Who doesn’t love road trips?
Whether with family or friends, it’s a great way to unwind and relax. Everyone needs that break from the drudgery of everyday life.
It is an exciting time and a most-needed chance for a change of environment.
Now, you’ve exhausted the playlists on your phone, and everyone’s not really in the mood for music or talking. Before attempting an awkward ice-breaker, put on an exciting podcast and grab everyone’s attention!
Most people like listening to music.
Well, I do. Everyone knows a particular song, and they sing together or nod along with the beat.
But when you play an exciting podcast, besides intriguing most people, you educate and invite interaction. Even a 15-minute podcast on your road trip could give you more than you know- a new insight, an idea, laughs, tears, and maybe even shivers.
And if you’re driving solo, listening to a great host’s dulcet tones could make you feel less lonely.
Laugh, agree, disagree, get sentimental, or quietly wonder. There’s a whole list of podcasts waiting for you to check out on your next road trip!
Here are my favorites! (In no particular order and depending on my mood or the company that I’ve got)
Put on your thinking caps and get ready for the Family Road Trip Trivia Podcast, hosted by Brittany Gibbons and Meredith Soleau. This hilariously competitive pair made the genius decision to swap out "I spy" for trivia on family car journeys! With a ton of giggles and a dash of sarcasm, they sneak in educational content that'll have the whole family hooked. This quirky quiz extravaganza covers everything from 90s pop culture to dinosaurs, making it an all-age crowd pleaser. One of the standout episodes? 'The Great Under the Sea Quiz'. Consider yourself a welk-versed ocean enthusiast? Hop in the car and tune in to find out!
Take a hike from your monotonous routine and jaunt into the wacky world of 'The Trip' podcast. Who needs a map when you have host Nathan Thornburgh, a former globetrotting journalist, ready to lose and find himself in deep-dive conversations? This podcast is not for the faint-hearted but caters to audacious voyagers keen to explore cultures, politics, and culinary delights through the lens of intoxication. Bursting with flavors, the show spices up sober discussions with whimsical chats about global booze and beyond. Be ready to get tipsy on tales ranging from the cannabis trail of Morocco to gin tastings in London. Seriously though, you thought travel podcasts were all about ‘finding yourself’? Nah, it’s about getting lost…and a little buzzed on ‘The Trip’. Cheers to that!
"Buckle up and start those engines for Road Trip Trivia, a zany, on-the-go podcast for those with a need for speed…and knowledge! The hosts, geography fanatics Bob and Karen, traded their day jobs as cartographers for a life on the road. Ever wished your road trips came with fascinating pit stops of trivia? Well, wish granted! Whether you're a learner driver or long-haul trucker, this podcast fuels your journey with mind-blowing trivia about local lore, geography, history, and more. One of the fan-favourite episodes, 'Bizarre Borderlines,' invites you to navigate strange state lines in the USA. Warning: listening may induce unusually high levels of wanderlust, unexpected learning, and an amusingly competitive streak. So, plot your route and let Road Trip Trivia accompany you down the trivia-tastic track of knowledge!"
'Fasten your seat belts, folks! As you're about to embark on a joyride with "Cruising: A Lesbian Bar Road Trip". This podcast is hosted by two amazingly vivacious women who decided to escape their humdrum routine and instead explore lesbian bars around the country. The dynamic duo's terrific banter, fiery passion and intriguing tales make it the perfect guide for the LGBTQ+ community – or anyone really craving a wild adventure. Be prepared to swap your couch for a virtual bar stool and tap into a vibrant - and tragically endangered - world of community, courage and scandalous karaoke. Each local dive bar they visit is its own theatre of stories. This podcast is essentially a cocktail – of humor, culture, inspiration and just a generous splash of...fun, of course! Ready to jazz up your mundane drive? Tune in today!'
