Improve Your Commute With These 5 Podcasts

Sometimes commuting to and from work can feel long and drawn out. Thankfully with smart phones and tablets, you can now keep yourself entertained and even learn a thing or two with a podcast. Tune into these five podcasts to add variety to your commute.


Back to Work

If you’re looking for a podcast that offers advice about all things work-related, look no further than Back to Work. Hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin, Back to Work focuses on productivity, communication, barriers we face in the workplace, tools that make work easier and tasks more efficient, and so much more. If you want to be aware of new technologies and work-hacks, this podcast covers that, too.

Good Job, Brain!

Good Job, Brain! is a free weekly podcast that’s part quiz show and part fascinating news. If you like learning about random facts, world news, pop culture, and brainy trivia, you’ll love this podcast on your morning commute.


Hosts Karen, Dana, Colin, and Chris all bring something different to the podcast with their quirky sense of humor and interesting facts. They’re funny, informative, and entertaining. This podcast is ideal for those who dig a pub quiz or puzzle.


The Splendid Table

Foodies will be delighted with the Splendid Table podcast. The Splendid Table started out as a radio show based on host Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s book of the same name and soon evolved into what it is today.


You’ll listen to chefs, food critics, and Lynne Rossetto Kasper herself talk about food culture around the world, restaurants they’ve tried, and even recipes that you can cook at home. Each episode focuses on one theme and not only entertains, but teaches you things about international cuisine and the people who cook them.


The Dinner Party

Every Friday, a new episode of the Dinner Party features actors, singers, artists, writers, and generally fascinating people. Topics are broad, covering things that are going on in popular culture, teaches you a joke, a bit of history, explains a themed cocktail recipe, answers questions about etiquette, and talks about the latest emerging food trends. An episode of The Dinner Party is sure to teach you something you didn’t know before.


How Did This Get Made?

If you’re looking for a laugh after a long day at work, tune in to How Did This Get Made? Comedians Jason Mantzoukas, June Diane Raphael, and Paul Scheer, as well as special guests on each episode, talk about the absolute worst movies they’ve ever seen. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve never seen the movie before, the hosts cleverly explain why you should never waste your time watching it, making you cry with laughter all the way home.


Whether you’re looking for something that gears you up for the day or something that makes you laugh after a long day, there are plenty of podcasts to keep you company on your commute.


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