The beginning of the summer is the unofficial beginning to road trip season. More than 38 million travelers left home during Memorial Day weekend with 89% of those doing so by car. Chances are, at some point this summer, you’re going to be in the car for an extended period of time. When that happens, you’re going to need something to listen to.
Well, podcasts are the latest trend in listening pleasure. And with free apps like Stitcher, Soundcloud, PodOmatic, iTunes Radio, and Spotify, you can access practically every podcast out there. Here are a few of my faves I suggest you listen to as you drive 12 hours to go visit your Memaw.
Buzzfeed’s first podcast is hosted by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. Every week, they go through the highs and lows all while slightly tipsy. Listen to Another Round.
Can I Pet Your Dog?
This podcast is hosted by a dog haver and a dog wanter and it’s basically an hour long conversation about dogs with celebrity guests. Listen to Can I Pet Your Dog?.
Neck of the Woods
Fresh and Sir Ratchettness remind you of your cousins you’re going to see while on your trip back home. For a smooth hour-and-a-half, they make you laugh by saying everything you were already thinking. Listen to Neck of the Woods.
This podcast is simply a detailed account of different situations and happenings that occurred on the Internet. It’s really more interesting than it sounds. Give it a listen. Listen to Reply All.
Strangers is a great storytelling podcast where every episode tells the story of a random stranger, like the episode where the girl lied to Dave Chapelle but it worked out in the end. Listen to Strangers.
The trip to see your loved one is long. Might as well make it enjoyable. Start by listening to one of these podcasts and enjoy.