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Podcasts For Your Commute




Have you guys jumped on the podcast-listening train yet? If not, I have your one-way ticket. Listening to podcasts has easily become one of my favorite forms of free entertainment and it is perfect for my somewhat long commute. Most of these podcasts are around 30 minutes to an hour.

Comedy

Anna Faris is Unqualified
This is the podcast that made me fall in love with podcasts. I started listening to Anna's podcasts during my morning commute and could not stop laughing. Anna along with her friend/producer Sim interview celebrities in the most fun and unique way while also helping callers with issues they are facing. This podcast is recorded at Anna's house and as a listener, it feels like you are right there in her living room. While she claims to be "unqualified," you can tell Anna truly cares about her listeners and tries to provide quality advice that will help them with what they are going through. BONUS - You can expect many surprise appearances by Chris Pratt.
*You do not have to listen to episodes in order or from the beginning. Although, previous podcast episodes are occasionally referenced.

Psychobabble with Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl
If you don't know who Tyler Oakley is, do you live under a rock?! Just kidding. Kind of. I read his book, BINGE, and decided to give the podcast a shot. This podcast allows you to listen to fun and quirky conversations Tyler and Korey have about pop culture. This podcast is laid-back and casual. You will feel like you are hanging out with your two best gay guy friends gossiping about celebrities. Fullscreen just picked up Psychobabble and launched video episodes for the podcast but it will cost you about $6/month to subscribe. I will continue to listen as I always have, for free.
*You do not have to listen to episodes in order or from the beginning. Although, previous podcast episodes are occasionally referenced.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
I listed this podcast under comedy but I believe it should also be in a "informative" section. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is not for those in support of Donald Trump. This is a radio game show of sorts where panelists answer questions about current events.
*You do not have to listen to episodes in order or from the beginning. Although, previous podcast episodes are occasionally referenced.


Motivation/Self-Growth

Millennial
Even though the first episode launched in 2015, I just recently started listening to Millennial. The host, Megan Tan, is a millennial who is documenting her post-graduation struggles and successes in real-time. I love how relatable Megan is. She is not afraid to share the real and raw moments when she is struggling with decisions, rejections, and relationship speed bumps. While I don't necessarily agree with every decision Megan makes financially, I can definitely say this show is one that all Millennials should check out.
*I highly recommend starting this podcast series from the beginning

Happier with Gretchen Rubin
This is a podcast hosted by Gretchen Rubin, an author who studies happiness and habits. She hosts this podcast alongside her sister, Elizabeth Craft, who is a TV writer and producer living in LA. Gretchen and Liz discuss how to overcome happiness stumbling blocks, tips for happiness hacks, and how to form good habits. I always take away a fun quote or idea from these episodes.
*You do not have to listen to episodes in order or from the beginning. Although, previous podcast episodes are occasionally referenced.

Being Boss
This is the perfect podcast for creative entrepreneurs. I hope to one day own my own business and thought this podcast would provide business insight and ideas. It does just that. Emily and Kathleen, the hosts, discuss different topics varying from marketing ideas to how to manage your finances. If you are looking to turn your side hustle into a full-time job, you must listen to these ladies!
*You do not have to listen to episodes in order or from the beginning. Although, previous podcast episodes are occasionally referenced.

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