10 Podcasts to Elevate Your Bus Ride

Instead of scrolling through Instagram or staring blankly out the bus window, try listening to one of these perfectly curated podcasts during your commute.

  1. How I Built This | Business, Entrepreneurship
    • Join Guy Raz as he interviews entrepreneurs about the ideas, businesses and movements they’ve created. We recommend this episode about Lara Bars.
  2. Stuff You Missed in History Class | History
  3. By the Book | Self-help, Comedy
    • Comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing. For a nice, cozy feeling listen to The Little Book of Hygge.
  4. Armchair Expert | Celebrity, Storytelling
    • Dax Shepard discusses various topics with different celebrities all relating to the messiness of being human. In the pilot episode he interviews his wife Kristen Bell.
  5. Serial | True Crime
    • Serial tells one, true crime story each season. You’ll follow along as the plot and characters take us wherever the investigation follows. Start at the beginning with this one – The Case of Adnan Syed.
  6. Up First | News
    • Start each morning with a quick 10 minute recap of the last news stories – from politics to pop culture. The one is perfect for your commute, just start with the latest episode.
  7. Burnt Toast | Food
    • Michael Harlan Turkell explores a different aspect of food culture and community, highlighting the often-surprising past informing what we eat every day. For some chuckles regarding weird milk myths, listen here.
  8. Reply All | Technology
    • A group of hosts discuss and explore the endless ways technology intersects with our lives. Have you ever wondered how Facebook knows exactly what you’ve been thinking about buying? Take a listen to Is Facebook Spying on You?
  9. Invisibilia | Psychology, Human Behavior
    • Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently. Not being able to feel fear sounds great right? Maybe not so much.
  10. Lexington Public Library | Reading, Literature
    • Various local librarians discuss different books from young adult novels to cook books. Get some good suggestions with the Best of 2017 episode.