podcasts for working women
Startup

podcasts for working women

Masters of Scale

podcasts for working women

Listen to Lucy

podcasts for working women

The Tim Ferris Show

podcasts for working women

The Gamechanger Podcast
podcasts for working women
Traction
podcasts for working working women
Profit Power Pursuit
podcasts for working women
Being Boss

podcasts for working women

 Genre‎: Comedy

No Such Thing as a Fish

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Creativity

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

 

podcasts for working women

Love me

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Culture

Revisionist History

podcasts for working women

 

Genre‎: ‎Economics

Planet Money
podcasts for working women
Freakonomics
podcasts for working women
EconTalk

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Exercise

Human Race

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Game Show

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: History

Stuff You Missed In History Class

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Interview

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

podcasts for working women

On Being with Krista Tippett

podcasts for working women

Recode Decode hosted by Kara Swisher
podcasts for working women
Design Matters with Debbie Millman

podcasts for working women

 

What it Takes

podcasts for working women

Another Round

podcasts for women

Genre‎: ‎Judaism

The Joy of Text

jewish podcasts

Daf Yomi for Women

Israeli podcasts

Chochmat Nashim

Israel podcasts for women

Genre‎: Miscellaneous

TED Radio Hour

miscellaneous genre podcast

Sampler

podcasts for working women

Genre‎: Television & Movies

The West Wing Weekly

tv podcast

The Cinemile

movie podcast

Genre‎: News & Current Events

The Economist Radio

podcasts for professional women

NPR Politics Podcast

podcast for professionals

More Perfect

podcast for working women

Genre‎: ‎Parenting

The Longest Shortest Time
podcast for working mothers

Genre‎: Personal Finance

The Dave Ramsey Show

personal finance podcast

Genre‎: Psychology

CogKNITive

podcast for working women

Genre‎: ‎Scientific, philosophical investigation

Radiolab

podcasts for working women

Invisibilia

podcast for working women

Hidden Brain
podcast for working women
Science Vs

podcasts for working women

Every Little Thing

podcast for working women

StarTalk
podcast for working women
Undiscovered
podcasts for women
All in the Mind

podcast for women

Genre‎: ‎Storytelling

This American Life

podcasts for working women

The Moth

podcast for working women

Beautiful Anonymous

podcast for working women

Genre‎: ‎Technology, human interest

Reply All

podcasts for working women

Note to Self

podcast for working women

Genre‎: Women

Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

podcast for working women

The Broad Experience
podcast for working women
Stuff Mom Never Told You

podcast for working women

What Would a Feminist Do

podcast for working women

The Lively Show

podcast for working women

Nice Jewish Fangirls

podcast for working women

Vibrant Happy Women

podcast for working women

The Goddess Factory

podcast for working women

Genre‎: Writing

The Creative Penn

podcast for working women

 

Your turn. Which podcasts do you listen to in your part of the world? Please share in the comments below.