Spending countless hours in your cab by yourself can get lonely. You need quality entertainment to help pass the time. Good thing there are tons of podcasts – downloadable audio programs – to alleviate the sometimes monotonous journey of over the road driving. You can find podcasts on virtually every subject from business and history to science and cooking. The best part is they are free. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
TalkCDL: This podcast is from truckers for truckers. Every Friday at 5 am a new podcast is posted covering trucking industry news, laws, surveys, issues, etc. It is funny, entertaining and covers extremely useful topics for all professional drivers.
Stuff You Missed in History Class: Let’s admit it, we all fell asleep in high school history class. The creators of this podcast understand. We love how comprehensive this podcast is with a wide range of subjects. It is definitely one of the best history podcasts out there.
Freakonomics: Most people have heard of this podcast and it’s for a good reason. It is amazing! Host Stephen J. Dubner explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. You don’t want to miss this one!
Trucking Podcast: Trucking podcast was created by trucker, Buck Ballard. The show’s slogan, “helping you make more money and rediscover the adventure.” Not only is this a great resource for truckers, but it is quite entertaining as well.
Serial: If you are into drama, this is the podcast for you. Each season tells a true story with a surprising twist at the end. It has won several awards and literally has a cult following. Make sure to listen to each season in order though.
Good Job, Brian: “Quiz show, offbeat trivia, awesomeness.” Need to stay awake while driving through the night? Trivia is a fun way to stay alert. Test yourself with weird trivia and learn random news.
Trucker Dump: With topics like “How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job” and “Stupid Rules that Truckers Tolerate,” Trucker Dump offers insights into almost every topic in the industry. It is hilarious and relatable.
Outside the Lines: Calling all sports enthusiasts. This podcast takes a backstage look at the lives of athletes, teams and sports culture. Outside the Lines gives you a different angle on the sports industry.
Let us know your thoughts on our picks. Do you have a podcast that you love? Share it below in the comments. As always, stay safe out there, drivers!