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Get more out of your commute with podcasts

By May 25, 2021January 13th, 2022No Comments

6 Podcasts to Check Out as You Head Back to Work

Are you back to your morning commute routine or just looking to relax at home? If you’re looking to learn something new or keep yourself entertained, consider listening to podcasts. Here’s a roundup of new and popular ones you can check out.

Society and Culture

Stuff You Should Know” is worth knowing about. This popular podcast is an audio version of Wikipedia that covers all types of fascinating topics. Recent episodes include a more in-depth look at cavemen, corporate taxes, and everything you want to know about Truffles.

If you know what it takes to be happy, think again. “The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos” will demonstrate what you really need to be happy. This podcast is based on her psychology course at Yale, which focuses on the science of happiness.

True Crime

No podcast roundup would be complete without mentioning the best whodunits that are playing right now. “CounterClock” is the top-rated podcast in the Apple podcast store. In their third season, they are investigating the 1989 Pelley family massacre, which occurred in Lakeville, Indiana.


Are you a budding entrepreneur or just fascinated by how successful companies came to be? Then, you need to listen to NPR’s “How I Built This with Guy Raz.” Behind every great company is a great story. Listeners recently heard about SoulCycle, Robinhood, and how National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird has survived some tough times in her job.

If you are looking for actionable business information, you should try the “Earn Your Leisure” podcast hosted by Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings. This podcast bills itself as “a college business class mixed with pop culture.” Recent episodes include “Study Hall: Get Started in Stocks with Wallstreet Trapper” and rapper E-40’s story about his wine company and investing in startups.


Have you ever wondered why kids won’t listen to anything we have to say? Then you need to check out clinical psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy’s podcast “Good Inside with Dr. Becky.” This weekly podcast covers tough parenting questions in under 30 minutes.

If you’re listening to podcasts while you’re commuting, you may be eligible for commuter benefits. Commuters can save up to $270 per month tax-free in their paychecks to use towards qualified parking, mass transit, and rideshare costs. Employers can also save on payroll tax with each employee who enrolls in the program.

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