What do you listen to when driving?

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Shotgun94, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Shotgun94

    Shotgun94 Medium Load Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    With all this time on your hands behind the wheel, do you listen to any kind of radio shows or

    documentaries or something besides the radio? Anything that isn't really pricey?

    Audible is ok, but it costs a lot if you listen to a few and for me their is so much to pick from

    I end up spending a lot of time trying to find something appealing. Are their any good education apps

    that are pretty easy to use?
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  3. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

    Oct 22, 2016
    Zeta Reticuli
    Audio books on cassette are probably free! Depending on my mood, it's either AM talk radio, Sirius 97, 99, or 146, music on my phone, or the sound of wind whistling by the doors of my '18 Cascadia.
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  4. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    Podcasts and music. Sat radio if you can have it/add it/already got it. There is another thread out there in regards to podcasts. Wide variety of shows. Folks on here suggested a few I tried and enjoy.

    You could do book on tape like another said but eh...Tapes get eaten. Cds get scratched. Get a Kindle, another tablet, or your phone an down load some audio books online. Audible isn't the only one out there, just the best known.

    Good luck, not having something to listen sucks.

    Sirscrapntruckalot - Moved a bunch of my books to the kindle in audio and text form...easiest way to carry 20+ books.
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  5. Observer1

    Observer1 Light Load Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    Some states have free access to audio books through local libraries. Check with your local library, get a library card, log in, and download as many free books as you like.
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  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Anyone ever listen to an FM station and realize all of a sudden 30 mins down the road your hearing static due to deep thought? I do this probably more then I should. lol
  7. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    Only fm I listen to is 101.1 in Detroit area Monday to Friday 6am-1030am. Dave and Chuck the freak morning show.

    Satellite radio for some news and rock. I like 37 mostly.

    YouTube through phone connected to input. Make a list of videos to watch turn quality to 144p and just listen. I like Peter Schiff for money talk, as well as other suggestions. Sometimes Ben Shapiro if I want to hear him wreck a bunch of socialists. Some society for men's freedom if I am in a particularly foul mood lol. All kinds of stuff that's suitable for listening Only, don't need to actually watch it. There's lots of documentaries also. YouTube is really good at knowing what you may be interested in. Unlimited data for the win!
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  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    Listen to whatever radio station you can get until you run out of range and then you find another one, when you tire of that talk to yourself see how long it takes before you have an argument.
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  9. local439

    local439 Bobtail Member

    Mar 31, 2014
    Brentwood , Ca
    Bubba the love sponge and Howard
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    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Mobile, AL
    I like to find the rare type of speaker who can do a lecture on an interesting topic and be engaging in it. History stuff from James Burke or Dan Carlin's Hard-core History podcast. Science from guys like Michio Kaku who had a Saturday radio show Science Fantastic.

    Debates or interviews on a topic with contrasting views. Its interesting to hear a long form discussion with no interruptions like what happens on network news. You can get decent casual interviews from the Joe Rogan podcast.

    Or get either Comedy albums of their Audio books read by the author.

    Or stream Pandora and discover new music from genres you like.

    I'm moving soon and when I get another job I want to learn more about Philosophy by audio courses or podcasts.
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