Morning people and night owls alike can all agree on one thing: without the right playlist, the drive to work feels endless. Whether your taste is news, entertainment, or a combination of the two, we have the ideal replacement for your morning coffee – and these won’t spill!
Monday – Get Informed
Pop Culture Happy Hour by NPR
It’s Monday morning: the drive seems longer than normal, other cars aren’t paying attention, and Waze is at least one cup of coffee behind. The solution? Ease into the week with NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, a lively discussion about all things entertainment including movies, music, and books. Recent episodes include a conversation with actress Judith Light (Transparent, Ugly Betty), an unofficial guide to Stephen King, and a moving discussion about Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit.
Tuesday – Get Motivated
Beyond the To-Do List by Erik Fisher
It’s one day closer to Friday, and for the multitasker-at-heart we have the perfect vice. In this podcast, Erik Fisher interviews listeners about their work styles and shares his advice for personal and professional goal-setting. If you are interested in learning more about the 12 Week Year plan, or if you have no idea what that is and are simply hoping to increase your productivity one day at a time, start here. Recommended by Business.com as one of the top 12 Podcasts for Young Professionals.
Wednesday – Get Inspired
Modern Love by NPR
Combat the Wednesday-slump with something that will make you believe in love, even when stuck at an intersection. This podcast takes the popular New York Times column of the same name and shares stories both with the original authors and notable guest personalities. For example, listen to actress June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) read a story about a flower delivery gone very, very wrong as first told in the article “Flowergate”.
Combat the Wednesday-slump with something that will make you believe in love, even when stuck at an intersection.
Thursday – Get Buzzed
Another Round by Buzzfeed
With the end of the week in sight, consider a program that is just as fun as it is thought-provoking. Hosted by Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu, who describe their program as “happy hour with friends you haven’t met yet”, Another Round features real drinks and topics that range from politics and pop culture to bad jokes and social media. It’s as close to a real cocktail party—with guests like Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, and Issa Rae—that you’ll find.
Friday – Get Lost
Alice Isn’t Dead by Night Vale Presents
It’s Friday, which means work is almost over and it’s time for the next adventure! If you’re up to it, consider this stunning serial fiction podcast, and listen in as a truck driver embarks on a road trip in search of her long presumed-dead wife, encountering supernatural creatures and unworldly towns along the way. Brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed Welcome to Night Vale.
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