I never listen to podcasts as much as when I’m travelling. It’s the perfect way to pass time during long flights, train rides, layovers, bus rides, or delays. Simply put in your headphones, press play, and disappear into some other world for a moment. I prefer listening to fun ones, following a light conversation or a lot of humor in the episodes, podcasts such as Not Too Deep or Ladies who Lunch. Still, interesting and captivating podcast such as Serial or Invisibilia, are bound to make time pass much faster! Here are 10 podcast to download before your next journey!
I’m pretty sure most people have heard of this one, Sarah Koenig tells the true story of the 1999 murder of 18-year old Hae Lee. Over the course of the season, Koenig investigates what happened, following the plot and the characters. Start from episode 1 and follow along as Koenig tries to make sense of the twist and turns.
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
Fucking hilarious. YouTuber Grace Helbig talks with different people in every episode, and it’s simply the most ridiculous, silly, and unapologetically superficial podcast you’ll come across. This is not the kind of podcast where you’ll get emotional answers and deep discussion, it’s all about the laughs and less about the feels. The episode with Jenna Marble is pure comedic perfection.
Keep Your Daydream – Inspiring Stories of Travel and Adventure
This interview podcast introduces you to inspiring stories who left the “normal” to instead pursue their travel dreams. Every episode brings a different perspective and a new way of living, listen to guest share their dreams, defining moments, how they achieved their dreams, and how they sustain their unique lifestyle!
The Mortified Podcast
This one is simply brilliant. The Mortified podcast is where adults, on stage, read out embarrassing things they created as kids. Diaries, lyrics, letters, and anything you can imagine – filled with teenage embarrassment and raw emotion. The number 1 best way to get yourself in a good mood and bust out laughing in the middle of a crowd.
This podcast is about the invisible things that control human behaviour – ideas, assumptions, beliefs, and emotions. Hosts Lulu Miller, Alix Spiegel, and Hanna Rosin interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research.
How to be a girl
How to be a girl is the story about a six-year-old transgender girl. Marlo Mack produced this podcast about life with a transgender daughter, starting with the two of them – a single mom, and a “girl with a penis” as she describes it. And together they attempt to sort out just what it means to be a girl.
Ladies who Lunch
Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes talk about everything and anything, including breakups, life as YouTubers, sexuality and stereotypes, the internet world, and feminism. With a lot of humor Cat and Ingrid explore topics often left out of polite conversation, releasing new episodes ever week! Fun fact: Ingrid Nilsen was the first YouTuber I ever subscribed to.
You’ve seen GIRLS, right? We’ve all seen it, and we all love it. Millennial I would say is a more heartfelt version of that. 25-year old Megan Tan started this podcast when she graduated from university and realized life as an adult was hard. She lets us follow along as she tries to become a radio producer, and as she tries to maneuver her 20’s.
Indie Travel Podcast
Nothing better to get you into travel mode than listening to other travel stories. Craig and Linda have been travelling since 2006 and are today full-time travellers, in their podcast Indie Travel Podcast they take you around the world with them, the podcast includes stories, tricks, tips, and interviews with other travellers.
How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
If you are looking for a more in-depth interview with some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers, this is a podcast for you. Find out how people like Amy Schumer, Tavi Gavinson, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Ingrid Michaelson became their amazing selves.
Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Let’s just agree that Anna Faris is hilarious. She is. In this funny podcast, you’ll get not great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types, along with a lot of laughs and funny discussion. Anna Faris talks to celebrities about a lot of random stuff, so if you like to hear your favorite celebrities talk candid and open about funny things, this is the place.
If you don’t know who Malcolm Gladwell is, it’s time to find out. The podcast Revisionist History goes back and reinterprets different things from the past. Over the course of 10 episodes, Gladwell looks at different events, people, ideas, things overlooked or misunderstood, giving the past a second chance.
I bet you haven’t missed the awesomeness of Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso (founder of NastyGal) wrote her New York Times bestseller #Girlboss in 2014, and because you can’t get enough of powerful women, we now have the podcast. In every episode, Amoruso interviews world-class Girlbosses who have made a mark in the cultural, creative, and business world. During the episodes, we get solid advice, as well as practical and personal tips on how to conquer your career and overall be a Girlboss in life.