Here is a definitive list of all the women’s sport podcasts from Australia. And by ‘definitive’ I mean, let me know who I’ve missed in the comments.
How did I decide who was on the list you ask? If the podcast is Australian, or talking a lot about sport in Australia and features women talking about women’s sport and women talking about men’s sport… and the occasional man talking about women’s sport, it’s on the list.
An interview show about WNBL. A bit of basketball talk, a bit of chat. Previews of the round to come and reflections on the previous week. Presented by Carol Wical.
- Listen to Basket Case on iTunes
- Listen to Basket Case on Spreaker
- Listen to Basket Case on Google podcasts
Burn It All Down*
The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.
*Ok, this one isn’t Australian but it is my favourite so I just had to include it.
- Listen to Burn It All Down on Spotify
- Listen to Burn It All Down on Apple podcasts
- Burn It All Down on Facebook
- Burn It All Down on Twitter
The Forward Line
Annie Poulton and Chloe Fabbro discuss the biggest sports stories of the news cycle from a quasi-legal perspective.
- Listen to ‘The Forward Line’ on Spotify
- Listen to ‘The Forward Line’ on Apple podcasts
- Follow the Forward Line on Twitter
Kick Like a Girl
Kate O’Halloran dissects the week in AFLW with stars and fans of the game. Kick Like a Girl focuses not just on the action on field but the politics off it.
On Her Game
Sports journalist, Sam Squiers, speaks to elite sportswomen about their challenges, triumphs and setbacks, in an effort to get to know the person behind the athlete and learn what it takes to get to the top of their field.
- Listen to On Her Game online
- Listen to On Her Game on Google podcasts
- Listen to On Her Game on Apple podcasts
Presented by Neroli Meadows, Ordineroli Speaking uncovers the human stories behind the athletes, male and female. “I want to help share the human stories behind the stars. Sports people are relatable and I find when you give them a safe space to let their guard down, they have some pretty important things to say.”
A new Richmond Football Club team. A new Richmond Football Club podcast. The Originals charts the arrival of a new breed of Tiger; a series launched in the countdown to Richmond’s AFL Women’s competition debut on February 7. Written and presented by award-winning journalist and author, Sam Lane. Produced by Richmond Football Club.
- Listen to The Originals on Apple podcasts
- Listen to The Originals on Spotify
- Listen to The Originals on Google podcasts
The Outer Sanctum
AFLM and AFLW chat done differently in this weekly all-female podcast featuring ten passionate footy fans. The team discuss and uncover AFL stories from the outer. Go Footy!
- Listen to The Outer Sanctum on the ABC
- Listen to The Outer Sanctum on Google podcasts
- Listen to The Outer Sanctum on Apple podcasts
Sparta Chicks Radio
Jen Brown from Sparta Chicks Radio is a Running and Triathlon Coach and Writer. The goal of Sparta Chicks Radio is to share inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in all walks of life about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery, success and living life on your terms. From world class athletes, brilliant business minds to everyday women undertaking epic adventures, Sparta Chicks Radio will help you tap into your inner strength, courage, bravery and determination so you can chase your dreams and live a more fulfilling life on your terms.
The Sunday Session
Shannon Byrne will delve into the world of Women’s sport each week and find out what’s happening across the globe.
- Listen to The Sunday Session on the Best of ABC Grandstand on Google podcasts
- Listen to The Sunday Session on the Best of ABC Grandstand on Apple podcasts
This AFL Life
Brought to you by Change Her Game. Alison Smirnoff, with co-hosts Rachel Hibbert and Susan Cadman, cast their eye over the 2020 AFL Women’s season.
- Listen to This AFL Life on Apple podcasts
- Listen to This AFL Life on Soundcloud
- Follow This AFL Life on Twitter
Tracey Holmes presents The Ticket, a weekly sports panel program that looks beyond the score card and injury sheet.
This one isn’t 100% sport but host Shelley Ware is well known for her work on Marngrook, Colour of Your Jumper, and The Outer Sanctum so I’m bending the rules a little. Sometimes it’s good to get out of our sport bubble!
Women’s Australian Rules Football Radio
The Women’s Australian Rules Football Radio Podcast. Talking women’s Australian football, featuring interviews with players, coaches and officials from around the country and overseas. Hosted by Peter Holden.
- Listen to ‘Women’s Australian Rules Football Radio’ on iTunes
- Listen to Women’s Australian Rules Football Radio’ on Soundcloud
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These podcasts are no longer updating (as of April 2020)
Groubes, Molly and Cheryl take you beyond the goals, beyond the pitch and into what makes women’s football the game they love.
