Living in many of the Gulf states, we’ve become intimately aware of the traffic situation. Plans revolve around the state of the roads. And if you commute during rush hour… kiss goodbye to at least four hours of your day. Drastic times call for innovative tools of killing time during traffic, and podcasts are your answer. Carmudi, the easiest means to sell or buy your vehicle online, brings you the absolute best out of the thousands of podcasts out there. Turn your car into a suspenseful murder investigation, a cozy space for stories, or a classroom full of new ideas with these podcasts full of audio magic.
Start Up – we’ve all heard the stories of people like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates starting off in a garage and proceeding to build empires. Those stories are filtered through years of hindsight, PR coaching and political correctness. Alex Blumberg, our protagonist in this podcast, has an idea in mind and is ready to do what it takes to open up a successful new business. He’s taking us along for the ride. In the 14-episode journey, we hear Alex pitch to his very first angel investor and fail at it. He takes us through his emotional journey to find a co-founder and deal with the aches and pains of a company starting from scratch.
Serial – the podcast that shot to fame overnight and had even podcast naysayers hooked. Sarah Koenig is a journalist with National Public Radio who gets contacted one day to look into the case of Adnan Syed. At the age of 17, Adnan was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee and he is now serving a life sentence. Sarah takes on the challenge of revisiting the 16-year-old case from the beginning. She tracks down all key witnesses, friends and family, lawyers and detectives and speaks to Adnan himself. She re-enacts the crime to see if it’s actually plausible that Adnan did it. A riveting, tense ride from start to finish that will make you want to keep listening long after you’ve left your car.
The Moth – this podcast is quality storytelling at its best, bringing people from all walks of life. This non-profit organization invites people to share their unique and compelling stories. You’ll hear about the time a blind man visited a rattlesnake convention. How a comedian convinced his lawyer that a joke was definitely funny. And how shop workers in Dublin got invited to the funeral of Nelson Mandela. The intimate quality of the recording makes you feel like you’ve got a friend in the passenger seat talking directly to you. Expect every emotion from tears to laugh-out-loud amusement.
Invisibilia – another long-form journalism type podcast. Invisibilia explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior. Each episode picks a theme or idea and analyses it, mixing scholarly explanations with real-life stories and insights. You’ll find yourself rethinking your entire life and your choices while sitting in the middle of bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The best thing about these audio wonders is that they’re completely free and available on several platforms.
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