Podcasts Featuring Inspiring Women

Media representation matters, and it's important for kids to hear inspiring stories about innovative, influential women. Politicians, scientists, athletes, and more: Whether their subjects shattered stereotypes, achieved groundbreaking "firsts," or excelled in their fields, the podcasts on this list highlight strong, persevering women both real and fictional, letting kids know that women can do anything and everything. For more media with women excelling as role models, check out these books, games, movies, and TV shows.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

age 7+

Inspiring tales of diverse women who persevered.

Host: Various Hosts (2018)
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Cuentos de Buenas Noches para Niñas Rebeldes

age 7+

Spanish podcast showcasing diverse, accomplished women.

Host: N/A (2022)
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What Will She Do Next?

age 7+

Dynamic musicals of notable women in history for kids.

Host: N/A (2020)
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The Mayan Crystal

age 8+

Mayan folklore-inspired adventure, light peril.

Host: N/A (2018)
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The Ten News

age 8+

Relevant news topics for kids in easily digestible bites.

Host: Bethany Van Delft (2020)
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She Sounds Like Me

age 8+

Mom daughter duo discuss life challenges from a female lens.

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Eleanor Amplified

age 8+

Reporter seeks truth in suspenseful pod with mild violence.

Host: N/A (2019)
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Mija Podcast

age 8+

Multilingual relatable stories about immigrant families.

Host: Lory Martinez, Melanie Hong (2019)
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American Girl: The Smart Girl's Podcast

age 9+

Talk show for tween and teen girls; promotes book series.

Host: Shay Rudolph, Jess Weiner (2022)
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Toasted Sister Podcast

age 10+

Insightful exploration of Indigenous culture through food.

Host: Andi Murphy (2017)
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Girls Make Beats Podcast

age 10+

Young female DJs talk life, music, and passions; empowering.

Host: Girls Make Beats (2021)
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Sarah Jones Breaks It Down: A Kids News Podcast

age 10+

News pod for kids highlights media literacy; some violence.

Host: Sarah Jones (2022)
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Archetypes

age 13+

Explores how labels impact women; some mature topics.

Host: Meghan Markle (2022)
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She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource

age 14+

Teen mental health resource deals with difficult topics.

Host: Saddie Sutton (2019)
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Stuff Mom Never Told You

age 16+

Feminist news and pop culture; mature content.

Host: Anney Reese, Samantha McVey (2009)
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