Podcasts for Travel Nurses

November 20 / Posted by Christi Hintz

When you travel a lot, podcasts can be your best friend. Downloading a good series before you leave on a trip can ensure your car or plane ride isn’t just time you won’t get back. You can listen to a gripping story or learn something new from an educational podcast. So, no matter what kind of podcast listener you are (or even if you’ve never listened to a podcast before!) we’ve got an option for you to take traveling with you.



What better time to boost your education than when you have hours of open road in front of you? Take a look at some of these podcasts if you’re trying to make your travel time as productive as possible.

Johns Hopkins Medical Podcast

Want to stay up to date with the latest in medical news? Look no further than the podcast provided by Johns Hopkins. This educational podcast is updated every weekday and will give you snippets of interesting news that will keep you on top of the latest in the medical community.


The Travel Nursing Podcast

This podcast specifically addresses topics that relate to travel nurses. This is a great podcast to listen to if you want to learn more about the state of travel nursing today, how to resolve common travel nursing problems, and how to get more involved in the travel healthcare community.


Stuff You Should Know

Who says every educational podcast has to be about your career? Just flexing your brain with interesting information can help you stay sharp and give you cool stuff to talk about with your friends and coworkers. This show is by How Stuff Works, and tells you stuff you should know about random things like how Silly Putty works.



Looking for something a little more relaxing to take you through your trip? Tune in to some of these great podcasts that will keep you entertained throughout your travel.


Freakonomics Radio

It’s a little tricky to place this podcast in either the entertaining or educational category, as it does a bit of both. Freakonomics Radio is hosted by the authors of the book “Freakonomics,” and the podcast follows the same strain as the book in exploring “the hidden side of everything.” The authors talk to all sorts of interesting experts about a variety of issues and the unexpected consequences of everything. It’ll give you a new perspective on what you thought you knew about the world.


This American Life

This American Life is a popular podcast that explores interesting stories from people of all walks of life. The podcast is updated once a week, and each episode is about an hour long, so you’ll have plenty of material to keep you busy throughout your trip. It’s a great find for people who enjoy traveling and learning about a variety of places and experiences.


Snap Judgement

Snap Judgement is storytelling with a beat. Each story told through this podcast is a gripping performance that mixes music with dramatic storytelling. You can’t help getting sucked into this podcast that tells the stories of real people every week tying into an overarching theme. This podcast is brought to you by NPR, so you know it’s gonna be good!


Do you have any podcasts that you enjoy listening to while you travel? Leave suggestions in the comments below to help other travel nurses find their next favorite podcast!


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