"Music Planet Road Trip, hosted by world-traveling audiophile Gemma Cairney, is like having your own personal DJ in every corner of the globe. Cairney backpacks around the world, dishing out groovy tunes and fun facts garnered from each visit. Targeting all music afionados and travel junkies, this podcast ditches the tour guide for toe-tapping tunes - making the world your dance floor. From the feisty Flamenco beats of Spain to throaty Mongolian melodies, it's a sonic exploration of cultures that will make your ears stamp their passports! Buckle up music fans, this podcast promises more twists, turns, and tunes than a night at the Disco! The question isn’t 'Are we there yet?', but 'What’s next on the playlist?'". Pop in your earbuds and embark on a journey around the Music Planet!"
"Take a virtual spin down Route 66 with American Road Trip Talk, your ultimate guide to all things Americana and beyond! Hosted by travel aficionado, Foster Braun, who ditched a desk job to take America's roads less traveled. Co-piloted by Sue Mariani, a history buff with a serious case of wanderlust. This jovial duo chats with eclectic personalities they meet on their journey, diving into the rich history, eclectic cultures, and surprising stories from coast to coast. Who's it for? The armchair travelers, the history nerds, and anyone who's ever wanted to put the pedal to the metal and just drive! Grab your maps, folks! It's time to hit the open road...from the comfort of your earbuds, of course."
Fasten your seatbelts, folks! Road Trip Radio is a wild ride across America, hosted by adrenaline-junkies Janine and Fred. Fred, an ex-truck driver, traded his 18-wheeler for a mic while Janine ditched her geography teaching post to quench her wanderlust. This riveting podcast takes you on a virtual U.S. road trip, exploring small towns and less-traveled highways. Its void-filling content makes it perfect for travel enthusiasts stuck in 9-to-5's and nostalgic American Highways Literature buffs. Strap in for some of the funniest tales, the weirdest roadside attractions and the tastiest diner foods. Cracking episode? 'Bigfoot or Big Lie' in misty Oregon. Win the race to excitement with Road Trip Radio, folks - you'll get much more than an "are we there yet?"
"Agave Road Trip" is a fiesta in your ears, hosted by the tongue-in-cheek duo, Lou Bank and Chava Periban. These devoted agave geeks take listeners on a spirited journey through rural Mexico, evangelizing the wonders of artisanal mezcal. Designed for those curious cravers that wonder, "What's in my sip of mezcal?" - typically craft cocktail lovers and the culturally curious. This fun-fueled podcast unravels the heritage, production, and nuances of this unique liquor. Not your average discussion about alcoholic beverages, it's a rich exploration of a culture distilled. And one of the standout episodes? "Mezcal in Movies!" - featuring real-time mezcal reaction to Hollywood's depictions. So buckle up, grab your jicara, and let's hit the agave road. Don't worry, we don't sip and drive.
Fire up the engine for 'Road Trip Riddles', a crazy fun podcast that turns dull car journeys into laugh-filled adventures. Our lively hosts, Chuck Gear and Sally Mileage, a former comedian and a riddle-master respectively, have a trunk full of brain-twisting riddles and gut-busting punchlines. Designed to entertain the whole family, from curious kiddos to puzzle-loving parents, this podcast turns the open road into a highway of hilarity and mental excitement. So buckle up, roll down the windows and get ready for a laughter riot with 'A Chicken's Vacation' episode, where even the clucking poultry joins the quest. Seriously, folks, 'Road Trip Riddles' makes you wish for a traffic jam! So, next time you hit the road, hit play and listen to the entire show!
'Buckle up, and prep your birthing ball, we're going on a "Doula Road Trip"! This oh-so-relatable podcast comes to you directly from the frontlines of childbirth. Host and veteran doula, Jane, flings wide the car doors to her life's work, dishing out an irresistible mix of humor, heat packs, and hard truths. Targeted at doulas, parents-to-be, or anyone holding a curiosity of owning the birth room, Jane serves up regular chats on everything birthy. One standout episode? "The Epidural Extravaganza". Yes, it's as amusing & enlightening as it sounds. With Jane at the wheel, The Doula Road Trip Podcast delivers a brilliant baby-bundle of maternal wisdom. It’s ALL the labor room secrets without the actual labor! So sit back, push play and prepare to be delivered!'
