Whether you鈥檙e planning on spending the summer聽by the pool, or need to pass the time *wishing* you were, here are six聽podcasts聽to make聽our favorite season even more enjoyable. From stories that聽bring you back to your high-school days to interviews with some of the聽most driven ladies in their fields, these聽fresh聽finds will keep you fully聽entertained聽for the long, hot days to come (even if you鈥檙e one of the lucky聽ones laying by the water). Scroll below to聽start syncing them to your list ASAP.


For the Girl Boss

1.聽Second Life:聽For any gal looking to boost her cred in the workforce, this show is worth a listen. It鈥檚 moderated by聽Clique Media Group co-founder Hillary Kerr and features inspiring guests聽across a variety聽of industries. The impressive lineup includes women like聽This Is Us鈥榮 Mandy Moore and聽OUAI Haircare founder Jen Atkin,聽all in a聽compelling Q&A format聽similar to Sophia Amoruso鈥檚聽Girlboss Radio. Let鈥檚 just say that after one listen, you鈥檒l be wanting to spend your #SummerFridays聽finally giving that side hustle a go.

For the Mindful Gal

2. Jen Gotch is OK鈥ometimes:Ban.do founder Jen Gotch just released a new podcast about one of the buzziest health topics RN 鈥 mental health. Before you shy away from a show dedicated to a seemingly touchy topic, know that this isn鈥檛 a clinical, MD-focused show.聽Instead, it鈥檚 an honest, heartwarming, even funny (at times)聽conversation from the point of view of a聽successful lady overcoming her own聽struggles.

For the Film Buff

3.聽The Rewatchables:聽Longer days = more time to catch up on movies, right? If you鈥檙e hoping to spend the next few months聽enjoying your favorite flicks, tune in here. This roundtable-style series takes a聽deep dive into a new movie聽every episode, including classics from聽10 Things I Hate About You to The Princess Bride. Whilethe film critics leading the show are v. knowledgeable about聽every movie, the down-to-earth way they聽talk about聽them makes you feel like you鈥檙e discussing all your favorite quotes, scenes, and moments with your BFFs. So grab a bowl of popcorn and tune in.

For the Laughter Lover

4. The Mortified Podcast:Remember that awkward first date? Yeah, so do all of the listeners of this podcast. A compilation of people telling strangers their most mortifying moments, this show gets that sometimes things don鈥檛 go exactly as planned 鈥 but also knows that that鈥檚 where the humor lies. Be ready for some beachside belly laughs when you聽listen to this one. (If you want to actually see real people reading their stories, there鈥檚 also the related Netflix series, The Mortified Guide.)

For the Foodie

5. The Dave Chang Show:聽LA-based chef, culinary king, and聽creator and host of Netflix鈥檚 new foodie show聽Ugly Delicious聽is taking his next venture to the recording booth. This podcast has interviews covering a wide variety of topics like sports (with Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim)聽to culture (the #MeToo campaign) and will leave you feeling more inspired, educated, and entertained than you did before giving it a listen. Oh, and for those of you聽tuning in strictly for the good eats, don鈥檛 worry 鈥 most of these topics聽intersect聽with food.

For the 鈥90s-Obsessed

6. Dear 1995:Have you ever wondered what people actually wrote in their Lisa Frank diaries? (Us too!) Here鈥檚 your chance to get the entire dishy scoop. Host Gwen Bueno de Mesquita, alongside her co-host Brooke Le Poer Trench,聽gives listeners an unedited聽take on *all* the juicy details聽from her high school diary, circa 1995. Expect this tell-all聽to include lots of聽Friends references, throwback songs, prom drama, and grungy fashion callouts.聽It鈥檚 guaranteed to聽become your new listening crush, circa summer 鈥18.

For the Healthy minded

7. Almost 30:聽Hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik talk about all things health and wellness, but they also get real about all the questions and doubts that 20-somethings face. They talk to a number of experts such as entrepreneurs, nutritionists, life coaches, and more to help anyone navigate their 20s, 30s, and major life聽transitions. Each episode will make you laugh and think, 鈥淪ame.鈥

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