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5 Podcasts That Will Help You Make the Most of Your Commute

Let’s face it: commuting to work in the morning is never fun. Whether you’re trying to squeeze yourself into a jam-packed subway car or are attempting to keep your calm while sitting in unmoving traffic, arriving at work feeling fresh and unagitated is somewhat of a rarity – especially if you work in the city.

While there is no way for us to eliminate the morning rush hour, there is a way for us to make the best of (and possibly even look forward to) our morning commute. If you have a smartphone, you’ll want to take it out – because we’re about to share with you five podcasts that will keep you entertained during your morning travels.

1. Clockwise

Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent, Clockwise is a fast-paced talk show that covers the latest and greatest in the world of technology. The show features two special guests each week, and each episode is just under 30 minutes, making this the perfect podcast for people with shorter commutes.

Topic: Technology

Episode Duration: 30 minutes

Published: Every Wednesday

Download: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

2. We Study Billionaires – The Investor's Podcast

Ever wonder how billionaires become billionaires? On We Study Billionaires – The Investor’s Podcast, they study self-made financial titans such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and shed light on how you can apply their investing processes in the stock market. Whether you’re familiar with the stock market or are a total newbie, this podcast is easy to follow and can be enjoyed by people at all levels.

Topic: Stocks, Finance

Episode Duration: 30-45 minutes

Published: Every Saturday (sometimes Sunday)

Download: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

3. The Daily – The New York Times

With so many newsworthy events out there, it can be difficult to stay on top of what’s happening in the world. For those of us who would like to stay in the know but are short on time, The Daily is definitely worth a download. Created by the New York Times and hosted by Michael Barbaro, this podcast gathers the world’s best journalists to provide the latest on current events.

Topic: News & Politics

Episode Duration: 20 minutes

Published: Weekdays (Monday - Friday)

Download: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

4. The Bill Simmons Podcat

For the sports fans out there, it doesn’t get much better than the most downloaded sports podcast of all time: The Bill Simmons Podcast. Hosted by HBO’s Bill Simmons, this podcast does a great job of mixing sports chatter with topics like movies and music and is also known to have frequent celebrity guest appearances (i.e. Kevin Durant, Bryan Cranston, Jack Dorsey).

Topic: Sports

Episode Duration: 90-120 minutes

Published: Varies

Download: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

5. No Such Thing as a Fish

Need a good laugh? Look no further than No Such Thing as a Fish. This hilarious podcast was created by the writers of the hit BBC show, “QI.” Each week, hosts Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, James Harkin, and Anna Ptaszynski huddle around a microphone to discuss the random facts they’ve learned throughout the week. You’ll be amazed by what they manage to find out!

Topic: Comedy

Episode Duration: 35-50 minutes

Published: Every Friday

Download: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

Whichever podcast you choose to listen to, all of the above are great options for adding some excitement to your morning commute. Let us know what some of your favorite podcasts are in the comments below!