In a 2017 morning meditation, Pope Francis described a woman as “something else. Woman brings something without which the world would not be like this,” he said. “She brings a richness that man and all of creation and all the animals do not have. When there is no woman, harmony is lacking. Without woman, there is no harmony.”
These women podcasters are proof of that. Tackling a wide variety of topics ranging from Filipinas in sports to Filipinas making a difference in their community and the world, they keep listeners informed and engaged with interesting guests and personal insights about life and being Pinay. (Read: 10 Prayers of Empowerment for Women’s Groups)
Podcast for Young Adults: Adulting with Joyce Pring
Not just for Generation Z, this podcast on the “how-to’s of your 20’s by a 20-something, traversing through life expectantly, and with gusto!” finds the popular TV, radio, and event presenter taking on such topics as mental health, relationships, career, faith, and other issues young adults struggle with.
Podcast for Sporty Women: Go Hard Girls
Women who love sports, but feel judged or out of place in male-dominated events, will appreciate this podcast by longtime sports reporter Ceej Tantengco. (Read: 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch ‘Gawilan’ on YouTube)
“As amazing as our female athletes are, they aren’t playing on an even field,” she observes in her first episode. Focused on “incredible yet underrated female athletes,” Go Hard Girls presents documentary-style profiles of Pinay boxers Nesthy Petecio, Josie Gabuco, and Irish Magno, Fil-Am basketball player Ella Fajardo, and more.
Podcast for Females Overseas: The Filipino American Woman Project
Described as a podcast “that shares stories and life lessons told by individuals living (or have lived) in America, that are of Filipino descent and identify as female or non-binary,” the show hosted by boba-loving Jen Amos and Nani Dominguez bagged Honorable Mention at the December 2020 Asian American Podcaster’s Inaugural Golden Crane Podcast Awards. Pinays, represent!
Podcast for Women Who Want to Make a Difference: Filipina on the Rise
Promoting Filipina excellence in the world is the mission of Fil-Am Krystl Fabella, who created her podcast as a platform for fellow Pinays to tell the global community who they are and the greatness they’re capable of. One such is Christine Gambito, aka comedian and award-winning YouTube sensation HappySlip.
Podcast for Those Who Seek Relaxation: Sleeping Pill with Inka
If all you want after a long and busy day is to rest your weary mind and go to sleep, let Inka Magnaye’s gentle and soothing voice do that for you. In each minutes-long episode, the voice actress reads books, poetry, and even written works submitted by listeners in this meditative and ASMR podcast.