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9 Podcasts for Women Over 50

By Sandra Roussy April 19, 2024 Lifestyle

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? They are quite similar to talk radio but listened to from your phone, tablet, or computer. You control what you want to listen to and when you want to listen.

People from all walks of life record themselves talking about a niche subject or interview experts in a particular field. There is a podcast for every single interest in the world! Podcasts are easy to listen to from your home, in the car, or even while grocery shopping.

I like listening to podcasts with my headphones so I concentrate better and don’t get distracted. My best times are when I’m doing work around the house, hiking, or driving (of course, with Bluetooth and not the headphones in the car).

I asked my girlfriends which podcasts they enjoy listening to, and I got some interesting answers. For example, my sister is an artist and likes to listen to true crime and murder podcasts while she works on her beautiful paintings. Yes, I was quite surprised, to say the least.

What Are Podcasts

Podcasts are basically talk radio and are more popular than ever. From A-list celebrities to the girl next door, everyone can record podcasts and upload them on the internet.

Generally, the person producing the podcast is equipped with a microphone and a computer. That’s basically all someone needs to create a podcast. A second microphone is often used when the podcast is conversational or when a person is being interviewed, much like a radio station.

Podcasts can be about sports, books, food, politics, traveling, crime and law, international news, and so much more.

Interesting how the word was conceived after the invention of the iPod.

Typically, the podcaster specializes in a niche subject and uploads regularly to a platform.

Where to Listen to Podcasts

Most podcasts are free, but some creators or platforms may charge a subscription fee.

Here are a few places where you can find and listen to all your favorite podcasts.

Podcasts for Women Over 50 by Women Over 50

I have put together a list that I think has an interesting variety of podcasts to suit various listeners.

Next Question with Katie Couric

Next Question with Katie Couric

Award-winning journalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author, Katie Couric, has created Katie Couric Media and records podcasts where she talks about recent news, politics, lifestyles, and health.

To 50 and Beyond

To 50 and Beyond

Lori Masicot quit drinking alcohol over a decade ago and it changed her life for the better. She now spreads awareness and helps women live sober lives through her weekly podcast.

Women in the Middle

Women in the Middle

Susie Rosenstein is a certified life coach who loves to help women in midlife feel fulfilled and excited about their lives again.

Growing Older with Gusto

This podcast challenges misconceptions about aging and celebrates individuals aged 75 and above who embrace life positively. Through insightful interviews, it dispels the resistance and fear associated with growing older, showcasing diverse individuals who share their meaningful experiences and zest for life, encouraging a more positive perspective on aging.

TeaTime Midlife Edition

TeaTime Midlife Edition

The Teatime Midlife Edition podcast is for women in midlife and beyond who desire community and friendship. The podcasts give expert advice, promote self-awareness, and have lots of ideas for fun challenges.

Zestful Aging

Zestful Aging

Nicole Christina, who was a blogger for Sixty and Me, is a psychotherapist of 30 years and on her weekly podcast she interviews a variety of influential guests about the topic of how they are creating their legacies.

Pursue Your Spark with Heike Yates

Pursue Your Spark with Heike Yates

Heike wants to help empty-nester moms over 50, like herself, feel powerful and confident in their bodies. Through her exercise programs and podcasts, she wants to assist women to enjoy a dynamic and healthy life.

Hot Flashes and Cool Topics

Hot Flashes and Cool Topics

Bridgett Biagi Garratt and Colleen Rosenblum created Hot Flashes and Cool Topics to change the existing narrative about women over 50. Their award-winning podcasts are about lifestyles, travel, fashion, and more.

Flipping 50

Flipping 50

Flipping 50 is the podcast for women in perimenopause, menopause, and beyond who want straight talk, real answers, and practical life advice.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones are your favorites? Do you know any from my list? Would you like to add more of your favorites? If you don’t listen to podcasts, will you start listening to them? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Toni Stritzke

I’ve not listened to podcasts but I plan to.
When I’m painting or driving, I listen to ABC radio (Australian Broadcast Corporation) Conversations with Richard Fidler.” I have listened to the most amazing people from all over the world, including a woman living in the wilds of the Rockies who made
friends with a fox. I ended up buying her book and I’ve done that several times on the basis of the “conversation.”
ABC also broadcast a Sunday morning program that’s been running for years and years, where they visit different parts of remote Australia and talk to the locals about their lives and whatever is happening in the area. I get a more truthful idea of what is happening in my country.

Gail Zugerman

Great blog! I hope you will check out my podcast: Growing Older With Gusto

I think you will enjoy it.

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website:

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