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10 Girl Power Podcasts To Get You Fired Up

This one's for all the badass women out there: Whether you're working a side hustle or starting a business from the ground up, these podcasts are just what you need to feel like a total girl boss.

If you like a little bit of girl power to start your day off right, then you're not alone. Luckily, there are plenty of podcasts to blast through your speakers to inspire your inner girl boss and help you land those (seemingly crazy) endeavors. Whether you're wanting to learn about those ladies that paved the way for females today or are simply hoping to find a way to work that side hustle like a pro, we've got a podcast just for you.

So grab your headphones and check out our ten favorites that we just can't get enough of—and get ready to feel inspired instantly.

1. Two Inboxes by Molly Ford Beck

Still trying to manage that side hustle and your full-time gig? Yeah, us too. And Molly Ford Beck, the queen of the side hustle generation, shares her tips on tackling a life with multiple jobs, projects, and, yes, email addresses in Two Inboxes.

In each episode, Beck interviews guests who have found success climbing the corporate ladder and living the dream through their entrepreneurial side projects. If you have a side hustle—or want to live that side hustle life—then Two Inboxes might just be for you.

2. After the Jump by Grace Bonney

Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge has taken her love for art and design from the web to the radio in the coolest way with After the Jump. Interviewing designers, store owners, and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Bonney dives deep into the world of independent artists—and figuring out how to make it as an artist along the way. From exploring the day-to-day lives of makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump gives a behind-the-scenes peek into the lives of creatives in a way that's both authentic and educational.

3. The Big Leap Show by Kathlyn Hart

The Big Leap Show is all about women who have taken the leap in business, succeeded in doing so, and want to pass off their invaluable knowledge to listeners. The weekly podcast takes on trusting your gut, getting over fear, and knowing that the only way you can get what you want is by not being afraid to simply ask for it. Sure, it's not always sugar-coated and pretty—but through the good, the bad, and the ugly, you get real talk from real women about what you need to do to turn your dream gig into a reality.

4. The Lively Show by Jess Lively

Starting your day off with a little inspiration and positivity should really be the only way to do it—just ask Jess Lively. The podcast host/business coach/world traveler is all about sharing her fulfilling approach to life, emphasizing intuition and values-based intentions on The Lively Show.

For Lively, life's about more than simply collecting "shiny pennies" or achieving that "traditional success," and it's an inspiring listen for anyone who wants to start her own business or simply lead the best life she can.

5. She Did It Her Way by Amanda Boleyn

It's time to celebrate female entrepreneurs who went out on a limb and made their dream a reality, and She Did It Her Way is doing just that. Sharing their stories and business models, each badass lady explains how she turned her dream into reality.

Whether you want the basics on how to write a business plan to tips for turning a side hustle to a full-time job, these ladies will inspire your next big move because seriously, it is possible.

6. Oh Boy by Man Repeller

Man Repeller's Leandra Medine is about as real as they come. So it only makes sense that their podcast, Oh Boy, hits on just as many badass topics in the podcast realm as they do in the blogging realm. Hosted by filmmaker Jay Buim, the podcast connects with women who work in the arts, tech, and beyond for one-on-one conversations about their life and work. If you want some inspo from the likes of Gloria Steinem and Christene Barberich, then blast this podcast and get ready to make your mark on the world.

7. Nerdette by Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen

Nerdette truly is all about nerding out. Whether it be historical heroines or Game of Thrones, hosts Bobeda and Johnsen talk through subjects with a nerdy kind of ease. Since female voices are not as common in the scientific and political realms, it's awesome to hear them geek out as much on our smarts as it does our sweet spot for Tom Hanks.

8. The History Chicks by The History Chicks

If you're a fan of both history and badass females, then The History Chicks is the podcast for you. Each podcast introduces a female character in history, both factual or fictional, with discussion on the challenges, successes, and all the other juicy bits about the life of the woman of the week.

From Ida B. Wells and Belva Lockwood, to Cinderella and Laura Ingalls Wilder, there is sure to be a topic to pique your interest and inspire you with their strength. Plus, you'll have all the fun facts to throw around at your next family gathering.

9. Women of the Hour by Lena Dunham

If you're a fan of Lena Dunham's Not That Kind Of Girl, then Women of the Hour will be the podcast to fill your Dunham void.

"I decided to explore the themes of my book further, talking to an array of women I love and admire in order to bring you an audio collage/feminist variety hour in the form of this podcast: Women of the Hour," Dunham explained on Twitter.

It's a real and honest look at what it means to be a woman—from friendship to sex—sprinkled with guest appearances from the likes of Emma Stone and Camila Cabello. It's a podcast you need in your life ASAP to get that extra little feminist boost you deserve.

10. Stuff Mom Never Told You by HowStuffWorks

So how many times have you had those questions that you've wanted to ask and never got around to it? Well, if you're living with these burning questions—or just like to learn more on topics from villainesses to Susan B. Anthony—then Stuff Mom Never Told You is the podcast for you. It's hosted by two badass females and gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle, from our evolutionary past to millennial present. It truly is a must-listen.

Which podcast will you be listening to?

Maggie Dickman

Maggie is a digital apprentice at Meredith Corporation. When she's not writing trending stories, you'll find her full on blasting One Direction, scanning through her favorite fashion blogs or hitting up any and every concert that passes through her home base of Des Moines.

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