The Best Podcasts For Mums

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By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist

Sure, you love being a mum, but you aren't JUST a mum. From time to time, you’re probably going to want to fill your head with something that doesn’t revolve around motherhood, or if it does—it offers a refreshing, realistic take that’s a welcome alternative to the picture-perfect, insta-mum movement.

Here are the best podcasts to plug into while you’re pushing a sleeping baby around the block, are commuting to and from work, or when you just get a few moments of peace to enjoy some down time.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

When it comes to happiness, Gretchen Rubin is the go-to girl. The author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen comes together with her sister Elizabeth Craft for an inspiring weekly podcast that covers all things happiness, good habits and practical, manageable advice for navigating all that life throws your way.

Alone: A Love Story

The perfect pick for escaping the mundanity of daily life, Alone: A Love Story is a memoir about love. The host, Michelle Parise takes listeners on a journey from the moment her husband informed her he was having an affair, through the heartbreak and what came next. The podcast discusses marriage, motherhood, sexuality and above all—love.

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist, hosted by Deborah Frances-White, provides a supportive forum in which all of the main themes of 21st century feminism are discussed. A must for any woman who identifies as a feminist, this podcast speaks also of the insecurities that come with the principled label.

Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham

With the intention of celebrating women that blew her mind, iconic millennial feminist Lena Dunham hosts this podcast miniseries about love, friendship, work, women’s bodies and a whole lot more. It’s basically Girls in podcast form, so if you loved the TV show—you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re subscribed to this one.

The Lively Show

Created to encourage women to add an extra layer of intention to their day, The Lively Show by Jess Lively explores topics that range from female entrepreneurship and motherhood to wellness, relationships and more. The interview-style format enables viewpoints, ideas and perspectives to flourish, making it an ideal listen for women who are looking for life advice and encouragement.

No Filter with Mia Freedman

Offering a no holds barred approach to, well…everything, No Filter is a podcast that sees co-founder of Mamamia Women’s Network, Mia Freedman, delve into conversations with interesting people on careers, success, family and a whole lot more.

Ladies We Need To Talk

By women, for women, Ladies We Need To Talk hosted by Yumi Stynes discusses everything from orgasms, motherhood, the pelvic floor and body image. It’s a must-listen for women who love delving into more taboo topics while they sort through the laundry basket.


‘Cause, sometimes, you just want listen to a big fat dose of true crime. 

If that sounds like you, Serial is a non-negotiable subscription in your podcast app. The investigative journalism approach tells the story of a boy who is still in prison for the murder of his girlfriend in 1999—and casts huge doubt on the accuracy of his conviction. It’s officially the most popular podcast ever, so plug in!

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