Here are 33 Great Podcasts For Commuters

Series: featured July 09, 2017

Hey there bikers, drivers, and subway riders (and those of you impressive enough to run to work)! Cutting down your commute time is hard, but your time getting to work doesn't have to go to waste. This list is for you. Enjoy 33 amazing podcasts for drivers, passengers, bikers, and anyone who has to spend time in traffic to get to and from work.

    1. Creative Mornings:

    breakfast lecture series for the creative community

    2. All Songs Considered::

    "Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons."

    3. Flash Forward:

    "A podcast in which we try to really overthink what the future has in store for us. Every episode will tackle one potential future scenario... and try to work out how that future would really go down."

    4. Freakonomics:

    "Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports."

    TIP: The best way to enjoy great podcasts is to use great headphones.

    5. Fresh Air:

    Weekly discussions of current events and the arts

    6. Hardcore History:

    Remarkably engaging (really) long-form podcasts about the most significant moments in history (and the people who lived through them).

    7. Happier with Gretchen Rubin:

    "Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this podcast. "

    8. Here's the thing:

    Actor Alec Baldwin interviews movers-and-shakers. No-holds-barred.

    9. Hidden Brain:

    "Exploring the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior"

    10. How I Built This:

    NPR's Guy Raz interviews highly-successful entrepreneurs in every industry about how and why they succeeded.

    11. NBC Nightly News:

    The day's news, summarized in 20 minutes by Lester Holt and team.

    12. Morning Short:

    One amazing short story every day, read to you by a soothing narrator.

    13. NPR Politics:

    Political roundups, in-depth stories, and exclusive political interviews

    14. Nerdist:

    "A comedy podcast in which Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira talk about all things nerdy, including comics, video games and TV shows".

    15. Not Too Deep:

    "Hosted by internet superstar Grace Helbig, "Not Too Deep" is a ridiculous, silly, and unapologetically superficial interview podcast, that is more about the laffs than about the feels."

    16. PBS News-hour:

    Daily, publicly-funded news roundup.

    17. Planet Money:

    In-depth stories that make economic issues interesting.

    18. Reply-all:

    Exploring the internet, one in-depth story at a time.

    19. Revisionist History:

    Author Malcolm Gladwell reinterprets old stories in new and interesting ways.

    20. S-Town:

    Probably our favorite podcast ever. In just 12 episodes, you will feel joy, surprise, anger, and every other emotion in this engaging true story.

    21. Serial:

    Extremely popular. Tells one true mystery story, from all angles, over the course of a season.

    22. Startup:

    "A series about what it's really like to start a business."

    23. Stuff You Missed In History Class:

    Covering the interesting subjects your history teacher skipped over, one subject per episode.

    24. Surprisingly Awesome:

    From mold to interest rates, SA takes supposedly "boring" topics, reframes them and tries to prove they're interesting (and they usually do).

    25. TED Radio Hour:

    "A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds."

    26. The Axe Files (with David Axelrod):

    "Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics".

    27. The Gist (By Slate):

    "A daily afternoon podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight"

    28. The Tim Ferriss Show:

    "In this show, best-selling Author and lifehacker Tim Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas, digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use."

    29. This American Life:

    Explores One interesting theme per episode in multiple "acts" of thoughtfully-reported stories.

    30. This Week In Startups:

    "Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies"

    31. Thrilling Adventure hour:

    "A staged show in the style of old-time radio performed live, monthly at Largo at the Coronet in Hollywood"

    32. Wait, Wait, Don’t tell me:

    "NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up"

    33. Welcome To Night Vale:

    Popular twice-monthly podcast with a continuing narrative, in a unique format.
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