While heading to work, some of the most well-regarded podcasts to listen to are "This American Life," "Stuff You Should Know,""Radiolab" and "Stuff You Missed in History Class." "This American Life" alone has 2.2 million listeners, as of March 2015, making it one of the most popular choices among listeners. All of the most popular podcasts are available online for download or streaming.
"This American Life" has a different theme each week, usually consisting of stories about everyday people. Stories are both fiction and nonfiction, and its host, Ira Glass, is well known in the radio broadcasting community.
"Stuff You Should Know" is a humorous and entertaining podcast intended to educate in a fun way. Topics include the Cold War, criminal records and Murphy's Law.
"Radiolab" is about human experience, as represented through science, technology and philosophy. It plays on hundreds of National Public Radio member stations. Similar to "This American Life," it provides an in-depth insight into worldly curiosities.
"Stuff You Missed in History Class" is a popular choice for history buffs looking for fun historical information told by two female hosts. Sometimes, the show also offers updates on old podcasts to provide the newest and most relevant information. These podcasts are divided into episodes, some of which are broadcast weekly, with some less often.