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Nothing helps the time pass while on a road trip or a long flight than a good, engrossing podcast and today, I’m going to share with you what I consider to be the best podcasts for road trips.

no sleep podcast logoThe No Sleep Podcast

This is easily my favourite podcast to listen to while on the road. Karlynn and I tend to travel quite a bit on road trips and this podcast has made those hours fly past with ease. The No Sleep Podcast is a horror fiction podcast that has excellent voice acting, creepy stories and a high quality of sound production. The sound effects throughout the show add a depth to the stories that makes them an excellent escape from reality and extremely fun to listen to. It’s free to listen, of course, but there is also an option to purchase a season pass for around $20 per season which gets you extra stories in addition to the normal ones available for free. It’s well worth the purchase and a great way to support an excellent podcast.

Listen to it here and get your season pass at

we're alive logoWe’re Alive

Ok seriously. If you are a Zombie fan, you absolutely MUST listen to this incredible podcast. We’re Alive is a podcast that tells a story with production value that is second to none. The best way I can describe this to you is to call this the “Game of Thrones” of podcasts. Every episode is exceptional and the voice acting exceeds anything I’ve heard since.

This is not a podcast you can listen to in chunks, however, as you’ll be itching for the next episode and it will drive you nuts waiting. That’s why I am equating this to Game of Thrones, it’s simply that good.  If you don’t watch Game of Thrones and have no idea what I mean, then I double dog dare you to listen to just one episode and see if you can stop.

Listen to it here:

Serialserial podcast logo

Serial is one of the most popular podcasts out there. It features a single true story told over an entire season in an investigative journalism style. The first season was exceptionally fascinating with an investigation into the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and featured interviews with the accused, witnesses and more. Karlynn and I were completely engrossed in this season and it led to some theorizing and discussions that helped the time pass nicely.

Unfortunately, Season two didn’t hold our attention as well as the previous season so we haven’t completed it as of yet but we plan on giving it a second chance as it’s likely we were just tired and cranky from all of the driving.

Listen to it here:

the black tapes podcast logoThe Black Tapes

The Black Tapes podcast is a fictitious serialized docudrama that features great voice acting, sound effects and a series of creepy events that keep you listening.  The story revolves around a journalist’s search for truth and a subject with whom she ends up sharing some bizarre and mysterious events.

The creators have gone even further by creating websites for the fictitious companies and characters featured within the podcast to add that extra layer of realism. It’s very well put together and a great listen if you enjoy this type of content.

Listen to it here:

dr. floyd podcast iconsThe Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.

This one is for the kids. The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd has been around since 2004 and is super fun for the kids. It’s an audio drama podcast that features the adventures of the world’s most brilliant scientist, Dr. Floyd. 

In each episode, Dr. Floyd attempts to thwart the evil plans of his nemesis, Dr. Steve while also learning about the people and events that shaped the history of the earth. It’s great fun for the kids and highly recommended.

Listen to it here:

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Do you have personal favourites you love to listen to? Share it with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear about them and add them to our list of podcasts to listen to!

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  1. Tanyamarie says

    The Black Tapes is amazing! Also love Lore and Small Town Horror.

  2. MellissaD says

    I’m a huge fan of The Dollop. Definitely NSFKids, but hilarious.

  3. Kassy says

    You NEED to add Lore to your list. Short episodes but I have listened to every episode at least twice now, sometimes three times… 

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Kassy Ooooh I will look into that one!!! Thank you!

  4. Darlene Pon says

    Do you like sports, comedy, reality tv, quiz shows?

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      I like reality, depending on what it is! Shark week reality type shows lol!

  5. DottieBast says

    Thanks for sharing 😀 I have never listened to a podcast so I didn’t really understand what they were. I love thrillers so I’ll definitely be tuning in on my next road trip this summer!

  6. Kristof Stevenson says

    podd socks is a good podcast for road trips!

  7. Mark Wicklund says

    If you happen to get around central minnesota, i will take you out on the lake on the pontoon, and guarantee you catching some fish. Sunfish, crappie, walleye, Large mouith bass, and Northern pike…how you cook it is up to

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      We just pulled into Fargo, North Dakota from our trip to Wisconsin. I definitely would have taken you up on that offer otherwise. Maybe next time! ~ Mike

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