The 7 best podcasts to spice up your commute

All aboard the podcast bandwagon... Your destination? Information. If you haven't already gotten amongst the surge of podcasts appearing on Spotify, iTunes and Soundcloud then you've been missing out. Podcasts will see you squeezing more thrills and giggles into even the most mediocre parts of your day - and more general knowledge into your noggin. Check out our top podcast picks for you to hit subscribe on, ASAP. 

1. Serial
Hosted by Sarah Koenig, this murder-mystery podcast is based on a true story. Listen in as the enthralling events unfold episode by episode. Warning: this is seriously addictive stuff!

2. Stuff you should know 
From the creators of comes one of the most listened-to podcasts on the planet. Listen to a panel of experts discuss all the questions you didn’t know you had - What is sleep paralysis? How does LSD work? Can the sun kill you?

3. Women of the hour
This star-studded, girl-power podcast is helmed by Lena Dunham, who chats to one woman per week who “blows her mind” - from Cara Delavigne to Julie Stone, Khloe Kardashian, Ashleigh Ford and Emma Stone - and all sorts of other inspirations. 

4. 2 Dope Queens 
BFFs Jessica Williams (from the Daily Show) and Phoebe Robinson (from Broad City) have all the yarns and one liners to get you giggling. Tune in to their stories about sex, romance, race and life in New York.

5. In the Dark 
If Serial wasn’t enough to satiate your appetite for murder-mysteries, then hit subscribe on In the Dark and delve into the notorious case of Jacob Wetterling’s abduction.

6. Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People
Comedian Chris Gethard opens up the phone line to one anonymous caller a week - with two rules. There's no hanging up allowed and no names to be spoken. Listen in as the secrets, philosophies and confessions pour out.

7. TED Radio Hour
Each episode or 'radio hour' on this podcast unpacks an idea previously discussed in a TED talk, with speakers coming together to delve deep into the most interesting of ideas, creations and innovations.