Strap in for a thrilling ride down the twilight highway of horror flicks with "Scream Queens Horror Movie Road Trip Podcast." Hosted by fright-enthusiasts Ashley and Justine, whose enthusiasm for the macabre is infectious. But fear not! Their spooky banter is lighter than a vengeful ghost and crammed with chuckles that could scare off a werewolf. They're friends first, scream queens second, sharing their giddy love for spine-chilling films. Hop along for their road trip to iconic horror locations, featuring ghastly tales, classic scares, and obscure cinematic gems. This podcast is a spooktacular destination for horror movie buffs who love a good laugh. So buckle up, don't blink in terror, and enjoy the wickedly humorous journey to the dark side of cinema. Trust us, it's a scare-iously good time!
Jump into the passenger's seat and catch the ride with Road Trip on WNYC, a podcast that turns every journey into an adventure! The charming hosts have an infectious love for travel, excelling in their mission to make the world a bit smaller - one mile at a time. They've retired the conventional map, so buckle up as they navigate through both picturesque backroads and mind-boggling tangents! Road Trip's target audience? Globetrotters confined to the couch, the ones daydreaming about open roads. The show features engaging tales from diverse explorers and intriguing travel insights—it's your trusty guide to virtually living on the road! One of the thrill-filled episodes is "The Unplanned Detour" - a lesson on embracing unexpected turns. So, hop in—every trip's an odyssey with these folks!
'Where's your roadmap to life? Stashed in the glove box with old sweet wrappers? Then, perk up your ears for the Roadmap Find Your Path With Roadtrip Nation podcast. Following the retirements of three small-town geographers (bored of traditional cartography and reading contour lines), this zesty show explores metaphorical crossroads and scenic routes of real-life journeys. The co-host trio, armed with a passion for discovery, provide guidance for wanderers, lost souls, and all the beautiful people in between. Famed episode 'Stray from the Highways,' teaches listeners that life is not a straight road but a winding path full of detours. Tune in and find your bearings as this rag tag team reinvents the compass, while spreading the rare joy of getting lost.'
Get ready to take a wild ride down memory lane with The Nostalgia Roadtrip podcast! Hosted by some enthusiastic history buffs with a keen sense of humor, this podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things retro. Whether you're an 80's kid with a soft spot for game cartridges, or a 90's teen who wistfully recalls dial-up internet, there's an episode here just for you! The squad delves into vintage pop culture, tech gadgets, and everything in between – all delivered with a sprinkle of sarcasm. The Nostalgia Roadtrip podcast, true to its name, is a delightful, laughter-filled detour to the good ol' days! Buckle up, mixtape enthusiasts; this one's for you! No need for a time machine, just plug in your headphones, and let the sweet serenade of the past whip you into a nostalgic frenzy!
Buckle up, wanderlust souls! True Road Trip Tales is essentially your audio compass, hosted by those two self-described nomads, who swapped their mundane jobs to journey across the continents. Charming Sarah and intrepid Alex are uncovering astounding, often hilarious, stories from their travels worldwide, hitting bingo on stirring curiosity in their listeners! From uncanny encounters with wild bears to the quintessential joy of getting lost, they serve a smorgasbord of adventurous chronicles. This podcast is perfectly brewed for the indomitable spirit, eager wanderers or even armchair travelers! Consider it your on-the-go, morally dubious travel guide. A standout episode? 'The Lost Guide to Happiness in Atlantis', stealthily mocks travel guides while revealing joyful misadventures. So fuel up, hit play, and let's get lost!
Pack your metaphorical bags for Reinvention Road Trip, a quirky podcast perfect for anyone on a transformation journey. Hosted by our trusty guide, Sam - a reinvention extraordinaire who swapped his nine-to-five woes for a life of adventure. This show is like a verbal scrapbook of spirited tales, insightful wisdoms, and offbeat discoveries. Each episode functions as a vital rest stop, with thoughtful guests who have reinvented everything from their careers to their favorite sandwich. It's about extracting life's lemons, squashing internal stagnation, and making one potent life makeover lemonade. Forget sat-nav, GPS, or hitchhiking - your offbeat transformation adventure begins with Reinvention Road Trip. Buckle up, chuckle, and remember - it's about the journey, not just the destination!
