Our Writers’ Favorite Podcasts For Your Listening Pleasure

13 Jun 2018


Break up the drive-time monotony with these entertaining alternatives to local FM

If you’ve ever spent a lot of time sitting in traffic, you know that local radio can get pretty monotonous.

How many times can you listen to “Meant to Be” before you find yourself wanting to scream, “Let it go! It is NOT meant to be!”

And talk radio? That can be even worse!

So, what do you do when you’re stuck in the car on that tedious drive to and from work? What’s the alternative to mind-numbing bubblegum pop or talk-radio arguments?

Podcasts! That’s what!

We at TWFH have some “go-to” podcasts that we highly recommend.

Here is a list of our personal favorites for your listening pleasure:

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Incredible True Stories, Told Live

This inspiring podcast is brought to you by Flori Meeks.


The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience — and they’ve done an amazing job at accomplishing that mission!

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Hollywood's Secret and Forgotten History

Keeping to the theme of incredible stories, Stephanie Hashagen has introduced us to “You Must Remember This,” a fascinating podcast full of stories about the forgotten and/or secret histories of Hollywood’s first century.


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Re-interpreting History

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the Podcast that Jessica Stautberg has brought to us!


Revisionist History takes stories, people, and events from the past, and re-examines them to see how they may have been misinterpreted or misunderstood. This great podcast will make you question everything you thought you knew about history!

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True Crime

Are you obsessed with true crime? If so, you’ve just found your new obsession, thanks to Kathy Rinchiuso:


True Crime Obsessed is the go-to for all True Crime related things!

The hosts of this podcast have a brilliantly funny way of diving into the latest true crime stories, while still presenting the honest and true facts of real criminal cases.

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Light-hearted Fun

If those other podcasts seem a bit too intense for your drive home, check out Barbara Adams’ pick: Ask Me Another.


This fun and energetic live Podcast from NPR combines comedy, brain teasers, trivia, and music all into one! Who said that a long commute can’t be fun (and funny!)?

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Learn to Habla

As long as you have to be stuck in the car, you might as well use that time to learn a new language!


Jennifer Rizzo’s recommendation from Radio Lingua, gives you the opportunity to learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, or Chinese while you drive!

¿Qué más podrías querer?

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While these awesome podcasts are sure to make your commute a whole lot more entertaining, they are not only reserved for long car rides. A good podcast can keep you entertained (and informed) any time and any place.

Happy listening!

Jennifer Rizzo 
Jennifer Rizzo is a Denver based writer with a background in Healthcare, International Tour Management, Genealogical Research, and a passion for travel and languages. She studied Spanish at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico and also lived and studied in Ancona, Italy. After spending nearly a decade working in the health care field, Jennifer has a well-rounded knowledge of hospital functionality, medical terminology, and disease processes. She has extended work experience with government medical benefits as well as Social Security law, which has allowed her to fine-tune her ability to sort through large amounts of medical records, research, and data, and turn that information into well written reports and case briefs. Since joining The Writers for Hire, Jennifer has written on vast array of topics and has done many in-depth ancestry research and family tree projects. She has worked as Project Manager for various client websites and RFPs, as well as other projects. She enjoys working closely with clients, and loves any opportunity that allows her to indulge her creative side.

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