18 Podcasts from Diverse Voices to Add to Your Listening Lineup
According to Apple in June 2018, there are over 550,000 active podcasts—yes, more than half a million!—being broadcasted all around the world, and the number continues to grow year over year. On top of that, 44% of the US population has listened to a podcast, 26% listen to podcasts at least every month, and 17% listen to podcasts weekly. And I’m sure some of you are like me, who listen to at least one podcast pretty much every day.
However, whether you are new to the podcast game or are a loyal listener, you might have noticed that the top charts aren’t necessarily the most diverse. As part of our Diversity in Publishing series, we decided to pull together a list of some great podcasts (not just limited to publishing) that represent diverse voices from people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and more.
Read on to find your new favorite podcast! And if we forgot some, please do comment below—we’ll keep this list updated.
Comedy podcast hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, covering everything from sex and dating to race and politics.
Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.
An advertising podcast hosted by three women of color, kicking it in the business and working it all out with thoughtful discussions, screams, and laughter.
Podcast about the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity, and culture.
Features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America, hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali.
FavyFav and Babelito engage in conversation about everything from pop culture to art and identity.
Podcast hosted by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins, in which she asks people about their immigration stories.
Editorial website and podcast that creates content for mixed race, multi-ethnic Americans and their families, and seeks to inform the companies and brands about what real “Mash-Up” Americans want and how to deliver it.
Podcast discussing diversity (or lack thereof) in the book publishing industry with professionals working in-house as well as authors and those in the literary scene.
Stories and conversations about the queer experience today, hosted by Tobin Low and Kathy Tu.
A space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shoes created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Hosted by Aisha Harris for Slate Magazine.
Every week, BuzzFeed’s Ahmed Ali Akbar gathers folks together to drink tea, tell stories, and talk about being Muslim in America.
This fourteen-part documentary series by Scene on Radio exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.
Intimate, funny conversations with all kinds of artists who (mostly) aren’t white dudes, hosted by Phoebe Robinson.
A culture conversation—covering television, film, books, music, work, dating, the internet, and more—with Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham for The New York Times.
Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life.
Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.
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For even more podcasts, be sure to check out the directory Podcasts in Color. And of course, comment below with your favorites that we missed, or what you like about the ones above!
Source: Podcast Insights
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