The Best Podcasts For College Girls

Between school work and social functions, it can be hard to find time to do anything when you’re in college. This is especially true when it comes to being a girl in college because there’s soooo much to keep up with. Homework, projects, new beauty trends, the do’s and don’ts of dating, friends, new and upcoming technology, current events, and so on! This is where listening to podcasts can totally change your life!

Listening to podcasts as college girls can not only help inspire and entertain but they can also educate and expand your brain. And just like listening to music, listening to your favorite podcasts is an awesome way to kill some time without spending a dime…yet they can keep you informed about everything from politics to pop culture. To mindfulness and career strategy. So today, we’re sharing a roundup of the best podcasts that college girls can listen to for fun, while on commute, or waiting for their next class!

13 Best Podcasts For College Girls


College life is all about figuring out who the heck you want to be and Kenzie Elizabeth is here to help! ILYSM with Kenzie Elizabeth is about all things mental health, productivity, relationships, and living life to your fullest potential. It’s also one of the best confidence boosting podcasts around. You’ll hear tips for navigating your twenties, how to overcome breakups, how to find real friendship, and more! Start with this episode of ILYSM to hear about how to live your BEST single life in your twenties!

Lipstick on the Rim

Don’t have time to keep up with the allll the latest and greatest beauty trends? Tune into Lipstick on the Rim for the answers to all your burning health and wellness questions. With subject matter ranging from plastic surgery to sexual health, podcast hosts Molly Sims & Emese Gormley have done the research and they’re here to tell you hop on the train or RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. Need some dating tips in your life? Check out this epsiode with Nick Viall on Dating in Today’s Era, Sex on the First Date & Why You Sould Make the First Move.


College is the time when we meet all our future BFF’s and maybe even our future significant other…so knowing how to identify players, haters, f*ckboys, and fake friends is a valuable skill to have. Get ready to have a good laugh and learn everything there is to know about relationships with Kamie Crawford of Relationshit. We’re talking parental relationships, work relationships, sexual relationships…you name it! We recommended starting with: Navigating F*ckboys with Drew Afualo.

Back to the Beach

Are you ready to relive your favorite moments from Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County? Just dying to know what really happened in Cabo? We can’t think of a better way to pass the time waiting for class than to sit down with OG cast members, Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti as they re-watch episodes and spill all the behind-the-scenes tea. And just in case you’re wondering, yes, there is a special episode featuring Lauren Conrad!

The Skinny Confidential: Him & Her

This no holes barred podcast is everything a young woman needs in her life. Especially during those formative college years. From pop culture to everything you need to know about health, fitness, wellness, and beauty, Lauryn and Michael are your go-to source for all things trending. Him & Her has tons of episodes that can help you hack your life before you ever even walk across that graduation stage. Start with this episode on building your confidence, trusting your gut, and executing your dreams. Then, get your daily dose of pop culture with Lauryn and Michael as they sit down with Charli D’Amelio & Heidi D’Amelio to talk TikTok and Dancing with the Stars.

Crush The Mindset Spiral

If you see entrepreneurship in your future post-college, this is the PERFECT podcast for you. It’s time to turn that self-doubt into self-confidence! Crush The Mindset Spiral is one of the best podcasts for female entrepreneurs and is chock full of all the best tips for personal development, branding, and success for business and real life. Finding real friendship in college is important, so we definitely recommend checking out this episode as you navigate your various college relationships: Why You Can’t (And Shouldn’t Try To) Buy Friendships.

The Puberty Podcast

Okay, I know what you’re thinking…why The Puberty Podcast? Well, just because you’re in college doesn’t mean you’re done growing and changing! As a young woman in college, you might still be dealing with uncontrollable emotions, deep feelings, past trauma, and more. This is where The Puberty Podcast could be really helpful. From body confidence to handling anger, The Puberty Podcast has it all! Be sure to check out Body Positivity in Puberty with Zoe Bisbing of The Full Bloom Project for some wholesome tips about navigating self-care and body-confidence throughout your adolescent years!

