Our Favorite Podcasts for Mums
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When you’re walking your baby around the neighborhood, cleaning your kitchen, or driving your kids home from school, a podcast is a great way to take a few moments for yourself. Podcasts can be funny, educational, and informative, like having your best friend sharing advice in your ear or sitting in on a lecture about sustainable living. We’ve rounded up our favorite podcasts on a variety of topics: science, sustainability, career, and parenting. Give them a listen and let us know what you think.
1. For working mums
Call Me CEO focuses on women who are building businesses and balancing motherhood at the same time. Reviewers have called it “light-hearted, uplifting, and motivating.” Host Camille Walker interviews inspiring mums from a variety of industries and shares actionable tips for listeners to implement in their own families and careers.
2. For mums listening with their kids
An NPR podcast for kids and families, this show focuses on science, technology, and innovation. The episodes range from a variety of kid-friendly topics that will be interesting for adults too, such as: if robots have a sense of humor, what happened to dinosaurs, animal communication, and more. On their website, parents can find a variety of activities that accompany each episode segmented by grade level for post-listening, educational family activities.
3. For mums that want judgment-free advice
The Mom Hour is creating “happier motherhood.” Hosts Meagan and Sarah have 8 kids between them across a variety of ages. Their podcast feels like a coffee session with your wise mum friends. We love their motto, “We’re not experts, we’re moms who’ve been there.” They offer practical tips and real-life encouragement that feel genuine and non-judgemental.
4. For mums interested in sustainability
Sustainable(ish) encourages listeners to make small sustainable changes that are manageable for their lifestyle. Host Jen Gale focuses covers a variety of sustainability topics such as slow fashion, carbon literacy, beach cleaning, car sharing, and more. Each episode has lots of tips, ideas, and suggestions for how you can take sustainable “baby steps,” with no guilt.
5. For mums seeking expert parenting advice
Dr. Aliza Pressman is a developmental psychologist and a mum of two. With her podcast, she brings the latest research on child development directly to mums and has created a community focused on applying evidence-based practices to everyday parenting. On the show, she interviews experts and parents to share tools and advice for listeners to implement in order to raise good humans.
You can find podcasts on a variety of platforms including the Apple podcasts app, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and more.