Living in Los Angeles means sitting in traffic for hours on end. It can get pretty boring and pretty frustrating. After all, you’re trapped in a tiny space with nothing to do for a long time. Thank goodness for podcasts! They are like radio, but better! With hundreds of them out there, all focusing on various topics, there is bound to be something to keep everyone entertained. Whether you are stuck in LA traffic or gearing up for a road trip, here are the top 8 podcasts to keep you entertained during your long commute!
This podcast is one of the most popular ones out there and for good reason! Hosted by Sarah Koenig of This American Life fame, this investigative journalism podcast follows a nonfiction story for multiple episodes. The first season will have you hooked as it centers around the murder of Hae Min Lee, a student from Baltimore, Maryland. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested for the murder, but after each episode, you will be asking yourself whether you think he is guilty or not. This top podcast won a Peabody award in 2015 and has ranked #1 on iTunes. It’s a perfect podcast for a long commute!
2. Welcome to Night Vale
Sometimes sitting in traffic could be a bummer! You start wishing you could travel somewhere else. With this top podcast, you can! This podcast revolves around a radio show that reports weird occurrences in the fictional town known as Night Vale. It’s weird. It’s spooky. It’s definitely entertaining. The deadpan humor will keep you laughing nervously throughout your journey.Go listen now!
3. Stuff You Should Know
For the curious driver, this is the perfect podcast to listen to on a road trip. With a consistent appearance on the Top 10 Podcast iTune Charts, this series hosted by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant will teach you interesting things about various subjects. With themed episodes including “How Health Inspections Work” and “How Exorcisms Work”, you are sure to find a topic you are interested in for the road trip ahead.
4. My Favorite Murder
Calling all true crime fans! If you ever thought that murder couldn’t be entertaining, then you’ve obviously never listened to this podcast. Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, this podcast describes itself as “true crime comedy.” For each episode, the hosts share one of their “favorite” murders and then have guests and the audience send in creepy occurrences and murders that have happened in their hometown. Now how is that for lighthearted road trip fun? I just hope you aren’t traveling alone!
For our tech geniuses out there, this will top the lists as your favorite podcast! Each week, hosts Christina Warren, Brianna Wu, and Simone de Rochefort talk about everything from the newest technology to comic books, movies, games, and books. From talking about the latest iPhone to Disney scandals, this podcast will speak to the geek in you. Be sure to give it a go next time you are on the road.
If you really want to keep yourself entertained during a long commute, there is no better way to do so than to listen to a trivia podcast! Hosted by James Carter, each episode consists of twenty questions. You’ll feel like you’re on Jeopardy! Trying to figure out each answer after the interlude music. If you are on a fun family road trip, this is a great game to keep the whole family entertained. Pencils ready? Let’s PodQuiz!
7. Wow in the World
This podcast is another one to top the list for family road trips. It is also sure to top “The Best Podcast” lists for any science lovers out there! You will learn about everything from black holes to super germs and so on. This podcast will have you saying wow the whole way to your destination!
8. The Read
Stay on top of all the latest pop culture news with hosts Kid Fury and Crissle West. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry because you’re laughing so hard! These two will keep you hip and current as they cover topics in music and celebrity news and share their undying love for Beyonce. Now this sounds like a must- listen to me!