Traveling to visit family this holiday season can leave you with a lot of down time. Make use of your time during a road trip or plane ride by listening to these podcasts. This list spans a variety of genres so you are bound to find one that piques your interest.
1. My Favorite Murder
My favorite murder combines two of my favorite things: comedy and true crime. Hosted by Georgia Hardstark and Keren Kilgariff, the pair each examine a murder case in great detail. The duo also reads interesting hometown stories from listeners on Monday's.
2. Dr. Death
Hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death tells the story of one doctor gone killer. Dr. Duntsch is a spinal surgeon who leaves his patients in worst states than before. Ultimately, this podcast reveals the intuitional problem of incompetent medical professionals not being held accountable.
This podcast divulges into the mysterious world of cults. Every Tuesday, Greg Polcyn and Vanessa Richardso discuss the history and psychology behind some of the world's most famous cults.
4. Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast
Bill Burr is considered a great comedian by many. His podcast is truly his own in that he talks about whatever interests him with no set structure. Everything from sports to current events he gives his own commentary on. No matter what he is discussing, he is definitely going to make you laugh.
5. Slow Burn
Slow Burn is a podcast that details the experience of political events in recent history. Hosted by Leon Neyfakh and produced by Slate, season one describes what it was like to live through the Watergate scandal and season two follows the impeachment of Bill Clinton.