When we lift women up, we all rise together: Podcasts to celebrate Women’s Month
Every March, we celebrate Women’s Month. It’s a time for us to remember and celebrate the often overlooked contributions that women have made to history and modern society, as well as a time for us to take a look at gender issues from different angles.
But celebrating women’s month is not just for women and girls, people of all genders can take part as well, so that we can pave the way toward a future where everyone has equal opportunities for greatness. Here’s a list of podcasts to get the ball rolling on your celebration of Women’s Month!
Fe del Mundo, Pioneering Physician and National Scientist by What’s AP? Araling Panlipunan Rebooted
Meet Fe del Mundo, born in a time when women were expected to adhere to strict gender roles, she became the Philippines’ first female national scientist. She also founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines, among many other achievements. This episode of What’s AP? Araling Panlipunan Rebooted is one of five minisodes on Fantastic Filipinas from history—and it’s recently been adapted into a children’s book series! Grab a copy from Kado Publishing to support the female authors and artists.
The Angels of Bataan by What’s AP? Araling Panlipunan Rebooted
When we think of World War 2, we often think of bloody conflicts that led to countless casualties. This episode of What’s AP? Araling Panlipunan Rebooted remembers the battles fought by the American nurses who stayed behind when the bombs fell—brave women who took care of their patients, no matter the cost. War heroes can wear skirts and high heels too!
Women Who Rock by Chino and Carl’s Guitar Picks
Who says only men can shred it in a rock band? Hosts Chino Singson of The Itchyworms and his guitar student Carl Javier talk to Maysh Baay, guitarist of the OPM band Moonstar88. They list their favorite rock tracks by women artists, and Maysh talks about her experiences being a female rocker in a male-dominated industry, and what event organizers, fans, and fellow musicians can do to make women feel safer and more welcome in the music scene.
How do we close the gender gap? Make allies out of boys by Teka Teka News
It’s upsetting that so many people see advocating for gender equality as radical, when really it’s a call for equal respect and opportunity. It might take some time before we achieve a world where there are as many female leaders as there are men, or where women and queer people don’t have to fight for equal pay, but there’s a way to get a head start: encourage and teach boys to be allies. By having healthy, educational, and open-minded conversations with men and boys, we get a little closer to equality.
Sarah Elago overcame her stutter to become the Philippines’ youngest female lawmaker by Bago ang Lahat
Before our leaders achieved greatness, they were kids with problems just like ours. When she was 26 years old, Sarah Elago became the Philippines’ youngest female member of Congress. But before she stood her ground against older and more experienced representatives, at school, she was bullied for having a stutter. Hear the story of how she not only overcame it, but also empowered others to fight for the things they believe in, on this episode of the Bago Ang Lahat podcast.
Period-proof: Women-centered design in sports by Go Hard Girls
“Designing for women doesn’t mean making the same product, just in neon pink. It means addressing women’s concerns,” said sports reporter and Go Hard Girls podcast host, Ceej Tantengco. Menstruation isn’t gross; it’s natural, and for a lot of people, it prevents them from playing their best in sports. In this episode, you hear from Adidas senior product design manager, Kim Buerger, on why and how they made period-proof tights, and why more brands should think about designing for women’s needs.
We’ve got a long way to go before we reach equality for all, but for now, we celebrate the victories of all women everywhere and continue to fight for their rightful place in society. At PumaPodcast, we care about a lot of issues in addition to gender equality. Check out any of our other shows on our website!