Podcasts To Entertain You On A 9-Hour Layover

Don’t waste your time riding the airport’s moving walkways. Instead, let these podcasts keep you occupied!

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Everyone knows that the worst part of travelling are the long waits in the lousy airports, when you’re so tired that you can barely keep your eyes open because there was a baby crying throughout your flight.

If you’re by yourself during these stopovers, it’s even worse. With no one to chat to and keep you awake, you run the risk of falling asleep and missing your connection!

There is a fairly simple way to avoid this tragedy – podcasts. We’ve put together a list of exciting and thought-provoking podcasts to download, before you jet off on your next overseas adventure.


This true-crime series will have you sitting on the edge of your seat (well at least not falling asleep while you’re lying in the corner on your backpack). Each episode follows a new case file, ranging from murder, through to fraud and beyond. If you’re into the true crime genre, Casefile comes highly recommended.


This feminist-artistic hybrid takes a look at the experiences of women as creators and consumers of arts and culture. Hosted by Steph van Schilt and Veronica Sullivan, you will be introduced to a range of feminist writers, theatre makers, comedians and poets. In episode one, best-selling novelist Hannah Kent talks about her experiences as a writer, and how best to deal with self-doubt and anxiety.

Ted Talks Daily

Ted Talks are a classic for easy, educational listening. They have episodes on nearly every subject and often you can learn something new about an interesting and unique topic. Want to know how pollution is altering the ocean’s chemistry? Find out here.

30 for 30 Podcasts

Produced by ESPN, this podcast is based on the documentary series 30 for 30, which focuses on sporting figures and events. Hosted by Jody Avirgan, this podcast takes a narrative approach in broadcasting stories about teams and individuals in sport. Take a listen to episode one The Fighter Inside.

Hamish and Andy

Hamish and Andy are Australia’s most popular radio comedians. If you want a bit of mindless yet hilarious chatter, check out their radio show’s podcasts for the best of the best.