In the time she spun her personal style blog, Man Repeller, into a full-blown editorial site, Leandra Medine landed some pretty impressive friends a long the way. Oh Boy, hosted by Jay Buim, features interviews with industry entrepreneurs such as Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss and Glossier and Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily, as well as up-and-coming personalities including Mamie Gummer and Hari Nef, all of whom detail their path to success.
If you’re looking for musings on the future of the fashion world in terms of business models, ethics, fashion media or the industry’s impact on the environment, American Fashion Podcast is for you. Hosts Charles Beckwith, Seth Freidermann and Lisa-Maria Radano are each industry vets who know just the right questions to ask their guests, which have included Business of Fashion’s Lauren Sherman and The Good Wife costume designer Daniel Lawson.
Hosted by the fabulous Andre Leon Talley, Vogue’s podcast delves behind the scenes of America’s most fascinating fashion publication. Of course, as a former Vogue editor, Talley is able to give listeners unparalleled access to the magazine’s most legendary talent, including fashion director Tonne Goodman and yes, even Anna Wintour.
Despite what their name implies, the Fashion Hags are actually comprised of a trio of Millennial BFFs who gab about their shared love of fashion. Sarcasm and snark definitely seep into their lively conversations, which touch on everything from Kylie Jenner’s latest shenanigans to the current designer shake-ups happening at top fashion houses. The podcast isn’t exactly revelatory, but it’s fun to listen to nonetheless — like an accidentally eavesdropped conversation that you can’t turn away from.
Two funny ladies — stylist Kaarin Vembar and vintage-store owner Lisa Rowan — breakdown the fashion news in quick, weekly podcasts that make business-y fashion stories fun and easy to understand. Similar to The Skimm newsletter, Vembar and Rowan keep listeners up-to-date on the ins and outs of the fashion world.
Calling all history buffs: This podcast features 30-minute recaps of a humongous range of historical events from all over the world. Queen Victoria’s court scandal? Covered. The Whiskey Rebellion? Covered. Plus, there’s a healthy dose of fashion history sprinkled in for good measure.
Stuff Mom Never Told you is an informative, fun, generalized podcast for women, with the occasional fashion-related episode here and there. Come for the juicy details about the “hidden lives” of fashion bloggers, stay for the insight on “a feminist marriage.”
The New Yorker’s Out Loud podcast has a treasure trove of pop-culture goodies, including discussions about the effect of Joan Didion’s authoritative demeanor as well as a discourse on Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. The occasional fashion commentaries, many with staff fashion writer Judith Thurman, hit all the right notes.