Depending on what time you have to go into work and where your work is located, morning and afternoon commutes can sometimes be a drag (especially if there’s a wreck on I-26!). We rounded up the most interesting and entertaining podcasts for your next commute or road trip. These podcasts will make the time fly by–and you might actually learn something along the way!
Overheard at National Geographic
Your office water cooler chatter may revolve around football or the Bachelor, but at the offices of National Geographic, conversations are a little more adventurous! From pyramids to honeybees, this unique podcast dives into the stories between the lines at the iconic travel magazine.
If you love Conan’s late-night show, you’ll love this podcast! It’s an interview show with guests like Michelle Obama, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Kimmel and more. Conan keeps the mood light while diving into what makes each guest interesting.
This four-part series has gained a ton of critical and listener praise! This podcast is enlightening both for those that experienced this historical event in real-time and for those who were still too young or not yet born. Per iTunes, this podcast will “transport [the listener] back in time [to] understand what Apollo 11 felt like to the millions of Americans who lived through it.”
Support local endeavors by listening to this informational and entertaining podcast from North Charleston-based food critic Stephanie Burt. Listen along as she travels across the South to chat with chefs, farmers, bakers and more.
From the makers of Serial and This American Life, S-Town is a Southern-fried mystery podcast you’ll be instantly hooked on. Just check out this description: “John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.
We all love Garden & Gun but did you know the popular magazine also has a podcast? From celebrity interviews to insider information, this podcast has a wealth of information that will appeal to the magazine’s subscribers.
If you love interior design and want tips on sprucing up your Foxbank Plantation home, this is the podcast for you! According to the producers, episodes are “all about the substance behind developing a personal style in your home and surrounding yourself with beauty in a way that is meaningful.”
Stuff You Missed in History Class
If you slacked off in class or just want to rediscover history’s most interesting subjects, this podcast is a great place to start! This is also a great one to listen to if you have older students in the car that can also glean valuable information that would give them an appreciation of history. After all, we’ve heard it tends to repeat itself.
History’s not the only subject to check back in on! iTunes puts it best: “Science for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what’s in the news and on the shelves.” Pick an episode that’s most interesting and applicable to your life and discover the science behind topics like housekeeping, human networking and more!
This ESPN-produced football podcast puts you ahead come game time. ESPN fantasy experts Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell provide daily strategy, previews and injury reports.