The Week of Love: Commute podcast recommendations

February 12, 2020 by Ted Bauer

About that commute ... 

DFW drivers have the longest average commute in Texas, with Garland residents getting the shortest end of said stick at 29.5 minutes every morning. (Here's a real deep dive into commuter data.)  Regardless of how long your drive is, it's probably at least 12-20 minutes, and you can get going on a decent podcast in that time frame. So, we wanted to give you some options. At this point in the evolution of podcasts, whereby Spotify is purchasing guys like Bill Simmons for millions of dollars,  we think you know all the "big name" ones. If you don't, well, here's a "Best of 2019" list to enjoy. What we decided to do was crowdsource our team on podcasts they liked. And away we go. 

Podcast recs for you to love

Suzanne hollered at us about Up and Vanished Season 1,  which covers the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. In large part thanks to that podcast reigniting discussions, the Grinstead case has mostly been solved, with the legal side still in flux. 

Dustin sent over some popular ones, including Hidden Brain, but also had some gems like The Enormocast (a rock climbing podcast) and The Liturgists (religious deconstruction).

Lise nominated WeCrashed, about the rise and fall of WeWork, and Business Wars.

Multiple people in the office nominated Stuff You Should Know.

Sarah pointed us to Office Ladies,  whereby Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey from the office go back over episodes of said classic show. Even though The Office went off the air years ago, it was still the most-streamed show on Netflix until it recently went off because of the streaming wars. 

I nominated a couple of basic ones --- > Joe Rogan, Bill Simmons, Tim Ferriss, Esther Perel, You Made It Weird, and -- shameless plug alert -- his own!

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Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer is a writer/editor for White Rock Locators focused on as much cool content about the DFW Metroplex rental scene as he can possibly find week-to-week.