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.
The AWIHL Podcast
The official podcast of the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League. Presented by John Dee.
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
Dale, Cheryl and Eric 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
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
Centre Pass Podcast
The Centre Pass Podcast is a weekly netball podcast dedicated to the Suncorp Super Netball League, recapping each round as well as covering international competition. Presented by Sophie Taylor and Taylah Melki.
The Far Post
Women’s football podcast with Samantha Lewis, Anna Harrington, Marissa Lordanic and Angela Christian-Wilkes.
- Listen to The Far Post on Google podcasts
- Listen to The Far Post on Apple Podcasts
- Listen to The Far Post on Spotify
- Follow The Far Post on Twitter
the [female] athlete project
One day, female athletes will be recognised by their achievements, not by their gender.
Until then, we’ll keep sharing the stories of epic Aussie female athletes.
Join Olympic Gold Medallist, Chloe Dalton, as she chats with World Champions, fellow Olympians, and athletes at the top of their game.
- Listen to the [female] athlete project on Google podcasts
- Listen to the [female] athlete project on Apple podcasts
- Listen to the [female] athlete project on Spotify
- Follow the [female] athlete project on Twitter
The Inside pitch
Join Amy McCann, Team Australia alumni (2002-2014) and 6-time WBSC World Cup representative, for a trip around the bases with some of women’s baseball’s elite players and coaches, in addition to a host of trailblazing women making their way in baseball all across the world.
Learn what got them into baseball, how and where they developed their passion for the game, about their challenges and motivations, and what drives them each day.
League Leaders with Nicole Livingstone
Thought-provoking conversations between Nicole Livingstone and women shaping the sports industry.
The Netty Life
When netball is life. Your weekly one-stop shop for Super Netball analysis, sideline shenanigans and player insight.
Hosted by Kate Cornish and Brittany Carter, they’re here to spread the gospel of netball and have a whole lot of fun while they’re at 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
Shooting the Breeze
Laying up a different take on the world of women’s professional basketball. ?
Paul Camillos, Mary Mankarios and the team of Shooting The Breeze cover inspiring athletes, amazing coaches and behind the scenes trailblazers from across the women’s basketball landscape.
- Listen to Shooting the Breeze on Google podcasts
- Listen to Shooting The Breeze on Apple podcasts
- Listen to Shooting The Breeze on Spotify
- Follow Shooting The Breeze on Twitter
Siren: A Women in Sport Collective
We are a collective of Australian women’s sports advocates, content creators and fans who for years—decades even—have been left wanting more from mainstream coverage of women in sport.
Realising we could achieve more together than separately, we combined our skills, experience and knowledge to create Siren: A Women in Sport Collective.
Each Friday we chat about current women in sport issues, how we operate, sharing advice for emerging sports writers and a whole lot more.
Hosted by: Gemma Bastiani, Kirby Fenwick, and Kasey Symons
Produced by: Alison Smirnoff
- Listen to Siren: A Women in Sport Collective on Anchor
- Listen to Siren: A Women in Sport Collective on Google podcasts
- ?Listen to Siren: A Women in Sport Collective on Apple podcasts
- Listen to Siren: A Women in Sport Collective on Spotify
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.
Tracey Holmes presents The Ticket, a weekly sports panel program that looks beyond the score card and injury sheet.
- Listen to The Ticket on the ABC
- Listen to The Ticket on Google podcasts
- Follow Tracey Holmes on Twitter
Trailblazers with Stephanie Brantz
Trailblazers features interviews with trailblazing women in sport – current and former players, coaches and administrators – talking about their life, career and impact on women’s sport.
The W with Sharni and Sam
Award winning journalist Sam Lane is joined by cross-code firecracker Sharni Norder to talk all things AFLW. A podcast that is equal parts insight, raw honesty and general madness.
- Listen to The W with Sharni and Sam on Google podcasts
- Listen to The W with Sharni and Sam on ABC Radio
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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”
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
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.
The Halftime Huddle
Halftime Huddle is Sarah Burt and Taylor Capannolo, a podcast team with a passion for women in sport, sharing stories and great conversation.
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.
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.
- Listen to Kick Like a Girl on RRR
- Listen to Kick Like a Girl on Apple podcasts
- Listen to Kick Like a Girl on Google podcasts
- Listen to Kick Like a Girl on Spotify
- Follow Kick Like a Girl on Twitter
The Ladies League
The Ladies League is a group of female football fans, covering football in Australia. Content is heavily influenced by our passion, videos are low budget, interviews are what the fans want to hear and live commentary via Twitter is unapologetic. Presented by Rose Valente, Michelle Morris and Christina Trajceska, this podcast focuses on the women’s game.
- Listen to The Ladies League online
- Listen to The Ladies League on Apple podcasts
- Listen to The Ladies League on Spotify
- Listen to The Ladies League on Google podcasts
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.
Laid Back with LJ and Tully
Guests join WNBA and Australian superstars Lauren Jackson and Tully Bevilaqua to talk about the past, present, and future of women’s basketball
- Listen to Laid Back with LJ and Tully on Google podcasts
- Listen to Laid Back with LJ and Tully on Spotify
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
Hey Danielle, love this list – I’m looking forward to having a listen to a few on there that I haven’t yet heard!
One that I listen to that isn’t on the list is Basket Case (@TheCaseBNE on twitter). It is a weekly show on the WNBL hosted by a lady named Carol and her sidekick Helen. I really like this one because firstly there’s hardly any (actually I haven’t yet found any others to be honest) dedicated WNBL shows out there, and secondly Carol always has great interviews with the WNBL players which are again otherwise hard to come by.
Danielle Warby says
Thanks Mimi, this one has been added to the list!
Renee Targett says
I’d love to have a chat with you about my recent major sporting achievement.
Just recently I was selected in the firs ever Women’s Australian Gridiron Team. Not many people are aware we exist but we will be heading into the Women’s World Championship for the first time to compete against 5 other teams for the gold. It’s going to be held in Langley, Canada in June.
I’d love to have the opportunity to get the sport out there and my own personal journey to encourage and inspire others to pursue their passion and work hard towards their goals.
Hope to hear from you.
My name is Mary and I do the Ladies who League podcast. Please feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to help!
Danielle Warby says
I’ll hook you both up!!
Tiffany Cherry says
We’ve got a new one, Sports Women Australia, based on my former radio show, The Hen House – giving voice to our up and coming & bonafide Aussie female sport stats and the female power brokers behind the scenes. Thanks for supporting women across this great platform ????
Felicity Evans says
Another new one is the Women in Football Podcast hosted by Louise Taffa formerly with FNR. It’s new, but says it aims talks to all sorts of people in football – women and men – from all perspectives: fans, volunteers, coaches, players. So far, interesting too.