With the holiday season upon us or maybe even just your commute to work I’m sure a lot of traveling is happening. One of my favorite ways to pass the time in the car (although this could apply to any type of travel) is to listen to podcasts. I’ve mentioned in a previous post all of the podcasts that I listen to but I have a few favorites that I especially like to listen to while I’m driving. I’m also a really big fan of audiobooks. I used to listen to them all the time before I got into podcasts as well but they’re both really good ways I feel to get through the traveling, especially those long distance travels and everyone is else is sleeping but you.
Having Funlessness with Jen Kirkman is my absolute favorite. It’s the first podcast I started listening to that actually kept me interested in podcasts. She never fails to make me laugh at least once during each episode (even though it is NOT a comedy podcast). This podcast is just her talking, sometimes she has things prepared, other times she just kind of talks about whatever and I love the randomness of it. I definitely think this is the best podcast to listen to while driving, at least for me specifically because of the randomness it keeps me listening and focused so I stay alert and awake while driving, especially if it’s long distance traveling.
Ask Iliza Anything is another one of my favorites. I have only ever listened to this one in the car. In this podcast Iliza Shlesinger either sits with a guest and asks questions from listeners or sits with her assistant and answers questions from listeners. This podcast is often funny and keeps me interested as well and if you’re a fan of Jen Kirkman as I am she was a guest on an episode of this podcast so that was an especially great episode for me.
Office Ladies is another favorite of mine, it features Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer (Angela and Pam) from The Office and they go through the episodes in order and give behind-the-scenes details and facts about the episodes that would only be known to those on set. They also answer a few questions from listeners. I like this one a lot because my boyfriend and I watch/have The Office on every day and it’s fun to learn all the stuff that happens off camera that we don’t get to see.
Audiobooks are also a really good way to pass the time. I listen to them through Audible. (I am not affiliated with them in any way.) My favorite types of books to listen to are cozy mysteries, autobiographies/memoirs, and sweet love stories. I am obsessed in particular with the Stacy Justice Mystery series by Barbra Annino. I love the writing, the characters and since it’s in audiobook format, the narrator is amazing too. I’m also a big fan of the Wicked Witches of the Midwest mystery series by Amanda M. Lee. I’m not a big fan of gore or really gruesome murder scenes or anything so while these are both mysteries and ususally deal with murder, since they are cozy mysteries they spare the details of the murder and just focus on the who dunnit aspect of the mystery. The Witchless in Seattle series by Dakota Cassidy is also a favorite of mine. Last Christmas, my boyfriend and I listened to a whole bunch of the books on the way home from visiting my family in New York (we live in Tennessee) so we got a decent amount of books listened to.
Anyway, maybe some of these can get you through your travels if you so choose to listen to any of these. If you listen to any of them or have already, please let me know what you think or if you have any of your favorites you feel like sharing, I’d love to hear them and check them out!