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What should I listen to on a long drive?

Asked by nikipedia (27526points) June 4th, 2008

I have 7 hours in the car ahead of me and am burning CDs to listen to! What should I include? Do you have any good music, lectures, or podcasts I could burn? Bonus points if you’ll send it to me!

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ccatron's avatar

i like to listen to books on cd on long drives like that…a lot of the shorter ones are about 6 hours long…if you have a Cracker Barrel nearby, then you can buy a book on cd and return it at any Cracker Barrel. The catch is that you don’t get all of your money back…but at least you are getting some back and you don’t have to keep it.

Hollister0221's avatar

try throwing in some old classics of your youth. For me would be the hair teasing 80’s. Those songs you can always sing along to and bring back some good and not so good memories. LOL

shrubbery's avatar

How about a soundtrack from one of your favourite movies. It would conjour up the images and maybe keep you from being totally bored…?

brownlemur's avatar

Animals by Pink Floyd is (in my opinion) the greatest road trip album.

wizard's avatar

Listen to “The Wall” by Pink Floyd, that will definitely keep you busy! And listen to a Greatest Hits album by any of your favorite bands.

willbrawn's avatar

diggnation podcast, its my fav. And I really like the following cd’s right now : usher, paramore, flyleaf, panic at the disco

trogdor_87's avatar

Katamari Damashi of corse! Here is a bunch of the songs from the game compiled into one video!

Les's avatar

I always like throwing in a couple sound bites from my favorite comedians. It is a nice break from the music, and it’ll keep you alert and laughing.

exek1's avatar

PINK FLOYD!!! I agree with wizard.

richmarshall's avatar

Queensryche, Operation: Mindcrime

Great music, great story.

waterskier2007's avatar

like Les suggested, i would listen to comedians. if i may recommend:

Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh, Louis C.K., and Mitch Hedberg, all available on iTunes

elchoopanebre's avatar

You could always listen to Modest Mouse’s album “This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About.”

Name irony aside, it’s a superb album.

seVen's avatar

An Audio Bible that’s dramatized and has background sounds. I have two by Zondervan they’re great. Go to your local library if you don’t want to spend money, but I’d buy it anyways its the smartest thing I ever bought.

Seesul's avatar

They have tons of free audiobooks @
They are in the public domain. Many are already on iTunes and downloadable there as well. The ones I have listened to are expertly read by volunteers.

I also listen to old time radio podcasts. My favorite is BOTAR, also on iTunes. Just search for that or OTR, or old time radio and you will come up with a huge list. What I like about BOTAR is that they have a selection, you can listen to different ones and see what you like and then download your favorites. Those are all free as well.
If you liked the movie “A Christmas Story” then try to find anything by the author, Sam Shepherd.

ambos's avatar

Demetri Martin “These Are Jokes”. I’m listening to it at work right now.

I second 12 Byzantine Rulers. It’s pretty awesome. The guy who wrote it, Lars Brownworth (sp?), actually created the podcast from the lectures he gave his high school students. But don’t think that it’s elementary in nature. It is well-informed but the information is given almost conversationally.

phoenyx's avatar


What kind of music do you like?

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Bub's avatar

I agree with babo! Nothing like Bob Marley for a long cruise in the car!

Hollister0221's avatar

definetly Bob Marley. And listen to his not so famous songs. All his music is great

St.George's avatar

Moonlight Mile, by the Stones

thebeadholder's avatar

Ben Harper, The Avett Brothers, Neko Case (Blacklisted)...trying to think, getting sleepy…

monsoon's avatar

Feist and Yael Naim.

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