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The 9 Best Podcasts to Listen to On Your Commute

Mar 31, 2022

Commuting looks different for every person, but the one thing that it has in common, regardless of your commute, is that it’s not great. Regardless of how long your commute is, finding a podcast to listen to start or end your day can make the commute worthwhile. Here are some of our favorite podcasts that will enhance your mind, workday, and make the commute enjoyable.  

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1. The Limit Does Not Exist by Forbes 

Do you love astrophysics and ballet? Enjoy writing screenplays and code? Dream of applying your theater degree to the tech world? The Limit Does Not Exist is a podcast that believes when it comes to pursuing your passions, you shouldn’t have to choose.  

2. Reply All 

“‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian. Reply All publishes new episodes on Thursdays at 6AM ET.

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3. The Daily by The New York Times 

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m. 

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4. ESPN Daily 

ESPN Daily kicks off your morning with the best sports story you’ll hear all day. Monday through Friday, host Pablo Torre brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN, as told by the top reporters and insiders on the planet. 

5.The Accidental Creative    

With more than ten million downloads, The Accidental Creative podcast has provided weekly tips and interviews with top thinkers, leaders, and artists since 2005.       

6. Oprah’s Super Soul 

Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Oprah’s Super Soul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self. 

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7. Asking For a Friend

In today’s social media culture, it’s easy to look around and believe that everyone else has life figured out. But things aren’t always as they appear! Each week, fashion designer, NYT bestselling author, and lifestyle expert, Lauren Conrad will host a variety of experts for candid conversations on everything from life, love, and business! 

8. This American Life 

This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. 

9. TED Talks Daily

Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world’s leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.