Best Podcasts to Listen to On Your Commute to Work

Every morning I wake up filled with angst. It slowly subsides as I get ready for work at which point I get in my car to start the 45-minute ...

Every morning I wake up filled with angst. It slowly subsides as I get ready for work at which point I get in my car to start the 45-minute drive to work. Although I hate driving with every inch of my body, I do enjoy one aspect about it. I like being alone and getting to listen to my favorite podcasts.

I enjoy hearing other people talk and have conversations. I especially like it when those people are witty, clever, and hilarious. Podcasts keep me engaged whether they involve one person's personal rants or a round-table discussion about serious issues. If you're like me and enjoy the spontaneous and digestible form of podcasts, here are some for you to check out.

i seem fun, podcast, jen kirkman

1.  I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast

I only recently discovered Jen Kirkman after watching her Netflix comedy special about a year ago. She's insightfully hysterical and excitingly vulnerable on stage. In her podcast, she's even more revealing.

She does everything from answering fan questions to doing live podcast tapings at venues across the country. Kirkman talks about traveling the world, love, to the point of becoming almost too relatable. Even though the podcast is just her talking, it's engaging and entertaining throughout.

podcast, wtf, marc maron

2. WTF with Marc Maron

Marc Maron is one of my favorite comedians. I think it's because I feel like a younger and less talented version of him. Or rather, I see many similarities in him of me.

Maron skillfully and organically starts a conversation with guests ranging from Louis CK to Barack Obama. He's probably the best podcaster out there right now. Check out his huge backlog of episodes featuring interviews with some of the most interesting people on the planet.


todd glass, podcast, todd glass show

3. The Todd Glass Podcast

Todd Glass is one of those rare comedians who manages to always say something funny. His podcast is a surreal and highly addicting production that includes annoyingly infectious and original jingles, hilarious bits, and live instrumentation.

When he interviews his comedian friends I almost feel like I'm in the "barn" with them. He record in a barn, by the way. If you like wacky, edgy, and ballsy comedy, you have to check his podcast out.

ted radio hour, podcast, ted podcast

4. TED Radio Hour

You didn't think all podcasts on this list would be comedy-related, did you? I like to learn new things as well. TED's Radio Hour is the perfect way to learn more about a certain subject and discover new and interesting TED talks.

The podcast centers around one specific idea or theme. Every episode includes about three or four relevant talks taken from their extensive backlog. Each talk has an interesting story that relates the the show's theme of the day.

you made it weird, pete holmes, podcast

5. You Made it Weird

Ok, all but one podcast on this list will not be about comedy. Pete Holmes is a comedian who also hosts a podcast where he interview friends and public figures like celebrities, authors, and more.

You'll either love or hate his signature laugh, but that's what makes Pete Pete. He splits the podcast into segments about God, comedy, sex. In spite of this, his podcast feels spontaneous and there's never a shortage of hysterical conversation.

As you can clearly tell, I am a huge comedy nerd. I love it and embrace it. Do you have any favorite podcasts? Let me know in the comments below.

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