Spring break is inching closer, which means a long road trip may lie ahead. Make the journey less painful with a great podcast to help you pass the time. From compelling narratives to an analysis on Game of Thrones, we consider these to be the best road trip podcasts for you to listen to as you head to your spring break destination.
Listen to the podcast that inspired Amazon Prime’s hit new series starring Julia Roberts. Gimlet Media launched the fictional thriller back in 2017, which follows the questioning of a former caseworker who worked at a top-secret facility to help soldiers’ transition into civilian life. The podcast features a star-studded cast of Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, and David Schwimmer.
Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast explores “the lives of overlooked people, moments, and events in our culture.” The first season of the podcast investigates the mysterious retirement of the famous fitness instructor and actor Richard Simmons. “Missing Richard Simmons” put the podcast on the map, while the second season titled, “Surviving Y2K,” examines people bracing for the apocalypse back in 1999.
From the producers of “Serial” and “This American Life,” Brian Reed hosts “S-Town,” which has become one of the most popular podcasts of all time since its release in 2017. The controversial podcast started when a man named John B. McLemore enlists Reed to investigate the cover-up of an alleged child murder. However, when Reed visits the town, he’s met with another death, a nasty feud, and a hunt for hidden treasure. With seven, hour-long episodes in the series, this podcast will keep you entertained throughout your entire trip.
“Binge Mode” is the best road trip podcast for those getting ready for the final season of Game of Thrones. The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion take a deep dive into every episode of the cultural phenomenon. For those who don’t follow the show, “Binge Mode” recently concluded their exploration of the Harry Potter series. The podcasting duo went through all 7 books, 8 films, and all the recent additions to the Potter-verse.