What if I told you there was a way to actually enjoy your daily commute (or hate it slightly less, depending on how you look at it)? You’d be on board with that, right?
Well, this wasn’t a rhetorical question — I’m talking about podcasts, people!
Podcasts can make you laugh, make you think, and most importantly, take the dread out of your daily commute.
Here’s a list of seven top podcasts you should start listening to immediately.
Hosted by Dax Shepard, this podcast “celebrates the messiness of being human.” (And, let’s be honest, we’ve all got a lot of that going on.)
The fun thing about this podcast is that you never know what to expect. From Kristen Bell revealing why you should never sit next to her in a movie theater to Ashton Kutcher chatting about his time on “Punk’d,” your daily commute will never be boring again.
Past guests have included: Jimmy Kimmel, Ashton Kutcher, Kristen Bell, and more.
Listen if… you like an interesting mix of topics and getting to see a more personal side of celebs.
Into true crime and comedy? (I know that sounds like a weird combo, but hear me out.) My Favorite Murder will be one of the top podcasts for those who can’t get enough of true crime and witty banter.
Hosted byÂ Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the two hosts tell each other their favorite tales of murder and share hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
Basically, it feels like a macabre chat with your BFF, with plenty of laughs and interesting anecdotes about well-known (and little-known) murders along the way.
SSDGM. (You’ll understand that once you start listening.)
Listen if… you’re into true crime, big time.
The best podcasts make you laugh, and that’s just what 2 Dope Queens will do.
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’ podcast includesÂ stories about “sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t.”
Past guests include Illana Glazer, Fred Armisen,Â Greg Behrendt,Â Jeneane Garofalo, and more.
Listen if… you want to laugh your way to and fro work.
If honing your skills is always on your mind, but you can’t seem to find enough time in the day to make it happen, we’ve got the remedy.
Enter: Skimm’d From the Couch, a new podcast from the founders of Skimm’d.
“Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now theyâ€™re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they’ve ever received. Itâ€™s an inside look at what itâ€™s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.”
Listen if… you’re focused on self development and career building.
Invisibilia has consistently been one of the top podcasts since 2015 for a reason — it’s completely fascinating.
You’ll be engrossed in each episode, from the one about the blind man who says expectations enable him to see (yes, see) toÂ a provocative new theory about emotions. (Just don’t get too engrossed that you forget to pay attention to the road.)
“Invisibilia is Latin for “the invisible things.” We explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior â€” things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and emotions. The show is co-hosted by two of NPR’s award-winning journalists â€”Â Alix SpiegelÂ andÂ Hanna Rosin.”
Listen if… you like a smart podcast that challenges you to think beyond what you can see.
6. Dear Sugars
Hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, this advice podcast “fields all your questions â€” no matter how deep or dark â€” and offers radical empathy in return.”
It’s everything you’ve ever wondered (and lots you haven’t) but have been too afraid to ask, discussed in a totally open and understanding way.
We’re talking everything from addiction to kinky sex.
Listen if… You’re fascinated by human thoughts and behavior in their most uninhibited forms.
7. Who? WeeklyÂ
A list of top podcasts just would not be complete without ‘Who? Weekly’ on it.
Why? Because it’s hilarious.
“Who? WeeklyÂ is aÂ newsletter-turned-podcast on everything you need to know about celebrities you donâ€™t, hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber. Each week, Bobby and Lindsey delve into the Whos and Thems of the pop culture landscape.”
Even when everyone around you is driving like an A-hole, ‘Who? Weekly’ will ensure you arrive at work in a good mood.
Listen if…Â you like celebrities, gossip, laughter, and witty commentary.