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The average American spends about 10 hours and 50 minutes per week in their car. That’s a ridiculously long amount of time sitting and there’s not much you can do in your car besides talk on the phone, try to eat french fries and jam out to music. So why not learn something new within those almost 11 hours of sitting in traffic?

We’ve put together a list of helpful and meaningful podcasts all about marketing and creativity to listen to while stuck inside of your medal box with wheels. Check out our recommendations below and get to learning!

1.Think with Google Podcast

This podcast is brought to you by Google (obviously, it’s in the title). Google is one of the biggest companies in the world and people today use Google for EVERYTHING. With the ever-changing world of marketing, the Think with Google Podcast helps you stay ahead of the curve. You’ll hear the latest on tools, strategies and expert opinions.

This is a new podcast, so there are only a few episodes, but it’s definitely one to subscribe to! It’s Google, so you know it’ll be awesome.

2. The Quickie

The Quickie is a podcast geared more towards graphic designers and as design gurus, we thought we would throw this one in. The host, Dave Hopkins interviews talented graphic designers, illustrators, and creative directors quickly (haha) – in usually 30 minutes or less.

This podcast is inspiring because you hear from top leaders in the industry about their wins, fails, lessons learned, what inspires them and how they got to where they are now. It’s relieving knowing that even the best of the best go through the daily struggles of an everyday designer stuck in a world of “can I have a logo for that?” and “can you make the 100th edit to this poster?”

Also, the host asks every interviewee if they want to have a quickie at the beginning of the show and it’s comically great. Who doesn’t love a good quickie?! [pun definitely intended].

3. The Science of Social Media

Buffer is a social media marketing platform and they have a great blog with lots of tips on everything social media. It’s no surprise that their podcast The Science of Social Media is outstanding. They talk about everything social media marketing and its beginner friendly! 

Topics include things like Instagram algorithms, tips on how to be a successful social media marketer, brand secrets, and things to try on social that you probably haven’t thought of.

4. Social Media Marketing Podcast

Have you ever googled anything about social media and come across socialmediaexaminer.com?? Well, they have a podcast also! This weekly podcast focuses on new social media features and strategies, providing listeners with tips they can use to improve their social media results.

This podcast has been a top-10 marketing podcast for the last seven years, way to go! Social Media Examiner also hosts a Social Media Marketing Talk Show and Weekly TweetChat that dives more deeply into social media marketing and news topics.

5.  Marketing School

Need an even quicker podcast than The Quickie? Check out Marketing School hosted by Eric Siu and Neil Patel who bring you unconventional marketing wisdom everyday in just ten minutes. Learn the latest in business, SEO, content marketing, email marketing, social media, and general marketing tactics that work today.

Just 10 minutes and you can go back to singing “I Will Survive” by Gloria Estefan while stuck in 8am traffic with the guy in the car next to you picking his nose.

So there you have it – 5 marketing podcasts to listen to during your 11 hours of driving every week. What you do with the rest of your time you have left in the car – well, that one is on you.