Those us of with long commutes can asset that driving and podcasts are a perfect match. And while a open stretch of highway begs for a classic rock playlist, there are parts of a road-trip where podcasts are better than tunes. Read on for our favorite podcasts and when to press play on your next trip.
Two Dope Queens
Best for: the last 50 miles on the way back home
Queue up the two very funny ladies of Two Dope Queens when you start to lose steam at the end of a long roadtrip. Their abbreviation-filled dialogue about dating, sex and Lenny Kravitz is funny AF and will keep you alert and saying “YASS” as you finish your long drive.
Already love Two Dope Queens? Then try: Reply All
Best for: the middle of nowhere
Not all the scenery on a roadtrip is epic. When you find yourself a long stretch of road bisecting endless desert or fields, turn on Radiolab. Their fascinating and in-depth exploration of topics like the sounds of shrimp, the first political tabloid or the size of viruses is so engaging you won’t mind your boring surroundings.
Already love Radiolab? Then try: Invisibilia
Myths & Legends
Best for: the middle of night when something’s rustling outside your tent
It’s 3am, your partner’s asleep, but you’re awake because there’s definitely something snapping twigs outside your tent. When I hear a bump in the night, I turn to Myths and Legends. The host’s soothing voice and his humorous additions to the retelling of stories like Hercules, the Viking sagas and the Beauty and the Beast, will keep you calm and entertained while you convince yourself whatever’s outside your tent is just a myth too.
The only caveat is that Myths & Legends always ends by discussing a mythical ‘creature of the week’, which more often than not is a forest-dwelling being that probably wants to kill you. The habitat of the creature – forest, stream or wine cellar (really) – is always mentioned in the intro so maybe just skip any episodes taking place in the woods.
Already love the soothing sounds of Myths & Legends? Then try: 99% Invisible
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