podcasts for road trips

9 Podcasts to Listen to When you’re on the Road

On the Road | July 25, 2019

Can’t find anything interesting on the radio to listen to? Stave off boredom with these podcasts. A mix of industry-specific shows and pure entertainment, the following are a fun listen and some of them are even award-winning.

Automotive News Weekend Drive

Automotive News is the leading source of news, data, and understanding for the auto industry’s decision-makers. On Weekend Drive, the Automotive News reporters have a lively, in-depth and often humorous discussion some of the biggest stories of the past week. They’ll also give you a heads up and highlight major stories you’ll want to look for in the week ahead.

Found the podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play.

Ask the Trucker “LIVE” w/ Allen Smith

Allen Smith’s Ask The Trucker “LIVE” is the #1 Trucking Show on Blog Talk Radio. Focusing on Driver Health, Careers, Regulations and the Important Issues facing the Industry.

Listen to it on Blog Talk Radio and iTunes. Find their website here.

Alice isn’t Dead

Looking for something a little less based in reality? How about a story? In Alice isn’t dead, you’ll hear the tale of a truck driver who is searching across America for her wife, who she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman. It’s a spooky story, so beware. 

Listen on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Here’s their website.

Sword and Scale

Is true crime your thing? Check out Sword and Scale, an award-winning podcast that covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions. Nothing is off the table.

Find it on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and on their website here.

Red Eye’s The Extra Mile Podcast

In The Extra Mile Podcast, host Eric Harley and guests chat about some of the most popular issues within the trucking industry. It hits on and expands key issues, topics, and legislation to help keep truck drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners up-to-date and knowledgeable. 

This podcast will help you learn everything from how to take care of your rig to how to take care of your health. It also covers new products and technology, new regulations, and even new ways to stay focused on the road ahead. Hear entertaining stories and listen to experts talk about current industry issues, and discuss the things that matter to you. 

This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune-In, Spotify, and their website here.

Good Job, Brain!

Good Job, Brain! is a weekly audio podcast that’s part quiz show and part offbeat news. It’s the ultimate nutrition for your brain. So eat up! Nice to learn facts and trivia while keeping the old noggin sharp. 

You can find this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Here’s their website.

Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast

Monday Morning Podcast is a weekly comedy podcast hosted by comedian, actor, and celebrity podcaster Bill Burr. It’s Burr, so expect crude, crass, and explicit. But, it’s also funny. This is a no holds barred comedian who isn’t afraid to give his opinion, politically correct or not.

Find it on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Castbox.

The Habitat 

This is the true story of a fake planet. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. 

Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries that detail their discoveries, their frustrations, and their evolving and devolving relationships with each other. From those diaries, Gimlet Media has crafted an addictive serialized documentary. It’s funny, sad, dramatic, romantic, silly, serious, and everything you would expect from a group of six people who volunteer to live in a tiny dome together for a year. 

You can find it on iTunes and Spotify.

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers

This podcast is full of new school truck driver information while retaining that old school trucking pride! The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers is about all things trucking and transportation and its goal is to help truck drivers have successful trucking careers and businesses. Listen to interviews, learn lots of trucking information, and hear lots of information that is meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in the transportation industry.

This podcast is everywhere: SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and Radio Public. Here is their website.

Are you listening to any great podcasts right now? Share them with us so we can add them to our own playlists.