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10 Hilarious Podcasts for Women in their 50s and Older

Podcasts have become wildly popular in the last few years. From true crime stories to sit-downs with talented people from every field, there’s something for every interest you can possibly imagine.

Popular sites like Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Acast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and PlayerFM make listening easy, but with the thousands of podcasts to choose from, it can be hard to sift through all of them and find one you love. That’s why we’ve curated a list of 10 hilarious podcasts to try when you’re looking to add a laugh to your day.

  1. 60 Things: The Podcast

For anyone who has ever thought about making a bucket list, 60 Things: The Podcast is a hilarious take on living vicariously through someone else’s attempt at checking off all the crazy things they still want to do in life. Podcast host Dianne Young brings you along on her adventures that began on her 60th birthday, including getting a henna tattoo and going skinny dipping.

  1. Baby Boomer Tales

If you like your humor with a side of nostalgia, Baby Boomer Tales is a great podcast to try. Cheeky and sometimes poignant, this podcast will bring you back to simpler times while making you laugh your head off about what we used to do and how much times have changed.

  1. Elayne Boosler – 50/50

Instead of multiple episodes, comedian Elayne Boosler’s 2019 live show is uploaded to this podcast. Boosler is known for her sharp wit and female-focused topics and is sure to become a new favorite for women of any age.

  1. Excuse My Grandma

Grandmother and granddaughter duo Gail and Kim have a light-hearted take on life as they explore the generational differences in dating, sex, and relationships. They welcome guests on most episodes and they often finish up with grandma’s dating advice.

  1. Funny Over 50

Comedian Jane Condon invites her funny 50+ friends (who just so happen to be comedians too) to chat and perform some of their best bits in between their own touring shows. This podcast also provides a great resource to find new names in comedy who will make you laugh too.

  1. Podcast to Make You Laugh

This relatively new podcast is just getting started, making it a great new series to pin as a reminder for the future. Podcast to Make You Laugh has one goal: to give listeners funny jokes and stories to brighten their day with a laugh.

  1. Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware

Foodies will love this humorous take on what we eat and the life we live recorded by the podcasters at Jessie’s actual dinner table. Joined by chef extraordinaire Lennie – who just happens to be Jessie’s mother – Jessie sits down with her mom and well-known guests (like singer Shania Twain from a recent episode) from around the world to discuss culture, music, and of course, table manners.

  1. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

This NPR podcast is a quick news and comedy mash-up that combines the latest news stories and some really funny comedians. If you like to keep up with recent news events but are bored with the same old news presentations, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me is a surprisingly fun way to get your daily laugh while learning a little bit about the world.

  1. Wheel of Misfortune

For a cringy and sometimes off-color look at life, British comedians Fern Brady and Allison Spittle’s Wheel of Misfortune is a good podcast to try. Let their mishaps and embarrassing tales make you laugh (and be thankful it was their life and not yours!)

  1. Women Write Funny

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a comedy writer’s life? Women Write Funny explores what makes some famous and up-and-coming comedians tick as you listen to some of the sharpest comedic minds spill the tea on their lives and what influences them.

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