December 26, 2019
35 Black Podcasts You Need To Tune Into and Download
The podcasting market has boomed over the last couple of years for black podcasters. Companies like Spotify and Google are often on the lookout to help people find and establish their voice through podcasting. And, with platforms like Anchor.fm, you can record, edit, and distribute your podcast from your smartphone.
Yes, it can be that simple.
Podcasts have become a popular way for people to slow down, listen attentively, and learn new things. For some, they’re even therapeutic.
If you’re looking to explore mind, body, soul, money and more—take a look at these 35 podcasts produced by black podcasters.
1. Your Money, Your Lifeyour money your life
Your money, Your Life covers money topics ranging from how to control your debt to your psychological relationship with your finances.
2. Reid This Reid That
Reid This Reid That is a podcast hosted by play cousins Jacque Reid and Joy-Ann Reid who happen to be professional journalists that you may have heard of… or not. Anywho, we cover pop culture, politics and black girl magic all while having fun.
3. Hey Jason
Jason Rosario, founder of The Lives of Men and Host of the Yahoo! News original series, Dear Men invites you to an open forum discussing masculinity and manhood.
This biweekly mental health podcast is for women of color who seek wholeness through affirming their worth and placing value on their mental health.
5. Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Let Your Voice Be Heard! is an energetic, award-winning weekly show founded, executive produced, and co-hosted by Black Enterprise’s digital editor, Selena Hill. LYVBH is committed to informing, educating, and empowering millennials on political and social issues via discussion and in-depth interviews with influential leaders
6. Balanced Black Girl
This self-care podcast hosted by Lestraundra Alfred is known for providing a dose of real-life wellness for women of color. She often has guests on who have candid discussions surrounding healthy lifestyle and happiness.
7. The Get My Life Tour
The Get My Life Tour is a ‘how through’ podcast. Every stop on this tour (podcast) is designed to help you take center stage in your life. Join BE‘s Lydia T. Blanco and a host of exceptional experts as they share how you can live the life you were created live by showing up for yourself. Admission is Free.
8. Confessions of a Werkaholic
Confessions of a Werkaholic is a weekly podcast show that shares the untold secrets of fearless female entrepreneurs.
9. Black Girl Podcast
Having met at radio station Hot 97, hosts Scottie Beam, Gia Peppers, Sapphira, Bex, and Alysha P come together for giggle-worthy conversation on the topics of sisterhood, pop culture, love, dreams, and growth.
10. Black Women About Business
This entrepreneurial podcast, hosted by Demarra Gardner, MA, LPC, CAC, is fairly new to the scene, beginning in November of 2018. All episodes are under 20 minutes in length and deliver information to support black females to “intersect business, leadership, and wellness.”
11. Clever Girls Know
Hosted by Bola Sokunbi, this podcast is a platform for financial education that assists women to get out of debt, save, and build their wealth. If you’re looking to improve, maintain or build upon your wealth, this one is for you.
12. Girl CEO Podcast
The Girl CEO Podcast is the playground for entrepreneurs. A podcast for women to learn, grow, be honest about their shortfalls, and most importantly, play. This podcast is an extension of Ronne Browns Girl CEO community and an opportunity for you to hear from her and her amazing guests each week.
13. Courtney Sanders Show
On The Courtney Sanders Show (formally known as The Think and Grow Chick Podcast), host Courtney dives into entrepreneurship, finances, spirituality, and personal growth topics that are sure to kick you in the butt to chase your goals.
14. The Nod
The Nod tells the stories of black life that don’t get told anywhere else. Our show ranges from an explanation of purple drink’s association with black culture to the story of an interracial drag troupe that traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being black — in America, and around the world.
15. Gettin’ Grown
Hosts Keia and Jade are two happy and whole 30-somethings figuring their adult lives out. On a weekly basis, they discuss all things regarding black women self-care and pet peeves sure to give the listening audience a chuckle.
16. Halfway Bougie
In this podcast, hosts Perri Furbert and Courtney Roberts promise to keep it “halfway bougie and all the way real.” Touching on all things pop culture, the two millennials mix personal stories with real-world problems, sparking reflection, and lots of head nods.
