The Best Beauty Podcasts To Feed Your Obsession

From Ted Talks and My Dad Wrote A Porno, to Desert Island Discs and S-Town, podcasts have completely changed the way we tell and listen to stories. While genres like true crime, comedy, candid real-life stories, and even fashion already serve up an endless variety of shows, beauty is a far less saturated space.

But if you're looking to take your beauty obsession to the next level, we've found five podcasts that deliver insider knowledge, cult brands, industry trends, and myth-debunking to your headphones. Featuring interviews with some of the biggest names, from dermatologists to brand founders, these are the weekly drops of beauty content to familiarize yourself with.

Click through to plug in to our favorite beauty podcasts — just don't forget your headphones at home.

breaking beauty

Longtime beauty editors Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn have interviewed and written about some of the biggest names in beauty, from Pat McGrath to Kat Von D, so it makes sense that they'd want to share their expertise via sound wave, too.

By discussing how industry giants forged their careers, they look at the not-so-conventional paths followed by some of beauty's most successful women. A recent episode featured Drunk Elephant founder Tiffany Masterson on how her brand became the fastest-growing line at Sephora.

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fat mascara

Jessica Matlin, beauty and health director at Teen Vogue, and Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire's executive beauty and health editor, present award-winning podcast Fat Mascara, featuring interviews with renowned makeup artists like Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown, dermatologists, manicurists, and more.

Fat Mascara is your weekly listening party for the industry's latest most-hyped launches, the trends currently sweeping beauty, and Matlin and Goldstein's cult-favorite products. Trust us, the whole beauty world is tuning in.

Listen here.

the emma guns show

Emma Gunavardhana — a.k.a. Emma Guns — is an experienced British beauty journalist with bylines at red Red, Stylist, Sunday Times Style, and The Telegraph, to name a few. Since launching in April 2016, her podcast has already hit iTunes Top 10 charts, as well as garnered attention from Coveteur and Get The Gloss.

From talking cleansing and facial massages with Chico Shigeta to Dr. Murad himself bestowing skin-care wisdom, there are some real nuggets of gold in this podcast.

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at home with...

Despite having only delivered 10 episodes so far, Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton have already impressed listeners with interviews with industry standouts like Lancôme creative director for makeup Lisa Eldridge, Terry de Gunzberg of By Terry, and Zoe Sugg (or Zoella to you).

Once they've convinced big names to open the doors to their homes, Lily and Anna quiz their interviewees on their lives, careers, and the products that actually fill their cabinets.

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the beauty brains

Perry Romanowski and Randy Schueller are The Beauty Brains, two cosmetic chemists answering all your questions and busting all the myths behind the high-tech, scientific, and sometimes even confusing world of beauty.

Is bee venom a valuable anti-aging ingredient? What are the benefits of exfoliating with AHAs? How can we tell if a product will cause acne? The duo responds to all these queries and more in over 163 episodes so far, so tune in if you're ready to get your mind blown.

Listen here.

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