This isn’t a real post. It’s a request. Tomorrow I drive Hailey to the sleep-away camp she’s gone to every year since she was 9, where she’ll ride horses and work on a ranch with no internet or tv or air conditioning or phones and I will wonder whether she was adopted because that sounds like the 7th circle of hell to me but she adores it. I, on the other hand, need constant distraction so that means that we need something to listen to for 6 hours tomorrow and also something that will keep me awake for the 6 hours driving back the next day. PLEASE HELP.
Hailey and I are both big fans of podcasts but we’re also open to good audiobooks that won’t put us to sleep. Fascination nonfiction is a plus. (I’m thinking of Packing For Mars by Mary Roach but I’ve read it 3 times so I’m up for something new.) We’ve already binged This American Life, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, Lore, Criminal, The Grift, Invisibilia, Reply All, Stuff You Missed In History Class, NightVale, Within the Wires, You Must Remember This, 99% Invisible, Revisionist History and Thrilling Adventure Hour. Give me suggestions.
Our favorites podcasts are less conversational and more “tell me a story”. Dark is a plus. Sex is not. I mean, for the ride down. For the ride back I’ll be alone because Victor is working so I’m fine with sex. Podcasts that refer to sex, I mean. I’m not fine with sex without Victor. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Also, I’ve already binged My Favorite Murder, My Dad Wrote a Porno, 2 Dope Queens, Serial, S-Town, Ear Hustle, Mortified, True Crime Garage and Up and Vanished. (These are all excellent suggestions, btw, and you should listen to them if you haven’t already. I’d link to each of them but I’m still trying to fit a half of a months worth of clothes and safety equipment into one trunk and it’s not working.)
What’s the perfect road trip listen?