This is the third of three podcast-themed posts that The F-Word is publishing over the Christmas period. Part one and part two are still available to read
Two of the most known and most established feminist podcasts in the UK are Standard Issue and The Guilty Feminist. We’ve written about The Guilty Feminist before on the site, but we’ve not looked at Standard Issue. Until now.
Standard Issue launched in 2014 as an online magazine for women, the idea being to have a magazine by women, for women with “No celebrity tittle tattle, no photoshopping, no calorie counting, no cellulite circling. Just honest, good, interesting and funny writing from a bunch of cracking broads.” By 2017, the financial realities of doing this were kicking in and, rather than ditch the magazine, its founders and editorial team transformed it into a fantastically successful magazine format podcast. Same content, different format basically.
The result is a lively, multi subject, funny and irreverent weekly podcast that feels comfortable and inclusive without being simplistic. Do check them out.
If you’re looking for something a bit more serious, career and work based, In Good Company with Otegha Uwagba might be up your street. Uwagba is the founder of Women Who, a London based organisation for creative working women, and her podcast is the broadcast arm of Women Who. If you are a creative working woman who is interested in hearing about how other women negotiate work, this is for you.
The Guardian’s Witch Hunt podcast, which delivers documentary style discussion on issues of the day, is also worth a listen.
And finally, if you fancy an irreverent, funny take on women in history, The History Chicks is a US podcast that can often be a good laugh, plus you’ll learn stuff at the same time.
This is my final podcast post. If you are interested in writing about podcasts for The F-Word, or in reading more about podcasts, please get in touch