Are you wanting to learn more about intersectional feminism? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best intersectional feminism podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!
Best Intersectional Feminism Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
Angry Grrrl Music of the Indie Rock Persuasion
- Publisher: Amanda Starling
- Total Episodes: 163
A podcast centered on women, LGBTQIA+, and people of color in music with an emphasis on intersectional feminism.
The Femtastic Podcast
- Publisher: Katie Breen
- Total Episodes: 70
Katie Breen interviews feminist activists, researchers, and advocates working to make women’s issues…well, non-issues. Katie explores issues of reproductive rights, pay equity, abortion, birth control, sex ed, paid family leave, breastfeeding, periods, reproductive healthcare, domestic violence, sexual assault, and LGBTQ issues – examining topics through the lens of intersectional feminism and reproductive justice.
- Publisher: The Knefels, BTRtoday
- Total Episodes: 991
Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ’s own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ’s journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.
Black Feminist & Bookish
- Publisher: Cafe Con Libros, Bk: An Intersectional Feminist Bookstore & Coffee Shop
- Total Episodes: 17
A monthly book club discussion from Cafe Con Libros, an Intersectional Feminist Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Brooklyn. Each month, Kalima DeSuze along with a community member, take a deep dive into the Feminist & Bookish subscription pick. Using an intersectional lens, the peer reflects on pressing themes, key takeaways, and the changing face of Feminism.
The Birth Talks
- Publisher: Mai Ngo
- Total Episodes: 34
The Birth Talks is an intersectional feminist podcast on pregnancy, birth and parenting. The idea was conceived by host Mai Ngo, an Ottawa based doula and birth advocate. If you like feminism, intersectionality and reproductive justice then this podcast is for you.
The Electorette Podcast
- Publisher: Electorette
- Total Episodes: 174
The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.
The Polyester Podcast
- Publisher: The Polyester Podcast
- Total Episodes: 85
Polyester is a self published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication aiming to bridge the gap of URL cyberfeminism with the IRL world. Tune in to hear from your favourite artists on the issues they care about. The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Editor in Chief Ione Gamble and produced by Olivia Graham. Have faith in your own bad taste!
- Publisher: Sarah Gorman & Natalia Rodas
- Total Episodes: 64
Hosted by Sarah Gorman & Natalia Rodas, each week we take a piece of pop culture with the word “girl” in the name and discuss how it relates to modern womanhood. Listen to two Chicago comedy gal pals discuss movies, television, music, and celebrities through a lens of intersectional feminism, politics, and of course– squad goals.
Intersectional Feminism—Desi Style!
- Publisher: Feminism In India
- Total Episodes: 14
In this podcast your hosts Nishtha and Pragya will be talking, debating, discussing and dissecting the important concept of intersectionality, how it plays into different spheres of our lives, and also how feminism isn’t really feminism without intersectionality. Tune in, as we talk to experts and guests about concepts, lived experiences and varied stories!
True Currency: About Feminist Economics
- Publisher: The Alternative School of Economics & Gasworks
- Total Episodes: 7
True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a six-part podcast hosted by artists Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale (The Alternative School of Economics), launching on 16 July, with a new episode released weekly. The outcome of an eight month residency, the podcast is produced in collaboration with Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts, and presents detailed testimonials from academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists; and explores financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour. Over the six episodes Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale hear from several contributors, including the Director of UK Women’s Budget Group, Director of FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation), a campaigner for Sex Workers’ Union, a parent and NHS community nurse. The podcasts discuss financial inequalities and consider the issues migrant women face when campaigning for fair pay. They also look at unpaid work and care, and consider future re-imaginings for a feminist economy. The final episode focuses on how the Coronavirus pandemic has thrown light upon many of the issues discussed throughout the series. — EPISODES Released Thursday 16 July 2020. Episode 1: If Women Counted Released Thursday 23 July 2020. Episode 2: Worker Struggles, Part 1 – When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise Released Thursday 30 July 2020. Episode 3: Worker Struggles, Part 2 – No Bad Whores, Just Bad Laws Released Thursday 6 August 2020. Episode 4: Suspended Time Released Thursday 13 August 2020. Episode 5: We are the True Currency Released Thursday 20 August 2020. Episode 6: The Economy is Still Happening — ABOUT Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects. Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England. Visit https://bit.ly/truecurrencysurvey to tell us what you think and for a chance to win one of three books featured in The Alternative School of Economics’ recent virtual reading groups. (Deadline for entry 30 August). — THANK YOU Thank you to Usma Ashraf, Lisa Baraitser, Kathrin Böhm, Lucia Granada, Ailie Rutherford, Shiri Shammy, Marion Sharples, Mary-Ann Stephenson, Thaira Mhearba and all at WBG, Adabeybi Candelo, Carmenza Sierra Lopez, Ana Cecilia Clavijo and all members of AMPLA, Javiera Sandoval, Jeannine Moros-Noujaim and all at IRMO, Jade, Ivy, Stacey Clare, Juno Mac, members and allies of the Sex Worker’s Union, Mozzaika, Balkiss, and those present at Women’s Strike and Sex Work Strike 8th March 2020, Flor Andrade Valencia, Jaquelin Saldaña, Isabel Cortez, Suzanne, Molly and all at UVW, Claire Summers, Ingrid, Maite, Emi, Fares, Sarah, Agneiska, Shanaz, Khudeja, K Rose R, Linh and Zara, the staff of the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre, Lian Pitt, Concheater Thomas, Nadine Bennett; everyone who has attended any of the Feminist Economics Reading groups and the Evaluation Board Meetings, to Fari Bradley, Andrea Franke, Ross Jardine, Ben Prescott, and special thanks to Lucia Scazzocchio, and to Laura Hensser, Sheena Balkwill and all the Gasworks team.
