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Women over 50 have entered a unique phase in their lives where their challenges, needs, and desires are slightly different. What we used to listen to before no longer applies to our lives now. Podcasts for women can help us navigate this new stage in our lives and thrive moving forward.

I discovered motivational podcasts for women about 10 years ago, and they have altered the way I do things and how I view life. They have inspired me to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. They have empowered me to believe in myself and go after what I want in life.

So I did some digging, and below is the list of the most popular podcasts for women over 50, some funny podcasts for middle-aged women, and some inspirational podcasts for women.

Why Listen to Podcasts?

The one thing I love most about listening to podcasts for women is that the woman on the other side gets me. She knows my struggles; she feels my pain; she wants me to succeed.

If you find the right podcast (and I hope the list below of the best podcasts for women is good for you), it can completely alter your life.

And the best thing about listening to a weekly podcast is that you can listen while you’re doing anything! Driving, eating, walking, wherever. How awesome is that?

How Do I Choose a Good Podcast to Listen To?

That’s a good question, and in the overwhelming sea of podcasts, it can be hard to find the one that is best for you. The ones I share with you here today are all very popular and super amazing.

You can also go to Apple or Spotify (or whatever platform you listen to podcasts on) and do a quick search to see what comes up. If there are ratings or reviews, read them.

You can also take a few minutes to listen to the beginning of a podcast and see if the speaker sounds like someone you would want to listen to.

What Are the Topics For Women’s Podcasts?

The topics for podcasts for women vary greatly from fitness to Christianity and relationships to solo travel. You will find everything you are looking for with a simple search on Google or any of the platforms I mentioned above.

If you are starting over in life, you’ll find a podcast for that.

If you are looking to get healthy after 50, there’s one for that too.

If you are looking to leave your toxic relationship, you’ll find help with that too.

If you need advice on how to deal with a narcissist in your life, well, you’ll find that too.

Podcasts Are a Great Tool For Self-Improvement

While there are tons of podcasts for women over 50, I’ve carefully chosen these for a few different reasons. I hope you like them.

I strongly believe that if you want a happier life, there are certain things and changes you must make to your life in order to achieve that:

  • working on improving your mental health
  • switching up daily routines
  • replacing bad habits with good habits
  • listen to more uplifting shows/videos/podcasts

You get the idea. Dump all the toxic stuff in your life and find ways to bring in more good stuff! A positive change, if you will!

In no order of importance, here are the best podcasts for women over 50…

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13 Best Podcasts For Women Over 50

While these are 13 podcasts for women over 50, I do have to mention that they are also good for women over 60, 70, or 80!

1 Live Awake with Sarah Blondin

The very first podcast I ever listened to was an uplifting podcast for women by Sarah Blondin-Live Awake. I found her on Insight Timer. She has the most amazing soothing voice I’ve ever heard.

I was going through a really hard time personally at the time I found her, and every time I listened, I sobbed like a baby. If you’re struggling with self-love or self-esteem or self anything for that matter, go listen to her.

You won’t be sorry, and make sure you have lots of tissues on hand. In my opinion, this is the best self-help podcast I’ve ever listened to.

You can check her out here

2 Unf*ck Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil

The title of that self-help podcast alone should let you know she’s a no bulls*t kinda gal. She’s a powerhouse feminist and Master Certified Confidence Coach who helps women who suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem/self-confidence/self-doubt, and imposter syndrome.

Listening to her, you kinda feel like you’re sitting on a comfy couch sipping tea with your best friend. She discusses so many sensitive topics that most people are too ashamed to discuss.

You can check her out here

3 Thriving Thru Menopause

Join menopause health coach and mindfulness practitioner Clarissa Kristjansson as she teaches you how to holistically manage your menopause symptoms.

Every week Clarissa covers topics from sleeping better to dealing with anxiety to improving your relationships. She introduces you to a wide range of guests who bring their expertise, insights, and practical tips to help you better manage your menopause and its challenges.

