Podcasts for the Summer Commuter

I am completely new to the podcast lifestyle, but I seem to have run out of albums and can only listen to Hamilton forever a limited number of times as I venture throughout the Bay.

Here’s what my friends on Insta thought I should be listening to:

  • The Read
    • Join Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop
  • How I Built This
    • Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies
  • Call Your Girlfriend
    • podcast for long-distance besties everywhere.
  • The Daily
    • This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.
  • Serial
    • One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.
  • Gen Z
    • At GenZ Media, we produce fun and exciting scripted podcasts with high production values and unique stories, featuring real kids playing the lead roles,
  • Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
    • NPR’s weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what we’ve made up.
  • This American Life
    • A weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.
  • Explained
    • podcast about uncovering the basic fundamentals and structure behind what makes what we talk about in the news important.
  • Dissect
    • a serialized music podcast
  • TED Radio Hour
    • The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.
  • Code Switch
    • Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck?
  • Project Voice
    • Project Voice is a podcast series dedicated to increasing visibility on issues that Asian/Asian American women face daily
  • In the Dark
    • The investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling yielded no answers for 27 years
  • Replyall
    • ‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.”
  • Millenial Lov3
    • where 3 Black millennials from the South are just trying to figure it all out while slidin thru
  • Dirty John
    • Their first date was at Houston’s, a restaurant in Irvine, where he opened the door for her and put her napkin on her lap.
  • Who Weekly
    • Everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t
  • Atlanta Monster
    • This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders.
  • My Favorite Murder
    • My Favorite Murder is a weekly true crime comedy podcast
  • Oprah Super Soul Conversations
    • a live event featuring inspiring thought leaders, modern day influencers and social game changers
  • The Smart Twenties
    • Smart Twenties is a personal growth and lifestyle blog designed to help you become your best self.
  • Therapy for Black Girls
    • an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
  • The Milenial Dreamers
    • where Kourtni dishes on all things inspiration and tips for success.
  • The Think and Grow Chick
    • I 100% believe that no matter what you’ve been through or where you’re going, you CAN make the most of your life
  • Dreams in Drive
    • Learn how to take your entrepreneurial dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE.
  • Style Your Mind
    • Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career.
  • The Financial Diet
    • We talk about money because we know you don’t want to.
  • Hysteria

  • Work Life
    • You spend a quarter of your life at work, so shouldn’t you enjoy it?
  • U Up?
    • Jordana Abraham of Betches and Jared Freid discuss their take on modern dating issues ranging from apps to hook ups to relationships.
  • Second Life
    • podcast spotlighting women who’ve made a major career change. Consider it your new virtual mentor.
  • Hidden Brain
    • Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
  • Bad with Money
    • If you’re sick of podcast “experts” giving you practical financial advice, you’re going to love Bad With Money
  • Comedy Trap House
    • Join the Comedy Collective “Dormtainment” at the Comedy Trap House for their weekly podcast. It’s hilariously insightful, thought provoking
  • Forget the Noise
    • A Common Sense Approach to Investing
  • Yes, Girl
    • an audio lovefest highlighting celebs and influencers taking the culture a little higher.
  • Getting Curious
    • Jonathan Van Ness combines humor and curiousity into an educational podcast

Do you listen to any of these? Maybe you’ll find something you love. Let me know!

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