By Nathaniel Crouch
Commuting sucks. Here’s four podcasts that are sure to make it at least a tad bit better.
Pod Save America (News and Politics)
Hosted by four former aides to President Obama with a rotating cast of politicians, comedians and journalists, Pod Save America is an in-depth look into politics and press of the new age along with the challenges they face. Regardless of how up-to-date you stay with our world’s current events, this podcast is an easy listen for those with those all interest and education levels in the world of media and politics. Recommended for whenever you need a few level heads to walk you through it all.
My Dad Wrote A Porno (Comedy)
Only one podcast begs the question; if your father wrote a dirty book, would you read it? Hosted by Jamie Horton, James Cooper and Alice Levine, this award-winning podcast makes what should be unbelievably gross and cringey into masterful knee-slapping humour. Taking what most people would bury or pretend never happened, Horton reads a chapter every week and it never fails to shock audiences. Recommended for when you want your sides to hurt from all the laughing.
Call Your Girlfriend (History)
Everyone knows the feeling when you find a friend who will be by your side for a while (commonly known as the “did we just become best friends?” feeling). There is now a podcast you and your BFF can vibe with, hosted by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Two fantastic women host the podcast, with new stories to tell and great topics to discuss each week. It’s a mood booster for those late night commutes. Recommended for when you’re in need of a good story.
Critical Role (Hobbies)
Join up with voice actors from what you love —Overwatch, the Avengers and, Dragon Ball Z— as they band together in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign that’s sure to tickle your fantasy. Led by legendary voice actor Matthew Mercer, the tales spun within the podcast become classics to rival the tales of Middle Earth. The story currently has over 100 episodes and is still being updated each week. Recommended if you’ve ever been interested in hearing McCree as a dragon.