Podcasts for Long Car Rides

Long Form Podcasts

Since I got into podcasts, I’ve realized that I prefer lengthy episodes. Really, the longer the better in my opinion. I listen to podcasts throughout the day, but especially appreciate the longer episodes for monotonous tasks, like working out or travel. Since it’s the holiday season, I thought you might enjoy some long form podcast recommendations — you know, some great podcasts for long car rides and the like! Most of these I’ve written about before, but they bear repeating. I hope you enjoy the recommendations!

Podcasts for Long Car Rides -- photo by Christine Csencsitz

Podcasts for Long Car Rides

Be There In Five

I’ve written about this show before, as it’s one of my all time favorites. As far as long form podcasts go, Be There in Five really takes the cake. Be There in Five is my go-to podcast for long car rides, with most episodes clocking in around two hours on regular speed. If you’re looking for pop culture commentary and relatable tangents, this is the show for you. Plus, there’s a pretty robust Patreon for the podcast, as well, so if you need even more content, it’s definitely available.

Girls Gotta Eat

Focusing on relationships and the like, Girls Gotta Eat episodes are generally around an hour to an hour and a half long. The episodes are pretty balanced between the hosts’ intro discussion and closing games — which they sometimes play with guests. Most of the shows have guests, but the episodes with just the two hosts are really entertaining, too. I highly recommend the Family Matters episode; it’s pretty timely with the holidays, in my opinion.

The Try Pod

The Try Guys’ started a podcast this year, and, unsurprisingly, I’m a huge fan. These episodes are about an hour each and they go by quickly. The episodes are pretty free flowing; there’s some structure to them, but nothing too rigid. If you’re looking for funny banter and the occasional insight into the Try Guys YouTube channel, this is a great option for you.

U Up?

Another dating and relationship podcast, U Up? from Betches generally runs about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes long. This is a faster paced podcast that deals a lot with listener-generated questions and content. Pretty funny stuff sometimes. Whether or not you’re actively dating — IE: on the apps, as they say — you’ll probably enjoy this show.

And That’s Why We Drink

Like Be There in Five, And That’s Why We Drink is another of my favorite podcasts for long car rides. I started this series from the beginning and am working on catching up to the recent episodes, and I’ve been pleased to notice that around mid-2018, the episodes seemed to start averaging around an hour and a half as opposed to an hour. A word of warning, though, this podcast does discuss paranormal and true crime stories, so maybe don’t watch this if you’re driving alone at night. You might get a little freaked out.