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28 Podcasts To Rock On Your Next Road Trip

Avoid radio static during your next road trip and entertain your brain with some solid podcasts. These podcasts can fuel your curiosity, and BP is here to help fuel your journey.

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1. UnFictional

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This KCRW podcast is hosted by Bob Carlson and is a fascinating mix of crazy, interesting, bizarre, and captivating stories.

WHERE TO START: Hear a story all about "The Big Lie" that, surprisingly, is no lie.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

2. Criminal

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you like crime and mystery then you'll really enjoy this podcast. It explores complex crimes and people who may have been wrongly accused.

WHERE TO START: Learn about how a TV news reporter's investigation into a serial killer turned into a love story in "Dear Sheila."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

3. The Memory Palace

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: These short stories come straight from acclaimed radio producer Nate DiMeo; they're a mixture of wacky, sad, fascinating, and bizarre tales from the past.

WHERE TO START: Start things off with the shocking-but-sad episode titled "Guinea Pigs."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

4. Everything Is Stories

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Each week, different people are brought on to share their unique stories and perspectives. It's a raw, honest, and unfiltered look into the past and present.

WHERE TO START: In "The Accidental Outlaws," a former hippie couple in Northern California must fight to protect their once-hidden garden.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

5. The Thrilling Adventure Hour

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you love old-timey radio broadcasts and a hilarious, adventure-filled segment, then this is the podcast for you.

WHERE TO START: Things get a little crazy in "Stabbin' in the Woods," which begins with a couple waking up in an...unusual location.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

6. Why Oh Why?

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you've ever experienced the awkwardness that accompanies online dating, then this hilarious podcast is definitely for you — it covers all the awful and cringeworthy aspects of dating in today's society.

WHERE TO START: Andrea and her friend Chris sit down and discuss how they made a meaningful friendship last in the honest and compelling episode "Rebranding the Friend Zone."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

7. The Talk of Shame

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you're awkward, clumsy, or still reliving an embarrassing moment that happened 10 years ago, this is your new home. Funny people tell hilarious, embarrassing stories. Finally, we're not alone.

WHERE TO START: Jake and Amir stop by to tell some truly awkward stories that will make your sides hurt. Take a listen to them on "Jake, Amir, Roid Rage and the Bottle of Convenience."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

8. The Dollop

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you love American history and a good laugh, then this one is for you. Listen to two comedians discuss weird, wacky, and hilarious moments in America's history.

WHERE TO START: Things get a little weird when they research the murder of "Russell Colvin."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

9. Ear Biscuits

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: The internet is a rapid, evolving, and exciting space. Rhett and Link — two "internetainers" — exchange hilarious dialogue about innovations in the new media space that's both inspiring and entertaining.

WHERE TO START: Some people look back on their days of playing sports fondly — for Rhett and Link, their memories are a bit...different. Hear them recount hilarious and scarring stories in "Sports."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

10. Superego

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you love improv and good character sketches, you'll love this hilarious roller coaster ride of a podcast. Lots of celebs stop in to chat, like Patton Oswalt, Jason Sudekis, Drew Carey, Kristen Schaal, and more.

WHERE TO START: Dip your toes in with "3:14," a hilarious episode about the great Leroy Jenkins and G.I. Joe with appearances by Dan Harmon, Rob Delaney, and several others!

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

11. The Gist

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This slate produced news show is fast paced and witty and gives you an easily digestible spread of all the news you need to know.

WHERE TO START: This is a daily podcast, but in "Four Essential Lies," Mike Pesca's discussion on the tragedy in South Carolina will give you some perspective of what to expect for the other episodes.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

12. Left, Right & Center

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Three political experts with different perspectives go head-to-head to discuss real issues. Each episode is entertaining, engaging, and a great representation of all sides.

WHERE TO START: Start things off with "Climate Change, Candidate Talk and Tragedy in Charleston," one of their most recent and topical episodes.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

13. The Bugle

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Long before Last Week Tonight, John Oliver was killing it in this fascinating podcast.

