Travel, be it local or to another province, looks a little different these days. In addition to pre-planning such as booking your hotel ahead of time, a lot of attractions have reserve-only times, online tickets, and other restrictions in place. Some places on your road trip may require masks, and distancing is still in effect to protect those around us. But you know what hasn’t changed? The fun of in-car entertainment on your road trip.
In the past this meant everyone having to agree on a radio station, but now, in these modern times, it means the family can all agree on a podcast. There are so many great ones to choose among. Here are five Canadian podcasts that can make your trip extra special this summer.
1. Hailing from Halifax, the host of Night Time keeps you on the edge of your seat with uniquely Canadian content that involves true crime, the weird, the spooky, and even some talk about “visitors” that may or may not be from beyond our galaxy. If you adore thrilling stories and true crime, enjoy the chill of Night Time.
2. You know those movies and TV shows that are just so bad they are good – in a weird way? That is what Kat Angus and Jocelyn Geddie discuss in I Hate It But I Love It. This podcast is great for anyone that loves movies and all the drama that makes them tick. Recent discussion include Mr. & Mrs. Smith, True Lies, and The Bourne Identity.
3. What do you know about the Ingenious pavilion at Expo 67? The whiskey wars? Or Canada’s first mosque? For little known stories from history tune into CBC’s The Secret Life of Canada.
4. Making a second appearance on our list from CBC, The Doc Project explores a variety of Canadian stories that will have you reexamining what you know. Learn about one man’s journey through guided ketamine therapy. Hear how a father and son connected over the George Floyd tragedy. And just what is a laundry emergency and how did it affect two siblings during the pandemic? For a variety of engaging documentaries, this podcast is hard to beat.
5. Wondery’s Stories Podcast is aimed at children, but enjoyed by all ages. Here is where the hosts bring stories to life, including classic tales, fairytales, and original content. Everything is rated G and it’s the perfect way entertain children without added screen time.
These are just five Canadian podcasts to ramp up this summer’s road trip. There are many other original creators and hosts to enjoy. Explore the world of podcasts and find new favourites to love.