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Our Favorite Podcasts for Travelers

We’ve come a long way from packing a Discman (or Walkman!) for in-flight entertainment. Thanks to technology, we can have thousands of songs on our smartphones, stream movies and tv shows, or – our latest obsession – listen to podcasts. Whether you want to learn about something, be inspired, have a few laughs, or just be entertained, there are so many podcasts out there. To help you decide, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite podcasts for travelers.


Brene Brown: On Gratitude, Vulnerability and Courage 

“Brene Brown makes me stop, think and realize that my life is pretty good compared to what others face. Good reality check and pointers on how to look at life a different way to be successful and grateful.” – Brownell Independent Advisor Vicki Upchurch

Oprah’s Master Class

Hear life lessons from musicians, actors, public figures, and athletes handpicked by Oprah.

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Another favorite from Oprah! Listen to interviews with thought-leaders, health and wellness experts, authors, and more.

News & Entertainment

Armchair Expert

Actor and comedian Dax Shepard has honest conversations with actors, musicians, authors, and public figures that will have you laughing and learning.

Reality Steve

Calling all Bachelor and Bachelorette fans! These amusing interviews will make time fly!

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

In this extended version of his Sunday Morning interviews, Willie Geist covers the day’s news, in-depth profiles, and interviews.

Sunday Supper

It’s a round table talk with Southern chef’s, cooks, people interested in food and just plain ole interesting people. Sponsored by the Southern Kitchen website



In 2009, a woman vanished in Utah, but the top suspect, her abusive husband, was never arrested. Delve into the case files in this addicting podcast.

Dirty John

One woman’s perfect match turned her whole family upside down. Dirty John will have you on the edge of your seat as it tells the true story of Debra Newell.


How do over 300 men, women, and children disappear from a small Tennessee town, never to be heard from again? This podcast examines this intriguing – and true – story.


From the creator of This American Life, Serial examines one true story during each season. The surprising twists will keep you hooked as you make your way through this podcast.

S Town

Murder, a nasty feud, and mystery will draw you into this podcast, and John – an eccentric man from a small Alabama town – will keep you listening.

The Teacher’s Pet

A Sydney, Australia couple has the perfect life – until the wife Lyn goes missing. This podcast digs deep into a nearly four-decade-old cold case.

Technology & Business

Business Wars

Blockbuster vs. Netflix. Nike vs. Adidas. Business Wars tells the stories of major corporate match-ups that propel some to monumental success…and others to failure.

How I Built This

Learn about some of the world’s most well known companies like Spanx, Patagonia, and Southwest Airlines.


“I really like StartUp by Alex Blumberg (formerly of This American Life) on how he was trying to create his own podcast company. It turned into what is now Gimlet Media (hugely successful!) but you get to see how he stumbles through setting up a company and what entrepreneurship is really like. Once Gimlet has success, they pivoted the show to talk about lots of different start ups and how they first started and then eventually found success or failure.” – Brownell Advisor Amanda Foshee

Stuff You Should Know

If you’ve every wondered about barcodes, tsunamis, North Korea, and dietary supplements, you’ll love Stuff You Should Know.

You know what to listen to when you travel…now you just need a trip! Click here to start planning your next trip with Brownell. 

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