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Top Podcasts for Hitting the Road

One of the major perks of joining a commercial trucking company is that you have complete control over your “office.” There’s no boss looking over your shoulder, telling you to stop playing audio files in your cubicle. So indulge yourself by checking out these entertaining podcasts the next time you hit the open road.

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

As the name suggests, Sawbones is presented by a couple: Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband, Justin. The duo has great chemistry together, offering entertaining facts on the history of medicine and all of its weirdness. Listen to a few of their shows, and you’re likely to get hooked on them. Before you know it, you’ll be able to hold your own in conversations about everything from bezoars to Appalachian folk medicine.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

If you love history, or you’re just curious about that time Boston was hit by a flood of molasses, you’ll enjoy the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast. There are more than 800 episodes, ranging from 20 to 40 minutes, and they’ll definitely make time go by faster while you’re hauling freight. Plus, some of the podcasts feature information about historical landmarks and museums—some of which you might find yourself driving past.

The NoSleep Podcast

The NoSleep Podcast is hosted by David Cummings and contributed to by a slew of voice-acting talent. As you might have guessed from the name, this podcast exclusively broadcasts horror stories to keep you wide-eyed and alert on the open road. Every episode features five brilliantly written and produced stories.


If you’re the type of person who’s interested in just about everything, then Radiolab is definitely the right podcast for you. It’s a smorgasbord of science, history, philosophy, politics, and so much more. Radiolab covers every topic under the sun, from the tantalizing possibilities of plant intelligence to the storied history of football.


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