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10 podcasts for your Thanksgiving travel

By Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com | Posted - Nov 19th, 2018 @ 4:47pm



SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, you may want to add some new podcasts to your listening queue to pass the time.

Here are 10 highly rated ones to choose from:

This is Love

Every episode explores different experiences of love. In the first episode, you’ll hear the tender story of a man meeting his wife in New York City in 1971. It’s a very heartwarming podcast that is bound to make you a hopeless romantic.

"This is Love" can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, RadioPublic and Stitcher. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

Household Name

This podcast gives you an inside look into the history of the companies you know and love, including their successes and hidden failures. Some of the most recent episodes have featured companies like Sears, Waffle House and Coca-Cola.

"Household Name" has mostly clean episodes, but some have explicit content warnings. The podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Castbox and Pocket Casts Web. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

Cold

KSL Newsradio's Dave Cawley dives deep into the infamous Susan Powell case that continues to captivate Utah. Powell was declared missing in 2009 and her husband was suspected of killing her.

Only a month after the disappearance of his wife, Josh Powell packed his things and moved to Washington, according to the Associated Press. He later blew up his Graham, Washington, home, killing himself and his two young sons, Charlie and Braden.

West Valley police wrapped up their search operation regarding Susan Powell’s disappearance in 2013.

KSL launched its own investigation into Susan Powell’s case in 2016, and the "Cold" podcast debuted on Nov. 13, and quickly became the No. 1 ranked podcast on iTunes that week. New episodes will be released weekly. You can find more information about the podcast here.

"Cold" is available on the KSL Newsradio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

Forever Ago

This is a podcast that’s bound to keep the whole family hooked. "Forever Ago" talks about the history of just about everything you can think. For example, their debut episode is about the history of video games. It includes details that will interest the adults with comedy, and music that will entertain the kids.

"Forever Ago" is a very new podcast, so they only currently have one episode, and don't have enough reviews to have a public rating. A new episode is released every Friday and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, RadioPublic, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and RSS.

Story Pirates

Do your kids struggle with long car rides? "Story Pirates" can help. The podcast tells absurd and creative stories that the kids will love, accompanied by fun music. The show is made by kids for kids — the stories told are all submitted by children across the U.S. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

"Story Pirates" will keep adults entertained too because the stories are told by adult actors, musicians and comedians. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Trained

This Nike-sponsored podcast is about health, fitness and inspiration. You’ll hear a whole range of topics from the importance of sleep to being involved in your community. Guests of the podcast include business leaders, Olympians and doctors. It’s an uplifting listen and every episode is filled with something inspiring.

"Trained" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

This is another podcast that’s great for the whole family. Each episode tells the story of a real-life “rebel girl” — women who have made history. There are episodes about famous women like Billie Jean King, Ada Lovelace and Harriet Tubman.

The best part of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is that it tells important stories in ways that children can understand. It's a great way to inspire yourselves and your children while learning a history lesson at the same time.

"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Acast, Soundcloud, Speaker, Stitcher, Overcast and Pocket Casts. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

American Hysteria

This podcast explores and debunks urban legends and myths. It’s fairly new, but the first two episodes will definitely leave you wanting more theories about “stranger danger” and poisoned Halloween candy.

"American Hysteria" is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

RISE

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further. The podcast is hosted by Mogul CEO Rachel Hollis and takes on topics like procrastination, body image and running a business. "Rise" is very complex, but easily switches from business strategies to personal struggles and advice. Needless to say, every episode finds relevance.

"Rise" is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Soundcloud. It has a 5-star rating on iTunes.

Stuff You Should Know

This is a “potpourri podcast” and covers everything and anything you want to learn about. Some recent episodes featured the legend of Robin Hood, yogurt and aliens. Every episode is entertaining and educational in its own way. There are also over 300 episodes, so there is bound to be a topic that will catch your eye.

"Stuff You Should Know" is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. It has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes.

What are your favorite podcasts to listen to? Let us know in the comments.

Hannah Leavitt

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