There’s a podcast about pretty much anything these days. Hundreds of thousands of podcasts exist over multiple platforms, so figuring out what to listen to next can be challenging. Sifting through what’s actually good and what isn’t up your alley can be a tough task, but fear not, we’ve done the hard work for you! Whether you’re looking for transport industry news, true crime or light-hearted conversation, there’s something here that will grab your interest and make long trips fly by in an instant. For all of our drivers out there, here are our top 10 best podcasts to listen to on the road.
5 Logistics-Based Podcasts To Listen To On The Road
Talking Logistics is an online video talk show and blog run by supply chain and logistics analyst Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez runs the show like a conversation with friends, making it easy to follow. Featured guests include supply chain and logistics executives, to leading manufacturing and retail companies, as well as professors from leading academic institutions, executives from third-party logistics and technology companies, and authors. Topics covered include emerging trends, technologies, and services.
The SupplyChainBrain podcast broadcasts in-depth conversations with industry practitioners, academics, consultants, and other experts from every imaginable aspect of supply chain management and international trade. The podcast touches on important topics like retail shifts, supply chains innovations, and labour shortages.
The Logistics of Logistics podcast is dedicated to exploring how things get from A to B. Join host, Joe Lynch, for conversations with the people who get them there. Joe talks with logistics and transportation industry leaders about innovation, technology, trends, and the future of freight.
A product of the leading magazine Inbound Logistics, this podcast provides relevant information within the supply chain management world, as told by influential thought leaders in the industry. Each episode features a different special guest, bringing their unique opinions regarding topics such as logistics, supply chain, cargo, freight, transportation, and education.
The Logistics Podcast, brought to you by SHD Logistics Magazine and presented by editor Kirsty Adams, discusses key challenges and opportunities faced by logistics operators. Touching on everything from the kings of retail to the surges of Black Friday.
5 Other Podcasts To Enjoy
Easily bingeable, Rabbit Hole takes a look into how the internet affects our lives and our politics every day and in insidious ways, plus how it got to that point. Unparalleled in its research and production, The New York Times’ eight-part series is haunting at times, but the story it’s telling about how we interact with the internet is profound and hard to forget. Well worth your time and easy to get lost in.
If you’re that person who’s always wondering “Whatever happened to that guy from the thing?” well, wonder no more because this podcast is way ahead of you! It gives updates on all of the obscure pop culture things you probably haven’t thought about in a long time. Anyone remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?
As gripping as it is enlightening, Sincerely, X is a Luminary-exclusive TED podcast that plunges into the hidden stories that surround us. Each week, host Sarah Kay guides listeners through stories that are “too risky, painful, or controversial” to be shared openly, told by the anonymous people who lived them. From the woman who shares the details of her life in and after a cult to the ex-con who used the pain of his prison experience to lend a helping hand to other inmates.
Radiolab is almost as tough to describe as it is rewarding to listen to. Equal parts science, philosophy, politics, history, and humanity, the show is incredibly wide in scope and rich in heart, and one of the best science podcasts. If you are looking for a driving soundtrack that’s sure to spark endless thought and will have you lost in an endless array of worlds you didn’t even know existed, Radiolab is a must-listen.
True Crime will, ironically, probably never die, but its recent spike in popularity on every medium from TV to podcasts may have you feeling a little disenchanted with the genre, however, this podcast offers a slightly different humorous take that may intrigue you. If you’re looking for an irresistible crime story without the forced realization that the world is a cruel, helpless place, well, then this one’s for you!
And as a treat, here’s an extra one for those overnight trunking…
Another sure-fire cure for road boredom is the terror that comes from listening to scary stories on a desolate motorway in the middle of the night. The NoSleep Podcast is the perfect elixir of spookiness for anyone for whom horror stories are a guaranteed ticket to sleeplessness. While creepiness is a constant theme, subjects range from paranormal events to monsters to tales of stalkers and shadowy figures. The show is currently in its tenth season, so there’s plenty of content to get stuck in to.
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