17. Jemele Hill Is Unbothered
Award-winning journalist and culture critic Jemele Hill interviews the most compelling figures in news, pop culture, politics, and sports. Expect unbothered and unfiltered conversations.
18. Happy Black Woman Podcast
If you’re an ambitious black woman who wants to have her cake and eat it too, this is the podcast for you. Host Rosetta Thurman empowers women to have it all in this personal development podcast through interviews with powerful black women who’ve created lives of happiness and freedom for themselves.
19. The Minority Trailblazer
This podcast is dedicated to minorities who are blazing a trail in a variety of industries such as education, business, comedy, entrepreneurship, etc.
20. H.E.R. Space: Uplifting Conversations for The Black Woman
The H.E.R. in H.E.R space stands for healing, empowerment, and resilience. In this podcast, hosts Terri Lomax and Dr. Dominique Broussard are the catalysts for meaningful conversations, discussing everything from “fibroids to fake friends.”
21. Therapy for Black Girls
As a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D., provides a weekly share session on all things mental health and personal development. Dr. Bradford touches on the latest mental health news and trends, as well as provides practical tips and answering listener questions.
22. Introverted Black Girl Podcast
This podcast touches on society’s biases and pop culture in a relatable way. The host of the Introverted Black Girl Podcast, who is set to reveal her identity this spring, shares stories of her day-to-day experiences as a black introverted girl in a world that seems to be rigged for extroverts.
23. Jesus & Jollof
Hosted by Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Oriji, this lifestyle podcast is a random mix of talk on life happenings, success, food, and all things the hosts love. In a nutshell, it’s two Nigerian goddesses chatting it up for listener entertainment.
24. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
This inspirational podcast’s aim is to assist listeners to “awaken, discover, and connect” to the world around them. Oprah has personally chosen the audio of interviews she has conducted with some of the world’s top movers and shakers in an effort to guide all who listen to be the best version of themselves.
25. Woman Evolve
Join Sarah Jakes Roberts as she shares her take on the week’s top stories in news and entertainment
26. Everyday Black Men
Join Riker, R. Reed, and Armstead as they discuss topics from the viewpoints of three everyday black men. From the latest in pop culture to black thoughts and relationship problems, there is no topic too controversial.
27. Rants & Randomness
Luvvie Ajayi is known for being a NYT best-selling author and blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, but she prefers to call herself a side-eye sorceress and professional troublemaker. In this hilarious podcast, Luvvie rants about society and all things pop culture. Her Jan. 7 episode entitled “Do Better: Social Media Etiquette” is a must-listen for all.
28. She’s Got Drive
This podcast, hosted by Shirley McAlpine (business consultant and executive coach) asks black women what empowers them. McAlpine strives to dive deeply into the source of guests’ success, finding how they overcame obstacles and pulling out tools and strategies that listeners can apply.
29. The Glow Up Podcast
This podcast hosted by Lené Hypolite is the success antidote for women. The Glow Up Podcast shares stories and takeaways to assist listeners to glow up in their career, finances, and personal life.
30. Side Hustle Pro
This entrepreneurship podcast hosted by Nicaila Matthews Okome shines the spotlight on black females who have scaled their side hustles to profitable, established businesses in an effort to assist listeners to learn actionable strategies they can apply in the infancy stages of their business.
31. Spiritpreneur School: Spiritual Business for Entrepreneurs
The host of this podcast, Abiola Abrams, is an empowerment superstar and author whose mission is to assist heart-based entrepreneurs to succeed. She touches on all things law-of-attraction and healing to build soul-fulfilled, thriving businesses.
33. The Broomstick Podcast
The Broomstick Podcast hosted by Natalie Edwards shares all things weddings and marriages for women of color. If you’re getting married soon, or feel the time is near, this is a great listen to get you prepped for your walk down the aisle.
34. Hella Black Podcast
Hella Black the podcast is brought to you by Delency Parham and Blake Simons. With each episode, they hope to educate and inform their listeners on all things related to Blackness.
35. The Culture Soup Podcast
The Culture Soup Podcast is where tech, culture, and business collide. Each episode, L. Michelle Smith interviews foremost and emerging thought leaders in the space, with topics driven by hot conversations on social media.