The feminine urge to talk about sports: 8 sports podcasts hosted by women

Sports February 11, 2022

Well, it’s no secret that women’s sports don’t get nearly they same media coverage as their male counterparts. And on top of it, only 11% of sports broadcasters are women. There is nothing we love more than hearing women talking about the sports they love (and in some cases, have dominated). So we have gathered some amazing sports podcasts hosted by women that actually talk about women’s sports, too.

We have podcasts recapping the newest news in the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NWSL, and more, along with podcasts speaking to the biggest names in sports, from Sue Bird to Steph Curry. Check out these eight sports podcasts hosted by women.

Spinsters

Listen to ‘Spinsters’

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Haley O’Shaughnessy and Jordan Ligons are bringing a refreshing perspective to basketball coverage on “Spinsters.” Funny, charming, and nuanced (also apparent in their written coverage of the NBA and WNBA), these two have all the chemistry and basketball knowledge you are looking for in a podcast. “Spinsters” is hitting you with fresh takes twice a week, bringing the banter and the compelling storylines that didn’t make the headlines.

Full Time with Meg Linehan

Listen to ‘Full Time with Meg Linehan’

For all of you football/soccer fans, “Full Time with Meg Linehan” is a weekly soccer podcast about the U.S. women’s national team, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the larger world of international soccer. With help from fellow writers and insiders from the game, Meg Linehan is confronting the culture and conversations around women’s soccer.

The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny

Listen to ‘The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny’

We obviously have to throw some love to Mina Kimes. One of the smartest minds in football analysis, “The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny” is all about her unique insight on the NFL. It’s truly got it all: football, women talking football, men not gatekeeping football, and a dog!

the gist of it

The GIST of It

Listen to ‘The GIST of It’

Twice a week, our friends over at The Gist are pumping out sports news on their podcast “The GIST of It.” Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz are discussing what’s new in sports with an emphasis on the intersection with pop culture and social issues. With an extra emphasis on women’s sports, “The GIST of It” is turning the tide when it comes to the measly coverage that women’s sports receive on major sports channels.

Just Women’s Sports

Listen to ‘Just Women’s Sports’

Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara is sitting down with the biggest names in sports on “Just Women’s Sports.” Together, they are speaking on what it takes to be a professional athlete in today’s world. She’s sat down with Stefanie Dolson to chat about her journey from UCONN to the Olympic 3×3 team, Jamie Chadwick on being the youngest driver and first female driver to win a British GT Championship, gymnastics icon Nastia Liukin on her incredible legacy, and more.

Tea with A & Phee

Listen to ‘Tea with A & Phee’

Also known as WNBA All-Stars and Olympic gold medalists, A’ja Wilson and Napheesa Collier are the hosts of “Tea with A & Phee,” talking all things hoops and pop culture. They’re also joined by athletes and coaches who are spilling all the tea like Jrue and Lauren Holiday, Steph Curry, Ja Morant, Michael Porter Jr., Renee Montgomery, Dawn Staley, and many, many more. So, to keep up on all things WNBA and NBA, be sure to tune in to “Tea with A & Phee.”

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy

Listen to ‘Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy’

Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic gold-medalist (where have we heard that before?) Julie Foudy hosts “Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” where she is joined by other trailblazers in sports. She’s been joined by the likes of WNBA legend Sue Bird, Shalane Flanagan, Hilary Knight, Dawn Staley, Venus Williams, and so many more to chat about life.

Hear Her Sports

Listen to ‘Hear Her Sports’

In a similar vein, “Hear Her Sports” is a biweekly podcast where female athletes share their stories of being female professional athletes. With many successes and failures along the way, they share their words of wisdom that they’ve learned in their trajectories.

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