Podcasts to Get You Thinking on the Road

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Surely you have heard about the popular upsurge of podcasts in the past ten years. With the rise of “smart” devices and the ceaselessly developing internet, podcasts have become a wonderful venue to spread news, convey political ideas, and teach the public about virtually every topic.

Drivers in the trucking industry are already taking advantage of the widespread availability of this excellent resource. Listening to podcasts is a great way to stay entertained and informed while on the road. Here is a list of the best programs, from news and education to comedy.

BBC Global News

The BBC World Service transmits their tremendous coverage of international news every day through this program. Their reports provide a comprehensive view of the major events in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Also, if you are one of those Americans who gets peeved from time to time about the explicit bias in domestic news companies, it can be very refreshing to hear how the US is doing from an outsider’s point of view.

Invisibilia

Invisibilia is a unique podcast that delves into the most recent and mind-provoking theories in psychology. This program from National Public Radio (NPR) fixes its attention on the psychologic behaviors that impact your everyday life, and is guaranteed to get you thinking about who you are and why you are doing what you are doing.

Freakonomics Radio

Named after the best-selling book, this podcast is broadcasted weekly and helps listeners become aware of the lesser-known sides of all things economic.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Neil MacGregor, the head of the British Museum, teaches you about human history in one hundred episodes by analyzing some of our most famous creations.

WTF with Marc Maron

If you are looking for some comedy, check out comedian Marc Maron’s podcast in which he interviews some of the biggest names in the media.

Intelligence Squared

If you want a podcast to help you shape your political opinions (left, right, or otherwise), check out NPR’s Intelligence2 debates. The program brings forth two of the foremost experts from either side of a divisive political issue, and the ensuing battle of wits will help you become more informed the next time it is time to vote on an issue.

Hopefully, those podcasts will get you thinking (or laughing, in the case of WTF) during the work day as a driver. Podcasts are a great way to stay up to date with news, and what’s more, to learn about things you never knew before. It is very important to be as informed as possible about that which impacts your life. We can help your trucking company be as informed as possible about securing a safe, consistent, risk-free cash flow that will help you expand your business. Looking for Fuel Advances? Let us help– give us a call or fill out a quote online.