If you find yourself having a soul-crushing commute to work every day, one of the best things you can do is redeem the time you have stuck in traffic. There are a ton of awesome podcasts out there, so we cut through the noise and rounded up the top five that are sure to take your commute to the next level.
1.) How I Built This by NPR – Ever wonder how successful businesses like TOMS, Warby Parker, and Southwest Airlines got their start? On How I Built This, Guy Raz sits down with an entrepreneur every week to hear their story of building their business—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
2.) Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller – Every week, marketing guru Donald Miller sits down with someone whose insight can help take your business to the next level by simplifying your message, or Building a StoryBrand.
3.) This American Life – A weekly radio show that’s been around for more than 20 years, This American Life features different stories each week centered around a single topic. Delving into different facets of American culture—from public school systems and presidential elections to weight loss—this podcast will certainly keep your commute entertaining.
4.) LeVar Burton Reads – Yes, this podcast is exactly what you hope it’ll be. LeVar Burton (you know, the Reading Rainbow guy) handpicks a different piece of short fiction and reads it to you. And yes, it’s just as amazing as it sounds.
5.) Part-Time Genius – Ever wondered why rats are outsmarting humans, or whether people will ever be able to survive without sleep? You probably haven’t, and that’s why this podcast is so amazing. Starting with a seemingly absurd topic, Will and Mango take you on journey to find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Magical!