Like the average millennial, if you too are spending a solid 2 hours stuck in traffic every day, you know how boring commuting without entertainment can be. Whether it is a bumpy bus ride, the hustle of switching trains or drowning out your loud Uber pool passenger, travelling can be exhausting! But, if you want to give your playlist a break, give podcasts a shot. Sometimes informative, always entertaining—listening to podcasts is a brilliant way to while away time, especially when you’re trapped in traffic.

Here’s a list of 6 podcasts to get you started.

 

The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap

The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap

This one’s a home grown podcast, hosted by Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri. From discussing movie trailers and movie reviews, to new advertisements, interviews, events, award shows, music videos and documentaries, this podcast dissects all things pop culture. They don’t hold back on the sarcasm or wit and that’s what makes it so much fun. The friendly banter between the hosts makes this podcast a treat, without diluting the intelligent opinions it offers.

You can listen to it on the Newslaundry website.

 

My Favourite Murder

My Favourite Murder

A comedy-murder series seems like an unlikely combination, but trust us, it works! If your favourite kind of novel is a murder mystery, this podcast is just that, with an added dose of dark humour. In each episode, hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark discuss a fascinating murder while the other one has no clue what the story is. This often leads to more than a few laughs, which, given the gory subject at hand, is always welcome. While a murder podcast may seem gloomy, this one is anything but. The duo’s friendship spills into the podcast, making it quite a riot. So don’t worry, it isn’t all blood and guts.

You can listen to it on the Feral Audio website

 

Why Oh Why

Why Oh Why

If modern romance piques your interest, Why Oh Why is the podcast for you. Hosted by Andrea Silenzi, this podcast discusses relationships and love in the age of technology. In each episode, Silenzi sits with friends, experts and even men in bars to understand how millennials approach emotions and love in this digital age. Still not convinced? The New York Times, Apple Podcasts and Huffington Post called it the best podcast of 2016, so plug in your earphones and give it a go.

You can listen to it on the show’s official website

 

Ctrl Alt Delete

Ctrl Alt Delete

For when you’re seeking intellectual stimulation, catch an episode of Ctrl Alt Delete, hosted by Emma Gannon, who’s a blogger, podcaster, speaker and author. This podcast focuses on women and their relationship with the internet and technology. Each episode features a prominent young, successful woman (psst, Lena Dunham has made an appearance) who spills her views on everything from feminism to being a woman in an online space that often spews hate. Riveting stuff!

You can listen to it on the Acast website

 

My Dad Wrote a Porno

My Dad Wrote a Porno

When you want to switch off and listen to a podcast that promises a laugh a minute (maybe more), pull up My Dad Wrote a Porno on your smartphone. The host, Jamie  Morton, discovered that his father authored an erotic novel, and the premise of this podcast is simple—he and his friends read it, one chapter at a time. It doesn’t sound like much but we promise you that it will have you in splits!

You can listen to it on the Acast website

 

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you live for interesting trivia, Stuff You Should Know is going to be right up your alley. From the people behind HowStuffWorks comes a podcast so interesting, it’s going to have you hooked from the get go. From finding out how fever dreams work to whether you can die of a broken heart, this podcast is the perfect thing to tune into when you want to satiate your hunger for trivia without putting in too much effort.

You can listen to it on the Stuff You Should Know website

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