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The Wednesday Five: Podcasts Led by Powerful Women’s Voices

Women’s voices, great ones, are dominating podcasts. Writing in The New Yorker recently, Sarah Larson told us that women are among the hottest trends heating up the podcast scene and are offering their listeners something quite simple—a general celebration and appreciation of life. “Their voices,” says Larson, “remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you our top five favorite podcasts conceived and led by powerful women’s voices.

 

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cover170x170On each episode, Nasty Gal founder and author of #Girlboss Sophia Amoruso interviews world-class girlbosses who have made their mark in creative, cultural, and business ventures to extract solid advice from the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and conversations you won’t hear anywhere else. This podcast hopes to humanize the known, and champion the unknown girlbosses.

Listen via the web version or download on iTunes via the app.

 

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MAGIC LESSONS are road maps for the path to creativity, the extra nudge you need when you’re feeling stuck. In alternating episodes, Elizabeth Gilbert, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love talks to people who are facing creative challenges and to guest experts, to offer perspective, advice, and inspiration.

Listen via the web version or download on iTunes via the app.

 

 

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cover170x170-1On Being with Krista Tippett opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? It explores these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. The podcast pursues wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; and esteems nuance and poetry as much as fact.

Listen via the web version or download on iTunes via the app.

 

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cover170x170-2Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully.

Listen via the web version or download on iTunes via the app.

 

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cover170x170-3The universe has good news for the lost, lonely, and heartsick. Dear Sugar — the cult-favorite advice column — is back, but this time speaking directly into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed (bestselling author of Wild) and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return.

Listen via the web version or download on iTunes via the app.

 

 

 

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