WHERE TO START: Listen to the super-cheery and lighthearted discussion about chemical weapons in "The Final Countdown."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

14. The Tony Kornheiser Show

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Sports fans will love this ESPN podcast led by Tony Kornheiser who dissects the week in sports.

WHERE TO START: Kick things off by listening to one of the most recently published podcasts, which you can find here.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

15. Hourly News Summary

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This NPR podcast is a fast five-minute overview of everything in the news you need to know.

WHERE TO START: You can take a listen to some of the most current episodes here.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

16. Ask Me Another

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you love anagrams, alliteration, wordplay, and trivia, then you'll love this fast-paced game show.

WHERE TO START: See how well you know your ads in the episode "A Mad Men Endgame."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

17. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Test your knowledge of current events in pop culture and news in this fun trivia podcast.

WHERE TO START: Start things off with a bang when "Kim Kardashian" joins as the show's special guest.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

18. PodQuiz

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This weekly 20-questions trivia podcast is a great way to keep your brain sharp.

WHERE TO START: There's no bad place to start, but the May 21 podcast in particular stands out.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here

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19. Good Job, Brain!

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This podcast is a perfect blend of trivia, quirky news, and other awesome obscurities.

WHERE TO START: Get a taste of what to expect with the Best of 2014.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

20. The Indoor Kids

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: In this podcast, Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily Gordon (his wife) talk mostly about video games but also about other nerd pop culture like comics and films.

WHERE TO START: Listen to them talk about the weird world of chiptune music in "The Power of the Chip With Professor Shyguy."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

21. U Talkin' U2 to Me?

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you love Parks & Recreation and you love U2, then this is the absolute best podcast for you. Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott (Ben from Parks & Rec) talk for HOURS about what *should* be U2 but ends up being a lot of not-U2.

WHERE TO START: Adam dives headfirst in this followup to his in-depth analysis of U2's seventh studio album "Achtung Baby."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

22. Pop Culture Happy Hour

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Test your knowledge of all things music, movies, and more with this hilarious podcast. Each week they have a different guest star, so it's alway something different.

WHERE TO START: How well do you know rom-coms? Find out in the "All About Romance Novels" episode.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

23. Reply All

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: It's a hilarious show about all the awkward, odd, quirky, and interesting things that you can find on the World Wide Web.

WHERE TO START: Start with an episode about a woman who starts dating again after 60 titled "Love Is Lies."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

24. The Read

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This podcast is the perfect mix of urban and pop culture led by two hilarious champions who will have you hanging on their every word.

WHERE TO START: Kick things off with their commentary on the Muppets and ethnic TV in their episode "Muppets Are People Too."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

25. Pitch

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: If you love music or have been intrigued about the way we process and react to sounds, this fascinating podcast is right up your alley.

WHERE TO START: Listen to Jay Kang discuss the possibility of NAS making a comeback as Your Old Droog in "Your Old Friend."

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

26. The Beginner's Guide to Being an Expert

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: You get to learn (a little) and laugh (a lot) at the expense of the hapless experts being interviewed. Every episode covers a new topic, with subjects ranging from "Shakespeare" to "Boutique Gyms" to "Florida."

WHERE TO START: What better day to become an expert on "Musical Theater" than today?

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

27. Stuff You Missed in History Class

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: This podcast is great for every history buff. It explores the bizarre, fascinating, outlandish, and incredible things that may not have been covered in high school.

WHERE TO START: You're probably familiar with "Charles IX" of France, but did you know his fits of rage made people fear for their lives?

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

28. Professor Blastoff

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Comedians Kyle Dunnigan, Tig Notaro, and David Huntsberger take on a scientific topic every week, and then largely ignore it and go on their own comedic tirades with a guest.

WHERE TO START: Listen to the guys talk about "OCD" and get a little ADHD in the process.

WHERE TO LISTEN: You can subscribe here.

These podcasts are great for your next road trip. While you're driving, let BP fuel your journey.

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