1. Invisibilia npr.org I love Invisibilia hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin, and Alix Spiegel. Every time I finish listening to one of their podcasts I have an overwhelming need to talk to someone about it. It's the perfect blend of interesting and educating.—Gyan Yankovich 2. Swipe Out instagram.com Host Alix McAlpine uses hilariously self-aware accounts of her own first dates as a means to explore the ever-confusing world of dating the internet age. Bonus points for the most soothing podcast voice in the game. —Angelo Spagnolo 3. Black Girl In Om blackgirlinom.com I really appreciate this much-needed podcast that aims to celebrate, uplift, and inspire Black women through wellness and mindfulness, a critical space from which we've been traditionally excluded. —Patrice Peck 4. My Favorite Murder instagram.com Besides their usual convos on murder, they're great at discussing social issues and emphasizing the importance of mental health. —Kayla Suazo 5. You Must Remember This youmustrememberthispodcast.com Host Karina Longworth does deep research and paints a detailed picture on dishy Old Hollywood history that we've all heard tidbits of from pop culture. I got into it last year when someone told me about the Charles Manson's Hollywood series. The historical details can get downright macabre, but if you're fascinated by that stuff, you'll love it. —Elizabeth Lilly 6. Democracy Now! democracynow.org Veteran journalist Amy Goodman hosts a daily, international news hour with an inspirational and tireless commitment to truth telling. —A.S. 7. That's So Retrograde thatssoretrograde.com Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari are smart, witty, funny, real ... and also my imaginary BFFs. Each week the show focuses on a wellness topic or two with experts that have been super educating and blew my mind at times. Plus, they are the first podcast that once I started, I had to go back and listen to every single other episode — so you know it has to be good.—Whitney Jefferson 8. Bitch Sesh itunes.apple.com They recap the latest Real Housewives episodes that happened during the week. It's absolutely hilarious, and if you love really trashy reality television, you will connect with these women instantly. I have laughed out loud multiple times on the subway, and you'll feel like you're chatting with two best friends after listening to just a few episodes. —Ciera Velarde 9. Radio Cherry Bombe cherrybombe.com This podcast interviews various women in the food industry from food stylists to big names such as Ina Garten about their careers. What makes it so great is that these woman are the ones doing the work and driving the food world, not just celebrity chefs. To me, this is the most relevant collection of food industry leaders.—Jesse Szewczyk 10. 2 Dope Queens wnyc.org Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams have built a massive following by serving their uniquely witty and relevant takes on everything from sex to politics to Creed albums with a star-studded carousel of guests. 11. Baby Geniuses maximumfun.org The show is hosted by two successful, creative women who share little snapshots of their professional and personal lives while they talk to various funny people about weird Wikipedia pages, catch up on Martha Stewart's pony Ben Chunch, and interview "experts" in arcane fields.—Caitlin Osbahr 12. Sex With Emily sexwithemily.com I love listening to this podcast because Emily is so sex-positive, inclusive, and just so damn bubbly! I've learned a lot of important and ~effective~ tips with each listen.—Patrice Peck 13. All of Juliet Litman's podcasts on Channel 33 theringer.com Ringer editor Juliet Litman’s delightfully unabashed fangirling makes for great audio whether she’s discussing The Bachelor franchise (on Bachelor Party and Bachelorette Party,) salacious NBA rumors (on Sources Say) or dishing on pop culture with co-host Amanda Dobbins (on Jam Session).—A.S.