Best Podcasts for Long Road Trips

You’re two hours into a five hour drive and you’ve heard the same song repeated on the radio three times, what do you do? 

Podcasts are a brilliant way to pass the time and drown out the ‘are we there yet?’s. But finding the perfect podcast can be tricky and you might have to listen to a few ‘frogs’ before finding the right one. But don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and you’re guaranteed to find something in this list to keep you entertained whilst you’re racking up those miles.

From laugh out loud thigh slappers to mind-blowing fact churners, here is a list of the greatest road trip podcasts recommended by the Quirky team. 

Off Menu

Still or sparkling? Two comedians (Ed Gamble & James Acaster) have curated a magical restaurant where they invite special guests to choose their dream starter, main, side, and dessert. It may sound like a simple concept but trust us when we say this podcast will have you laughing your way down the motorway. It’s also likely to give you some pretty unique dinner inspiration – winner winner chicken dinner!

Hosts: Ed Gamble & James Acaster

Genre: Comedy

Where can I listen? Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible and Acast

The Guilty Feminist

Ever question whether you’re doing enough as a modern day woman? Then this podcast is for you. Comedian Deborah Francis-White and her guests discuss their noble goals as 21st-century feminists that continue to be undermined by societal hypocrisies and insecurities.

Host: Deborah Francis-White

Genre: Comedy

Where can I listen? The Guilty Feminist website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible and Acast  

Unlocking Us

Delving deep into connections and relationships, Brene Brown hosts direct and unfiltered conversations about what it truly means to be human. To keep you on your toes, her podcast format continuously changes. In one episode she may be joined by a guest and the next could be dedicated to answering your questions. 

Host: Brene Brown

Genre: Self-help

Where can I listen? Brene Brown website and Spotify

We Can Do Hard Things

Life is tough and sometimes you need to give yourself time to process that, this is exactly the kind of space Glennon Doyle has created. Join her as she discusses the daily challenges and the benefit of not faking it until you make it when it comes to your feelings. 

Host: Glennon Doyle

Genre: Wellbeing

Where can I listen? Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Where Should We Begin

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a therapy session? Licensed marriage and family therapist Esther Perel counsels real couples and friends on a wide range of issues. These issues include outgrown childhood friendships to making space for queerness in a hetero relationship, nothing is off the table in these sessions.

Host: Esther Perel

Genre: Society & Culture

Where can I listen? Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts

I Weigh

Founded in 2018 by Jameela Jamil, I Weight is a movement centered around radical inclusivity. It’s a place where progress is favoured over perfection as Jameela challenges societal norms through in-depth discussions with activists, performers, influencers, and friends. 

Host: Jameela Jamil

Genre: Society & Culture

Where can I listen? Earwolf, Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Happy Place

Described as a ‘new destination for all – where difference is celebrated and the extraordinary is discovered’. Ferne Cotton released the Happy Place podcast following the success of her first best-selling book Happy. Each week Ferne is joined by some of the most interesting minds in the industry to discuss what brings them happiness. Previous guests include Stephen Fry, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Wim Hof.

Host: Ferne Cotton

Genre: Wellbeing

Where can I listen? Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts 

How To Fail

Failing at something is usually met with feelings of guilt, shame, and doubt but in this podcast, failures are celebrated! Elizabeth Day is joined by household names who openly discuss their own failures, what they taught them, and how it helped them to better succeed in the future. 

Host: Elizabeth Day

Genre: Society & Culture

Where can I listen? Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts

Parenting Hell 

This one is for all the parents out there! Comedians Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe, along with their celebrity guests, dive into the realities of parenthood. Whether you’re a new parent or your children have flown the nest, you’re bound to find this podcast hilariously relatable. 

Hosts: Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe 

Genre: Comedy

Where can I listen? Google Podcasts, Spotify and Audible


Have you ever wondered if bats have belly buttons? Or what nimbus actually means? Well, wonder no more. Each week, science correspondent Alie Ward invites professional ologists to discuss what sparked their obsession. With topics ranging from bee drama, otters, space junk, and anxiety busters, Alie asks smart people stupid questions so you can walk away with a pocket full of obscure facts.

Host: Alie Ward

Genre: Science/Comedy

Where can I listen? Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Deezer


Regardless of whether you’ve got a ring on your finger or not, this podcast will have you in stitches. Get ready to deep dive into the hilarious realities of wedding planning and everything that comes with it. 

Host: Sophie Habboo & Jamie Laing

Genre: Comedy

Where can I listen? Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast

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