By Meg Crane
Awful day at work? Shitty fight with a friend? Something on the news just won’t get out of your head? Sometimes, getting the negative thoughts out of your mind is really hard, and that can make it difficult to get your daily life tasks done.

That’s the perfect time to put on a podcast!

While laying out this issue of Cockroach, I had a lot going on in my life. My brain just wouldn’t shut up and focus. So, I asked Cockroach fans and a few friends what their favourite feminist, vegan and environmentalist podcasts were.

Here’s the list of recommended podcasts along with podcasters own descriptions of their projects.


Guys We F****d: The anti-slut shaming podcast. They spread their legs, now they’re spreading the word that women should be able to fuck WHOEVER they want WHENEVER they want and not be ashamed or called sluts or whores.

Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for all the long-distance besties out there, brought to you by Gina Delvac, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Every other week, tune in as we discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the beauty of caftans, menstruation news, Kimye, Pitbull, Hillary Rodham Clinton, casual racism, emoji, straight people, California, rom-coms, Lorde lipstick, and so much more.

Sex Nerd Sandra: So… I host this podcast called “Sex Nerd Sandra.” I extract sex tips, techniques & titillating tidbits from unique human beings & experts. I marvel at the human condition and cuddle up to the science that helps explain it. And P.S., I laugh, just absolutely laugh at our mating dance. I love humans. I just don’t quite understand them.


Food for Thought:  Celebrating a way of life that encompasses compassion for everyone and emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan.

Vegan Radio: A show about vegan culture; animal rights, healthy diet, food and lifestyle, and how they fit into the broader issues of environmentalism, spirituality, politics, and Salsa dancing. We bring an entertaining and sometimes humorous perspective to the subjects of diet, animal rights, arts, media, and personal ethics in a global world.


The Extraenvironmentalist is a way of thinking. It is also a podcast, blog and video series that explores the mindset of an outsider looking in on Earth. Such an outsider would be immediately struck by how unsustainable our social, environmental and economic systems are and would promote awareness of this problem while proposing alternatives.

TreeHugger Radio was a weekly program of green news, eco-lifestyle coverage and extended interviews with some of the world’s brightest green luminaries. TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

Did we miss your favourite? I’d love to add more to the list for the next time I need to sit down and layout Cockroach, so tweet links to us @cockroachmag.

Meg Crane is the founder of Cockroach. Follow her on Twitter.