The explosive popularity of podcasts has given rise to thousands of radio shows in any imaginable topic that you can subscribe to, download and listen to at your leisure. Whether you’re looking to be inspired as you ride to work or want to learn something new as you spring clean, you can check out these locally produced podcasts. Some are clever, some are educational and some are transformative. But, best of all, they’re all hosted by women.
The Modern Love podcast shares some of the best stories about love submitted by essayists or notable personalities with new episodes every Thursday. Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti from WBUR, this podcast tugs at your heart strings, and is perfect for anyone looking to commiserate about the complexities of romance or curious about others’ experiences in all matters of love — not just the romantic type.
The Lonely Palette
Tamar Avishai is an art historian and adjunct lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and, since 2016, the host and producer of The Lonely Palette podcast. In each episode, Avishai offers a deep dive into a specific piece of art. If you love to learn about the history and social context behind art. Avishai aims to make fine art accessible, not snobbish.
Although it’s not your typical murder mystery, the Last Seen podcast covers one of Boston’s most infamous unsolved crimes: the Gardner Museum art heist. Nearly three decades ago, 13 irreplaceable masterpieces were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. To date, not a single piece has resurfaced, and the actual thieves were never discovered. Kelly Horan, a longtime editor and producer for WBUR, serves as senior producer and co-host on Last Seen. In partnership with The Boston Globe, Last Seen gives listeners unprecedented access to exclusive interviews.
Live From the Spectrum
Three moms open up about the real struggles and successes of raising kids on the autism spectrum. Jen, a licensed massage therapist; Faith, a mom blogger; and Latoya, a social entrepreneur are the co-hosts of Live from the Spectrum, an uncensored look into the world of families living with autism spectrum disorder. Each episode delves into topics such as labels and terminology, behavior management, inclusivity and advocacy.
Lifelong Southie residents Maureen Dahill and Heather Foley are your new Bostonian gal pals in the weekly Caught Up podcast, where they discuss it all: the dive bars, the gossip and local traditions. Caught Up also features interviews with local personalities and characters, plus discussions on current pop culture events and news. Local listeners will take pride in understanding all of the Boston references.