If you are not already listening to podcasts, it may feel a little daunting to sift through the listening sands to find audible gold. With the vast number of podcasts that already exist and new shows popping up daily, it can seem overwhelming to find the right show.

So, we did the research for you and found some pretty noteworthy podcasts perfect for your earbuds. Whether you are on a self care journey, enjoy some good political banter, or just crave a real laugh courtesy of your fellow purveyors of Black Girl Magic, we have your show.

Here are eight podcasts that will make you laugh, think and become your best self:

Yes, Girl!


Listening to Essence Magazine's Yes, Girl! podcast is like inviting your smartest, funniest friends over for wine and a cheese plate and talking about every thing pretty, petty and political. Smart and hilarious on their own, hosts Cori Murray, Yoli Zama, Charli Penn, and Yolanda Sangweni span a range of topics and interview guests such as Taraji P. Henson, Symone D. Sanders, and other amazing black women.

On One with Angela Rye


Angela Rye offers her opinion and analysis on politics and culture in her podcast. It's flavored with the kind of edgy, witty sass and class listeners have come to appreciate from her. Her podcast has featured Gabrielle Union, Tessa Thompson, Representative Maxine Waters and others. 

Black Girl In Om


Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory host this wellness podcast featuring a wide range of topics from healthy eating, minimalism and yoga, to entrepreneurship and maintaining sanity while being a healthy and happy black millennial woman in the times we live in today.

Hey Girl


Author and wellness queen Alexandra Elle talks functional self care and explores the deeper reasons behind the importance of wellness with a myriad of guests and experts. It's seriously a beautiful podcast that will have you listening to the warm, authentic, transparent and sometimes heartbreaking stories of women aiming to be their best selves.

Small Doses


Amanda Seales's hilarious podcast is brand new and already debuting at the top of the podcasting charts. We already knew she was funny, but listeners are treated to her very real and pretty deep sage advice on topics like insecurity, sex and the difference between being confident and being arrogant. 

Ball Girl Magic


This podcast, hosted by Ros Gold-Onwude and Yvonne Orji, covers sports and sports culture. However, the conversation often drifts to other topics, like dating, parenting, politics and regrowing edges.

2 Dope Queens


Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams host their live comedy show. It's an audible blend of hilarity and brash intelligent banter that is completely worth every single second you listen to it.

Rants and Randomness

Author, writer and hilarious social commentator Luvvie Ajayi (yes, the same Luvvie who wrote the highly acclaimed book, I’m Judging You) has just launched her already popular podcast.


Happy listening!

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