Best Podcasts To Listen To While Traveling Home For the Holidays

Traveling during the holidays is frustrating or dull, and frequently both. The chances that your plane or train will be delayed are good. And then there's the looming anxiety of family drama once you finally make it to your destination.

We have the perfect solution to all those problems, during your trips to and from, as well as when you're home, should family dynamics prove exhausting: Podcasts! You could sleep, but where is the fun in that?

Since we didn't have time to send you a card, here's a list of some of the best podcasts available now. Enjoy!

Bodega Boys: Spot-on impersonations, hilarious banter and some of the most bizarre and entertaining commentary surrounding trending stories and current events.Your hosts, Desus and Kid Mero (of Viceland's late night talk show Desus & Mero) have opinions on everything, from Trump's tax plan to Lavar Ball's courtside fits at Lakers games.​

Uncivil: Fascinating, untold stories of the Civil War, including details of covert missions and corruption. Not your grandmother's (or your mother's) history lessons, courtesy of Rutgers University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika and journalist Jack Hitt

The Handsome Rambler: Each episode offers Broad City star Hannibal Buress's unfiltered and quirky perspective on everything from sex to movies to current events. The show's often feature his comedy world, friends; episode 30, with Tiffany Haddish, is must-listen!​

The Fandom Files: If sci-fi is your jam, then this podcast is for you. Hosted by the Syfy Wire team, the show covers science fiction, fantasy and supernatural horror, with a roundtable of alternating hosts offering perspective on movies, games, TV shows and more.​

The Oprah Rose Show: For black hosts Tiara and Gena, nothing is off limits. The two get into the nitty-gritty of their sizzling (or not so sizzling) sex lives, relationships and every kind of female growing pain. If you're into the inspirations behind the show—Oprah Winfrey and Amber Rose (thus the podcast's name)—then this is for you.

If I Were You: Comedians Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld aren't licensed psychologists or life coaches or counselors, but they will offer you free advice—some of it helpful, some of it terrible, all of it entertaining.

And That's Why We Drink: Hosts Em and Christine share ghostly tales and horrifying true crime stories. The hour-long stories are always chilling so alcohol is a suggested accompaniement. Thus the show's mantra (and name): "The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink."

The Watch: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan are pop culture obsessives, and, as the show's title suggests, they watch a lot, often well before a show or film debuts. Powered by The Ringer network.