Entertain And Inspire With Top 5 Podcasts For Road Trips
If you’re the adventurous type, you’ve probably already been on your fair share of road trips and likely have a few favorite podcasts. However, if you’re looking at fun road tripping adventures ahead, having some podcasts downloaded before departure can make for a entertaining and pleasant drive.
On our road trips, my husband and I download podcasts to help entertain or inspire, pass the time and learn about new topics. Here are five of our favorite podcasts for road trips:
The Dirtbag Diaries
Any dirtbag or outdoor enthusiast can enjoy and appreciate the tales from The Dirtbag Diaries. Fitz Cahall and contributors always have stories that inspire outdoor adventures and keep you stoked for your trip ahead.
The Dirtbag Diaries have over 150 episodes now that range from serious to humorous topics of what Fitz refers to as “campfire tales.” If you’re into skiing, climbing, kayaking or any outdoor sports, The Dirtbag Diaries is something you’ll want to listen to.
This American Life
An NPR classic, This American Life is a weekly public radio show and is “the most popular podcast in the country.” Each episode of This American Life showcases a theme and includes a variety of stories on that theme. Most of the stories are journalism, but often include comedy or essay contributions.
Some themes will be current affairs topics, obscure news or generalized cultural topics.
Serial is another podcast from the creators of This American Life and is hosted by Sarah Koenig. We turned this podcast on from a drive from Jackson, WY to Seattle, WA and were hooked for the entire drive (literally, couldn’t stop listening and probably would have pulled over to let the story finish). Sarah unfolds and investigates a true story of a high school murder, trying to uncover the questionable guilt of suspect Adnan Syed. Each week is a new chapter that provides new evidence.
Radiolab is an entertaining podcast with co-hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, who investigate and narrate captivating topics. Each podcast is centered around one big idea and the co-hosts dissect controversial topics and make scientific topics interesting.
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know explores in detail common and not-so-common themes and how they work. Topics range from how landfills work, anatomy of mosquitoes or the ecosystems of the Galapagos. Co-hosts Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark provide entertaining and witty satire that will keep you listening.
Enjoy, happy road tripping!