Pack your bags and jump in the backseat of Road Trip Roulette, the most spontaneous podcast on the highways of the net. Hosts Lyman and Kevin draw a random US town with a fitting dose of serendipity and dive deep into its history and eccentricities. It's a podcast for the rogue adventurer in all of us, or for anyone who ever pointed at a road sign and asked, “I wonder what’s up with that place?” Road Trip Roulette navigates you through America’s offbeat detours, quirky tales, and hidden gems, all from the comfort of your own ride...or living room. Who needs GPS, when you've got Lyman, Kevin, and an uncanny knack for unearthing local lore and pure Americana? Buckle up for a wild ride!
Join the quirk-filled exploration of love and connection, only at The Relationship Road Trip podcast! Helmed by the captivating Dr. Don MacDonald, a psychotherapist who traded his couch for a microphone, and his quick-witted kids, Ben and Kym. Together, they cross the tricky terrains of relationships - be it parental, platonic, or romantic. Their passion for interpersonal connections doesn’t stop at traffic lights! This fun-fueled ride is geared towards anyone seeking to rev up their relationship wisdom while enjoy a laugh or two along the route. One lively pit stop includes the episode "From Responsivity to Recovery", featuring the dynamic duo navigating the rocky roads of conflict resolution. Spoiler alert: you'll leave with more than just road trip snacks! Buckle up and let’s hit the highway of human connections, pals!
Pack up the snacks and crank up the volume, your spiritual GPS is navigating the "Family Road Trip Discipleship Podcast". Your hosts, mission-minded parents, are here to steer your clan towards enlightened paths. A hit among families hitching their wagons to faith, this podcast is like a digital scout, mapping the terrains of Christian parenting. Aside from mind-expanding discussions, they sprinkle survival tips for the journey of family discipleship. Catch epic episodes like 'Scripture Memorization: The Highway to Christian Life', where they deconstruct Bible-on-the-go as a tool for life's tricky roundabouts. Remember, in this family van, every member’s a co-pilot, nurturing their faith on-the-fly. Buckle up for a radical road trip towards salvation highway, one episode at a time!
Pack your bags, chuckle seekers! "RoadTrip Branson - Branson Planning Podcast" is your personal tour through one of America's top vacation destinations. Hosted by travel enthusiast, Joe Grande, the podcast is a dashboard companion who intricately knows Branson's ins and outs. Whether you're an amusement park junkie or B&B aficionado, his show navigates the best Branson has to offer. It take the scenic route of Branson’s flashy theaters, magnetic museums, lush landscapes, and crackerjack diners. Watch out for the occasional roadside attractions - quirky locals and budget-friendly tips. So buckle up and let the all-knowing Joe Grande take the wheel and guide you to the heart of Branson. It's a podcast that loves leisure, adventure and doesn't believe in taking travel too seriously. So, let's hit the road!
'Put the gas in the tank and buckle up, it's time for a ride with the Hostel Road Trip Podcast! Your charismatic tour guides are a group of friends with a solid conviction that shared experiences in unfamiliar places are the absolute best, and they're out to prove it! This podcast treats your ears to the highs, lows, and hilarious mishaps of budget-friendly travel. The aim? Inspire everyone, but especially cash-strapped millennials and adventurous souls, to pack their bags and see the world. There's no better place to start than the uproarious episode 'Hostel Horror Stories'. We promise, the destinations are enchanting, the stories are priceless, and the laughs? Well, you'll just have to listen to know! Hostel Road Trip Podcast, your ticket to vicarious globetrotting fun!'
"Rev your spiritual engines for a divine ride with The Church History Road Trip podcast. Guided by ecclesiastical enthusiasts, they've put the 'fun' back into 'fundamental Christian history'. Ditching the pulpit for the podcast studio, our hosts delve deep into the rear-view mirror of Christianity, tailgating saints, exploring sermons, and navigating theology. Perfect for history buffs, it's like Sunday school with added horsepower. Their episode 'From Cross to Crusade' is a must-listen, showing us that sometimes the church's journey has more detours than a map of Italy. Grab your rosaries, fasten your seatbelts and tune in for a riotous trip through time. More entertaining than an Easter sermon and enlightening than a stained glass window, it's a heavenly drive down memory lane."
