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If you love listening to podcasts, you know that they can make your commute way more entertaining and speedy (or at least it feels like that). The thing is, anyone can make a podcast, so there are so many podcasts available online, so you need to find the ones that speak to you. (Of course, the positive side of this is that you’ll never run out of podcast content.) Below, find several recommendations for the best podcasts for your commute.
1. Song Exploder
Song Exploder is a podcast all about the behind-the-scenes of making music. The podcast plays studio outtakes and explains how musicians made their individual recording tracks and sessions into a single song. Song Exploder, which is also a Netflix show, is hosted by musician and producer Hrishikesh Hirway, whose experience in songwriting and recording elevates the show.
The thing is, you’ll barely hear Hirway’s voice. He mostly cedes the floor to famous musicians such as HAIM, Cheap Trick, and Angel Olsen, each of whom gives a step-by-step recollection of one of their songs. After listening to isolated tracks of bass, drums, and vocals, you’ll finally hear the song in question in its entirety. If you’re the creative type yourself, you might also learn how to be a better musician yourself.
2. Office Ladies
Office Ladies is a podcast hosted by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, co-stars of the unceasingly popular mockumentary series The Office. Each week, Fischer and Kinsley rewatch an episode of the show and share their memories and behind-the-scenes stories from when the show was on the air. If you’re a fan of The Office, you might find that Office Ladies makes your commute breeze by.
3. The NoSleep Podcast
If you need to stay awake during a long commute, doing so will be easy while listening to The NoSleep Podcast. This award-winning horror podcast is a collection of short original horror stories that will get your adrenaline pumping. Now, the podcast is in its 15th season, so you’ll have plenty of horror stories to listen to during a long commute. Each episode has a chilling soundtrack for full immersion into its creepy stories.
4. Recipe Club
Recipe Club is a food podcast that explains the best ways to cook some popular dishes from around the world. Each week, hosts Dave Chang and Chris Yang feature a cast of culinary experts who make three meals. The hosts then judge each meal, which is made by three people who use different recipes to create the same dish or focus on highlighting one main ingredient.
After the cooks prepare, taste, and discuss the three different recipes, the hosts choose a winner. The show teaches listeners how to use the very best cooking techniques and recipes to make common dishes.
5. The Read
If you want to hear commentary on an array of topics such as hip-hop, politics, and pop culture, The Read is the podcast for you. The two hosts, two New Yorkers named Kid Fury and Crissle, also take time in their podcast to bond over their stories about city life. Their interesting and witty commentary on celebrities and movies is entertaining if you appreciate listening to a variety of pop culture topics during your commute.
Have you listened to any of these podcasts? What’s your favorite podcast? Sound off in the comments!