8 Best Podcasts for Road Trips

May 6, 2022
Posted in journey
May 6, 2022 Terkel

What Is Your Favorite Podcast To Listen To When Going On A Road Trip? 

To help you choose good podcasts for your road trips, we asked CEOs and business leaders this question for their best choices. From Travel Tales by AFAR to Classy Career Girl, there are several podcast choices that you should consider for your next road trip.


Here Are The Eight Best Podcasts For Road Trips:

  • Travel Tales by AFAR
  • Atlas Obscura
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
  • TED Talks Daily
  • Entrepreneur On Fire
  • The Joe Budden Podcast
  • GlossAngeles
  • Classy Career Girl

Travel Tales by AFAR

The interesting tales told by AFAR bring the world to your car. You can listen to tales of daring rescues in Kenya, how a blind kayaker dared to take on the Colorado River, and you can even take a journey through Antarctica. There are endless tales in all categories from history to adventures.

All you need to do is subscribe to AFAR podcasts to explore the world from the comfort of your car. The best part is you’ll be entertained so no risk of falling asleep behind the wheel!

Baruch Labunski, Rank Secure


Atlas Obscura 

There are many wonderful podcasts out there so it truly is “to each his/her own”. That said I often like to keep the topic contextually relevant so when traveling why not learn about those fascinating, unique, and off-the-beaten-path hidden gems sprinkled across the world.

We all know and are in awe of the Grand Canyon, Eiffel Tower, or Aurora Borealis, but did you know about a former Norwegian-Chilean whaling station in Antarctica called Deception Island that is now a home for scientific stations and hot springs for tourists?

The podcast aptly and proudly lives up to its name and is a bullseye of a choice while going on a road trip. You never know, as one of the obscurities mentioned, might just be on the way to your destination.


Peter Bryla, ResumeLab


Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

If you want a long trip to go by fast, take a listen to one of Dan Carlin’s podcast episodes of “Hardcore History”. He has a six-parter about Japan during World War II that is a riveting listen. His attention to detail is extraordinary and the stories he weaves into his narrative will grip you and keep you wanting more.

Just the story Carlin opens within Part 1 about the Japanese soldier who is left to his own devices on a small island in The Philippines and the process it took to convince him that the fighting was over will have you going, “Wow, what a story.”

Joel Jackson, Lifeforce


TED Talks Daily

My absolute favorite podcast to listen to on the road is TED Talks Daily. Every episode is something absolutely new, fresh and revealing. Not only does it make the journey more enjoyable, but it significantly broadens your perspective and gives you a lot to think about. The topics that are dropped there are often things that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. Definitely worth checking out. 

Magdalena Sadowska, PhotoAiD


Entrepreneur On Fire

Entrepreneur on Fire, hosted by John Lee Dumas, is an interactive podcast designed for small businesses and managers all around the world. The show hosts many successful business owners and managers who share the intricacies of their businesses and what helped them reach the heights on which they are settled today. This podcast is extremely insightful and intriguing as one of the best business podcasts around today, as well as one of my go-to resources to expand my business knowledge.

I’m always looking for knowledge to improve my business acumen and leadership skills, so Entrepreneur on Fire is a must listen on road trips for me.

Datha Santomieri, Steadily


The Joe Budden Podcast

The Joe Budden Podcast is an aptly titled podcast hosted by retired rapper, Joe Budden. Joe offers insightful and oftentimes polarizing comments that dive deep into the intricacies of rap and hip-hop culture, and frequently pop culture as well.

Furthermore, he entertains with a powerful combination of introspection, humor, and transparency that is rare to see and a pleasure to listen to. All of the above are the reasons why The Joe Budden Podcast is my go-to for road trips, in addition to its ability to keep me intrigued and engaged for long periods of time.

Jordan Duran, 6 ICE



I like to keep up with industry trends, and I enjoy GlossAngeles for a long trip or just to the grocery store. Kirbie and Sara have created a lighthearted and friendly environment where they bring on industry experts to discuss beauty and its evolution. They provide interesting perspectives and product recommendations, which always keeps listeners coming back for more.

Natália Sadowski, Nourishing Biologicals


Classy Career Girl

Road trips put me in a meditative mood. I feel relaxed and happy, thinking about a life filled with endless opportunities. Going on a road trip is a perfect moment for me to focus on what I want. I love listening to the Classy Career Girl podcast hosted by Anna Runyan then. It encourages me to dream big, gives precious career advice, and inspires me to find fulfillment.

I recommend it to anyone. Wherever you are in your career, you can find something interesting in this podcast, I believe.

Agata Szczepanek, MyPerfectResume



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