Just imagine, a podcast that marries the magical musicality of the ukulele with the romantic nature of road trips. Enter: The Ukulele Road Trips Podcast. Our host, the delightfully melodic, free-spirited Ben Rouse, fills episodes with strumming, singing, and vibrant storytelling from all corners of the globe. He's not your average music dude, oh no! He's your ukulele-toting, song-belting travel buddy, igniting your wanderlust while charming your socks off with his four-stringed friend. You're in for a jam-packed journey of cultural exploration, offbeat anecdotes, and delightful, ukulele-infused entertainment. Whether you're a music aficionado, a travel junkie or just looking for something unique to fill your earholes, this podcast checks all the boxes. Sensational episodes include jaunts in Romania, to sounds in South Africa. Tune in and buckle up, because this is the most music-filled, journey-laden podcast ride of your life!
Rally your politically-charged electrons, folks! It's time to buckle up for the Electric Election Roadtrip Podcast - an electrifying journey across America’s clean energy frontier. Listen in as your charmingly nerdy hosts delve into the electric nitty-gritty of our electoral process and latest green energy initiatives. This podcast is geared towards "Energizer Bunnies" - energy enthusiasts, policy wonks, and eco-warriors who love a good political pun. Expect sparkling conversations with industry pioneers, tech wizards, and politicos - all from the comfort of an all-electric Tesla. Among the most charged episodes is 'Decoding the Green New Deal'. Our hosts slyly maneuver through this energy proposal, unveiling surprising truths. So, whether you're pro-electron or just pro-information, hop on board for this high-voltage roadtrip. Brace yourselves, it's a shockingly good time!
"Cruise down the eerie paths of crime with Murder Roadtrip, a True Crime Podcast. Just like those horror-filled road trips, you never know where this one might lead. Your tour guides, true crime enthusiasts, love to dig into the deserted lanes of mystery. These in-car Sherlock Holmes take you on journeys through grim tales, unraveling unanswered questions with each mile. You, the intrepid listener, buckle up for an investigation adventure. For those who enjoy the chilling allure of crime stories, Murder Roadtrip is the ultimate drive-thru. One of its standout episodes? 'Hitchhikers and Highways', a nightmarish tale that will make your road trip snacks taste suspiciously sinister. So, put on your detective hat, and hit the road with Murder Roadtrip...if you dare!"
Buckle up, culture vultures! In 'Classical Road Trip', your co-drivers are eminent music maestros, academia’s best, and a regular Joe who simply adores Chopin to chow mein. It’s a rollicking journey through serenades, sonatas, and symphonies. Designed for the discerning, the tone-deaf, and everyone in between, this podcast doesn’t just visit concert halls, it takes side trips into history, philosophy, and more. Imagine Dr. Doolittle jamming Bach in a Beatle - that's your cue. And with episodes like 'The Rebellious Rhapsody', you’ll learn that Beethoven was the original punk-rocker. 'Classical Road Trip' is truly the GPS to your music soul's destination. Tune in, folks! Let's hit the high notes together. Note: No airbags needed, just the volume button.
Pack your ghost-hunting gear, because our spooky hosts of "Haunted American Road Trip" are dialing up the creep factor! Self-professed paranormal junkies, they're on a mission to leave no haunted hotel or eerie attraction unexplored. It's the perfect ear candy for thrill seekers and lovers of the uncanny, who dare to plunge with them into America's ghost-infested nooks and crannies. From spine-chilling stories to captivating horror history, the hosts serve up paranormal delights. And the best part? They're as nifty in dodging specters as they are hilarious! Much like that time when... well, we won't ruin the surprise. Ghosts or not, your heart will certainly skip a beat. Buckle up for the scare of your life, because "Haunted American Road Trip" takes you where the sidewalk ends, and the fright begins!