According to the Census, nearly 20 percent of American’s have commutes that are 45 minutes or longer. Since teleportation isn’t an option (come on, technology) we unfortunately have to grin and bear the time wasted behind the wheel. While a slowpoke in the left lane is enough to make you want to pull your hair out, a podcast can help lessen the burden of your morning commute.
Here are five podcasts that will not only liven up your drive, but also make you feel like you are ready to conquer anything the world throws your way—including pointless construction.
Quick commute? Short attention span? Not a problem. This podcast from bestselling author and entrepreneur, Chris Smith, packs quite the punch with actionable episodes that are generally under thirty minutes. As the CEO of the marketing company Curaytor, Chris gives listeners a behind-the-scenes view of how he runs his business.
This is the perfect podcast for any entrepreneur whose interested in startups. LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman dives deep into the complicated world of taking a company from zero to one hundred. Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders and hosts a hoard of impressive guests—Mark Zuckerberg, Sara Blakely, and Reed Hastings—to name a few.
You don’t even have to be a fan of NPR to appreciate this podcast. Planet Money takes a seemingly confusing topic—the economy—and breaks it down in a creative and entertaining fashion. Since its inception in 2008 during the financial crisis, Planet Money has garnered a large fan base and has become a favorite among business professionals.
Who needs caffeine in the morning when you can listen to Gary Vaynerchuk? Well-known in the marketing and business world, Gary’s podcast covers anything and everything. From keynote speeches to interviews with other thought leaders, this podcast is a sure way to start your day off on the right foot.
Last, but certainly not least, our very own podcast makes the list (obviously). Hosted by ReminderMedia President Luke Acree, each episode breaksdown high level sales and marketing topics into strategies and tactics that listeners can take immediate action on.
Give these podcasts a listen, and watch as your days become more productive and commutes less of a headache.