Here Are 11 Black Female-Led Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
It's safe to say we're living in the golden age of podcasting. Between the never-ending political commentary inspired by the daily nightmare our current administration, true crimes, scripted radio plays, comedies, personal journals, culture, and more, the choices for listeners are endless.
Nevertheless, the growth of podcasting in the last decade has often seen Black voice undervalued and unrecognized. With the growing podcast industry, which many experts believe will eventually take over talk radio in the near future, Black people have started a steadily growing podcast presence, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out why.
In no particular order, here are the top ten Black female-led podcasts worth lending your ear to:
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In hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy that prevent Black Women from seeing a therapist, I present you "Therapy for Black Girls" Podcast. The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about things mental health, personal development, and all small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.
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If there’s one thing Chlöe is going to do is serve a vocal performance that elevates anything she delivers on a track. The soulful vocalist did that and then some with jazz-influenced renditions of her most popular tracks for a recently dropped NPR Tiny Desk performance.
As she expertly dives from falsetto head voice to deeply felt guttural low tones, Chlöe proves once again that she is a master of her most versatile instrument, her voice. Starting with the songs “Surprise” and “Body Do,” Chlöe took us through a medley of songs from her debut album In Piecesthat seamlessly blended into each other while also pausing to provide brief anecdotes in between songs that pointed to her vulnerability and transparency.
The transition into the track “Worried” felt like a pointed message to naysayers (read: haters) and those who claim to not see her for who she is as an artist and creative. At the end of the day, she is not going to “worry” about things outside of her control. She then segued into her album’s moving title track, “In Pieces,” but before she began, revealed to the audience a poignant truth about vulnerability.
“I feel like it’s important to be honest and transparent about our vulnerabilities and what we’re going through. And, a lot of times I've been broken down and the cracks will be left, but that doesn't make me imperfect. That doesn't take away any beauty I have deep inside.”
Chlöe continued, “It’s important to surround ourselves with the ones who will appreciate us in all of that glory.”
The 25-year-old artist ended the with her 2022 single “Cheatback” which she admitted she wrote because a “nigga was playing games.” We live for the transparency!
To check out the performance in full, watch the video below.
Chlöe: Tiny Desk Concert
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