Breaking Beauty

Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, podcast hosts of Breaking Beauty, are your new go-to gals for alllll things beauty. You’ll hear about all the new beauty trends, which products to purchase, and which products to stay away from. Plus tons of natural beauty hacks you can do right from your dorm or apartment. Jill and Carlene’s in depth research combined with their interviews with the experts will keep you up-to-date about the world of cosmetics and beyond. Looking for some skincare tips? Start with Your Head-To-Toe, Do’s and Don’ts Skincare Guide with LA Beautyologist.

The Blonde Files

Ready for the scoop on all things beauty, wellness, fulfillment, motivation, and more? Then, look no further! Arielle Lorre, podcast host of The Blonde Files, sits down with doctors, leaders, and experts each and every week to answer allll the questions we didn’t even know to ask. From relationship advice to cosmetic procedures, Arielle is here to find out the truth behind all those closed doors. Headed back to school? Arielle has you covered…be sure to check out: Back to School + Overcoming Shame and Fear and to Live the Life You Deserve and 10 Best The Blonde Files Episodes!

We Met At Acme

We Met At Acme covers a range of topics including relationships, sex, and vulnerability…which are allll super relevant topics when it comes to college. These topics can bring with them a wide range of emotions from excitement to fear and shame. But don’t worry! These emotions are all totally normal according to podcast host Lindsey Metselaar and she’s here to help you navigate your college relationships with helpful advice and hilarious anecdotes. For girls in college, we recommended this episode for tips on defining relationships, knowing when to walk away, and living by yourself for the first time.

The Bad Broadcast

Sometimes, especially as a college student, you just need a break! And by break I mean a total knock-down, drag-out, bitch-fest where you can feel safe complaining about life’s every little inconvenience. Luckily, that’s exactly what The Bad Broadcast is allll about! Sit down with podcast host, Madi Murphy, each and every week to complain about literally everything…even if it’s just the slightest inconvenience. When you’re ready to get it all out, we recommend starting with this episode alllll about friends.

Real Pod

Hosted by former Division I volleyball player, TED Talk speaker, and mental health advocate, Victoria Garrick, the Real Pod is all about real life. Every Wednesday, Victoria sits down with experts, athletes, models, celebrities, and more to talk body-confidence, successes, failures, challenges, and just being true to yourself! As well as how to take those tiny leaps and become the person you really want to be. Real Pod is one of the best mental health podcasts for college-aged listeners and contains soooo many tips that can make adulthood easier. If you’re ready to take a listen to Real Pod, we recommend this episode: Kathryn Plummer: The Nation’s #1 College Volleyball Player Talks Pressure, Mental Health, & Stanford’s “Secret Sauce”. Or, you can check out our roundup of the 10 best Real Pod episodes!

Bone Marry Bury

Between homework, extracurriculars, and hanging with your friends, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. For those days when you just need a break, to forget about everything else you’ve got going on, we give you Dear Media original Bone Marry Bury: the raunchy reverse whodunnit you didn’t know you needed starring Sarah Hyland and Harvey Guillén. That’s right – it’s fun, it’s fiction, and it’s perfect for taking your mind off of alllll that schoolwork. Start with the first episode, here.

Listening to podcasts in college is efficient and can totally help inspire your next moves in life.

Listening to podcasts in college is one of the cheapest and most entertaining ways to pass the time. Whether you’re taking a break from homework, commuting to campus, or waiting for your next class to start, podcasting is the way to go! Listening to podcasts is not only an escape from your busy schedule. But it’s also a way to engage your brain in something else besides allll that repetitive schoolwork! Plus, listening to podcasts is totally FREE.

You can find all of these podcasts on Dear Media, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and most of the podcasts above are only an hour long, making it super easy to find time to listen. We hope you enjoyed this roundup of podcasts and, as always, be sure to let us know your thoughts below! While you’re there, drop your favorite podcasts for college students, too. And for more blogs like this one, you can head on over to the Dear Media Blog!