- Listen to ‘Beyond90’ on Google podcasts
- Listen to ‘Beyond90’ on Spotify
- Listen to ‘Beyond90’ on iTunes
The Butterfly Effect
A podcast about women’s sport featuring Mel Jones, Chelsea Roffey, Stefan Grun and guests chatting about little ideas for big change in women’s sport.
Mel Jones is a regular host. What more encouragement do you need?
Chicks Talkin’ Footy
Out of Melbourne so when they say footy, they mean Aussie Rules, of course. Hosted by Fiona Newton (Hawks), Danae Gibson (Freo), Bree Mcaullay (Tigers), Rachael Hopkins (Hawks), Susannah Mott (Bombers) and Rebecca Dahl (Crows).
Follow Sports Like a Girl
“Follow Sports Like A Girl is a weekly podcast where Jocelyn Seip and Freya Logan talk about sports (mostly AFL) like girlz”
Giants Women Say
Fiona Lamb is a footy fan and, as a Sydneysider, she is naturally a Giants AFLW supporter. Fiona is passionate about women’s football as a platform for empowering women and engaging the public in reducing violence against women. She is also shining a light on Sydney based talent – the SWAFL veterans who got Sydney women’s AFL to where it is today, present players in the AFLW comp, and those players who are the future of the game in Sydney.
In Her Court
With the launch of AFL Women’s League, Suncorp Super Netball and Women’s Big Bash League, 2017 will be the biggest year for women in sport. Hosted by Sam Squiers, this podcast will cover the most interesting, topical and contentious local and global stories surrounding the leagues, the players, the business and future of sport, with candid chats with players, managers, coaches, brands and industry leaders.
The Inner Circle
Australian netball champions Sharelle McMahon & Bianca Chatfield take an in-depth weekly look at the Australian Super Netball Series. You’ll hear the most thorough reviews, comprehensive previews and in-depth analysis from 2 former Australian representatives on the game they know and love. Plus plenty of great interviews with the modern-day superstars of the competition as well as plenty of fun along the way.
Kick Like a Girl
Do you want to embrace the Women’s AFL? Listen to ‘Kick Like a Girl’ a new podcast where two mates get stuck into all the ins and outs of the league! Presented by Maddy Steinkoler and Dillon Mordech.
Ladies who League
Look I’m not a huge fan of men’s rugby league but I listen to Mary Konstantopoulos and Brittany Carter religiously for their insights into the game. They don’t just do league though and every week they interview a female athlete from all sorts of sports.
Ladies who League on the ABC
Ladies who Legspin
Mary Konstantopoulos and Brittany Carter are mad about women’s cricket.
With a strong focus on Australian women’s and grassroots cricket, Ladies Who Legspin will highlight the issues, storylines and characters in the game.
Bobby, Jonesy and Reens keeping you up to date with all the latest WBBL news and results of the best domestic women’s cricket competition in the world.
Tiffany Cherry and Amanda Cellante bring you the biggest names, brightest rising stars and power brokers of women’s sport in Australia. Their aim is to increase recognition of Australian women’s sport and achieve an equal playing field when it comes to all things sports.
There’s No Crying in Baseball
There’s no crying in baseball – An AFL Podcast – Hosted by Anne and Avril Chestnut. A look at the first season of the Women’s AFL. And more….
This Sporting Wife
“This Sporting Wife came about because Shannon Byrne (ABC Grandstand) and Fiona Bollen (Swoop) just can’t get enough of sport. Not satisfied in finding themselves married to sport through work (they’re not actually married to sportspeople, just sport itself), they’ve decided to commit their spare time to it as well.” Who would be crazy enough to do that?! I have no idea what they’re talking about…
White Line Diva
White Line Diva is a unique women’s sport podcast. Don’t look to them for news on who’s been dropped or who’s fighting to be fit for the weekend. Yes, they talk women’s sport. And yes, they chat with some of the world’s best female athletes past and present.
But White Line Diva is about CHANGE more than chat.
Their goal is gender equality in sport (hazzah! That’s my goal too).
Hosted by journalist and author Angela Pippos and comedian Bobby Macumber – it’s also a laugh. And musical. You’ll just have to listen to see what I mean.
The WNBL Show
Megan Hustwaite to bring you the WNBL Show for the 2019/20 season. With special guests, great insights and round by round previews, the WNBL show is your perfect companion for all the latest and greatest on Australian women’s basketball.