Best Podcasts for Road-trips

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.

Favorite Episodes: Wade in the Water, Shequoia, Who Dis?

Already love Two Dope Queens? Then try: Reply All

Radiolab

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.

Favorite Episodes: Staph Retreat, Elements, American Football

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.

Favorite Episodes: Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer, Viking Sagas, Latin American Folklore: Unbreakable

Already love the soothing sounds of Myths & Legends? Then try: 99% Invisible

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  • Kimberly Bunting

    This is a great post topic. I’m already listening to “Wade in the Water” episode of 2 Dope Queens….I just lost it laughing out loud at ‘How do crows learn to fly?” FLY! fly! fly! fly fly FLY FLYYY. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your podcast list.