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Road T(r)ips: Perfect Podcasts for the Open Road

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By Madeline Klein on June 8, 2021 in Travel

There’s nothing better than settling into a long road trip with a great new podcast. As you prep for your upcoming summer adventures, check out some of these podcasts to keep you company on the open road.

1. Radiolab

Radiolab is one of the seasoned veterans of the podcast world. It’s been around since 2002 and is still going strong. Radiolab appeals to the curious, and dives deep into scientific and philosophical topics, all the while embracing the art of storytelling in each episode.

From themes like driverless cars to an astronaut’s day-to-day life while they are floating in space, Radiolab has a topic for everyone. Their large library of podcasts will make you want to take the long route to your next destination.

2. Crime Junkie

True to its title, Crime Junkie is for all the crime and mystery lovers out there. The host spends each episode digging into whatever particular crime is interesting her that week.

She covers some well-known stories like Adnan from Serial, but also discusses lesser-known cases and disappearances many haven’t heard of. We wouldn’t judge you if you plan a road trip just for an excuse to binge this podcast.

3. The Daily

Need a daily dose of news? Look no further - this podcast was basically made for you! The Daily comes from The New York Times and is a quick 20-minute podcast that catches you up on the big news of the day.

This podcast is released every day of the workweek, so there’s no shortage of episodes to choose from. Now that you’re in road trip mode, you have all the time in the world to catch up on everything you may have missed!

4. Ask Me Another

This is sure to be a favorite for the game show fans. Ask Me Another features games, puzzles, and music in a fun and quick-paced manner. Ready for the twist? It is played live between two contestants. The podcast often features a “Very Important Puzzler.” Listen closely, because you’ll likely know these celebrity V.I.Ps.

Don’t worry about getting lonely on a solo road trip. You’ll have these brainiacs to keep you company. You’ll be so concentrated on this podcast that you’ll be at your destination before you know it!

5. The Moth

If you’re looking to feel more connected to the world around you, check out The Moth. This long-running podcast features stories of human interaction in a captivating way. In each episode, a true personal story or social experience is told live by the person who lived it.

Episodes range from funny to touching, so no matter your mood you are sure to find something perfect to tune into. Their dedication to high-quality storytelling will make you feel like you are in the audience instead of cruising on the open road.

If you’re a podcast addict and need more ideas, we have some other great podcast suggestions here!

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Madeline Klein is Say's Digital Content Producer. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism, emphasis in Strategic Communication. Her experience is in writing and digital media. Madeline loves using her creativity to write and design new and exciting pieces of work for Say!