It has been a while since
podcasting went mainstream, and the expanse of opportunities it
offers is incredible! There are an estimated 40 mn podcast users in
India alone. From audio-books, storytelling, music creators to chat
shows, movie reviews and everything pop culture- there is a podcast
for everyone. We love our podcasts! We feel the best thing about them
is that they are passive in nature, which doesn’t involve your
active involvement, unlike a video, for example. Since we know you
don a multitude of hats, podcasts can be the ideal amalgamation of
multitasking and fulfilment. Have you joined the wagon yet?
But from the plethora of
shows available in abundance across platforms, how do you choose or
even begin with? Well, we strongly recommend you listen to stories of
women empowerment, experiences, challenges or even humour, as told by
the power women themselves. Don’t go looking; we have curated a
list for you right here-
#1. The Vision Nari
Swati Rawat, the host of
this show, founded The Vision Nari with an aim to tell the remarkable
stories of various women leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs
across many fields. Being an avid podcast listener herself, she was
looking for a show that tells inspiring stories of women and found
none! That is how the idea was seeded.
She feels that the late
20s for any woman, is a time when you are making a lot of personal
and professional decisions. And this is the time when listening to
these great stories can inspire you immensely. So, she gets them to
her platform and interviews them and makes sure that these
inspirational stories reach the audience she once was.
#2. Call Your
Missing you BFFs? Want to
reinstate a relationship with your bestie that got drowned in daily
hustles? This show can be the best sort of a reminder! Very
reminiscent of the quintessential female chatter, the show is heart
warming as well as extremely informative. The co-hosts are BFFS and
call each other week to discuss newsworthy topics in politics and pop
culture. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are honest, fiery, humorous,
opinionated and have an outstanding rapport.
They also interview women
and not just the ones who are famous. They aim at highlighting the
stories of all kinds of women. The show will definitely make you miss
those never-ending conversations with your BFFs.
Most of us are guilty of
crying our eyes out while watching the Oprah Winfrey show at one
point or another. The woman has the knack of touching your soul,
whether she is talking to you as an interviewer or whether you are
just an audience to her show. She does the exact same thing with her
podcast as well.
Chatting up the strongest
of women is Oprah’s favourite thing to do and what great food for
our souls, that is! Listen to this podcast to go over the lives of
brave, unintimated and strong-willed women all while Oprah showering
you with her own wisdom of having lived the life she has.
The recent pandemic has
provided us all a lot of time to introspect and change things within
us. Let us make the changes for good, expand our horizons and have
new experiences. Podcasts are all of those things, packaged in
soothing voices and amazing tales!