We’re rounding out our Top-Series blog posts this summer with some picks from the podcast world. Podcasts are similar to radio talk shows that are immediately available from your smartphone.  They offer a huge variety of topics, with a podcast out there for anyone. Ranging from some great trucking-related shows to health and fitness, check out our list of podcasts that can keep you company on those long hauls!
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the creators and do not necessarily reflect the position of Financial Carrier Services.
First up we got the Lead Pedal Podcast:
  • “The Lead Pedal Podcast for truck drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews, trucking information, and other features that are helpful for truck drivers and those in the transportation industry.”
  • New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Listen on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, and Spotify
For all you movie buffs out there we have How Did This Get Made:
  • “Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We’ll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results.”
  • New episode every Friday
  • Listen on Earwolf, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud
Next up is the Trucker Dump Podcast:
  • Synopsis: “A podcast for truckers, potential truckers, and curious non-truckers. The goal is to make you think about driving around trucks by telling interesting stories from the road that will (hopefully) drive the point home. I also share comments from listeners.”
  • Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher
Want to add more fitness to your life? Take a listen to Get-Fit Guy!
  • “Move more of your body more often and in more interesting ways with the Get-Fit Guy! If you want to begin an exercise routine and don’t know where to start, or if you’ve been working out for a while and aren’t getting the results you want, host Brock Armstrong will give you the tips you need to reach your fitness and movement goals.”
  • New episode every Monday
  • Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher
Learn about Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos and one of the craziest tales of possible fraud with The Dropout:
  • “Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?”
  • All episodes are out
  • Listen on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts
Next we have The Trucking Podcast from a father-son duo:
  • “Join us, Buck Ballard and Don, the Beer Guy talk about trucks, big and small. We’re truckers, gear-heads and fans of almost everything with wheels. Throw in some guy talk, a little serious business and your feedback and you’ve got a great podcast.”
  • New episode every Thursday
  • Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify
Want to be the next champ of trivia night? Check out the popular show, Stuff You Should Know:
  • “If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.”
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Podbean
  • “Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast.”
  • New episode every Wednesday
  • Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Stitcher
Here’s another trucking podcast to add to your playlist, the TalkCDL Trucking Podcast:
  • “TalkCDL is focused on providing entertainment for our fellow truckers! We cover everything in the trucking industry from current trucking laws, trucker surveys, and any other trucking news we dig up or a trucker throws our way.”
  • Listen on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts
Lastly we have Dishing Up Nutrition:
  • “Understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. Hosted by licensed nutritionists and dietitians from Nutritional Weight & Wellness we share practical, real-life solutions for healthier living through nutrition.”
  • New episode every Sunday
  • Listen on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, and Spotify
Podcasts are great resources that are available right at your fingertips. Better yet they’re often free! Did your favs make the list? What are your favorite podcasts to take with you on the road? Leave them in the comments below and share. Also take a look our other top-series articles, Music for the Road and Epic Movies Bringing Trucking to Life!
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