The best podcasts for older ladies cover a range of issues from health and wellness to careers and relationships.
The whole podcast genre has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years and there are some great shows out there now.
Podcasts are easily accessible, allowing you to connect with pretty much any subject of interest, at a time that is right for you.
If you're a podcast newcomer don't worry, we'll give you the full lowdown and recommend the 13 best podcasts for older ladies.
Let's get to it.
Here’s a summary of what we’ll cover:
- There’s pretty much a podcast for every topic, idea and niche interest that you can think of.
- There are many fun and informative shows for older ladies that cover a range of women’s issues, stories and topics.
- Older women have a wealth of experience and life stories that aren’t widely discussed in the media – podcasts are the answer.
- It is possible to listen to podcasts from your phone, computer or smart speaker.
What is a podcast?
If you’re totally new to podcasts, let’s start at the beginning.
A podcast is a series of audio episodes that generally focus around a similar topic or theme.
Popular podcast themes include:
- Health and wellness
- Women’s experience and interest
The reality is that there are thousands of podcast series covering a huge variety of themes and content.
You can choose shows based on their overall theme or ethos. You can also find episodes that discuss a particular interest you have in a more specific topic.
How do I find a podcast I’m interested in?
Podcasts are available for streaming (listening online) via the show’s website or a platform such as Spotify, Apple podcasts, Stitcher or Google podcasts.
Simply search the name of a podcast you know, or search for the theme of content you want to listen to.
Try searching, say, for how to cope with loneliness or online dating for seniors.
You can stream the podcast of choice there and then or you can download episodes straight to your phone to listen to at a later date.
Many podcasters share new content with their listeners on a weekly or monthly basis.
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What topics are covered on podcasts for older ladies?
While getting older is nothing new (!), there’s still a lot of information that is little known and spoken about.
When it comes to the female ageing experience, discussions on the menopause are at the top of the list.
Having long been treated as a taboo subject, it’s finally coming out of the shadows and there are some great shows discussing menopause.
Many of the best podcasts for older ladies that we’ve recommended look at this theme.
You can also expect lots of other topics covered in podcasts for older ladies.
- Exercise and diet for older women
- Childcare and becoming a grandmother
- Grief and bereavement
- Careers and retirement
- Sexual and intimate health
- Cancer experience stories
- Body image
- Mental health
The 13 best podcasts for older ladies?
So without further ado here are the 13 podcasts we think you’ll like the sound of.
And if you agree don’t forget to hit ‘subscribe’ so you automatically get each new episode to your phone as it is released.
The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker
Known for: Sharing experiences about being a woman post 40.
Each week host Sam Baker asks a different woman how she got here, where she’s going – and how it feels to be where she is right now.
Past guests have included Nicola Sturgeon, Marian Keyes, Philippa Perry, Anita Rani, Tracey Thorn, Isabel Allende, Bobbi Brown, Barbara Blake-Hannah and many more.
Each show the guests talk everything from confidence to career reinvention, mental health, menopause and so much more.
Postcards From Midlife
Known for: Sharing women’s mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with teenage children – with useful advice to help you manage it all.
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast.
The Flipping 50 Show
Known for: Fitness and health advice for women over 50 from Debra Atkinson.
Based on the successful website by women’s fitness guru Debra Atkinson, the podcast covers fitness and health topics for women over 50.
It’s the show for women in peri-menopause, menopause and beyond who want real answers, practical advice and straight talk.
The groundbreaking BBC Radio 4 show is now also available as a podcast – in many ways this is the mother of all women’s podcasts…
Known for: Women discussing topical issues with the aim to inform, challenge and inspire. From key issues in the news to lesser known women’s issues. Hosted by Emma Barnett and Anita Rani.
That’s Not My Age
Known for: Talks with women and the occasional man on getting older, changing careers, finding happiness and more.
Expect lively conversations, inspiring stories and practical advice for midlife and beyond.
The series is hosted by acclaimed fashion editor, author and founder of That’s Not My Age, Alyson Walsh, who strongly believes that it’s not about age, it’s about style.
Known for: Celebrating and empowering women in midlife and beyond by challenging stereotypes about getting older as a woman.
Rachel Lankester, the founder of Magnificent Midlife, was given a diagnosis of early menopause at age 41.
She is passionate about helping women navigate the often messy middle of life and in her show shares tips and tricks so you can thrive and become the woman you were always meant to be.
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Two Old Bitches
Known for: Women over 50 discuss how they re-imagine their lives, their bodies, their relationships and their creativity as they go through huge transitions.
Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler are the Two Old Bitches from New York City.
Join them to celebrate unstoppable, awesome women from around the world.
The Happy Menopause
Known for: Advice from a nutritionist to help women navigate the symptoms of menopause and manage this new life experience by spreading knowledge and positivity.
The Happy Menopause is a podcast by nutritionist Jackie Lynch.
She helps listeners navigate the menopause and learn how diet and lifestyle can help you overcome or manage menopause symptoms. Topics range from managing hot flushes or dealing with anxiety to intimate health and strong bones.
Women maximising their 40‘s, 50‘s, 60‘s & beyond
Known for: Real life, fun chats between friends that help you maintain a positive mindset as you face getting older through your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond!
Hosts and friends Kerry and Ali have over 30 years experience in the health, beauty and wellness industries between them.
They believe that a positive mindset is vital to feeling and looking your best and ageing well!
Known for: Feel good chats with influential guests that inspire listeners to create their legacies and contribute to society for the greater good.
Join Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist of 30 years, as she interviews influential guests about how they are creating their legacies and contributing to society.
How To Be 60 with Kaye Adams
Known for: Frank and funny chats about how to be 60 and embrace the ageing process.
Join Kaye Adams as she navigates the bumpy road to 60 with the help of friends, listeners and well known guests.
Women over 70: Aging Reimagined
Known for: Being the active voice for women ageing and sharing powerful stories on topical matters.
Hosts Gail and Catherine share their podcast with influential older women from many walks of life to shatter the myth that we become irrelevant as we age.
Hot Flashes, Cool Topics
Known for: Discussing relationships, careers, health and wellness and amazing interviews with prime time celebrities, Bridgett and Colleen cover it all.
This is a podcast that recognises the multi-faceted lives of women in the over 50ss age group, who can still lead enriched, fabulous lives.
They focus their energies on the hot flashes around health and wellness alongside the cool topics of fashion, travel and lifestyle.
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