Top 10 Podcasts for the Twenty Somethin’ & Black Woman | Guest Contributor Tamara Marbury (@TamaraMarbury)
I am the creator of the newly founded group called The Podcast Society (you can find us on Facebook and Instagram with the same name). I am always in search of interesting, inspiring, and entertaining new content that I think will uplift, inspire, and motive me to become my best self. When thinking of the TS&B woman, here are 10 podcasts that I recommend:
One One With Angela Rye
If you don’t know who Angela Rye is, then stop reading now and Google her. If you want to keep up with the latest in the political world, Angela’s got you covered. She’s a strong political voice for the black community and talks about the latest news and DC happenings, with leaders such as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the women behind the Women’s March, and White House Correspondent April Ryan. #staywoke
Insecuritea: The Insecure Aftershow
The title tells you everything you need to know. I mean, who isn’t watching Season 2 of the HBO hit, Insecure? Issa, Lawrence, Molly and the rest of the crew are dealing with the same real life issues as the rest of us and Crissle and Fran will have you laughing again at their deep-dive into each episode.
Ball Girl Magic
Speaking of Molly from Insecure…If you need more Yvonne Orji in your life (and who doesn’t?!), then check out this Uninterrupted podcast that brings you some of the hottest topics and female figures from sports to pop culture. Hosted by Ros Gold-Onwude and Yvonne Orji, you won’t want to miss their interview with chef, entrepreneur, and oh yeah, real basketball wife, Ayesha Curry.
You probably already listen to this one, but I couldn’t make a list of podcasts and not include The Read. Kid Fury and Crissle (the same Crissle from Insecuritea) will have you rolling on the floor laughing with their discussions of the latest happenings with your favorite reality stars, singers, actors, athletes, and others in the world of pop culture. But before things turn ratchet, they will give you a dose of positive news in Black Excellence. Need some advice? You can write in and listen to their segment called Listener Letters. But before they close each episode, you will get to find out exactly why they call this show The Read.
If you’re into podcasts and into dramas, then this is a must-listen. This scripted audio drama drops you right into the Bronzeville community on the South Side of Chicago. You will meet the Copeland family and those who work for and against their empire and learn what life was like in this bustling African-America community in the 1940s. You can binge-listen to the entire first season of Bronzeville now and hear many familiar voices such as producers Larenz Tate and Laurence Fishburne; Tika Sumpter, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Omari Hardwick, and Wood Harris.
Issa Rae Presents…FRUIT.
This first-person fictional audio drama tells the story of X as he figures out his sexuality in the world of professional football. Each episode is 12-20 minutes long and is sure to have you completing a binge-listen of season 1 in one sitting. This storyline does contain sexual content so listener discretion is advised.
Myleik Teele’s Podcast
If you are trying to get your life together, then you must not only subscribe to the CurlBox founder’s podcast, but you’ve got to follow her on Instagram as well (she’ll inspire you with her healthy cooking). On her podcast , she gives you real career and entrepreneurial advice and sometimes chats with others who are sure to inspire you such as InStyle editor Kahlana Barfield Brown and celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephens. Listening to Myleik is like sitting down for a cup of coffee with your mentor in your head.
Maybe you’ve read the poetry and prose of Alex Elle in Neon Soul or Words from a Wanderer. Or maybe you live for her affirmations on Instagram. Either way, you’ll love the real conversations Alex has with her guests, covering topics from loss and surviving, to self-care and trying to conceive.
Side Hustle Pro
Let’s be real. Who doesn’t have a side hustle these days? Or who isn’t at least plotting on a side hustle? If you are out here hustling, then subscribe to this podcast now to get weekly inspiration from other black female entrepreneurs who have paved the way to success.
The Friend Zone
Need to listen to people who look like you talk about mental health, mental health, and mental hygiene while keeping it interesting and hilarious? Check in with Fran, Dustin, and Assante.
All 10 podcasts are great! Let’s keep the conversation going! Leave a comment about your favorite podcast!