Podcasts are a girl’s best friend.

They’re the perfect companion for long commutes, solo treadmill sessions, and Saturday morning errands.

Since their resurgence in recent years, the face of podcasts hast been white and male, but today people from all backgrounds are lending their voices to inform and inspire their audience (including ESSENCE magazine with its Webby Award-nominated podcast, Yes Girl!).

As usual Black people are at the forefront of diversifying the growing medium. Here’s 12 of our favorite podcasts hosted by us, for us.