You can check her out here

4 The Me Time Midlife Podcast

Kim Acedo is a health and self-care coach for midlife women. This podcast is for women who are tired of taking care of everyone else and are ready to do life on their own terms.

Join her as she interviews experts and explores topics such as health and aging, grandchildren, retirement, empty nest, adult children, friendships, wardrobe, decluttering, travel, self-discovery, and more!

Go check her out here

5 Midlife Matters

Julie, Marie, and Mindy talk about all things midlife, from parenting to health and having fun while they do it. They discuss all the topics that keep women up at night!

This well-established podcast for women over 50 should hit every issue you need to learn about and grow from.

You can check it out here.

6 To 50 and Beyond

Welcome to To 50 and Beyond! Where aging is made joyful, confident, and alcohol-free! Your host, Lori Massicot, is a Certified Life and Recovery Coach who is on a mission to bring you weekly insightful and fun episodes every Tuesday.

You will laugh, learn, and get inspired as Lori and her incredible guests share real solutions that ELEVATE your mindset, self-care, habits, and behaviors to age with joy, excitement, and freedom from alcohol.

You can check her out here.

7 The Universe Has Your Back with Gabby Bernstein

Gabby is plain and simply adorable!! She’s a true motivator and inspirer. She wants everyone to live the happiest life they can and manifest amazing things in their lives.

Her New York Times best-selling book The Universe Has Your Back is powerful and is full of tips and tricks and little exercises for you to do so that you can manifest all the good sh*t in your life that you want and deserve!! I bought the book and love it!

You can check her out here.

8 The Midlife Makeover Show

I recently joined the awesome Wendy Valentine to do a show on her podcast, and it was off-the-charts fun and amazing.

This girl has energy to spare, and she’s so full of life. She brings on the best guests on the planet, and if you like high energy and wackiness, you’ll love Wendy!

You can check her out here

9 The Happier Podcast

Best-selling author/speaker/writer Gretchen Rubin is the queen of happiness. Though this podcast isn’t necessarily for women over 50, seriously, it is for people of all ages.

I’ve been following Gretchen for a while now, and there’s nothing not to love about her.

You can check her out here

10 Unlocking Us

Brené Brown is da bomb! There I said it. If you aren’t following her anywhere or don’t know much about her, check her out. She’s raw and real.

Her TED talk was mind-blowing! Seriously, go follow her.

She has influential people on all the time and isn’t afraid to talk about real issues that affect us all!

You can check her out here

11 Super Soul Sunday

This list of the best personal development podcasts would not have been complete if I didn’t add in Oprah Winfrey. Seriously.

She needs no introduction.

Oprah’s Supersoul conversations will uplift and inspire everyone of all ages!

You can check her out here

12 Routines and Ruts

Your host Madeleine Dore talks about everyday life stuff, even for those of us still stuck in ruts with our jobs or our spouses.

Her goal is to help you see the forest through the trees so you can live a happier life, no matter how old you are.

You can check her out here

13 Women in the Middle

I’ve recently stumbled upon Suzy Rosenstein, and though I haven’t really given her a listen yet, she seems to be quite popular!

Her tagline is “help you get excited about life again,” so you can’t go wrong there!

You can check her out here.

Summary of Awesome Podcasts For Women Over 50

There were actually a few more that never made it to the list of the podcasts for women over 50, not because I don’t like them, but because I wanted to keep this list to 21.

Whatever kind of inspiration or encouragement you are looking for, I think these podcasts for women over 50 listed above should keep you going for a while.

What are some of your favourite personal development podcasts to listen to? Leave a comment down below so we can check it out too!

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ox iva xo

Author: Iva Ursano

Title: Writer

Expertise: Anti-Aging, Mental Health

Iva is a 60-something woman, originally from Northern Ontario, Canada, who now resides in sunny Guatemala. She helps women over 50 love the skin they're in and empowers them to live their best lives ever. When she's not blogging, she's out on her scooter feeding and rescuing street dogs.  

You can also check out her amazing eStore here. It is full of powerful self-help eBooks, personal development courses, and so much more—ALL at affordable prices!

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