Top six podcasts for your next road trip
Podcasts are a great entertainment option for a road trip.
Instead of creating a playlist of songs for your next road trip, do something different and download some podcasts to keep you alert and entertained.
Episode duration: 20-30 minutes.
RACQ Living has its own podcasts series, with some great topics covering motoring, travel and lifestyle. They are hosted by Pop Up Australia’s Anthony Frangi, who chats to RACQ experts and special guests who all have experience, knowledge and something entertaining to say in relation to the topics covered. We've even got one that covers road trips. Topics range from the dangers of kids and pets locked in cars, when to buy a new car, speedy camera myths and how to get the best out of a road trip. RACQ Living podcasts are free and can be downloaded on iTunes or SoundCloud. There's a new one added every month.
Hamish and Andy
Episode duration: between 30 minutes and one hour.
These Aussie boys currently run a successful radio show across Australia. Their podcasts combine comedy, news, interviews with celebrities, stunts and many other segments into a big ball of non-stop laughs. Hamish and Andy’s podcast is great for all ages and is bound to leave all listeners laughing out loud.
Kate, Tim & Marty
Episode duration: between 45 minutes to one hour.
Three of Australia’s most respected personalities come together for the drive home on Nova. Kate Richie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold bring a conversational cheekiness to the Nova Network. The Kate, Tim and Marty podcast mixes the hottest topics of the day with the best of the web.
Do Go On
Episode duration: one to two hours.
A fact-based comedy podcast involving Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke. They each take it in turns to research a topic and report back to class.
The Do Go On podcast is filled to the brim with the perfect combination of education and comedy. The topics picked will enhance your trivia knowledge and will keep you entertained for hours. These Aussie comedians generate hilarious banter and are genuinely interesting. There is no doubt that they will keep you laughing throughout your entire trip.
Episode Duration: one to two hours.
Not-great-relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types. Anna Faris and co-host Sim Sarna team up with their celebrity friends and attempt to answer relationship questions. Unqualified is free and is available on iTunes.
Ask Me Another
Episode duration: 50 minutes to one and a half hours.
Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favourite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.
This podcast is great if you want to add a little trivia to your road trip while also maintaining a light-hearted, comedic feel to your drive. You will probably learn a thing or two along the way as well.