Funny & Relatable Podcasts For Women Over 30

Best Podcasts For Women in Their 30s

I wish I could say that I embraced podcasts when they first became trendy. Nope! As a woman in her 30s, podcasts did not make sense to me at all! I didn’t understand the hype and it almost felt anti-futuristic, like, why the sudden interest in what’s basically a radio?

Being 35 and single, gone are the days when I enjoyed sitting in radio silence and listening to my own thoughts. So a sad realization came to me one day when I was going over my credit card bill.

I’d been paying for YouTube Premium because I needed some voice in the background while I took a shower, did my skincare routine, or plucked my eyebrows.

I’d “listen” to YouTube videos with my AirPods without looking at the footage. Well, I liked the fact that I could if I wanted to, you know what I mean?

But I figured why not listen to something that was meant for listening? That way, I also wouldn’t miss out on anything.

That’s when I decided to tap into podcasts. And to my surprise, I found things that are more entertaining than relistening the bloopers of my favorite TV shows on YouTube.

I still love the fact that I can eat alone and just be alone while I keep tabs on family and friends from a distance.

But podcasts have helped me stay sane during the lockdown when the silence was unbearable. Well, not unbearable enough to call a cousin!

But you know what they say, one woman’s crippling fear of being alone is another woman’s treasure for amazing podcasts.

Maybe you’re like me and in need of a comforting voice with you at all times. Or maybe you’re simply looking for inspiration and some positivity. Trust me, people love to talk!

Below are the best podcasts for women in their 30s.

1. Fake Doctors Real Friends

Fake Doctors Real Friends

I don’t know about you. But as a millennial, Scrubs was one of my favorite TV shows. These days, it’s my comfort show that I occasionally watch whenever I’m out of shows to binge-watch. For some reason, Elliot becomes more and more relatable as I get older. Anyways, the podcast is hosted by J.D. & Turk where they do commentary on Scrubs episodes and share stories. If you’re familiar with the show, then you know how these two straight men can be so gay with each other, which is hilarious. The podcast is great for laughs but also makes you nostalgic for simpler times.

Available on: Apple Podcasts

2. U Up?

U Up Podcast

This one is a podcast great for single women in their 30s. It’s kind of a relief to find out what fellow millennials are dealing with in the dating pool. Find funny dating stories, and relationship advice from the founder of Betches, Jordana Abraham, and comedian Jared Freid.

Available on: Apple Podcasts

3. I Don’t Know About That

I Don't Know About That Podcast

An endearing Aussie accent and a lot of cursing! The infamous stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies loves to talk about controversial topics no comedian wants to be associated with. The podcast is no different! If you want to be in the know about politics and social issues without getting bored out of your mind, you’re going to love this. You might not always agree with him, but you’ll laugh a lot!

Available on: Apple Podcasts

4. Why Won’t You Date Me?

Why Won't You Date Me Podcast

This is a super fun podcast on relationships hosted by a fellow singleton Nicole Byer. With her guests, she explores every aspect of dating and talks about her own stories and encounters, which is super entertaining because Nicole is unapologetically open and real.

Available on: Apple Podcasts

5. Armchair Expert

Armchair Expert Podcast

Hosted by Dax Shepard, the podcast touches on all aspects of life through interviews with celebrities. It’s not at all about Hollywood gossip but more about the realities of being human. Dax pushes the guests with his questions and basically strips them of all that is glorious until we get a clear picture that we can relate to. But no worries, the tone is very light and the conversations are funny.

Available on: Apple Podcasts

6. Beauty Needs Me

Beauty Needs Me Podcast

Two beauty enthusiasts, Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin talk all things skincare and beauty. Their guests include founders of beauty brands where they do thought-provoking interviews on diversity and inclusivity in the beauty industry. They also dive deep into the science behind skincare products, which makes it an amazing podcast for 30-somethings who are new to skincare as a form of self-care.

Available on: Apple Podcasts

7. Alonement

Alonement Podcast

Being alone in your 30s and being happy with it is no easy task. But this podcast will inspire you to embrace life and be your own person. If it’s something you need to work on, you’ll find a lot of guidance here. Hosted by Francesca Specter, you’ll hear inspiring stories from other people to help you redefine me-time.

Available on: Apple Podcasts

8. Living Life in My Thirties

Living Life in My Thirties Podcast

As much as we like to make our 30s all fun and games, the harsh reality of life is always there. And certain topics are still making us or people around us uncomfortable talking about. 3 decades of experience with relationships and not always good ones, people’s or our expectations to have kids, being in your 30s, and navigating life without a plan… The list goes on. Well, Zoe talks about all of them! You’ll soon realize that you are not alone.

Available on: Apple Podcasts and Spotify

9. Behind The Silk

Behind The Silk Podcast

As millennial women I’m sure you can relate when I tell you that the reason why we’re so obsessed with self-care is because we don’t have anybody else to do it for us! If you don’t know how to do it, Ericka Nicole, founder and CEO of the skincare line Silkenn, is like your personal cheerleader and teaches you how to lift yourself up and learn to prioritize yourself. And it all starts with our favorite thing: a face mask!

Available on: Apple Podcasts and Spotify

So these are some podcasts I recommend for fellow women in their 30s. But do you know what I think is missing? Backpain podcasts! I need someone my age to constantly talk about how she slept funny and how her neck and back hurt and how she hasn’t been exercising and where she gets her fibers from to compensate for lack of movement. Now, that would be something I could relate to on a deeper level. Let me know if you come up with something like that.

Read Next: Books To Read in Your 30s

Scroll to Top