9 Podcasts to Make Your Drive More Enjoyable!

Covering everything from true crime to crochet, podcasts have exploded in popularity in recent years and for truck drivers, this means endless hours of content to listen to on the road.

All podcasts are not created equal, however. Some are gripping and highly professional, while others are just someone rambling pointlessly into a microphone. Given the wide range of subject matter and quality, it helps to have some recommendations. That’s why we’ve put together this little guide. Download the following podcasts the next time you’re on the road:

1) Hardcore History

If you’ve learned about history mostly from school and television programs, you’ve probably been exposed to family-friendly lessons and stories. Hosted by Dan Carlin, Hardcore History takes a much more adult-appropriate approach. This podcast has gain legions of followers for its unvarnished and unique take on past events.

2) Freakonomics Radio

The best-selling Freakonomics books used research and data to show insights on everything from baby naming trends to migration. The weekly Freakonomics podcast continues in this vein, often touching on cultural events of the moment.

3) Serial

Serial became one of most popular podcasts of all time when it covered the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a student at a high school in Baltimore, over the course of its first season. The second season covered the story of Bowe Bergdahl, an American solider held by the Taliban for five years and charged with desertion. Season three covered the American criminal justice system.

4) Trucker Dump

There’s a lighter side to every industry and truck driving is no exception. As you may have guessed, the podcast called ‘Trucker Dump’ offers funny takes on life on the road. It’s a great option for the next tie you’re stuck in traffic and need a laugh.

5) Alice Isn’t Dead

Alice is Dead is another trucking-related podcast, but rather than focusing on humor or commentary, it’s serial fiction. Filled with twists and turns, Alice is Dead tells the story of truck driver searching the US for his long-lost wife, who was presumed dead.

6) Today, Explained

On this podcast, host Sean Rameswaram offers clever, engaging explanations of the day’s news. The show’s expert voices and tight 20-mintue time span give you all you need to know about the day’s events in a convenient little package.

7) Homecoming

Homecoming is a dramatic, fictional podcast starring Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, and other famous actors. This psychological thriller revolves around a caseworker attending a patient at a mysterious facility.

8) Outside the Lines

A podcast for the ESPN show with the same name, Outside the Lines focuses on personal stories of the sports world.

9) Mike & Mike

In another ESPN podcast, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic breakdown and debate stories from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and more.

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