LISTEN UP!

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Six Girlboss-friendly podcasts to see you through the holiday season and beyond (and no, SERIAL is not on the list)

DEAR SUGAR

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If you haven't read Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar then you're in for a treat - the compendium of Strayed's advice columns from The Rumpus is one of the most moving, wise, and thought-provoking things we've read in years. And it now exists in podcast form! Excellent news.

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RADIOLAB

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An oldie but a goodie... If you've never listened to RadioLab then a) whatttttt?!! and b) you have years of awesome archives to catch up on. Expect a mixture of storytelling, sciencey stuff, music, innovative sound design - basically, a feast for the ears and mind.

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TED RADIO HOUR

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Can't be bothered to trawl through hundreds of TED talks to find the ones that you might love most? Neither can we. Thankfully the good folks at TED have collected some of their best speakers under key themes, then condensed them into hour-long episodes for your listening pleasure. Yay TED.

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CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND

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The podcast realm is curiously devoid of female voices, which is why Ann Friedman (check her GIRLBOSS profile here) and Aminatou Sow 's Call Your Girlfriend is such a welcome addition. Each week, Ann and Aminatou cover the spectrum from the latest Kimye news to the ebola virus. Like eavesdropping on the long-distance besties you never had (but kinda wish you did).

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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

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This long running BBC radio show follows a simple but genius format: A high-profile guest shares the seven songs he/she would take if they were stranded on a desert island, divulging his/her life story in between tracks. The result is a fascinating insight into the minds and careers of some of the best actors, designers, writers, musicians, and thinkers of our times. Listen, learn, and inevitably grow to love.

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STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ever wondered how patents work? Or royalty? Or, like, boomerangs? Hosts Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant did the research, so you don't have to.

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