Whether you’re staring out of train window, crawling through a traffic jam, or plodding your way along a footpath, we all know morning commutes can be a bit of a slog. But this doesn’t have to feel like wasted time – use it as an opportunity to enjoy your favourite podcast!
Here are a few we think will kick-start your mornings:
Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces
Best known for his lyrical prowess as a spoken word and hip-hop artist, Scroobius Pip has gone on to become the lovable host of this wonderful talk show, where the topics discussed are as varied as his diverse array of guests. From philosophical chats with Russell Brand and Kate Tempest to hilarity with Simon Pegg and emotional talks with charities and family members – there’s always a conversation here to provide a thoughtful spark to your day.
Your favourite songs, dissected by the people that wrote them. That’s the premise for this pod, and it’s an idea that delivers a fascinating peek behind the curtain of songwriting. Did you know that the iconic Game of Thrones theme was thought up with the help of a Scandinavian harp? Or that the perfectionist Bjork uses 60 different recordings of string instruments? Or that M.G.M.T’s Time To Pretend is secretly a homage to ABBA? Well, you do now! There’s so much to learn here, whether you’re a Metallica enthusiast, a Downtown Abbey admirer, or a Carly Rae Jepsen addict.
That Peter Crouch Podcast
The two-metre-tall, former England striker needs no introduction – he’s as well known for THAT goal against Manchester City, as he is for his frequently hilarious tweets, interviews and TV appearances. So, popping him in a pub with Radio 1’s Chris Stark and BBC’s chief sports writer Tom Fordyce seems like a no-brainer recipe for success – and it is. With each episode, Crouchy provides a hilarious look at the bizarre world of professional footballers: Sven Goran Eriksson the musical prodigy; beating Brooklyn Beckham at ping-pong; and witnessing unspeakable things in the Stoke City dressing room. Every story here is bound to raise a laugh – be careful you don’t spit out your coffee on the tube!
We know what you’re thinking – another film review podcast? But don’t worry – this one won’t sneer at you from behind its highbrow text book. Instead, The Cinemile offers a simple, excellent idea – a chat between a husband and wife, on their walk home from the cinema. The result is an endearingly honest conversation – they debate and compare notes on the latest films in a way that is relatable, funny, and genuinely insightful. The perfect food for thought on your morning commute!
The Joe Rogan Experience
This is a super podcast if you’re into a range of conversations. Joe Rogan is a Netflix comedian, UFC commentator and a black belt in Brazillian jiu-jitsu. Sitting down for around 2-3 hours, he has chatted with the likes of Elon Musk, Louis Theroux, Jordan Peterson, Neil Degrasse-Tyson, Steven Tyler, Mel Gibson among many others! His chats revolve around a range of subjects and Joe is fantastic at staying impartial to the topic.