Taking Up Space
- Publisher: CFUV
- Total Episodes: 21
Taking Up Space approaches issues surrounding intersectional feminism on Songhees, Wsanec, and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, BC) through storytelling and narrative. This program is full of thoughtful stories that challenge the patriarchy, colonialism, and white supremacy.
F_PODCAST intersectional spaces in practice
- Publisher: fem_arc
- Total Episodes: 6
F_PODCAST talks about architecture, feminisms, intersectionality. We visit non-conforming spatial practitioners–architects and artists–who are exploring spatial methods to create more equitable spaces. In their workplaces we talk about their ways of working, we learn about individual backgrounds, about networks and strategies. Let’s discuss whether these positions can help us to bring the diversity we see on the streets into architectural institutions and planning offices. Visit us on ______ fem-arc.net _____ F_PODCAST schafft Raum, um Architektur, Feminismus, Intersektionalität zu diskutieren. Wir besuchen unangepasste Architekt*innen und Künstler*innen, die mit ihren Arbeitsweisen und -methoden das Vokabular der Raumproduktion erweitern, um gerechtere Räume zu erzeugen. An ihren Arbeitsplätzen sprechen wir über Methoden der Raumschaffung, über individuelle Lebensläufe, Netzwerke und Strategien. Lasst uns darüber diskutieren, ob diese Positionen uns helfen können, die Diversität, die wir auf den Straßen sehen, in Architekturinstitutionen und Planungsbüros zu bringen. Besucht unsere Website für mehr infos.
Queens of the Stoned Age
- Publisher: MERRY JANE
- Total Episodes: 7
Entertainment is ready for a changing of the guard, and Queens of the Stoned Age is the beginning of this new paradigm. Bringing together some of the coolest, most irreverent female voices today, this podcast dives deep on important topics in the world of cannabis. Hosted by MERRY JANE Managing Editor Mira Gonzalez, the series features thoughtful minds, visionary creators, and influential personalities confronting a wide range of topics (intersectionality, feminism, politics, pop culture, activism, health and wellness, etc.) from a cannabis-perspective. Past guests include Jenna Haze, the Kaplan Twins, the Cannabis Feminist Jessica Assaf, Tiara Thomas, Mia Carucci, Jenn Rovero, Madzilla and more. Queens of the Stoned Age, which has been featured in Playboy and Refinery29, is published on MERRY JANE’s website (1m+ visitors/mo.) and YouTube channel (115k+ followers), as well as Snoop Dogg’s West Fest (4m subs). The video series was a 2018 Telly Awards winner and is now launching as a podcast available on YouTube, SoundCloud and iTunes.
My Ancestors Said
- Publisher: Raven Rose
- Total Episodes: 4
Your got to sass space to talk about spirituality, intersectional feminism, magick, tarot and then some. Your girl Raven has the tea on all your magical questions. She is an empath, tarot reader, and astrologer with hella attitude. And her ancestors, yes just as savage.
How to be Iconic
- Publisher: How to be Iconic
- Total Episodes: 13
Chatting to Iconic Ladies™ about life, clothes, and intersectional feminism. In this podcast you’ll learn how ot be like, really cool (iconic), and get life advice from teenagers.
- Publisher: CJSW 90.9 FM
- Total Episodes: 108
Join Victoria and Madina for a two hour musical celebration of women, non-binary, gender non-conforming and trans artists, across all genres and eras, interspersed with discussions on queerness and intersectional feminism. Sponsored by Velour Clothing Exchange
No Holds Barred Podcast
- Publisher: No Holds Barred
- Total Episodes: 20
No Holds Barred is a podcast where no topic is off-limits. It is hosted by four graduate students, interested in politics, intersectional feminism and pop-culture. Join us weekly for political scandals, celebrity gossip and a few bad jokes.
From The Ground Up
- Publisher: Ana Pompa Alarcón
- Total Episodes: 11
Ana Pompa Alarcón, the CEO of the findSisterhood app & Undivided Space, will share unapologetically behind the scenes of an early-stage startup. As a Latina, an immigrant, a mom, and a woman in tech, things can become quite interesting. Together we will discover what intersectionality means and how intersectional feminism looks like. In business, but also in real life. And how to build your company from the ground up, and sometimes, yourself with it. Ana will interview other founders, investors, and mentors and have honest and in-depth conversations around the journey of being a startup founder.
Umber & Afsha
- Publisher: Umber & Afsha
- Total Episodes: 6
This podcast is a safe and inclusive space meant to encourage others to challenge cultural norms and break the stereotypes we’ve been boxed into. We discuss issues such as intersectional feminism, political and social justice, veganism, toxic monogamy, inequality, and our opinions on each topic in an effort to encourage you to question what we’ve all been taught. As South Asian women, this is our way of taking back power and shedding light on the difficulties of growing up bicultural and acknowledging the topics we were told were too “taboo” to talk about.
Hip Hop Bruha
- Publisher: Hip Hop Bruha
- Total Episodes: 6
Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.