No matter if you’re planning your next adventure or already halfway through your trip, you absolutely cannot go without the Travel Genius podcast from Bloomberg. Discover the perfect number of push-ups to do on the plane to avoid jet lag and learn how to make friends while travelling, all while sitting comfy(ish) in your plane seat. Stick this podcast on when you’re planning your next steps to get that #travelinspo from the experts, and you’ll be your own travel genius in no time.
Lock in some knowledge of Aussie icons and culture with the most popular podcast in this great nation. We’re not always the best at talking up our heroes, but host Richard Fidler highlights the incredible stories of amazing Aussies from all walks of life. As the title suggests, the interview runs more like a conversation between two old friends, with plenty of moments that’ll cause a little chuckle, or even get you a little misty-eyed. Filled with stories previously unheard, there’s hundreds of interviews to choose from. Pick a few favourites to listen to just as you start to feel a little homesick to be filled with all the excitement of new stories to discover.
It’s that point of the flight, too tired to commit to a movie, too awake to fall asleep. Let Kathryn Nicolai’s soothing voice pass a few hours of your travel time in complete bliss. Her bedtime stories for grown-ups are all about helping us switch our mental chatter off and just listen. The stories are simple but still interesting, and there’s plenty of episodes to last long after you land. Make sure to have a spare few episodes up your sleeve in case you need to block out your hostel buddy’s snoring for some restful sleep during your trip.
Hunties, we are all about curiosity and exploration, and not only when we travel. Get yourself onto the most wholesome podcast out there with Queer Eye queen Jonathan van Ness. There’s no question too stupid for this podcast and you’ll find yourself not only having a light-bulb moment as you listen. Expect to snort-laugh when you hear just how excited Jonathan can get about even the most apparently boring topic, this podcast is perfect for keeping your spirits up when you’re into hour 10 or 12 of the flight. Time to get curious!
If you're the kind of person who loves a good plane cry, there’s no better podcast to have a therapeutic sobbing session with than Dolly Parton’s America. Listening to Dolly’s story of trial and triumph is the perfect excuse for a good cry and all the southern accents feel like a warm hug through your headphones. You don’t have to be a fan of country music to find yourself caught up in this podcast… and while you’re filled with all the warm fuzzy feelings you can pretend you’re in Tennessee, not in a giant metal tube floating in the sky.
If you haven’t listened yet, my friend, you are in for a great many hours of listening when you download Serial. It’s one of the most popular podcasts in the world and with good reason! Totally binge-listen worthy, this podcast is very convenient listening when you can sit back in your seat for hours. Jump right the incredible three-season exploration of the American justice system in all its intricacies and flaws and get ready for surprises you won't expect. Make sure to download as many episodes as you can before your flight to avoid the horror of a cliffhanger mid-flight!
Once your trip is done, you’re on the flight home and all you want is to be travelling again… listen to the Rough Guide to Everywhere. This podcast covers all things travel all across the world with plenty of tips and tricks. You’ll learn about witchcraft in Iceland, practicing responsible photography, how to call a cow, and the ultimate guide for writing about travel and adventure. If you want a deep dive into the guiding principles behind travelling mindfully and on the road less travelled, get onto the Rough Guide.