Long Flight Ahead? Pass the Time with These 6 Podcasts!

Long flights can be challenging. Left with only your thoughts, the open sky, and tiny scenery below, what can you do to occupy your time? When the in-flight entertainment leaves much to be desired, a podcast can be the perfect avenue to turn to! Podcasts are downloadable audio programs covering a wide variety of topics. With so many options out there it can be hard to choose which to download. These podcasts are so good you might wish your flight was a little longer!

EF Outbound
Our very own podcast premiered its third season earlier this month. We couldn’t be more excited about all the eye-opening and transformative travel stories that we’ll be sharing week after week. Listen in as everyday travelers share stories of how travel changed their lives, defied their beliefs, and taught them new things about the world. This is the perfect prelude to your own future life-changing travel experience.

A podcast for curious travelers, Go focuses on highlighting lesser-known or off the beaten path adventures. The locations featured are often exotic, with episodes focusing on Trinidad, Madagascar, Everest, and Greenland. To get a fresh and different perspective on uncommon travel destinations, check out this podcast, then pack up and go!

Condé Nast Traveler – Travelogue
As one of the most well-known travel publications, Travelogue’s podcast is definitely a must listen! They focus on a little bit of everything; travel stories, relevant trends, the impact of world issues on travel, tips and tricks, and destination guides. The wide range of topics make for longer episodes, but they’re definitely worth your time.

Stuff You Should Know
Had your fill of wanderlust? Put your flight time to good use with this educational podcast. The title is pretty self-explanatory, this show is dedicated to educating the public about common things and how they work. You won’t even realize you’re learning as co-hosts Chuck and Josh explore medicine, physics, sociology, space, and much more.

The Beginner’s Guide to Being an Expert
Continue to expand your knowledge base with “The Beginner’s Guide to Being an Expert.” The show boasts the ability to “make you an expert on everything.” Each episode has a guest that is an expert on a specific topic. They simplify their expertise in a way that is easy to understand. Episodes are organized as lesson plans, so you could easily use this as a way to get your students in a curious mindset before tour!

The World According to Sound
Perhaps the most unique podcast on this list, episodes are each around 90 seconds long and highlight an evocative or unusual, but also common sound. Each episode also has a short story that accompanies said sound. The combination aims to give you a different perspective on the world and how various sounds present in our lives.

So what are you waiting for? Sit back, relax, and press play.

Topics: Music, Travel tips

Maria L.

Maria is a Content Marketing Co-op from Northeastern University. Born and raised in Panama, her ultimate travel dream is to meet a Koala and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.

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