Yep, that’s right, 'Catfish' has a podcast.

| By Antonia Day | Entertainment

10 of the Best Podcasts to Keep You Entertained on Your Next Road Trip

Yep, that’s right, 'Catfish' has a podcast.

The best part of road trips is often being in the car with friends, family, or even just yourself. But what do you do when the conversation starts to run dry or when listening to the same album on repeat just isn’t hitting the same anymore?

We’ve collated some of the best podcasts to accompany you for whatever journey you may be on. There are 20-minute episodes to get you to your parent's place for Christmas lunch, binge-worthy ones to accompany you on your long interstate drive to your Airbnb, and comedic ones suitable for any and every occasion to keep the whole car entertained.

From laugh-out-loud comedies and jaw-dropping educational podcasts to keep-you-up-at-night thrillers, there will never be a dull moment during your car ride.

1. Project Unabom

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

After finally catching who many refer to as the “genius”, society is still asking questions to this day about Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Project Unabom attempts to answer some of these underlying questions that have arisen after the 17 year long search to find him, along with revealing new information and perspectives that have never before been shown to the public. If you’re looking for a podcast to binge, Project Unabom might be the one for you.

2. Catfish: The Podcast

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

If you were a fan of the hit show Catfish when it first aired in 2012, get ready to drop everything and put on some headphones because Nev and Max have their very own podcast. Similar to the show, the Catfish: The Podcast follows individuals who have been lured in by people who aren’t who they think they are. The podcast balances narration and live action incredibly well, making you feel like you’re watching the show through your speaker. With 25-45 minute episodes, Catfish: The Podcast is perfect for whatever moment you’re in.

3. Sweet Bobby

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

Sticking within the Catfish-esque realm is the haunting podcast of Sweet Bobby. Sweet Bobby is a live, multi-part investigation in search of one of the world's most sophisticated catfishers. Sweet Bobby is a long and labyrinthine story that ultimately symbolises  who we are online, and how social media can be weaponized as a tool of abuse and coercion. Prepare to be terrified and shocked – don’t say we didn’t warn you.

4. Sounds Like a Cult

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

Ever look at groups of people that are fascinated by a particular topic and think “hmm, that seems a bit odd” – Amanda Montell and Isa Medina certainly do, so much so that they’ve created a whole podcast on it. The Sounds Like a Cult podcast analyses the modern-day “cults” people follow. From essential oils to The Kardashians, Isa and Amanda break down fanatical fringe groups from the cultural zeitgeist and try to answer the big question: this sounds like a cult, but is it really?

5. Normal Gossip

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

Now who doesn’t love a bit of goss… as long as it isn’t about you of course. The Normal Gossip podcast delivers the juiciest of gossip on people you’ve never met, and never will meet. The host Kelsey McKinney talks about fresh gossip every week with a guest that has been submitted by listeners, diving into the strange and banal lives and decisions of complete strangers. This podcast will keep you thoroughly entertained, while also having you question the situations some people get themselves into.

6. A Short History Of...

Where can I watch it? Spotify

If you want to be that person at a party that always has a fun fact or historically informed tale to add to a conversation, A Short History Of… will have you being the most interesting person at the party in no time. In just 50 minutes, each episode of this podcast hosted by acclaimed British actor John Hopkins will educate you on ancient civilizations, remarkable figures and pivotal moments in history, so you can continue to be the well-informed intellect that you are.

7. This Is Dating

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

Find comfort in the cringe with the This is Dating podcast. Following four modern daters as they trade in the swiping, the small talk, and the ever-dreaded first kiss for a curated virtual date with a team of dating experts behind the scenes. We’ve all heard a first date from the table across from us, but never before have we been let in so intimately on the whole process. The This is Dating Podcast is a series of recorded first dates, so grab your popcorn and your headphones and prepare to cringe like never before.

8. Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

Not even the host of this show knows what they’re in for each week with Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People. Brought you by comedian Chris Gethard, who brought us the masterpiece that is Broad City, hosts this uncanny delight each week. Each episode is one phone call that goes for an hour, where the anonymous caller can say whatever they like. From shocking confessions, and family secrets, to philosophical discussions, and shameless self-promotion, anything can, and will happen!

9. Crime Show

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

Let us start by saying, this isn’t your typical true crime podcast. Each episode of Crime Show promises to deliver a standalone story about people (and sometimes crime). From ghost stories and identity thieves to a singer whose voice was stolen by a chart-topping imposter. We guarantee you every episode of Crime Show will have you completely hooked.

10. Start With This

Where can I listen to it? Spotify

You know that thought you had one time that was really good? So good that you told your friends you were copywriting the idea just in case one of them stole it? Well, what happened to that idea? And why haven’t you done anything about it yet? The Start With This podcast teaches you exactly what to do with those ambitious thoughts, and how you can get started to make the most of them. Not sure where to begin? Start with this.

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