Whether you’re traveling by plane or car, a long trip can be tiring as well as monotonous. At times, not even music will cut it when it comes to our entertainment needs. It’s for this reason that we’re thankful for podcasts, the gifts that keep on giving. If you don’t know what to listen to, we’ve made a list of some of the most binge-worthy podcasts to listen to when traveling.
1. Dr. Death
This investigational podcast tells the tale of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who was sentenced to life in prison for maiming thirty-one of his patients and killing two. As the story unfolds, we learn of Duntsch’s gross malpractice and the medical system that failed its patients.
With over two million listeners a week, This American Life is one of the most popular podcasts on the market. Its 600+ episodes cover a variety of different topics, so you won’t run out of episodes anytime soon.
Dan Carlin is an incredibly meticulous storyteller: his thorough retellings of historical stories span hours, but they’re so engrossing that you probably won’t even realize it. You’ll become so engrossed in the expansive narratives he expertly weaves that your trip will end before you know it.
Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff are the charismatic hosts behind everyone’s favorite true crime podcast. In the podcast that made millions of people realize they weren’t alone in their crime obsessions, the two women blend comedy with engaging accounts of some of the world’s darkest murders.
5. Modern Love
This one is for the romantics. Notable entertainment figures such as Ginnifer Goodwin and Zoe Saldana narrate love stories taken straight from the pages of the The New York Times. Whether they’re about heartbreak or reconciliation, these true stories are passionately recounted by some of the most talented names in modern media.
In this investigational podcast, reporter Brian Reed begins a dialogue with John B. McLemore, a clockmaker who lives in a small Alabama town that he loathes. McLemore invites Reed to visit the town to investigate an alleged murder. Reed’s journey, however, is not what he—or you—expects it to be. This beautifully told, melancholic tale is one you truly can’t miss.