8 Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip
Are you planning a road trip and looking for something to keep you entertained while on the open road? Look no further! Podcasts are the perfect way to make long drives more bearable. Not only do they provide great entertainment, but there’s a podcast out there for almost every topic imaginable – from finance to fashion, history to health – so you’re sure to find one that sparks your interest. Need a recommendation? Here are a few favorite podcasts so you can be prepared with some good listening material when it comes time for your next trip!
From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both.
Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.
An audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a new wonder every day, Monday through Thursday. In under 15 minutes, they’ll take you to an incredible place, and along the way, you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories.
When both his popular culture podcast and long-term relationship come to an end, journalist Brendan finds he has the time — and freedom — to pursue his dream: a travel podcast where he goes places and learns about them by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. A friend joins him at each destination and they drink, dance, and eat their way from Montréal to Mexico City, often learning as much about themselves as the place they’re visiting. Not Lost is both a delightful travel escape and an insightful look at people — locals and visitors alike — trying to make sense of a constantly changing world.
The Amelia Project is a secret agency that fakes its clients’ deaths, then lets them reappear with a brand new identity! A black comedy full of secrets, twists… and cocoa. The series starts as a succession of interviews with clients who want to fake their deaths, then slowly a larger narrative begins to emerge… Each episode tells its own story, but we recommend starting with Season 1.
Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won’t stop her from fielding your questions on life’s many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We’re warning you now: Don’t Ask Tig.
Scam Goddess is a podcast dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Each week host Laci Mosley (aka Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up to date on current rackets, digs deep into the latest scams, and breaks down historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians! It’s like true crime only without all the death! True fun crime!
“SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
Take your audio entertainment to the next level when you hit the road with one of these great podcasts. You’re sure to find a podcast that matches your interests, whether you’re looking for something informative, goofy, or spine-tinglingly suspenseful.
***All podcast descriptions courtesy of Apple Podcasts