Commutes are the worst. Even if your playlist is killer and you have an incredible car-singing voice, there are only so many Whitney Houston hits you can perform down the freeway (“I Want To Dance With Somebody” is my forever jam though!). Recently, I’ve been listening to podcasts on my way to and from work, and my commutes will never be the same.
If I listen to a podcast in the morning, I’ll probably be talking about it all day. Co-workers are always impressed with my newfound knowledge about random topics, and it’s a total icebreaker during those awkward elevator rides up to the 17th floor. The great thing about podcasts is that there is one for everyone. No matter what you are interested in, there is a podcast to keep you listening! I’ve rounded up the podcasts that I have been obsessed with this summer.
If you… are up late laughing at memes on Instagram:
Claudia and Jackie Oshry are social media influencers that found their claim to fame through their meme accounts (@GirlWithNoJob and @JackieOProblems). Join them every morning as they hilariously take on the top five things you should know before you “wake up and smell your morning breath.”
If you… miss your friends dearly at work:
Jilly Hendrix, Greta Titelman, and Lo Bosworth tackle a variety of topics from relationships and sex, to health and wellness, to business and start-ups. Authentic and open, this podcast is like the audio version of your squad’s group chat.
If you… geek over new wellness trends:
Lauryn Evarts (The Skinny Confidential) and Michael Bosstick cover branding, wellness, marketing, and social media. Both hosts are witty, honest, and just incredibly cool. I totally credit my love for wellness trends to Lauryn. (Ice Rolling has changed my makeup game people!)
If you… have to have a good laugh before that 10 AM meeting:
Listen as Jordana and Samantha, authors and owners of Betches, cover riveting pop culture topics, play games of “Would You Rather,” and answer “Dear Betch” advice questions. I’m not going to lie, this podcast has made me laugh out loud numerous times in a crowded Metro. Their Bachelor(ette) recaps are EVERYTHING to me.
If you… want finance advice that actually applies to your life:
Inspired by her blog, The Simple Luxurious Life, Shannon Ables shares with her listeners on how to live a refined life on an everyday income. From preparing a memorable meal to traveling the world, Shannon breaks it down step by step.
If you… are guilty of dozing off on the subway:
Creepy and eerily interesting, Lore is perfect for long drives with no company. This podcast covers strange, dark historical anecdotes that we’ve forgotten about. So scary, so freaking good.
If you… love collecting random tidbits of information:
Listen as Youtube stars Arden Rose and Will Darbyshire ramble about everything you need to know in your twenties. From conspiracy theories to relationship questions, this media power couple tackles it all.
If you… love a good British best friend duo:
Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes present weekly pop-culture updates in charming authentic British accents. What more could you want?
If you… are guilty of Youtube-ing late-night celebrity interviews for a laugh:
Funny and fresh, Anna Faris’s podcast is full of bad relationship advice and quirky stories of her past. Also, celebrities interviewing other celebrities might be my new favorite thing.
Did I forget your favorite podcast? Let me know so I don’t get major podcast FOMO.
This post was originally published on July 26, 2017.