10 Podcasts For Your Holiday Travels

With all the last minute shopping, wrapping, packing, and cooking going on over the next week don't forget to prepare your traveling entertainment for the planes, trains, or automobiles you may find yourself in...

I am a bit of a podcast fanatic. It's what gets me through work, cooking, exercising, driving and time in my studio. Here is a list of my top ten favorite podcasts in no particular order that range from interviews to storytelling to quiz shows, and can be a source of new entertainment or a reminder to stock up on the latest episodes of some of your old favorites. I hope they can help make your travel time a little sweeter.

  1. This American Life. A story show told in three acts based on a single theme hosted by Ira Glass from NPR.
  2. Radiolab. Where life meets science meets audio hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich from WNYC.
  3. The Moth. True stories told live on stage without notes.
  4. The Nerdist. A freeform "nerdy" interview show with Chris Harwick.
  5. TED Talks. A nonprofit devoted to the spreading of ideas through hosting conferences with a multitude of various speakers.
  6. Sound of Young America. In-depth discussions with personalities from the world of entertainment & the arts with host Jesse Thorn.
  7. Fresh Air. An interview show with Terry Gross on NPR.
  8. Studio 360. A smart and surprising guide to whats happening in pop culture on PRI and WNYC with host Kurt Andersen.
  9. Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. A funny and witty NPR quiz show about current news hosted by Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell and a panel of celebrity guests.
  10. The Story Collider. Similar to The Moth but the stories are about science.

What favorites would you add to the list?

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Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.

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