There are a gazillion podcasts out there. I know because I listened to just about all of them while putting together this list. Only the crème de la crème for you, darling.
So get your subscribe finger ready and reap the rewards of my hard work (listening to podcasts at the beach for work, #roughlife no?). Each of these podcasts is PR Girl approved and ready to inform, inspire and entertain you from your morning commute to stuffing swag bags to your evening sweatathon.
ChiCityFashion Founder, Blogger and Podcast Host Jena Gambaccini dishes about the week's trending fashion news with notable guests like Boy Meets Girl’s Stacy Igel and Founder and CEO of Modern Citizen, Jess Lee. This podcast is like having a Fashionista or Business of Fashion article read to you - with a side of witty commentary and a drizzle of good-natured banter. You might even be able to replace google alerts with this newsy pick.
Start with: Creating A Fashion Brand + Giving Back With Boy Meets Girl’s Stacy Igel
Host Leslie Luce is currently a graphic designer but she’s a veteran PR girl. Pitching PR is a down-to-earth podcast that explores the tools and skills communicators need, no matter their career level. Best part? She doesn’t sugar coat anything so you're getting the real deal. So cut the jargon and check out this podcast!
Start with: How to Come Back From Burnout
Real life beauty editors Jessica Matlin (currently Beauty and Health Director at Teen Vogue), and Jennifer Goldstein (Marie Claire’s Executive Beauty and Health Editor) share the latest beauty news, insider dish on the latest products, and refreshingly candid stories from their beauty adventures. You can count on this podcast for juicy celebrity interviews, such as Orange is the New Black’s Dasha Polanco. Fat Mascera is a must-listen for the days you are one lipgloss swipe away from losing it.
Start with: Self Lovery
Spirit of 608: Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability + Tech (F.E.S.T)
I’ll give you 3 reasons why you need to listen to Spirit of 608. 1) Creator Lorraine Sanders is a former fashion journalist who knows PR. 2) Lorraine isn't afraid to raise important issues like sustainability and social responsibility. 3) Spirit of 608 will give you tons of insight into the newest fashion tech startups and the women leading them. This knowledge makes for excellent talking points at your next new business meeting or networking event.
Start with: PR Couture's Crosby Noricks on Fashion PR & Taking Your Side-Hustle Full-Time In Style
Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso’s podcast is worth a listen, if only the incredible guest line-up. Sophia interviews women across all forums, platforms and industries, and she has a knack for asking questions that unearth unexpected gems of advice. All in all, the format that feels like you're kicking back with your girlfriends, chatting over a glass of pinot - perfect for the subway ride home after a long day.
Start with: Brit Morin, Founder & CEO of Brit+Co
You know that feeling of utter industry overwhelm? A great solution is PRWEEK’s weekly podcast. The trade magazine's editorial team discuss the latest news and issues affecting PR professionals globally.
Start with: Tiffany Guarnaccia, Founder of Communications Week
Fashion Is Your Business
Plain and simple, Fashion is Your Business is the world’s leading fashion and tech podcast. The hosts bring together fashion, technology and business experts from companies like Intel, google and lululemon for robust conversation.
Start with: Jennifer Yemu Li of MuseFind – One Million Influencers
The Lively Show
Jessica Lively provides an audio retreat from the chaotic PR world with her delightful podcast. Fans of Jess will know that her entire ethos is based on living with intention. This is the perfect listen when you need to reinvigorate and access some latent motivation.
Start with: Curiosity, Epic Self-Compassion, & Creativity with Elizabeth Gilbert
Oh Boy by MAN REPELLER
Top reason to listen? Host and Filmmaker Jay Buim’s smoky, dare I say sexy, voice. And maybe also because it's MAN REPELLER, and we need more MR our lives, always. This podcast features conversations with inspiring women, many of whom are business mavens. Pair an incredible guest list with a host who loves women, like really really loves them, and you're guaranteed a thoroughly entertaining listen, every time.
Start with: Interview with MAN REPELLER Founder Leandra Medine
Office Hours With College Fashionista
I could just name drop all the incredible industry leaders featured on this podcast like Elaine Welteroth, Fitness and Beauty Editor at Teen Vogue, Jayna Maleri, Digital Style Editor at Condé Nast, Aya Kanai, Executive Fashion Director at Cosmo and Seventeen, Connie Wang, Fashion Features Editor at Refinery29...Oh, wait, I just did. Do you need any more reasons why you need this podcast in your life? Me thinks not.
Start with: Interview with Danielle Bernstein, We Wore What