We're all listening to podcasts these days. But podcasts geared toward women in their 20s—or podcasts that resonate with 20-somethings—have a special place in the podcast universe. While anyone who has ever lived through their 20s can attest to the fact that they're a blast, they can also be a confusing time when you're working to navigate your career, relationships, and romantic connections all at once.
Whether you're in your 20s or you remember that time all too well, here are the top self-help podcasts, lifestyle podcasts, and inspirational podcasts for women in their 20s.
Best Podcasts for Women In Their 20s
1. The Clever Girls Know Podcast
Host: Bola Sokunbi
Length of episodes: Up to an hour.
Brought to you by Clever Girl Finance, the Clever Girls Known Podcast is all about sharing open and honest conversations with real women who are at every stage of their financial journey. For anyone new to saving, investing, and getting out of debt—which many 20-somethings are—this is a great pick.
Sample episode to try: "How You Can Be a Conscious Spender While Building Wealth With Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez."
2. Skimm This
Hosts: Alex Carr, Will Livingston, and Blake Lew-Merwin
Length of episodes: Around 30 minutes.
The popular newsletter The Skimm has a reputation for being an easy-to-digest news source. But if you ever feel overwhelmed by daily updates, the Skimm's podcast, "Skimm This," breaks the news-related highlights you need to know into digestible, 30-minute weekly episodes.
Sample episode to try: "Freedom: Griner's Release, Future of Elections, Deleting TikTok."
3. The Healthier Together Podcast
Host: Liz Moody
Length of episodes: Around an hour.
Hosted by cookbook author and influencer Liz Moody, the Healthier Together podcast isn't just about eating a healthy diet (although if you want that, it's there!) In these fascinating podcast episodes, listeners will learn about everything from navigating anxiety and overcoming a fear of death to becoming smarter and figuring out your life's purpose. In other words: There's a little something here for everyone.
Sample episode to try: "How to Literally Become Smarter With Annie Murphy Paul."
4. Normal Gossip
Host: Kelsey McKinney
Length of episodes: Up to 1.5 hours.
One of the most popular podcasts of 2022, Normal Gossip is pure entertainment for when you need an escape. The episodes center on exactly what it sounds like they do—gossip. But each piece of gossip is submitted by readers and is about people you don't know, and McKinney discusses it with various guest. Could anything be juicier?
Sample episode to try: "Christmas Is Cancelled with Laurel Bristow."
5. The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast
Hosts: Laura Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick
Length of episodes: About one hour.
In this popular podcast, married couple Laura Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick interview different guests including entrepreneurs, doctors, world class leaders, celebrities, athletes, and more. There's never a dull moment on The Skinny Confidential—which gets incredibly real—and you'll walk away from every episode feeling inspired.
6. Almost 30
Hosts: Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik
Length of episodes: Up to two hours (but usually shorter).
"Almost 30" is all about creating a supportive space to fuel your conscious evolution. Hosted by LA-based friends Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, every episode's mission is to empower you with impactful interviews and smart guests.
Sample episode to try: "Your Impatience Is a Guide to Alignment."
7. Happier With Gretchen Rubin
Hosts: Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft
Length of episodes: Up to 40 minutes.
Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Time bestseller The Happiness Project, brings all her research about productivity and happiness to her podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” which she co-hosts with her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer in LA. The two sisters couldn't be more different, and it's a lot of fun to listen to them banter.
Episodes range from four-minute solo episodes to longer episodes that usually include an interview with a thought leader in the productivity, happiness, or wellness space.
Sample episode to try: "Why We Might Upgrade the Makeshift, Gift Ideas for Teachers, and a Great Way to Use Photographs."
8. Huberman Lab
Host: Andrew Huberman
Length of episodes: Up to two-and-a-half hours.
Can these episodes be long? Sure. But if you're looking for ways to optimize your health, Dr. Andrew Huberman, a tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology, is your guy. He covers everything from how to use caffeine to optimize your physical and mental performance (extra oat milk latte, anyone?), to the top science-based tools for increasing happiness. He chats with a range of fascinating guests, and it's hard to not get hooked.
Sample episode to try: "Using Caffeine to Optimize Mental & Physical Performance."
9. Ten Percent Happier With Dan Harris
Host: Dan Harris
Length of episodes: Up to an hour
We know, we know. The last thing you want is another podcast telling you to meditate. But hear us out on this one: Dan Harris is a self-proclaimed "fidgety, skeptical journalist" who learned to embrace meditation as a way to overcome his panic attacks and, as the name implies, become ten percent happier. In his podcast, Harris chats with meditation teachers, celebrities, scientists and more—and each episode is fascinating. Don't believe us? His guests include the Dalai Lama and Brene Brown.
Sample episode to try: "A Self-Interested Case for Forgiveness" with Jack Kornfield
10. How I Built This with Guy Raz
Host: Guy Raz
Length of episodes: Up to one hour and 20 minutes
Whether you're an entrepreneur or want to be inspired by one, it's hard to go wrong with "How I Built This." In each episode, Guy Raz interviews founders of various successful businesses to better understand exactly how their company came to exist.
Sample episode to try: "Beautyblender: Rea Ann Silva"
11. So Money
Host: Farnoosh Torabi
Length of episodes: Around half an hour.
Regardless of how much (or how little) money you make, the bones of a strong financial foundation start in your 20s. And while Torabi's podcast does explore important financial topics, if that isn't totally your thing, she also interviews famous leaders and founder including Arianna Huffington, Margaret Cho, and more.
Sample episode to try: "Gig Work in America: Risks, Costs, and a Better Path Forward."
12. Dear Gabby
Host: Gabby Bernstein
Episode length: Up to 45 minutes.
You probably already know Gabby Bernstein from her bestselling books The Universe Has Your Back, Spirit Junkie, and more. But Bernstein also has a podcast, which includes unscripted Q&As as well as free-flowing conversations surrounding spirituality and personal growth. What's not to love?
Sample episode to try: "Avoid This Resolution Mistake!"
Listen to "Dear Gabby" on Apple Podcasts.
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