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It’s no se­cret that there’s no short­age of men with opin­ions about sports. If you’re tired of hav­ing sports mansplained to you, fear not—here are some amaz­ing women-, femme-, and non­bi­nary-hosted sports pod­casts to add to your lineup.


A hi­lar­i­ous base­ball pod­cast with “a Na­tion­als bias,” Rest­ing Pitchface is hosted by Kay, Laura, and Syd. These three friends pro­vide the kind of base­ball com­men­tary you would get if you were hang­ing out with your besties. They’re prone to go­ing off on tan­gents about things like hair bleach and whether Trevor Bauer tastes like Old Bay, and they’re noth­ing if not a de­light to lis­ten to.


This pod­cast is a who’s who of amaz­ing women sports writ­ers. Hosts Jes­sica Luther, Shireen Ahmed, Lind­say Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Julie Di­caro tackle sports and pol­i­tics with a de­cid­edly fem­i­nist bent. Plus, they fea­ture amaz­ing guest hosts, such as Katie Barnes of es­pnw.


Rachel Ni­chols of­fers all the NBA com­men­tary you could ever need with her ro­tat­ing cast of hosts. Ni­chols is sharp, and prob­a­bly one of the most knowl­edge­able and pre­pared jour­nal­ists in the game. She’s not afraid to share crit­i­cal com­men­tary or go af­ter the sto­ries oth­ers might shy away from.


It’s a big deal for a web­site like The Hard­ball Times—one of the go-to sites for niche base­ball con­tent and hard-core fans—to pro­duce an all-women, femme-hosted pod­cast. Jen Mac Ramos, Mary Craig, and Sarah Wexler pro­vide in­sight­ful and awk­wardly en­dear­ing com­ments on the game while tack­ling tough top­ics, in­clud­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and lgbtq is­sues.


Cy­cling doesn’t al­ways get the glory it should, but Voxwomen In­sider pro­vides the pedestal it de­serves. Hosted by pro­fes­sional rac­ers Abby Mickey and Loren Rowney, the pod­cast gives a look into cy­cling that you can only get from peo­ple who have lived it. It’s your one-stop shop in the world of women’s cy­cling.


This ir­rev­er­ent pod­cast is hosted by Gabby Rosas and Stephanie Yang, who talk about all things women’s soc­cer. Their af­fec­tion for both each other and the game comes through loud and clear. They’re some­times nsfw, but al­ways a lot of fun. And Yang’s quirk of say­ing “buddy” and “bob” is kind of great and makes you want to be her friend.

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