Listening to podcasts have become a new form of self-care for me. I’m always on the move and being able to plug in and listen to some dope podcasts gives me a sense of peace and calm no matter where I am. I listen to a variety of podcasts that range from mental health and wellness, pop-culture, business, and politics. Here is a list of my favorites:

My Taught You hosted by Myleik Teele

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When Myleik isn’t curating products for CurlBOX she hosts the #MyTaughtYou podcast where women from all walks of life tune in for guidance and a healthy dose of motivation to live life on their own terms.

Black Girl in OM

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Black Girl In Om is your go-to for all things wellness, self-care, and self-love for women of color. BGIO (as it’s known by) uplifts, affirms, informs and features special guest yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts and as well as movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industry.

Therapy for Black Girls hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

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Therapy for Black Girls is an online space that encourages the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford breaks the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy that prevent Black women from seeing a therapist. She presents mental health topics in a way that feels accessible and relevant.

Black Girl Podcast

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The Black Girl Podcast hosted by Scottie Beam (@scottiebeam on twitter/IG), Gia Peppers (@giapeppers), Sapphira (@sapphiraem), Bex (@blvckdaria), and Alysha P (@AlyshaP819/@AlyshaP). Their hilarious conversations are about life issues, sisterhood, pop culture, love, growth, and the pursuit of their dreams.

Naked Beauty Podcast hosted by Brooke DeVard

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Naked Beauty is unfiltered talk about beauty trends, tips, and products, hosted by Brooke DeVard, with the girls who get it.

On One With Angela Rye

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On One With Angela Rye is a weekly podcast where you’ll find honest answers to the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day. Angela is woke and gives it to you straight with no chaser.

Hey, Girl

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hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.

Jesus and Jollof with Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji

Jesus and Jollo explores our stories, as two Nigerian women who grew up in the United States.

Rantin’ and Ravin’ with Yamaneika Saunders

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Rantin’ and Ravin’ with Yamaneika and Friends is the incredibly funny podcast hosted by the hilarious Yamaneika Saunders.

Mmhmm, Girl

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Mmhmm, girl is a podcast with lots of sass. Hosts Lola & Babz provide hilarious unabashed social commentary on all things pop culture, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind. And they drink while doing it.

Tea with Queen and J

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Queen and J. are two funny womanist race nerds from the Bronx talking liberation, politics, and pop culture over tea! Dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time.

Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi

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Join Side-Eye Sorceress Luvvie Ajayi for some (loving) judgment, (necessary) shade, and (of course), rants on all things pop culture and relevant to our lives. Plus, her amazing guests (some you might know already). Feel free to use the hashtag #RantsandRandomness to discuss on social media!

Do you listen to podcasts? Do you have any favorites? Share your comments and recommendations in the comments below. Thanks for reading! 

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Valerie Pierre is the Owner of Mommy R+R, a witty self-care escape exclusively for moms. She is a lover of food, wine and yoga pants. She is a stay at home mom who resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic loving gamer husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of, a digital collective that connects and uplifts women of color.
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