15 in '15: 15 excellent podcasts you should listen to while sitting in traffic on the M50 3 years ago

15 in '15: 15 excellent podcasts you should listen to while sitting in traffic on the M50

These will help the time in gridlock go a little quicker.

The consternation on the M50 earlier this week, when traffic was at a stand-still for hours, got us thinking.

We've come up with a great way of killing the boredom of your commute to work by finding 15 excellent podcasts for you to listen to.

There's something for everyone here, and let us know if there are any to add to the list.

1. An Irishman Abroad

Jarlath Regan interviews well-known Irish people who are doing well "out foreign" as the mammy would say.

Some of the most recent guests include Graham Linehan, Timothy V Murphy and Shane Horgan.

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2. WTF with Marc Maron

Outspoken comedian Marc Maron chats to celebrities and other comedians in this podcast which has been running for six years.


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3. Football Weekly

The Guardian's football podcast, hosted by James Richardson, is one of the best in the business.

It's funny and informative, the perfect mix.

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4. How Did This Get Made?

This one is a must for movie fans; Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas and a guest take the piss out of terrible movies.

This catchy theme tune should attract you, the podcast is really fun.


5. Art of Wrestling by Colt Cabana

Ex-WWE wrestler Colt Cabana interviews some of the biggest names in sports entertainment.

His explosive show with CM Punk last year went viral and his interview with Irish wrestler Prince Devitt is also really good.


6. Serial

You've probably heard about this podcast, it was all the rage before Christmas and it's an excellent listen.

It looks into the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee for which her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was jailed, but was he really guilty?

You'll have to listen to find out.

Serial podcast


7. Second Captains

It's the best sports podcast in the country. Eoin McDevitt, Ciaran Murphy, Ken Early, Mark Horgan and Simon Hick consistently deliver top quality analysis, and it's really funny too.

If you're not listening yet, you should be. (Pic via Irish Times)

Second Captains

8. Documentary on One

RTÉ Radio 1's Doc on One is a source for some of the most interesting and quirky documentaries you'll find anywhere.

A great one for a long drive on a Sunday evening.

Doc on one

9. The MMA Hour


Presented by the brilliant Ariel Helwani, this is the go-to podcast for all MMA fans.

Its popularity in Ireland has surged since Conor McGregor burst onto the scene; always a quality listen.

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10. Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

The description is this: "Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island."

Her recent guests included Ray Winstone, Sarah Millican and Damien Lewis.

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11. Chris and Ciara

Chris Greene and Ciara King's late night show on RTÉ 2fm is one of the best on Irish radio.


It's weird, clever, current and very funny. Find it now.

C and C

12. Bill's Monday Morning Podcast

Every Monday morning comedian Bill Burr goes on a ramble (rant) about a few topics and it's amazing.

For example, he rambles about snow storms, terrorist names and Puerto Ricans in his latest one. It'll make you laugh.

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13. Hamish and Andy

If you've spent time in Australia, you'll more than likely know who Hamish and Andy are.

The two radio presenters bounce off each other in a brilliant way and are just so creative, innovative and hilarious. It's top notch.


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14. DLC

A podcast for gamers hosted by Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer who are joined every week by the best gaming experts on the planet.

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15. This American Life

The daddy of podcasts in America, over one million people download every episode and you should too.

Ira Glass (below) and his team produce a podcast that consists of short stories that are told in a really compelling way, a real gem.

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