Best Podcasts for Your Summer Commute

Summertime for me means constant travel, a lot of hours in the car, and nowhere near enough country songs to make the time pass quickly. If your summer sounds a lot like mine, listen up, because I have some amazing podcasts to help you pass the time on your a.m. commute or summer road trip.


The Skinny Confidential His & Her Podcast by Lauren Evart and Michael Bosstick 


If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been obsessing over The Skinny Confidential podcast for the past couple weeks. Full disclosure, when I first started listening to the podcast I wasn’t a fan, but as soon as I got past the first few minutes of ads, I was hooked. This podcast covers everything from health & wellness to skincare, business and relationship advice. I listened to episodes #117 with Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho and #109 with Kate Somerville; let me just say, I’m influenced.

Serial by Sarah Koenig


Serial is a Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. Season one follows the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a high school senior who disappeared after school one day. A few weeks later, her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is arrested for her murder. Follow along as Koenig investigates the inconsistencies in the case, and whether or not Syed was wrongfully convicted. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat for the entirety of this podcast!

The $100 MBA by Omar Zenhom 


I’m a marketing nerd and love podcasts centered around marketing hacks, business successes & failures, and quick tips. The $100 MBA Show is a daily podcast that gives real-world business lessons in 30 minutes or less. Although this podcast is geared towards entrepreneurs looking to build their brand, these easy to consume tips are applicable to all business students and perfect for your morning commute.

Deadly Manners by The Paragon Collective


Deadly Manners is your classic whodunnit mystery story set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events of the annual dinner party hosted by the Billings family. Shortly after the party begins, a raging storm traps the guests inside the host’s mansion and a murderer starts killing off the guests one-by-one. This podcast stars Kristen Bell, Denis O’Hare, Alisha Boe, RuPaul, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons and many others.

Dear Sugars by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond


Dear Sugars is a New York Times advice column podcast hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond. If you are a mom, a wife, a girlfriend, daughter, etc. listen to “Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do.” Emotional Labor was the first Dear Sugars podcast I listened to, and I could just envision my mom nodding her head in agreement.

Skimm’d from The Couch by Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg


Skimm’d from The Couch is hosted by theSkimm’s co-founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. This podcast shares the no BS version of the road to success by “inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they’ve ever received.” Recently, they sat down with the founder and CEO of Beautycounter, Gregg Renfrew. I learned so much in this episode about beauty and skincare products that contain harmful chemicals.  If you’re interested in listening, it is episode 15 titled, “Gregg Renfrew: Founder and CEO of Beautycounter.”

I’m always searching for something new to listen to, so comment down below what your favorite podcast is! 

6 thoughts

    1. Thanks for reading, Amanda! I cannot imagine that long of a commute without some form of entertainment other than music!!! TSC podcast is my holy grail! I’ll tell anyone who listens how much I love it!

  1. Ooh, I’m so glad you introduced me to The Skimm’s podcast! I’ve been looking for a good one to add into my rotation and this sounds like exactly what I’ve been looking for!

    XO |

    1. I’m so happy to hear! I LOVE their podcast! Podcasts in general are just a great way to start your day.

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