#WENRECOMMENDS – OUR FAVOURITE PODCASTS

Here’s just some of our favourite podcasts – from topics ranging from feminism, environmentalism, periods, house plants and food growing.  Let us know if you have a recommendation we should add to this list. 

World Organic News 

Once a week World ORGANIC NEWS produces a short podcast covering the most interesting posts from the past seven days. 

Gardening, farming, food and energy are all within their scope. It also dredges through the net for old ideas ripe for a come back.

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Yale Climate Connections

A very short, snappy, 1.5 minute daily podcast on climate change from Yale University

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The Guilty Feminist

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

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She Who Persisted. The Nasty Podcast

A biweekly feminist podcast hosted by Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers (located in the US) and Beatrice Frasl (located in Austria). Combining research with sarcasm and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Talking about everything and anything relevant to feminism (=everything) from politics to mythology to popculture to health to reproductive rights to LGBTIQ issues.

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en(gender)ed podcast!

Sharing stories that explore the systems, practices, and policies that enable gender-based violence and oppression and the solutions to end it. En(gender)ed uses gender as a lens to examine power, privilege, and oppression, so as to better identify it, confront it, prevent it, and ultimately, to heal from it – teaching feminism and decolonizing hearts and minds, one story at a time.

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The Houseplant Podcast

Jane Perrone has been growing houseplants since she was a child, caring for cacti in her bedroom and filling fishtanks with ferns. 

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The GREEN Organic Garden Podcast

The GREEN Organic Garden Podcast will inspire, teach, and promote earth friendly techniques by interviewing organic gardeners who share their journeys, tips, and tricks to simplify the process of growing your own delicious healthy food. 

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Mothers of Invention

Climate change is a man-made problem — with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting new podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the court room, the front lines to the board room – all over the world. 

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Period Podcast

Period podcast is a space for menstruators and their friends to learn all about the biology and culture of the menstrual cycle. Kate Clancy, biological anthropologist and period enthusiast, interviews scholars and people with relevant lived experiences to share their thinking. Come for the period jokes, stay for the science.

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Outrage + Optimism

Weekly podcast co-hosted by Christiana Figueres. Each weekly show highlights how we can channel the outrage we see on the streets (and online) about incremental actions in the face of the climate crisis, toward the stubborn optimism needed to forge ahead with ambition. Each week’s discussion aims to inform, inspire and help listeners realise that this is both the most challenging, but also the most exciting time in history to be alive.

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She Loves

She Loves. is a new podcast created to celebrate women creating positive change in the world. It discusses various topics with  guests, including entrepreneurship, sex, mental wellbeing, ethical fashion & eco-conscious living plus more. This podcast is brought to you by leading positive change organisation Vevolution.

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The Heavy Flow Podcast

Heavy Flow is a feminist, body positive podcast about periods, reproductive health and health and wellness topics. Each week host Amanda Laird sits down with a guest to have casual, candid conversations about the things we’re not supposed to talk about. Mostly talking about periods, she also discusses fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, miscarriage, abortion and gender. 

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Brown Don’t Frown Podcast

As a British Bengali many of the experiences faced by women, that Tania grew up with, have slipped through the cracks of mainstream feminism. Brown Don’t Frown Podcast digs deeper to attract an audience who can relate to her, as well as those with entirely new perspectives and experiences to her own, so that we can engage in open conversations without judgement or taboo. Sharing stories through personal anecdotes, life experiences and many laughs along the way.

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The Green Network

Three curious friends delve deeper into the environmental headlines and ask the niggling questions about what living sustainably really means. The Green Network unpacks the environmental issues we’re all pondering in insightful, fun conversations with expert guests. By uncovering fascinating new perspectives, they aim to equip listeners with valuable ideas and inspiration that can empower them to navigate everyday sustainable challenges.

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IZZY METCALF, VOLUNTEER

Izzy has been busy curating and posting our #WenRecommends series on Instagram stories on Wednesdays. She has compiled our favourite podcasts which we hope you will enjoy listening too. Izzy is a student at Lancaster University.

 

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