*not hosted by Siren co-founders
We love listening to podcasts. We love listening to podcasts about sport. We love listening to podcasts about sport by women.
Here are five of our favourites.
The Forward Line
This is a women in sport podcast that comes from a slightly different perspective. The Forward Line is hosted by three women—Annie Poulton, Chloe Fabbro and Emily Thompson—who studied sports law together, which means they come at their sporting discussions from a legal perspective. They also have stunning social media graphics created by Molly Mathews.
When are episodes released? Every second Thursday
Ladies Who League / Ladies Who Legspin
The brainchild of the incredibly hardworking Mary Konstantopoulos, these two podcasts, hosted by Mary and Brittany Carter, focus on rugby league and cricket. They’re informative, entertaining and touch on all the topics you want covered.
When are episodes released? (Usually) Mondays during each sport’s respective season
A new weekly podcast from everyone’s favourite sports journalist Neroli Meadows. Known for her compassionate but probing interview style, Neroli shares her conversations with different athletes, celebrating resilience in sport.
When are episodes released? Every Wednesday
Burn It All Down
“The feminist sports podcast you need”.
Burn It All Down is hosted by Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Etsy, Amira Rose Dacis and Jessiva Luther, and based in America. This one touches on the collision of sports and culture, including the state of sport from a social context, interviews and more.
When are episodes released? At least weekly, but with no specific schedule.
The Outer Sanctum
You didn’t think we’d create a women in sport podcast list without mentioning The Outer Sanctum, did you?
This podcast really did change a lot of perceptions around women’s footy, creating a community of women’s footy fans and a space where women’s sport could be celebrated without the ugly underside of negativity infiltrating. Emma, Shelley, Rana, Lucy, Alicia, Nicole, Tess, Kate, Julia and Felicity are the friends you want to go to the footy with.
When are episodes released? Every Saturday during the AFLW & AFLM seasons
*and here are the podcasts from Siren co-founders, just in case
This AFL Life
Hosted by Alison Smirnoff, This AFL Life is a footy podcast from footy lovers and those who have worked in footy at various levels.
When are episodes released? Weekly during the AFLW & AFLM seasons
Kick Like A Girl
Kate O’Halloran’s weekly RRRFM show during the AFLW season, in podcast form! Kate shares recaps of games, discusses hot button topics and speaks to players each week. Siren’s Kirby Fenwick also has a weekly segment—Voices From The Stands—chatting to fans.
When are episodes released? Every Monday during the AFLW season
I See It But I Don’t Believe It
Each week Gemma Bastiani speaks to a footy loving guest to discuss their favourite footy moment. The nostalgia is real.
When are episodes released? Every Monday
The Play On Preview & Review
Gemma Bastiani gets her footy nerd brain on to preview and review each round of footy from an analytical perspective.
When are episodes released? Every Friday and Tuesday during the AFLW and AFLM seasons