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5 Insightful Spotify Podcasts to Stream on Those Long Rides and Commutes


A little brainfood for all that time you spend on the road



The best thing about meaningful dialogue is that it has the power to open doors: for social change, for education, for a deeper understanding of even the seemingly mundane things. The second-best thing is that you need not be in the room with those who take part in such dialogue to be able to immerse yourself in it.


You are free to listen to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez get refreshingly candid on Hillary Kerr’s Second Life, for example. You can get up close, personal and completely unfiltered with queens of the drag scene on Katya and Craig’s Whimsically Volatile, too. For a new take on digestible journalism, there’s The Intelligence by The Economist, a “daily burst of global illumination” as the creators like to call it.


When it comes to listening to podcasts, whatever the genre, you’re sure to be part of the conversation. Small talk, fortunately, not included.


Ahead, we welcome you to the many enlightening conversations on Spotify to get you smarter, more inspired, empowered and informed. Here are five fantastic and insightful podcasts to get started with:


Future Perfect

Hosted by Vox

“Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Every Wednesday, Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, reform prisons, fight global warming, and end world poverty, from decisions in Congress to choices in our everyday lives.”



Stuff Mom Never Told You

Hosted by iHeartRadio & HowStuff Works

“Tune into Stuff Mom Never Told You to hear Bridget Todd and Anney Reese keep it real with a research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today and throughout history, paired with smart, strategic solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism. New episodes come out every Wednesday and Friday.”



Waking Up With Jim & Saab

Hosted by Jim & Saab

“New parents Jim Bacarro & Saab Magalona know how tough it is to find time for each other now that they’re working extra hard to pay the bills and to keep their baby boy Pancho happy & healthy. They’ve created this podcast to make sure they still make time for each other (in between actual dates, of course). They want to share stuff they learn with other new parents who don’t know what the heck they’re doing either. Most of the time, they go way off track to discuss music, movies, and other stuff they love/hate.”



Skimm This

Hosted by theSkimm, Inc.

“In today’s world, context is clarity. ‘Skimm This’ breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. All in 10 minutes. Every Monday through Friday. All at 5PM.”



Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Hosted by Oprah

“Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best life.”




Traffic along EDSA? Bumper-to-bumper on C5? Now you know what to do to make those jams worth your while.


Get the country’s #1 music app that comes with all these amazing podcasts right here and now with Globe. You can get your hands on a Spotify Premium account when you secure a Globe Telecom mobile number and follow these easy steps:


For Globe Postpaid, click here and fill out the form.


For Globe Prepaid, all you have to do is download the Spotify app and register for an account. Already a Spotify subscriber? Simply log in. Next, go to “Your Library” and select the icon on the upper right corner of your screen. Tap on “Go Premium” and choose Globe as your payment option. Enter your Globe Prepaid number and tap on “Continue.” Wait for the verification code to be shared with you via SMS, enter the code in the Spotify Premium page and you’re all set.Now you can download music, play all your favorite songs and stream music without ads getting in the way. Want to know more about



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Words Nicole Blanco Ramos

Art Alex Lara

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