My Top 5 Podcast Picks For Your Commute

I’m in a serious relationship with podcasts. They keep me company throughout my work day, and I look forward to hearing their familiar voices each week. Here are my top picks for your daily commute:

  1. My Favorite Murder
mfm 2
c/o Feral Audio

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’m big fan of true crime, as are MFM podcast hosts, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. These ladies are writers/comedians, so they somehow make light of some serious and dark subject matter. Each episode Karen and Georgia do a deep dive into a murder, and their listeners, aka “murderinos,” e-mail their hometown murders to be read on air. Full episodes drop on Thursdays and their mini-sodes that feature the hometown murders drop on Mondays.

 

2. Lovett or Leave It

lovett or leave it
c/o Crooked Media

Lovett or Leave It is one of the many political podcasts from Crooked Media. All of them are great, but Jon Lovett, former speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and Obama, is a star. His rants are legendary, his guests are funny and informative, and I can’t wait for him to run for office. New episodes drop on Saturdays.

 

3. Happy, Sad, Confused

happy sad confused
c/o MTV Podcast Networks

Josh Horowitz is a pop culture and film junkie, and that passion consistently delivers great interviews with today’s hottest actors and directors. His interviews with Taylor Kitsch aka Tim Riggins of Friday Night Lights, are solid gold and worth every minute of your time. New episodes typically drop on Wednesdays.

 

4. What Should I Read Next?

anne bogel
c/o Modern Mrs. Darcy

I’m always looking for good book recommendations, and this podcast is my favorite.  Anne’s voice is so soothing and I want her to be my best friend. Each week she talks books with one listener. They discuss 3 books they loved and 3 books they hated, and then Anne gives them 3 book recommendations based on their choices. Anne’s book, Reading People, came out this past week, and she also runs the popular reading blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy. New episodes drop on Tuesdays.

 

5. Something You Should Know

something you should know
c/o Wondery

I’m an extremely anxious person, and I like to be mentally prepared for all situations, and this podcast helps with that.  Each episode offers practical advice, and features interviews with researchers, authors, scientists, etc., and they often makes you question what you know to be true.  New episodes drop on Mondays and Thursdays.