8 Podcasts That’ll Make You Cheat On Netflix

This next generation of podcasts and radio shows, helmed or hosted by women, will have you binge-listening. (You'll thank us later.)

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Radio Cherry Bombe

Sating fans between biannual issues of the indie food pub, magazine founders and hosts Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu chat with the women they feature in their pages—Ina, Nigella, Christina Tosi of Milk Bar—as well as multihyphenates like Garance Doré, whose father is a chef. Occasionally, a side of testosterone is served: Yotam Ottolenghi has been a guest. Listen at heritageradionetwork.org

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Crying is cool (cc: Kanye, Biebs). How else can we explain the fact that the “face with tears of joy” emoji won “word” of the year, or the popularity of this podcast? Co-host and regular New Yorker contrib Susan Orlean asks guests like comedian Amy Poehler to share their crying cues, from lump-in-your-throat movie scenes to tear-jerker torch songs. Listen at earwolf.com

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You Must Remember This

Former film critic Karina Longworth hits refresh on Old Hollywood, mining the silver screen archives for a level of storytelling that easily surpasses any wordy piece in Vanity Fair. The Isabella Rossellini episode has countless whoa moments and a two-parter on Madonna, circa the Sean Penn and Warren Beatty years, should be first in your queue. Listen at youmustrememberthispodcast.com

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New to the audio club is comedian Sandra Bernhard, whose acerbic wit and pop culture commentary syncs well with radio. Everything from politics to parenting is up for discussion on the hour-long daily show streamed though Sirius XM; in a recent instalment, Bernhard skipped around from mammograms, to annoying people in line at Whole Foods, to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Listen at siriusxm.com/radioandy

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Modern Love

Like storytime for the Tinder generation, essays hand-picked from everyone’s favourite column in The New York Times are read aloud by Hollywood types like Judd Apatow and January Jones and followed by a Q&A with the writer. The heartbreaking story of a young mother grappling with her decision to have an open adoption had everyone tweeting. Listen at wbur.org

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#Girlboss Radio

Anyone looking for work-life inspo should tune in to hear author Sophia Amoruso interview women killing it in their respective careers. Celebrities, creative types and business leaders like musician Courtney Love, editorial manicurist Madeline Poole and Refinery29 co-founder Christene Barberich join Amoruso to offer advice and a road map for making your mark in the world. Listen at girlboss.com

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Death, Sex & Money

Despite our oversharing culture, certain subjects are still considered impolite to broach. A star in the podcast world, host Anna Sale is an expert in the art of interviewing and she certainly has no qualms about asking a rogue ex-cop why he sold cocaine on the side or polling her listeners about why they aren’t having sex. Listen at wnyc.org

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While Man Repeller’s first podcast series Oh Boy features interviews with overachieving millennials like author Sloane Crosley and Glossier founder Emily Weiss, Monocycle swings the spotlight back to the blog’s founder Leandra Medine. “It’s a 10-minute monologue delivered by me, which I hope makes you feel like we’re talking on the phone and you actually care about what I have to say,” writes Medine, who uses the window to chat about random topics like boredom and self-sabotage. Listen at manrepeller.com