'Tis the season for sitting inside in front of the air conditioner and moving as little as possible. Or, for the more adventurous, perhaps taking to the open road for one last summer adventure before fall hits, and we all have to be grown-ups again. Either way, you're going to need some low-maintenance, high-quality entertainment. We'e got you covered.
Earlier this summer, WNYC hosted the first-ever women's podcast festival
, featuring a host of the most innovative and resonant female voices in the medium. Like many other fields, the podcasting world is dominated by male voices (white ones, mostly), but in recent years, women have created some of the best new audio entertainment out there: funny shows, scary shows, shows that break the traditional mold of public radio. It's a thrilling time for podcasting, and for women podcasters in particular.
Here we've rounded up 10 of the best, most addictive podcasts you need for your last-chance summer vacation — whether you're at home or on the road. Load up the phone, turn up the air, and settle in for a good, long listen.