5 Podcasts For Long Car Rides

By Cara Wegener
In Culture

You’ve got six hours behind you and four hours to go; you’ve listened to all your favorite songs twice and you need something new. Time to dive into the sea of podcasts out in the world. Made popular in the early 2000s, podcasts are now a major source for comedy, news and entertainment. No matter how long of a road trip, tune in to one of our favorite podcasts to pass the time!

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1/ Comedy Bang Bang

Scott Aukerman hosts this irregular talk show featuring famous comedians and entertainers. With Reggie Watts (past) or Kid Cudi (present) at his side, Comedy Bang Bang is beyond hilarious. It’s also accessible as a television show on Netflix!

2/ Radiolab

Stemming from curiosity, Radiolab explores the fine line between science, philosophy and human experience. Episodes are so informative and personal, they will have you thinking for weeks after.

3/ How Did This Get Made?

Are you a fan of bad films? Join Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas as they tear apart and point out the hilarity in films that make us think, “How did this get made?!”

4/ Welcome To Night Vale

Presented as a radio show, main character Cecil Gershwin Palmer reports on the strange events of the fictional desert town of Night Vale. Writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have even developed the plot into a novel.

5/ The Catalogue Podcast

Local alert! This podcast, created by St. Louis comedians Josh Evans and Christopher Melton, features comedy sketches, stories and some of St. Louis’ best musicians. You can catch them performing live at the Heavy Anchor if you follow them on Facebook!

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