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Top 10 Podcasts for the Road

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Being a truck driver gives you a lot of time to listen to music. Unfortunately, listening to the same old CDs over and over can get old. Thanks to the technology we have in our pockets we can change the tone and listen to podcasts without even downloading them! Keeping your mind active while you’re on the road is important so we’ve chosen 10 of the best podcasts that you should check out! Whether you like listening to stories or sports, we’ve got something just for you. So tune in and turn up and enjoy our top 10 podcast list!


This American Life

TALNo podcast collection would be complete without This American Life. Host Ira Glass delves into first-person stories and short fiction pieces from around the world. It will make you laugh just as often as it will make you cry. TAL holds the torch by which others are judged. –Actual description


WTF with Marc Maron

WTF_with_Marc_MaronComedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day – WTF? He’ll get to the bottom of it with  help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head. –Actual description


This… Is Interesting

kcrw-in-300Matt Miller – author, Washington Post columnist and Left, Right and Center host – turns his curiousity and wit to deeper encounters with the world’s most provocative thinkers and newsmakers. As timely as the week’s headlines, yet tackling subjects destined to influence events for years to come. This… Is Interesting brings to listeners the people and ideas that are shaping our world. –Actual description

Open Run

Open RunJesse Williams is an actor, sneakerhead and champion bowler living in Los Angeles. Stefan Marolachakis is a writer, musician, and Knicks victim living in New York City. The two old friends have joined forces to start Open Run, a podcast in which they’ll talk shop about sports, movies, and 90s with the occasional special guest. –Actual description


TBTL – Too Beautiful To Live

Too_Beautiful_to_Live-Podcast_LogoToo Beautiful To Live is a daily weekday podcast from Luke Burbank and co-host/producer Andrew Walsh. It is about life. It is about current events. It is about popular culture. It is about Luke’s weight on that day. Luke, who also hosts the popular Live Wire variety show, started TBTL as a radio program in 2008 before transitioning to the world of podcasts in 2009. Luke, Andrew and their loyal fans have been going strong ever since. –Actual description

TED Talks

TEDTalksTED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. On this feed, you’ll find TEDTalks videos to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats. –Actual description

 Stuff You Should Know

STUFFHow does anesthesia work? How does earwax work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. –Actual description


Snap Judgment

SnapSnap Judgment is the smoking-hot new show from NPR. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another. –Actual description


New Tech City

new-tech-city-podcastWYNC’s New Tech City offers insight into the world of tech by approaching it through the lens of human experience. Every topic is covered with a focus on how it affects humans and our daily lives.


Smart phones and tablets are full of thousands of podcasts and apps that improve your every day drive. These are just a few of our favorite that we hope you enjoy. Follow our blog on V&S Midwest for more awesome podcasts and apps as well as tips and tricks that we know you’ll love.

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