Our favourite podcast episodes on gender equality

February 2020

Get fired up ready for International Women’s Day on the 8th March with these eye-opening podcasts on gender equality and current issues. Some will have you thinking deeply while others will see you laughing wholeheartedly.


We’re getting ready to talk all things gender equality this International Women’s Day in best way we know how – by listening to great podcasts. Tune in to our favourites below. And if you’re keen to share your thoughts and experiences on the #EachforEqual theme, join us at our events where you’ll find a room full of open ears.

Women with Balls

Join journalist Katy Balls and other trailblazing women in the fields of politics, journalism, comedy, education and more as they discuss all things from prejudice to their passions. The episode with Iona Craig is one to listen to if you really want to be inspired. Iona is a war correspondent who spent nine years reporting in war-torn Yemen. She talks about why being a woman makes her job possible.

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You’re Dead to Me

This may be a history podcast, but there’s a lot of great material about gender equality. Discover how inspiring women like Boudica, Joan of Arc and Harriet Tubman shook off the shackles of gender inequality to change the course of history. The one on the history of the LGBTQ community is also a firm favourite.

Download the LGBTQ history instalment here.


The High Low

There’s a lot to love about The High Low by journalists, Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. It’s a great listen if you want a good mix of current affairs and pop culture, from the Obamas to Victoria’s Secret. It also has an episode featuring Glamrou, an Iraqi-Brit drag queen who has written a book on identifying as queer within a religion that sees homosexuality as a crime.

Listen to the Glamrou Al-Kadhi episode here.


Woman’s Hour

Woman’s Hour has been around for years. It’s practically a UK institution now. Thanks to the world of podcasts, even more of us can listen to the timeless discussions. Tune in to hear Jenni Murray and guests mull over current issues from a female perspective. The World for Women in 2020 episode offers a poignant reality check. It explores gender equality in the household, the workplace and health system. About two thirds of the way through it gets to the section on the workplace which, of course, we found incredibly interesting.

Listen to the episode here.


Late Night Woman’s Hour

If you want something a bit more light-hearted but with just as much grit, we can’t recommend Late Night Women’s Hour enough. You’re bound to crack a smile as it delves into the kinds of conversations around gender equality that you’d have with your friends. We recommend the episode on the gender price gap – but prepare to feel irritated.

Find the episode here.


Call your Girlfriend

When was the last time you called your friend for a catch up? Each week, two long distance friends have a call and talk about everything from pop culture to politics. We particularly enjoyed the one on bad bosses. Have a listen and then call a friend to discuss it – keeping the conversation going is crucial for working towards gender equality.

Listen to the Bad Bosses episode here.


Got a gender equality podcast recommendation yourself? We’re all ears. Come and see us at one of our events around International Women’s Day – we’d love to have chat. Oh and if you’re a podcaster yourself, we have our very own bookable podcast studios in our Soho space. Check them out here.