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The most effective podcasts and playlists in your lengthy vacation journey

We’ve provided you with the best podcasts for your holiday trips (Images: Getty / Acast / Apple / Amazon Music / Spotify)

Ahead of a long holiday weekend, Metro.co.uk has compiled some of the best podcasts and playlists to jump into no matter where you want to go or even when you aren’t.

Whether you are into real crime, gossip, the foodie habits of your favorite stars, or just want some great tunes, we have everything you need to hear this weekend.

All Out 80s (Spotify playlist)

First off, this Spotify playlist gives you a perfect mix of 80s classics and bangballs to scream on your car ride.

With songs to sing along from ABBA, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, and Madonna to name a few, it’s the perfect tool to get you through this long drive.

The All Out 80s playlist also has tunes from Diana Ross, Spandau Ballet and The Human League, we could be here all day trying to name the big names on the list.

Fortunately, it will hold you for some time as it is packed with over 10 hours of melodies.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the 80s (Image: Evan Agostini / Invision / AP)

Table manners with Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware hosts table manners with her mother Lennie (Image: Acast)

What happens when you bring one of the UK’s best pop singers and her mom together? You are obviously making a fabulous podcast.

In table manners with Jessie and her mother Lennie, the duo cooks up a storm before sitting down and chatting over the dining table with a celebrity guest.

Guests to date include consumer rights legend and comedian Joe Lycett, Radio 1 DJ Greg James and his wife, writer and journalist Bella Mackie, and singer Ed Sheeran throughout the show’s 11 seasons.

Jessie and Lennie will soon be releasing Season 12 after releasing an “Extra Helpings” special (think Saturday Kitchen Best Bites style) as the first episode earlier this week.

How to fail with Elizabeth Day

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Elizabeth Day’s podcast teaches us how to succeed on our “mistakes” (Image: Apple)

Most of the time, podcasts seem full of people telling us how good they are at life, but luckily Elizabeth Day’s series takes a slightly more realistic approach.

The podcast by the author and journalist, which has now culminated in a book of the same name, challenges us to take the good out of our failures in life in her series.

Elizabeth always proves to be a dedicated and thoughtful hostess when she sits down to ask her celebrity guests to entertain themselves through three pivotal moments in their life when something went wrong.

From BBC news anchor George Alagiah to Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure to Fleabag inventor Phoebe Waller-Bridge, it’s a refreshing and positive look at how we can use all of our failures for future success.

Love Island: Pool Party (Spotify Playlist)

Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Frost / ITV / REX / Shutterstock (12358806bq) Millie Court and Liam Reardon 'Love Island' TV Show, Series 7, Episode 49, Live Finals, Mallorca, Spain - August 23 2021
If you’re missing your Love Island fix, look no further (Image: Matt Frost / ITV / REX / Shutterstock)

Do you already have the post-Love Island blues? Don’t worry, a solution is already there for you.

The Spotify folks have the perfect soundtrack to get you within reach of the Mallorcan villa.

This playlist is packed with banger after banger from the likes of Becky Hill, Joel Corry and Raye, from the latest pop and dance releases to some older remixes and favorites.

It will surely help you stay in summer mood for another year even after the villa is closed.

Sh ** ged. Married. Annoyed

Chris and Rosie have been running their podcast since 2019 (Image: Getty Images Europe / 2020British Podcast Awards)

Former Strictly Come Dancing star and funny man Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie Ramsey turned to podcasting in 2019 with fantastic results.

The couple, who have two young sons, chat about everything to do with parenting, marriage, annoyances, arguments, and growing up, resulting in a really hilarious podcast.

During the episodes, the couple have a free-flowing discussion and take the opportunity to share their “beef” and answer questions from the public and a secret celebrity during the show.

The duo are also going on a podcast tour, kicking off two sold out shows in Edinburgh next month.

Off menu

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James Acaster and Ed Gamble present Off Menu (Image: Acast)

The podium show and stand-up favorites Ed Gamble and James Acaster unite to find the perfect menu featuring your favorite famous faces in their mystical dream restaurant.

The concept is simple, the duo asks the guests to pick still or sparkling water, poppadums or bread, followed by a starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink of their dreams.

Ed and James also pick a secret ingredient to share with listeners before the podcast begins – something their guests are unwittingly not allowed to say.

The podcast series features some heartwarming love stories about food, as well as some incredibly chaotic menu options from the stars.


Rami Malek stars in this thriller (Image: Apple)

If you want something a little more addicting for your car ride, look no further than ‘Blackout’ for your apocalyptic thriller fix.

With Oscar winner Rami Malek in the lead role, the episodes of his character Simon Itani, a local radio DJ who fights to protect his family and his community after the power grid fail across the country, follow.

It threatens to change modern civilization forever after the country runs out of electricity.

The recently released Season 2 introduces the new character Wren, played by Aja Naomi King, who appears as Simon’s old family friend – but what does she want?

British scandal

British scandal is hosted by Alice Levine and Matt Forde (Image: Wondery)

Another series that is perfect if you want some serious gossip in your life as this podcast focuses on some of the biggest scandals in British history.

Each of their miniseries examines sagas such as the Profumo phone hacking scandal and the Litvinenko affair in detail, while presenters Alice Levine and Matt Forde entertain each other through detailed accounts of the events in question.

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Creators Wondery’s podcast is the latest in a long line of similar projects, including Business Wars, American Scandal, and Even The Rich.

The podcast consistently features some humorous interjections and observations from the couple to make sure things aren’t too serious all the time – so if you’ve enjoyed Buzzfeed Unsolved, this is definitely the show for you.

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